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D-Link DCS-5020L

D-Link DCS-5020L
alaScore 89

564 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 564 reviews of D-Link DCS-5020L. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the D-Link DCS-5020L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 564 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for D-Link DCS-5020L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 user reviews of D-Link DCS-5020L from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: D-Link Wireless Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera with mydlink-Enabled and a Built-In Wi-Fi Extender (DCS-5020L)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Griffith (pcmag.com)

D-Link Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Cloud Camera (DCS-5020L)

 

D-Link's pan/tilt/zoom camera doesn't add enough to the package to make it the best home surveillance camera, especially without online (or any) video storage. Still, the camera and mydlink service do a good job with streaming VGA video at a low cost...

Good price. Free 24/7 video streaming. Support for multiple cameras. Wide viewing range with pan/tilt. Decent free mobile app for iOS and Android and even Windows Phone. Includes Wi-Fi Extender option

No cloud "DVR" recording. No online storage. Not HD video. No travel point settings for instant pan/tilt

The experience of using a PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera should be like in the movies—all that range of motion should let you see anything in the room, up close, and in startling detail. That's never the case with consumer-level PTZ cameras. I was not...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Aron Schatz (aselabs.com)

D-Link DCS-5020L Wireless Pan/Tilt IP Camera

 

It was only a few years ago that you couldn't buy inexpensive and well working pan/title IP cameras that just worked out of the box. Sure, there was a few "IP camera" that were cheap, but they were cheap in every sense of the word. D-Link has really...

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Jan, 2015
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Expert review by: SmallNetBuilder (smallnetbuilder.com)

D-Link DCS-5020L Pan/Tilt Cloud Camera Reviewed

 

Best night vision we've tested to date, Great wireless range, Hosted portal for remote viewing, Great value for the price

No recording to SD card, but you are notified at network loss, No recording to share, Not HD

mydlink-enabled pan and tilt Day/Night Network Camera

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Eric Griffith (itreviews.co.uk)

D-Link Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Cloud Camera (DCS-5020L)

 

D-Link's pan/tilt/zoom camera doesn't add enough to the package to make it the best home surveillance camera, especially without online (or any) video storage. Still, the camera and mydlink service do a good job with streaming VGA video at a low cost...

The DCS-5020L outshines even its own sibling because of the pan/tilt capabilities, working well with a VGA stream, and better night vision, all for only $20 more at retail. But without much higher quality video and the cloud-recording option (or,...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

D-Link Day/Night Camera : D-Link DCS-5020L Day/Night Camera

 

Having looked at several security/surveillance cameras this offering by D-Link seems to offer a lot more out of the box and not only can you view from any PC but also from iPad/iPhone and Android devices and data can be stored in the cloud.

The D-Link DCS-5020L web camera can be fitted on the supplied holder or used flat on a surface meaning it is a lot easier to move from place to place. Without the fitment it is 17cm tall, 12cm wide and 11.5cm deep with power lead inserted. Unlike most...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Find another Camera

 

A friend of mine asked me to buy these specific cameras and install as his tech knowledge is limited. I buy from Newegg and they show up quickly. If you do not have the Dlink cloud, then they are a pain to set up. After finally setting up all the cams,...

Nice cameras, small enough to put anywhere, resolution is fine for my needs

Hard to get properly set up, Cannot get them to work remotely, NO TECH SUPPORT

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Superb night vision, remote control from phone or PC, long wireless range, works as network extenders

Sometimes the color mode acts weird on two of my five cameras after switching night vision off

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Ben (newegg.com)

A Solid Start

 

We got two of these to expand the range of our wifi and look in on our kids ( < 4 years old) when we want to. Getting these two cameras setup wasn't the easiest and we kept getting errors during the process. In the end we got it working and I can...

Wide field of view, fairly high compatibility with viewing programs

Somewhat difficult to setup, slow response at times, repeater function is garbage

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Brizzzel (newegg.com)

I love it for the price and reliability

 

Price to feature ratio is very high on this cool little camera

Once you have it all set the iPhone app works almost flawlessly. Signing in an seconds. Controls are easy to use and very responsive. It sees very well in the dark

There is some firmware that needs to be updated, but if you have any computer knowledge, you won't have much problem. People having issues just don't know what they're doing, or got a bad egg

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Happy Customer! (newegg.com)

Nice inexpensive security

 

I first purchased a "WanView" (I think that was the name of it), but never got it to work, because I didn't understand the tech info in the users manual. It was a wireless, IR camera for outdoor use. no support, it's from China where they must have had...

This camera was very easy to set up. Compared to others I've purchased, where you actually had to go into the router and assign a port number and port forwarding, this "dlink" software is easy to work with. I was able to use the iPhone app with no...

It wasn't free

Dec, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Firewire: No
Network Interface:Fast Ethernet
Wireless Interface: Yes

General Features

Chip Type:CMOS
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Netcam
Zoom Type:Digital
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