Summary: I bought 2 of these. Front door and Back door of my house is covered. There's plenty of freedom setting these cameras up. I have it recording to a network drive I have setup and it works great. Awesome picture quality and sound quality. Very easy for the initial setup, I definitely recommend this product. I dropped my FiOS Home Monitoring system because of the poor quality and it was just all around slow! I did some research and took a chance on the D-Link IP Cameras.
Summary: The camera was easy to install if you are going to access the images via Wi-Fi or the Internet (through mydlink.com account). However, I could not access images with an iphone or ipad using a 3G network, despite trying several apps, and 8 hours of tinkering with settings. There is very little troubleshooting information available, and there are 4(!
Summary: I am having a tough time understanding why companies are even making Network Camera's when they only have ethernet ports. So what... I have a Router in the top floor of my home or business and I am expected to route ethernet cables 100+ feet to the front of my house? Not only is that a pain in the neck, it's unneccesary in a wireless world. D-Link, please update this camera ASAP with wireless.
Summary: Excellent jack of all trades. Minus one star for picture quality but really can't complain. I purchased this as a doorbell cam -- I wanted something with POE and built in speakers and mic. This delivers quite well. First off, POE for me is a must -- makes the install very simple. I don't understand why people want to put up with random quality streams and/or network resets in dealing with wifi...when you still need a wire for power.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a far more expensive Panasonic outdoor security camera. I'd expected with the higher resolution I would be able to read license plates, especially from only 10 feet away - not a chance. I also need motion sensing for security notification and had high hopes for the built-in PIR sensor. But it turned out to be even more prone to false triggering than the video motion sensor.
Summary: I've installed 3 of these on various networks. I've also installed over a hundred IP cameras over the past 3 years. I've added these to existing systems and set them up stand alone. Overall this is an excellent yet pricey camera. The key features that led to this camera vs the various alternatives were: Small Form Factor Weather resistant for outdoors Night Vision POE for neat install 720p+ resolution H264 Compression Standalone DVR ability With all these factors...
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera. It had all of the features I was looking for checked off on the list. That may be why I'm somewhat disappointed. As a camera, it's pretty good. The night vision works pretty well. If a person comes within a reasonable distance to the camera, you'd be able to recognize them. The picture gets a little grainy when it gets very dark, but every camera does the same thing.
Lens developed condensation after ONE week outside
3 December 2012
Summary: I live in the humid Mid-Atlantic region, and this device was installed properly; however, within one week I noticed a haze on the HD video pic, I went outside and was completely disappointed to find condensation developing INSIDE the lens cover. This is NOT a product ready for outdoor use and based on its price, it should have lasted for years outside without problems, not just a week.
Summary: I have to admit I didn't do much to play with the picture settings but I purchased the bullet cam instead and the picture looked so much better even though they are suppose to have the same optics the dlink cloud service is the problem with this cam its unreliable ive had the service disconnected twice