Excerpt: This camera captures good high def images and video. When used as wireless cameras connected to wifi devices they use a pretty good amount of bandwidth. If connecting 3 or more of these to be used in a wireless system you will notice a slow down in performance of your wifi. If that is not an option for you you will need to use PoE adapters and wire these back to your router.
Excerpt: I bought this camera to augment an existing suite of DCS-7110 cameras. The older 7110 cameras cost about twice as much as this newer version. This particular camera looks down my driveway. I was happy to discover the image quality was the same or better (excellent), the 7010 is half the size, and as far as I can tell, has all the bells and whistles of the larger, more expensive camera.
Pros: value, Features, Easy to Use, Design, Performance
Great IP camera, solid build, and worked without issue in harsh winter weather
10 July 2014
Summary: I've got three of these camera's watching my property with plans for a forth. Aggregating the feeds and recording with a DLink DNR-202L (highly recommend). As for connectivity I have added them to my home network with DLink PowerLine AV500 adaptors (Ethernet over powerline) to avoid running CAT5. While the viewing angle is not as great as a dome or fisheye it makes up for it with the night vision and other features.
Summary: The camera was well built and design. However, the thought into the wiring harness is extremely poor. The camera is advertised to work outdoor. Most houses I know are brick and the wiring harness requires a big hole to fish the wiring through. The wiring should only be a thin wire and removable, going from the camera to a wiring box harness that then can be split to power, signal, and what not.
Pros: built construction is good
Cons: poor wiring harness design for fishing through wal
Summary: Like the other guy said, works great until it starts getting cold outside. I've done a lot of trouble shooting and without fail as soon as the camera warms up inside its fine. But hook it up outside and within a hour or two the camera becomes unresponsive and the switch lists 'other fault' in the POE management screen. It might work with the 5v adapter plugged in, but I chose a POE camera for a reason.
Summary: It is a great device, if it could only handle the cold and meet the specifications. They are somewhat useless in the winter months here in Calgary.
Pros: The cameras look great when installed. It looks like a high-quality device. I mounted the cameras on the outside soffit by the front and back door. They don’t look like do-it-yourself installations. It really feels like a high-quality product that was built to last. The camera is not bulky like some other options out there. It was important to me that the camera was noticeable but not so large that it looked ugly an out of place in a residential setting.
Cons: The temperature rating is -20C, but at approx. -5C the devices stop working. The cameras don’t come back online when the temperature increases – I have to go to the basement, unplug the Ethernet cable and plug it back in.
I am in Calgary. -5... -10... -15... are normal here. I should have tested 1 camera before installing 2 of them. I wouldn’t buy them again, because of this.
Summary: I've got 2 of these installed outside - front and back door. Pros: Nice looking camera Decent web-interface with many options Fairly easy to install Cons: Any temperature below 0 Celsius will freeze/disable the cameras The viewing angle is sub-optimal Not the most reliable cameras (read: not reliable at all)