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D-Link DCS-5222L

D-Link DCS-5222L
alaScore 90

353 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 reviews of D-Link DCS-5222L. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The price and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of D-Link DCS-5222L from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Opinions about the design and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link Pan/Tilt/Zoom High Definition Cloud CameraD-Link DCS-5222L Netcam, PC / Mac, Wireless Interface

May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of D-Link DCS-5222L from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Reviewers are impressed by the usability, but the reliability and price get critical comments.


price, reliability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: D-Link Wireless HD Pan & Tilt Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera with mydlink-Enabled (DCS-5222L)

May, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

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.

Aug, 2012

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Expert review by: Richard Easton (

D-Link DCS-5222L review


The DCS-5222L has great pan-tilt-zoom controls, is reasonably priced and easy to use and has great image quality

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: John Taylor (

D-Link Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cloud Camera DCS-5222L review


The setup of the unit is straightforward and requires an initial connection via ethernet. This process allows you to choose between wireless (802.11n) and wired (ethernet) connections. It also allows you to set up a D-Link account to log into your...

This device has so many useful features we have only scratched the surface in this review. However, its a shame that with such a rich feature set the device is let down by a poor quality image sensor. For a better image without pan and tilt, its all...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

D-Link DCS-5222L


agent id ar004211 was great with tech support


Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Michael (

Worked fine for 6 months... than stopped


In addition to this camera, I owned 3 more D-Link brand cameras: DCS-930L and two DCS-932L. Both cameras are pretty reliable and still in service for about 2 years. This is first camera that died on me after 6 months of service. I guess D-Link started...

Good image quality for IP camera, ability to pan/patrol. Multiple image quality profiles

Not reliable. During 6 months I owned it, 3-4 times became unresponsive and required power cycle. Then one day green led no longer is on and camera is not accessible at all. Tried direct LAN connection, hard reset

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: PWO (

Great Camera, Amazing Price


The unit itself is fairly lightweight which made mounting this to the wall with the 90 degree wall mount that came with the unit a breeze ; Wi-Fi setup was a breeze since my wireless router has WPS. I simply pressed the button on the router waited for...


Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Bmyers (

Great Camera


Support was great. I sent an Email one day and the next day I had a call from support( AR004202) this young lady was real sharp. With in minutes she had the camera working with my wireless network. I would recommend D-Link to anyone who wants great...

Camera has a good picture, pans and tilts well. App for phone handles watch the camera from out side the house

Somewhat dificult to set up wireless access

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: RandyR (

Performance falls short of advertised


I purchased the 5222L because of the excellent quality and performance of the 5020L. After it took well over an hour to get it connected to my wireless network and on the cloud site, It would not stay up. I would have thought that the problem was my...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: RaCaMaGir (

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

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications


Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone:No / Yes


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

General Features

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