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D-Link DCS-5222L

D-Link DCS-5222L
alaScore 94

99 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the D-Link DCS-5222L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 99 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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D-Link DCS-5222L Review


D-Link's strategy to get you into its MyDlink IP cameras is quite insidious. First, you buy one of the company's low-cost cams to look at the baby in the crib. Then, you buy one to point out the front door. Pretty soon, you have a 1,000-eyed beast that...

Clunky web interface; switches to night mode too easily

Clunky web interface; switches to night mode too easily

Expert review by:

D-Link DCS-5222L Cloud Camera Review: Call It 'Professional Lite'


If you're looking for a pan/tilt IP camera for security purposes, but you don't need the top-shelf performance and design features that drive the price of more business-centric models like the Axis M5014 beyond five bills, the $250 (as of August 5,...

Relatively inexpensive, considering the resolution ; Local storage on a MicroSD card ; Remote access is easy to set up

Exposed lens and pan/tilt mechanism ; Has three wildly different user interfaces ; Small online video window isn't resizable

Although the DCS-5222L is a good value among IP cameras, the footage it provides isn't as crisp as 720p video should be.

Consumer review by:

Its a beast...


the website is really handy, it is able to get to the cameras from the website, it sends email notifications. You can configure motion detection. Its a well crafted piece of tech.

sturdy, software support, easy to configure, the MyDlink website, strong wireless signal, everything you need in the box. Advanced settings will make you proud

pretty large - to the point of bulky, not - nondescript, you know its recording you, the IR sensor does not shine well through windows. But no overall deal breakers


Consumer review by:

D-Link DCS-5222L


Very satisfied with this item as compared to like items.

Access anywhere ; App on all devices ; Great quality

Network setup and accessing online could be a hassle to those less tech savy

Consumer review by:

Great Home Security Cam


The configuration options and performance are outstanding for use as a home security camera. I'm using the motion sensor function to alert me via email with JPG images, record HD video to the PNY 32GB micro SD card I have installed, and send a lower...

My only nit-pic is the limited options on the activation of the motion sensor. While you can configure what days of the week for the sensor to be active, it is one dimensional, meaning you limited one set of days and one time window for all selected...

Consumer review by:

Mixed bag


ok, but not great, resolution for the price range, good range of motion

requires java-enabled browser and won't work natively with browsers on IOS devices. Allegedly, D-Link's software is supposed to make images visible on IOS devices, but I haven't tried. Why should I waste my time with an app when competitors' products...

Product Specifications


Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: No


Firewire: No
Network Interface:Fast Ethernet
Wireless Interface: Yes

General Features

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