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D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

30% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link DCS-2120 Securicam Wireless Internet Camera with 3GPP Support - Image/Sound Surveillance - 802.11g Wireless LAN - Video Stream - Light-SensitivD-Link DCS-2120 Securicam Wireless Internet Camera with 3GPP Support - Image/Sound Surveillance - 802.11g Wireless LAN - Video Stream - Light-SensitiSecuricam W/Less (Ip) Camera

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Amazon.com review summary for D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: D Link Inet Ip 3G Webcam 802.11G

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Do

 

This brand-new D-Link package is a standout. The camera has a high-quality image, smooth pan and tilt movements, and a speedy 802.11g connection for video streaming at up to 30 frames per second. Using the DCS-5300G with a wired connection to a router...

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D-Link Securicam DCS 2120 review

 

Ever wanted to feel like James Bond without the daily visits to the gym, eating healthy food and being chased by people who want to kill you? Well now you can, thanks to this little wireless camera that lets you monitor a location no matter where you....

Price, size, weight, ease of setup, supplied software, 3G mobile phone support

Struggles in really low light situations

An affordable entry into the world of hi-tech mobile surveillance security

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D-Link DCS-5300G Wireless Internet Camera

 

Feature packed, remote access works flawlessly

Could be easier to install, still requires wired power

Once you've figured out how to install it, this camera provides all the security options you're likely to need at home or in the office

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DCS-5300G

 

The DCS-5300G offers the functionality of a traditional closed circuit television camera in a portable form with the additional bonus of web based acc...

Feature packed, remote access works flawlessly

Could be easier to install, still requires wired power

Once you’ve figured out how to install it, this camera provides all the security options you're likely to need at home or in the office

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D-Link DCS-5300g review

 

With wireless networks becoming increasingly common in the modern home, it's not surprising that manufacturers are exploiting the situation with an array of toys and gizmos to plug in. D-Link has seen this gap in the market and produced the DCS-5300g -...

versatile, compact and easy to use (once set up), sound quality, accessible from anywhere

build quality, complex set-up instructions, picture quality not amazing, price, knowledge of networking an advantage

A good home security device or a voyeur's paradise. Either way an excellent addition to home or small office wireless network.

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D-Link Securicam DCS-2120 IP Camera

 

If you're desperate to keep an eye on your property via your mobile phone, D-Link has the answer.

Installation is handled nicely as the bundled utility searches the network for D-Link IP cameras and displays them ready for action. You can assign an administrative password, set an IP address and modify the wireless settings and after applying the...

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D-Link DCS-2120 review

 

D-Link's DCS-2120 gained four stars in Labs, Shopper 233, however, the market's moved on, and not much sets this 640x480 camera with audio and RTSP apart from the crowd.

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D-Link DCS-2120

 

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Good Camera, Really!

 

Good Camera quality with the pan/tilt features.

No Optical Zoom, you have to manually focus the lens on your target.

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I would wait....

 

Wait for a newer version with 802.11n, faster frame rate and for pete sakes, wait for D-link to improve the darn microphone.

I like the range of motion on this camera. Quality of the video is somewhat good.

Expensive, microphone is horrible (I should have listened to the othe reviewers) and I thought that the software wasn't the easiest to configure. Did I mention it was expensive. Optical zoom would be nice since the digital zoom is useless.

Product Specifications

Remotely watch and listen with the D-Link SECURICAM Network DCS-5300G Internet Security Camera. The DCS-5300G is a fully-featured surveillance system that connects to an Ethernet or wireless broadband network to provide remote high-quality video and audio. Using the latest 802.11g wireless technology, the DCS-5300G securely communicates at a maximum wireless signal of up to 54Mbps. You can safely access and control the DCS-5300G using Internet Explorer version 6 from anywhere in the world. Watch and listen remotely as the DCS-5300G captures both sound and video of your site. The DCS-5300G Wireless Security Camera uses a CCD sensor that provides sharp and clear video with life-like color representation. The DCS-5300G Wireless Security Camera has a pan, tilt, and zoom function that can be controlled from the Web interface or from the included remote control. Pan the security camera up to 270 degrees horizontally and tilt it up to 90 degrees vertically. The pan/tilt speed can be adjusted to your preference. 4x digital zoom lets you remotely zoom in on all the action for close-up viewing. The DCS-5300G adheres to the Universal Plug & Play (UPnP) specification, which allows computers running Windows XP/Me to automatically recognize the DCS-5300G and add it to your network without requiring additional configuration. The DCS-5300G Wireless Security Camera can be accessed and viewed from "My Network Places" as a device on the network. By signing up with one of the many free Dynamic DNS services available on the Web, you can assign an easy-to-remember name and domain to the camera. This allows you to remotely access your security camera without having to remember the IP address, even if it has been changed by your Internet Service Provider. Everything needed to get started is included with the DCS-5300G Wireless Security Camera. Simple installation procedures, along with the built-in Web-based interface offer easy integration into your network environment. A powerful surveillance software is included to enhance the monitoring and security management of the DCS-5300G. You can record high quality video to your hard drive using MPEG4 compression, playback video, monitor as many as 16 cameras on a single screen, and set up motion detection to trigger automatic recording and e-mail alerts. The DCS-5300G Wireless Security Camera is a cost-effective and versatile security solution for your home or business. The DCS-5300G Wireless Security Camera comes with detachable antennas with reverse SMA connectors. By simply attaching a D-Link Wireless antenna, you can increase the wireless range of the DCS-5300G.

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed/Pan / tilt / zoom
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Focal Length Control:Motorized zoom
Max Digital Video Resolution:320 x 240/640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11g
Supported Video Signals:Composite video

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.6in/4in
Height:4.4in/4.5in
Weight:0.7lbs
Width:3.1in/4.1in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:2120 Wireless Internet Camera with 3G Mobile Video Support/5300G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link DCS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Still Image Format:JPEG