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D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera

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Product Highlights
  • 1/4" MP Progressive CMOS Sensor
  • HD Resolution of 1280 x 720
  • Built-In IR-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter
  • Minimum Illumination 0 Lux (IR LED On)
  • 4 IR LEDs / 5 m Illumination Distance
  • Pan/Tilt/Zoom Function
  • Built-In Mic with 2-Way Audio Support
  • IEEE 802.11n Wireless Connectivity
  • Privacy Masking (Up to 3 Zones)
  • microSD Card Slot

The D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera is a cloud-enabled indoor surveillance camera designed to record HD videos in 720p. Featuring a 1/4” progressive CMOS sensor, this sophisticated device can capture high-resolution videos (1280 x 720) at 30 fps. Moreover, it can easily cover wide areas like shop floors or a complete room with its wide 340° pan angle. 

The Cloud camera includes 4 built-in IR LEDs that allow monitoring even in complete darkness. The 16' (5 m) illumination distance makes it suitable for monitoring whatever is important to you, whether it is your baby in the nursery or your office by night. Furthermore, motion detection via the Passive Infrared sensor (PIR) enhances security, and the camera can be configured to start recording surveillance videos when the sensor is triggered. 

Mydlink cloud services enable remote access and management of your camera, making it ideal for those looking for a flexible and convenient way to monitor their home or office in real-time. Recorded footage can either be stored locally on a microSD card (not included) via the microSD slot or externally on your PC or a network storage device. The microSD slot not only allows you to store data temporarily but also assists in backup in case of network failure. 

Using the D-ViewCam software that comes with this network camera, you can monitor up to 32 cameras on a single computer screen. Real-time video compression using H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG gives high-quality footage on smaller video files. H.264 and MPEG-4 multi-cast streaming lets you record and view live feed simultaneously. 

You can also view the live feed on a 3G mobile network using a compatible smart phone or PDA with a 3G video player. Camera footage can also be viewed from any internet-enabled PC or by downloading the free app for iOS and Android. Thanks to the Power over Ethernet (PoE) compatibility, your camera installation no longer requires additional power supply and associated wiring; it can be powered via the data transmission (Ethernet) cable itself.

1/4" CMOS sensor to capture crisp and clear images up to full frame HD resolution of 1280 x 720
4 IR LEDs provide illumination up to a distance of 16' (5 m) even in complete darkness (0 lux)
Pan angle of 340° and tilt angle of 115° allows coverage of a wide area
4x digital zoom to blow up parts of the captured frame for a closer examination of the image
Control pan/tilt via the mydlink portal, the included remote control, or the mydlink app
IEEE 802.11n wireless connectivity for fast data transfer and streaming speeds
Built-in PIR sensor can detect motion in the infrared range and trigger email alerts
On switching to privacy mode, the lens rotates backwards to protect the privacy of the user
Records audio of the surveillance area using the built-in microphone
2-way audio support to hear and speak to the person at the camera location (speaker not included)
H.264 enhanced video compression format ensures smaller size files without compromising on the video quality
Multi-cast streaming to simultaneously record and view footage
Manage up to 32 cameras from your computer with the D-ViewCam IP video management software
Configurable email notifications for intrusion and disturbance detection to keep you informed of what's going on
Option of using triggering recording only on occurrence of events like doorbells, alarms, lighting change, and motion detection helps you save valuable disk space
Up to 3 configurable privacy masking zones for concealing private areas in the camera's field of view like house windows and doorways
A microSD card slot to store audio and video directly on-board the camera, without the need for a computer or any other recording device
Supports remote access and monitoring via mydlink cloud service
Real-time footage can be viewed on any PC via an internet connection or an iOS and Android mobile device with the free mydlink app

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Image Sensor 1/4" Megapixel Progressive CMOS sensor
Lens Fixed length 4.57 mm, F1.9 lens
Night Vision 4 IR LEDs
Night Vision Distance 16' (5 m) IR illumination distance
IR Cut Filter Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) filter
Video Features Image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate
Shutter speed, brightness, saturation, contrast, mirror, flip
Time stamp and text overlay
Motion detection windows
Privacy Masking 3 zones
Video Compression JPEG for still images
H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG multi-streaming
H.264/MPEG4 multicast streaming
Image Resolution HD 720p resolution
Maximum 1280x720 @ 30 fps
PTZ
Pan Range -170 to 170°
Tilt Range -25 to 90°
Digital Zoom 4x
Preset Positions 10 points
Audio
Audio Compression ADPCM/PCM compression
Microphone Built-in microphone / Speaker output
Network Protocol Support IPv4, ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP Client, NTP Client (D-Link), DNS Client, DDNS Client (D-Link), SMTP Client, FTP Client, HTTP Server, PPPoE, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, 3GPP
Remote Access Configuration accessible via web browser
mydlink Cloud Services
Recording Continuously / Weekly schedule
On motion detection
Wireless Connectivity IEEE 802.11n
Network Interface FastEthernet port
Input/Output Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor
DI x1, DO x1
microSD card slot
Mobile Support mydlink application requires a mobile device running iOS or Android
Power 12 V/1.25 A, 50/60 Hz
10.5 W (maximum)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
Storage Temperature -4 to 158ºF (-20 to 70ºC)
Humidity 20 to 80% non-condensing
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.48 x 4.48 x 4.92" (114 x 114 x 125 mm)
Weight 1.19 lb (540 g)
D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera
  • External Power Adapter
  • CAT5 Ethernet Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Camera Base & Mounting Kit
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    D-LinkDCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera
     
    3.3

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

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    64%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Safety (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good camera hampered by poor

      After looking at (and using) many different remote wireless cameras (including Uniden and Dropcam), I decided I'd take a look at a PTZ (though digital zoom really isn't much of a...Read complete review

      After looking at (and using) many different remote wireless cameras (including Uniden and Dropcam), I decided I'd take a look at a PTZ (though digital zoom really isn't much of a feature) cameras. I wanted at least 720p so after my research, I ended up picking up a pair of these over Black Friday.

      The initial setup is very easy. I used the WPS option and never plugged the camera into my router or switch. Trying to avoid using their setup software as long as possible, I found the new IP in my router's settings and then browsed into it using Chrome. The initial username/password is admin/. The first thing I did was look around the live view tab and other settings. I was disappointed to see that the live view and settings required Java and a plug-in (just for the live view). I have a spare PC for installing extra software and installed the required components and immediately pulled up a nice 720p feed that looked well lit even in the dark! There were plenty of settings here to configure the microSD capture, video/audio quality, motion detection, and presets (focal points so you can have the camera jump to different views).

      From here, there was nothing indicative of setting up the "cloud" offering so after some Googling, it required either the software setup CD or a utility from the web. I pulled the utility from the Dlink website and ran it. Using it, I could setup a Dlink Cloud account and link the camera to it. PTZ works fine, though the motor is a bit noisy.

      After that was complete I was able to login to Dlink's cloud cam website and view the camera (though there was little else to do) and control the pan/tilt/night vision. There were no detailed settings here compared to the ones that were available while directly browsing the camera. I was quite disappointed that there were no options like scheduling recordings/uploads, etc.

      To test the mobile capabilities I installed the "myDlink lite" app on my Android phone and tablet. After logging in, I could see the feed and again, that was about it. I could do simple camera control, but there were no other settings to be tweaked.

      I had two of these cameras and since I didn't want them to be uploading to the web constantly (I'm on Uverse/DSL) nor accessible if Dlink is hacked, I wanted to remove them from Dlink's cloud. You can do this easily from the web interface, however it resets your camera to factory defaults.

      Not a huge deal, but I had to go through the WPS and then the setup again.

      Now, I'm just using the direct web interface to view the cameras (works fine on PC, though I'd wish they would do this natively in HTML5 since it supports WebRTC for video/audio). To view this on mobile, you can browse to them using a mobile browser and it puts you into a simple (and confusing, unlabeled page) page that shows a camera icon (for snapshot) and a 1, 2, 3, or 4. Those are the different streams based on the advanced configuration (via the direct web interface). For example, 1 is the high-def (720p) feed that's used while using a PC to browse to the camera directly. Feed 4 is a very low-res, low-framerate feed for mobile devices. You can tweak the other feeds as well including codec, bitrate, etc. I've changed feed 2 to be a higher-res, 15 fps feed that works fine on an iPad's Safari browser.

      Overall the camera is great and the direct view/settings are great (if you don't mind installing Java and a plugin), but I wish they could do this in HTML5 for plugin-less access on more devices and I wish the Cloud option had more controls including scheduling, bitrates, and presets for PTZ locations.

      I've only had them for 3 days and so far they've been solid. I'll update if anything changes drastically either way.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Solid Performance, Acceptable Quality

      The product is great to use if you're looking for a camera that provides a general view of what's going on in a certain area. The video quality is decent with good light and...Read complete review

      The product is great to use if you're looking for a camera that provides a general view of what's going on in a certain area. The video quality is decent with good light and fairly noisy in low light. It's to be expected. You're not going to get a truly high definition picture out of this camera though.

      The wide angle is perfect for a general overview of the space. There is good coverage when panning, tilting, and zooming but the tracking is slow and choppy. Fine for changing the image but not acceptable if you need a smooth follow of something.

      Setup was not the most intuitive but certainly not impossible. This process could definitely be improved but it should be acceptable to understand.

      Footprint was slightly bigger than I expected. It actually works to your advantage though if you have cats who like to knock things over.

      Overall, it was a good purchase which provides the necessary coverage for its purpose.

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      2.0

      Doesn't work with ASUS RT86U routers

      By Anon

      from San Francisco

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Accurate

      Cons

      • Difficult Setup

      Best Uses

        Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

        The camera and software is satisfactory, not stellar, but it does work. Unless, unfortunately, you're using an ASIS RT86U router and connecting via ethernet cable. The camera is unable to obtain an IP address however, if I try it with a different router, it does work. I was trying to install it onto a network that's running several older, DCS 5020L cameras without issue so there's something with the DCS 5222L's firmware that cases an issue.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        3.0

        Solid Performance, Acceptable Quality

        By Dave the Photographer

        from Manassas, VA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Deterrent
          • Safety

          Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

          The product is great to use if you're looking for a camera that provides a general view of what's going on in a certain area. The video quality is decent with good light and fairly noisy in low light. It's to be expected. You're not going to get a truly high definition picture out of this camera though.

          The wide angle is perfect for a general overview of the space. There is good coverage when panning, tilting, and zooming but the tracking is slow and choppy. Fine for changing the image but not acceptable if you need a smooth follow of something.

          Setup was not the most intuitive but certainly not impossible. This process could definitely be improved but it should be acceptable to understand.

          Footprint was slightly bigger than I expected. It actually works to your advantage though if you have cats who like to knock things over.

          Overall, it was a good purchase which provides the necessary coverage for its purpose.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          3.0

          Wireless Network Camera

          By jim_k

          from Orlando, Fl

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

          • Software Difficult

          Best Uses

            Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

            The camera itself is a quality unit. The image quality is good depending on the speed of the internet connection. I found the software not to user friendly and the 'server' part of the software I do not use since I had difficulty getting it setup and connected to the camera. So I just gave up. I also had issues using the SD card to record again not to user friendly on this setup either. I just use the camera to remotely access it either on my laptop or iPhone/iPad when away from home. It server this purpose well...but I probably could have purchased a less costly unit and accomplished the same thing. But I wanted the other features too.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Does what its suppose to

            By TypeO

            from USA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                Camera is better than most. I have 4 others and this one produces the best images. Often on IP cameras reviewers remark about problems with installs. Sorry to say if your new to IP cameras your going to have issues. But using D-links cloud camera set up is about as easy as it's going to get. Most novice computer users should have no issues setting this camera up for basic surveillance in 5 minutes. Once you get point of learning port forwarding and understanding IP addresses setting this camera up to do more advanced surveillance is simple and it handles it well. Using ISpy this camera can track moving objects and for mobile apps I rec TinyCamPro.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Perfect, almost exactly what I wanted

                By Kirill

                from 5 east 33rd nyc

                Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                Great sec camera . Now I can be calm about my store.

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                4.0

                Great if you learn it

                By Slvrscoobie

                from New Jersey

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Discreet
                • Iphone App
                • Ir Night Mode
                • Web Viewer

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • Translated User Manual

                Best Uses

                • Early Warning
                • Recording

                Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                I use this to monitor my house, its a one camera installation, and after some router configuration setup issues (nothing on the Dlink side) it works great. I have the app on the phone and can remotely view and P/T to check up. The motion detection works well and alerts me to all my animals wandering around the house. Its not the clearest on instructions, but the 5 seconds of pre-event recording is really nice. After working on it for a while I have it set up to record events like the door opening, and record for 30 seconds after. Could be better, things like continued motion doesnt seem to trigger continued recording, but its like 85% of the way there. The image is good, for a 1/4" CMOS sensor, and the night mode is surprisingly good. I can see almost as good at night in my whole living room/ kitchen as i can during the day. The zoom is useless, just digital magnification.
                The biggest issue is just the various little nuances that are slightly limiting.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                3.0

                Good but not great

                By SNITLY

                from Ft. Myers, FL

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Camera Not Good
                  • Camera Not Very Good
                  • Low Quality
                  • Poor Support On Follow-up

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                    Camera is not as good as promised. Hard to set up on a Mac. Poor directions. Good support on setting up.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    3.0

                    Cloud Network Camera

                    By Chris

                    from Florida

                    Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                    Looks great over home internet but still can't get it to work and connect over wifi or remote view. Starting to give up. Not user friendly.

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                    2.0

                    Good Camera, horrible software&support

                    By Bigguy

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • High Quality Camera

                    Cons

                    • Horrible Tech Support
                    • Non Functioning Software

                    Best Uses

                    • Security Camera

                    Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                    The camera works well on my local net. Optical and picture quality is very good. The tech support to use it remotely over the internet was horrible, and I could not get the "my d-link" software to even connect to the camera.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Good camera hampered by poor

                    By hien34

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                          After looking at (and using) many different remote wireless cameras (including Uniden and Dropcam), I decided I'd take a look at a PTZ (though digital zoom really isn't much of a feature) cameras. I wanted at least 720p so after my research, I ended up picking up a pair of these over Black Friday.

                          The initial setup is very easy. I used the WPS option and never plugged the camera into my router or switch. Trying to avoid using their setup software as long as possible, I found the new IP in my router's settings and then browsed into it using Chrome. The initial username/password is admin/. The first thing I did was look around the live view tab and other settings. I was disappointed to see that the live view and settings required Java and a plug-in (just for the live view). I have a spare PC for installing extra software and installed the required components and immediately pulled up a nice 720p feed that looked well lit even in the dark! There were plenty of settings here to configure the microSD capture, video/audio quality, motion detection, and presets (focal points so you can have the camera jump to different views).

                          From here, there was nothing indicative of setting up the "cloud" offering so after some Googling, it required either the software setup CD or a utility from the web. I pulled the utility from the Dlink website and ran it. Using it, I could setup a Dlink Cloud account and link the camera to it. PTZ works fine, though the motor is a bit noisy.

                          After that was complete I was able to login to Dlink's cloud cam website and view the camera (though there was little else to do) and control the pan/tilt/night vision. There were no detailed settings here compared to the ones that were available while directly browsing the camera. I was quite disappointed that there were no options like scheduling recordings/uploads, etc.

                          To test the mobile capabilities I installed the "myDlink lite" app on my Android phone and tablet. After logging in, I could see the feed and again, that was about it. I could do simple camera control, but there were no other settings to be tweaked.

                          I had two of these cameras and since I didn't want them to be uploading to the web constantly (I'm on Uverse/DSL) nor accessible if Dlink is hacked, I wanted to remove them from Dlink's cloud. You can do this easily from the web interface, however it resets your camera to factory defaults.

                          Not a huge deal, but I had to go through the WPS and then the setup again.

                          Now, I'm just using the direct web interface to view the cameras (works fine on PC, though I'd wish they would do this natively in HTML5 since it supports WebRTC for video/audio). To view this on mobile, you can browse to them using a mobile browser and it puts you into a simple (and confusing, unlabeled page) page that shows a camera icon (for snapshot) and a 1, 2, 3, or 4. Those are the different streams based on the advanced configuration (via the direct web interface). For example, 1 is the high-def (720p) feed that's used while using a PC to browse to the camera directly. Feed 4 is a very low-res, low-framerate feed for mobile devices. You can tweak the other feeds as well including codec, bitrate, etc. I've changed feed 2 to be a higher-res, 15 fps feed that works fine on an iPad's Safari browser.

                          Overall the camera is great and the direct view/settings are great (if you don't mind installing Java and a plugin), but I wish they could do this in HTML5 for plugin-less access on more devices and I wish the Cloud option had more controls including scheduling, bitrates, and presets for PTZ locations.

                          I've only had them for 3 days and so far they've been solid. I'll update if anything changes drastically either way.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Nice quality camera with great features!

                          By rjay

                          from Simi Valley, CA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Recording
                            • Safety

                            Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                            - Great home/small office use camera
                            - Day quality is good
                            - Night (IR) quality is good
                            - The ios app is improving and was easy to setup on both my iphone 5 and ipad (ios7)
                            - The camera was plug and play with my wireless network (WPS)

                            My only complaint was the installation software was way outdated so the camera wouldn't connect to the myDLink server, and I thought it was due to my camera not having network access. It turned out to be the old installation software and I had to grab the new Installation software from a web link that I found from my Dlink video recorder instructions.

                            Dlink should provide a link to this software in the DCS-5222l HD instructions too! Because when i looked at downloads on the dlink website for this Camera, I only found manuals, no installation software.

                            Other than that, the camera is great!!!

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                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Great tool. Works well and easily.

                            By Rich

                            from Frederick, MD

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Sensitive

                            Cons

                            • Set-up can be tricky

                            Best Uses

                            • Safety

                            Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                            Easily operates remotely from myDlink site. I would consider purchasing this camera before the others that work with dlink because of the flexibility of the camera. Has good night and day operation.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            3.0

                            Ok product

                            By OsoaptAa

                            from Ny

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Sensitive

                            Cons

                            • Low Quality
                            • Noisy

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about D-Link DCS-5222L HD Wireless PTZ Cloud Network Camera:

                              Good resolution
                              Bad - noisy, no support

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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