Summary: It worked very well as advertised. However, a few years into use and housed within the DCS-70 Dome, the camera's base broke and caused the camera to swivel incorrectly and it would end up facing the wrong direction.
Summary: I have used 5300G for a few years now. The main problem is that the cameras periodically hang and the only way to fix the problem is to power cycle them. The motion detection is a bit hit and miss but once detected the e-mail notification etc. works well.
Summary: Taking it apart requires force, as the cage the cam is bolted in to is too small for it (looks like the engineer designing it didn't take into account the bulk of ribbon cables). Worse, the cage is made of the same flimsy plastic.
Pros: Pan and tilt from a remote location is nice. Zooms in a long way.
Cons: So-so low light performance, gets very grainy very quickly. Picture quality is acceptable at higher res settings, but can only to 10fps in the higher setting. No integrated screenshot or video capture ability. Requires Internet Explorer (What's the point in a web based cam if it requires Windows-...
Summary: I bought 3 of these and also bought about 14 of the 5300 model. These more expensive cameras with an optical zoom lens seemed to be good at first but they all eventually failed in the same way. The video has gone completely black on all three after about a year.
Summary: This camera seems pretty good from the specs, but buried in the description is that you can view the images with Internet Explorer only! It turns out that it uses an ActiveX control for showing the video. Do these people think it's still 1998?
Cons: I have a DCS-6620G and DCS-5300W. They both developed minor problems shortly after the 1 year warranty ran out. The DCS-6620G ethernet port failed and the DCS-5300G pan capability failed. I called DLink tech support and they told me that they will not repair these products or exchange them after ...