Summary: I use this as a baby monitor. We have a (similar price range) baby monitor that outputs low resolution video to a handheld wireless display. I wanted something with high definition output that we could view on any device. The first thing I did was plug the camera in and locate it on the network. I used the Windows explorer network GUI to locate the camera, right-clicked the icon, and selected 'view device webpage'. logged in with default credentials.
Summary: After about three hours of fooling around with this camera, I discovered the following: (1) The instructions packed with the unit and the same on-line are almost useless; (2) The camera will not work with Windows 8; (3) With Windows 7, D-Link requires that your router send the video up to a D-Link server, which then sends the video back down to an app on a Windows 7 PC; (4) I was trying to use the camera on my large motor yacht, where the internet is connected over a...
HD is okay...view is not as large as the 5020 but with the $50 coupon, was a good value.
amber rose, Amazon
16 October 2013
Summary: In general I love the D-link cameras and the capability to pan the camera from my phone. The panning is very slow and sometimes does not work at all unless on wifi but this feature is still great. I can check on my animals any time of day. I also have the 5020L and it has a much larger view. The view on this camera is wide but short so it doesn't capture as much as the 5020L but the quality is much better.
Decent day/night PTZ camera with web+smartphone access & now with 2-way audio!
Vinny P., Amazon
9 October 2013
Summary: I bought my DCS-5222L at Frys ~6/2013 to monitor my sick kitty while I was away on several weekend and multi-day work trips. The marketing info and the pictured 3.5" audio out jack on the box lead me to believe it supported 2-way audio (providing you plugged in amplified speakers, of course). When I got it home, I set it up which was pretty easy (note: I'm a computer admin by trade for 20+ years so your mileage may vary).
Easy setup and stable, my d-link site not quite working
LAM H., Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: I'm quite concerning on immature issues reported, but all problems gone at this time when I get this camera. It's up for a month already, very steady. Setup was easy, not quite as the step 1-2-3 it advertised, but very straight-forward for me with some network knowledge. Most time at setup was spent at: 1. testing consistency of survival when attempting disrupting it 2. motion detection settings (actually didn't feel any different outcomes to its settings) 3.
Summary: I am writing this mainly to warn potential buyers of the issues that I have encountered after several weeks of use. Here are some details about my setup. I am running a Netgear 6300 wireless router and minus the update I needed for the camera, setup was a matter of linking the two wirelessly. Once you register directly on Dlink's website, you were able to access the camera via online. I later downloaded the app on my iphone 5 and found several issues.
Summary: I like the camera, but it is always going off where I need to keep re-installing the software. I constantly need to reset the camera. When it does work it does come in handy. I got the camera to watch my puppies and my mommies to be (doggies). It does have a good picture, but has software issues. I don't think I would buy this camera again.
Summary: We had a rash of break-ins in our neighborhood during work hours. Having spent a small fortune on "professional" surveillance systems for my business, I wanted something a little less expensive, and I definitely didn't want a monthly fee attached to it. So I picked up one of these cameras to give it a whirl. I've got a little more experience than the average Joe, but the setup seemed easy enough. I was up in under five minutes.