Summary: Almost forgot, supports POE, has 2 way audio and standard power adapter for those of us currently lacking a means of supplying POE. The cabling is routed out the back of the camera, where it is hidden behind the mounting bracket, allowing anyone to give it that 'professional' installation look.
Pros: Solid design; quality construction using material that will stand up to the elements. The fragile electronics inside are well protected, even the memory card, as it is installation requires opening up the protective cylinder casing, accomplished by simply unscrewing the camera cover from the base. It took a minute to locate the slot for the memory card; ended up referring to the installation guide, it’s safely ‘hidden’ in just the right spot inside the camera. Excelle...
Cons: Initially I had some trouble accessing the camera via IE 11. Chrome didn’t have a problem. Was able to fix the issue with IE 11, which had to do with Active X not allowing the connection. I’m able to use Chrome for everything EXCEPT the ePZT controls. A small window pops up with and error message stating this operation is available only when using IE. Um, ok. I just double checked… the exact message says “Zoom In/Out only can be used by IE”. I’ll have to do some resea...
Summary: One thing is for sure, you will need a proffessional to install this for you if you lack the skills and knowledge to do so yourself, especially if you plan on using it outside and there isn't an existing camera location. The camera is weatherproof, but it still needs power and a network connection, which need to be in a dry location.
Pros: The mobile app (Android) worked wonderfully to view while away from the computer. You're limited to the screen size of your phone, however, but you still have the option to take a screenshot. Otherwise, since it's a cloud camera, you can access it from any internet-connected device. The mobile app supports two-way audio functions as well. Great HD resolution is clear and precise. Solid construction; This camera feels very, very sturdy. Even the metal mounting bracket ...
Cons: There is an audio delay when using two-way communication, both to and from the unit. However, it is only a second or two, so it's not a terrible delay. The night mode seems a little too sensitive, as it will activate even when there's plenty of light, taking it from the color day-mode to black and white night-mode. This can be seen as positive though, as you will always be able to see, even if it is in black and white. Advanced options ONLY works properly in Internet ...
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
Summary: The requirement for the cameras to access DLink's servers even if the end-user desires to use them in stand-alone (no Internet connection) mode, seems a bit intrusive and unnecessary, to say the least. It's important to point out that these cameras can be connected to and configured without the use of the auto-installer. The auto-installer is apparently used just to register the cameras with Dlink and support the remote usability functions.
Pros: Camera is easy to set up in a local-only mode. IR quality is good. Viewable from browser (tested Firefox and IE), and from 1 of the Android Apps (MyDlink Lite)...see below for problems with other apps. Gave it two eggs for limited usability.
Cons: Summary of two major problems: 1. The DCS-7010L auto-installer seems to have major (insurmountable for me) problems (as compared to the DCS-932L). 2. The MyDlink+ Android app, useful for viewing more than one camera at a time, and taking snapshots, won't work if a camera cannot complete the auto-installer function. Details: Spent approximately 8 hours in total troubleshooting issues with the MyDlink+ Android application, since it would not recognize my DCS-7010L (as c...
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.