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D-Link DCS-942L

D-Link DCS-942L
alaScore 84

3391 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3391 reviews of D-Link DCS-942L. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the D-Link DCS-942L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for D-Link DCS-942L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of D-Link DCS-942L from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link H. 264 wireless N day & night home IP camera DCS-942L Resolution 640 x 480.320 x 240 ,160D-Link DCS-942L Netcam, PC / Mac, Wireless InterfaceD-Link DCS-942L/B - H.264 MYDLINK WIRELESS N DAY - AND NIGHT HOME IP CAMERA UK

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for D-Link DCS-942L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2436 user reviews of D-Link DCS-942L from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link Wireless Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera with mydlink-Enabled (DCS-932L)D-Link DCS-942L mydlink-Enabled Enhanced Wireless-N Day/Night Network CameraD-Link Wireless Day/Night WiFi Network Surveillance Camera (Day/Night (2015 model) Black)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: SmallNetBuilder (smallnetbuilder.com)

D-Link DCS-942L Enhanced Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera

 

30 fps framerate at all resolutions, Night vision worked to advertised distance and beyond, mydlink.com portal provides remote viewing with no router configuration

Soft plastic ball and socket pivot construction feels cheap, Night to day mode transitions were problematic, Need browser open to record video, Could benefit from more IR illumination

Cloud-enabled day/night IP cam with local SD recording

May, 2009

Expert review by: Orestis Bastounis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

D-Link DCS-942L Wireless N Day/Night IP Camera review

 

Until now, many IP cameras required a separate computer to be left running in order to store recorded video, including D-Link's older DCS-932L IP camera. A better approach is to have a small single device dedicated to the task. So D-Link has added a...

For small businesses that need a few cameras just to keep an eye on things, D-Link's cameras and NVR are incredibly good value though when compared with professional surveillance systems. The video quality is just about good enough to compete too, and...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (techdigest.tv)

REVIEW: D-Link DCS-942L home security camera

 

Whether you see it as step towards an Orwellian surveillance state or a necessary measure to ensure the protection of your home, there's no denying that DIY home security camera kits are big business these days. D-Link have recently launched a...

We really like the idea of affordable home security camera kits, and while on paper D-Link's DCS-942L fits the bill, in reality it is hard to recommend. While the mobile Android and iOS viewing options are commendable, little else here is. Cheaply...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Nitin V. (newegg.com)

Does not work

 

The product has numerous bugs and I wasted more time with technical issues in both product's hardware and software. It is waste of time.

Night vision

Video recording does not work on micro SD card. I bought samsung Evo (best microsd available in market). My dlink app either on phone or computer can neither format the SD card, nor it can record the video. I will contact seller to refund my money soon.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Decent Sub-100 buck IP cam with internal storage.

 

Inside the case the camera is powered by a Grain Media GM8126 SoC which has an embedded H.264 encoder as well as MPEG-4/JPEG and also manages the Ethernet connection. It has 128MB SDRAM and 16 MB flash and a single Ralink RT5370 b/g/n radio. The camera...

Review is for the A4 hardware version with latest 1.24 Firmware released 2/11/15 ; When you spend under 100 bucks for an IP cam you usually get VGA resolution. A good lens, in-camera storage recording, 30 fps because of H.264, dedicated passive IR...

The trend is toward HD resolution (but those cams are significantly higher priced and HD doesn’t work well over a cellular connection). Ball and socket pivot tends to drift if you connect both the Ethernet and the power cable. “Cloud” designation can...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Gregory P. (newegg.com)

Decent Sub-100 buck IP cam with internal storage.

 

Inside the case the camera is powered by a Grain Media GM8126 SoC which has an embedded H.264 encoder as well as MPEG-4/JPEG and also manages the Ethernet connection. It has 128MB SDRAM and 16 MB flash and a single Ralink RT5370 b/g/n radio. The camera...

Review is for the A4 hardware version with latest 1.24 Firmware released 2/11/15. When you spend under 100 bucks for an IP cam you usually get VGA resolution. A good lens, in-camera storage recording, 30 fps because of H.264, dedicated passive IR...

The trend is toward HD resolution (but those cams are significantly higher priced and HD doesn’t work well over a cellular connection). Ball and socket pivot tends to drift if you connect both the Ethernet and the power cable. “Cloud” designation can...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: gregory b. (newegg.com)

Simple security camera

 

This is the second DLink camera I own, the first being a DCS-5009L. The 942L is similar in some instances, setup can be a little cumbersome if initially setup on a PC that does not have Java enabled. The camera needs to be plugged in to the router for...

No dropped signal Night Vision Apps for Android and iOS 2 way audio Motion detection and email alerts Remote viewing Local recording via SD card My Dlink is straightforward and simple to navigate around.

Single band N, no 5ghz. Complex setup if java not installed Low resolution of camera 480p Need access to advance settings in some cases (time and date set) Some settings do not keep, like microphone mute Recording to SD card makes no sense for security...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Footman (newegg.com)

Simple security camera

 

This is the second DLink camera I own, the first being a DCS-5009L. The 942L is similar in some instances, setup can be a little cumbersome if initially setup on a PC that does not have Java enabled. The camera needs to be plugged in to the router for...

No dropped signal ; Night Vision ; Apps for Android and iOS ; 2 way audio ; Motion detection and email alerts ; Remote viewing ; Local recording via SD card ; My Dlink is straightforward and simple to navigate around

Single band N, no 5ghz ; Complex setup if java not installed ; Low resolution of camera 480p ; Need access to advance settings in some cases (time and date set) ; Some settings do not keep, like microphone mute ; Recording to SD card makes no sense for...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: MICHAEL T. (newegg.com)

Decent Camera, but not worth the MSRP.

 

This camera is decent with the features it comes with, BUT I personally would not pay the retail price this camera commands. On paper, it looks like a great camera, but once you actually set it up and start using it, you see all the shortcomings. The...

- Limited night vision capability. - Connection to network via wifi or ethernet. - Can store video over network to a network drive or to a microSD card.

- Resolution is fairly low. - The low resolution + low night vision range make for pretty bad night / low-light image. - It's not PoE capable - If you set it to store video on the microSD card and whoever you're filming sees the camera, they can simply...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: IsLNdbOi (newegg.com)

Decent Camera, but not worth the MSRP.

 

This camera is decent with the features it comes with, BUT I personally would not pay the retail price this camera commands. On paper, it looks like a great camera, but once you actually set it up and start using it, you see all the shortcomings. The...

Limited night vision capability ; Connection to network via wifi or ethernet ; Can store video over network to a network drive or to a microSD card

Resolution is fairly low ; The low resolution + low night vision range make for pretty bad night / low-light image ; It's not PoE capable ; If you set it to store video on the microSD card and whoever you're filming sees the camera, they can simply...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes

Connectivity

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

General Features

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