Conclusion: The D-Link Cloud Camera 5000 has a lot of potential. The specs of the camera are impressive and it is solidly built with the camera resting in a gimbal to provide full tilt and pan capability. Its main problem currently is the software that runs the camera. D-Link’s interface is sometimes unresponsive with delayed camera movements, episodes of audio dropping out and lost network connections.
Pros: Full-featured hardware, Good picture quality, Pan/tilt capability, IR sensor works well in low light, Wireless enabled, Works with Synology Surveillance Station
Cons: Expensive, Relies on Java for web viewing, Not inconspicuous, Jerky pan/tilt, Sporadic connection failures, Documentation could be improved
Summary: There’s about a three-second lag between telling the camera to move and when it does. Overall, the DCS-5222L is a decently priced and decently featured IP camera. The installation is workable and the image quality and access are actually pretty reliable from either phone or web browser. The DCS-5222L’s best place is probably alongside others in a whole network of MyDlink cameras.
Pros: Doesn’t require monthly surcharge to run.
Cons: Clunky web interface; switches to night mode too easily.