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D-Link DCS-5300

D-Link DCS-5300
alaScore 69

115 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the D-Link DCS-5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of D-Link DCS-5300 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on

usability, value for money

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link DCS-5300W Wireless Internet Camera, Pan/Tilt, 802.11b, Built-in MicD-Link DCS-5300 10/100 Pan/Tilt Network Internet CameraD-Link Internet Camera

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One of the better products


I have tried many of the D-link line and found the 900 series to work fairly well. The video quality is not as good as I would like to see, but it is a cheap model also. I will also warn others to stear clear of the DCS 5300W series ... Expand full review

Easy to setup

lack of support for problems

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Video recorder does not work and Camera looses IP all the time.


This camera is the worst among all I've reviewed. The sad part is that I have 6 of them. I called customer support and it only got worse because the level 1 support was practically useless. I called Level 2 and was on hold for over 35 minutes. I ......

Cheap and plentiful

Does not work


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Mediocre camera; software is even worse


Camera is so so. Forget it working wirelessly unless maybe line of sight of the router/access point. Just because you can use a laptop via WiFi at your proposed location does NOT mean the camera will talk to the router there. Picture quality ok in...

cheap but you get less than you pay for

Monitor/control software incredibly bad

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DO Not Buy these cameras, product and support a joke


Save your money, buy from Hawking as they are a much better service and product

Price was but then here you got what you pay for

Camera overheats (this is something you are supposed to leave on for extended periods. I felt ripped off from D-link , support and their dis-continuation with no recourse and finally poor grainy picture. I will not buy anything from D-link again

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D-Link DCS-5300 320 x 240 MAX Resolution RJ45 10/100 Fast Ethernet Internet Camera


Make sure to update the firmware to v1.06 since there is an issue with Microsoft Silverlight and IE. I had to the firmware from the D-Link Australian site.

When it works, it works well. The software that was available when it was new is/was awful. The latest software, D-ViewCam 2.03, runs great and was VERY easy to setup. Works so well now that I'm thinking about getting a few more D-Link cameras

D-Link's support is horrible on their website. Firmware is not the latest on their site. Does not work with any other browser than IE

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If you are looking for quality video, look elsewhere


I use the DCS-6620G in a manufacturing facility and have had good luck with this unit. The DCS-6620G is also unresponsive at times. I have the camera attached to a wired 6 Gb DSL connection and at times you think you are on dial up.

Easy to setup. It works OK if you have very basic requirements

The digital zoom is useless. Picture quality is marginal. Camera is frequently unresponsive. Cannot rotate 360 degrees

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What a deal


I have a total of five Linksys internet cameras, both wired and wireless, and all have worked flawlessly. Very simple to add image or live video content from these cameras to your web site.

You will not likely be able to find a better camera in this price range. I have run this camera for over a year now, and have had no problems at all. Very easy to set up with my Linksys wireless router and have been viewing video over the internet ever...

Considering the cost of the camera, I have no gripes whatsoever

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Problems for me - two models tried


Decided to try D-Link DCS-5300G . Worked but with two poeple on camera it was panning all over the place. Seems they don't have it so only one person can control camera at a time. Dlink customer support said a firmware fix maybe out in a few...

Neweggs return policy is great to be able to fall back on in these situations

Unit would not power up. DOA. Dlink tech support ran through a number of tests, no luck. Had it sitting on my desk that afternoon and gave it a small tap with my pen... it powered up.... but went off a couple of times over the next few days so back it...

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poor sound, poor colors in image


I'll try to return this and get another DCS 5220 (even though it has only one way sound)

Price was good

I bought this to have the 2 way sound, but the built in microphone has a loud hum (no matter where I put the camera) and the color rendition is poor. Image sharpness is not as good as DCS-5220. I have two DCS 5220 and they both work very well

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Love this camera!!!


Another reviewer is right: dog these cameras and you just don't understand the price of video. This is a good camera regardless of the price for it's intended use. GO NEWEGG!!!!!!!!!!!

I own two of these cameras. I have one in my back yard and the other in my garage. From all over the world I watch my dogs when I'm away. This camera, and it's twin have good resolution, they're reliable, clarity is good. These cameras are good for...

I have Linksys networking in my house. You have to understand more than average about networking to get these cameras to work on a Linksys. Suggest getting D-Link networking or call D-Link tech support for help; they are very good!! Cameras are very...

Product Specifications

Remotely watch and listen with the D-Link SecuriCam DCS-5300W Internet Camera. The DCS-5300W is a powerful surveillance system that connects to a wired Ethernet or Enhanced 802.11b wireless connection to provide remote high-quality video and audio. The DCS-5300W provides advanced technology with DDNS and UPnP support. Easily access your camera using an Internet Explorer browser from anywhere in the world. From the web browser you can view video from the DCS-5300W and manage the camera. The DCS-5300W comes with CCD sensor that provides a sharp and clear image with life-like color representation. The built-in microphone adds sound to the video. Record streaming video that utilizes high quality MPEG-4 Compression to your hard drive, enable motion detection and set up automated email alerts for security. The D-Link DCS-5300W also has a pan and tilt function that can be controlled from the Web interface or from your remote control. Autopan mode enables the camera to move 270 degrees horizontally and the Patrol mode cycles through up to 24 preset positions. The speed of either pan or tilt can be adjusted to your preference. The bundled IP surveillance software further enhances the security features of the DCS-5300W, allowing you to archive streaming video to your hard drive, search and playback stored video, monitor as many as 16 cameras on a single screen, and set up motion detection to trigger automatic recording or email alert notification. The DCS-5300W Internet Camera maximizes your existing network investment using the latest Enhanced 802.11b wireless technology to communicate wirelessly at up to 22 Mbps and offer 256-bit WEP security encryption. The D-Link DCS-5300W can be wirelessly accessed and controlled remotely from any PC or notebook computer over the Internet from anywhere in the world. Simple installation procedures, along with the built-in Web-based interface provide a low-cost wireless solution capable of meeting demanding security and home/office monitoring needs. Secure your site with D-Link Wireless SecuriCam.


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

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link DCS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME

Video Input

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