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D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera

D-link DCS-5300G Network Camera
alaScore 80

38 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size. The usability also gets good views. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

value for money, usability, size

reliability

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 38 reviews)

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Editor's Choice!

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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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Amazon 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.

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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....

 

I like the range of motion on this camera.

Expensive, microphone is horrible (I should have listened to the othe reviewers) and I thought that the software wasn't the easiest to configure.

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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.

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BEWARE 2

 

Cost of camera is good.

Picture quality is so so.

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BEWARE 2

 

Technical support is lacking on this product. It took me 3 hours to find someone that said none of their cameras are capable of performing the patrol/pan option more than once.

Cost of camera is good. IP surveilence software is pretty good. Replay software is pretty good

Picture quality is so so. Patrol mode does not recycle through the selected positions more than once. You have to click the patrol button each time. :-( Pan mode runs only once. You are stuck with recording whatever position the camera is left at

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BEWARE!

 

I would have returned it, if there wasn't the prohibitive 15% restocking fee. Very disappointing that the Active-X/IE restriction is not pointed out explicitly. I will certainly be much more careful with D-link devices in future and NEVER buy a camera...

OK picture quality, could be better for the price though. Controlling the view-direction works quite fine.

Main CON: Only supports Active-X/IE, doesn't work on anything else e.g.: firefox. Couldn't get video working even on my MAC's IE.

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Good BUT!!!

 

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D-Link DCS-5300G 640x480,320x240,160x120 Wireless Camera - Retail

 

Great cam. Not too hard to configure, I did install the camera next to my 500 Gallon reef tank so I can view the tank when I travel.Little too pricy but I do like the performance.

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