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D-Link DCS-2210L HD PoE IP Camera
Author: Bill Lepse
Manufacturer: D-Link
Source: D-Link
Purchase: B&H Photo and Video
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November 02, 2015

Today we are looking at the D-Link DCS-2210L camera. This is a full high definition (HD) Power over Ethernet (PoE) network camera that is geared towards small businesses. This camera has a 2 MP sensor capable of 1080P resolution, two way audio, PIR (passive infrared) motion sensor, local recording to microSD card and a 103 degree field of view. The review sample we will be checking out was provided by D-Link along with their DGS-1210-10P PoE switch, so that we could test it to its full capabilities.

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The D-Link DCS-2210L has just about every feature one might be looking for with one exception; it is wired only. If you want/need wireless you need to step up to the DCS-2230 but you will give up the PoE. But, for many like myself, a PoE camera offers a lot a flexibility since you only need to run a single cable and you don't have to worry about wireless signal strength where you want to mount the camera. The 2MP CMOS sensor has a 103 degree field of view with a f2.0 fixed lens. To aid low light conditions the camera has an IR LED which can illuminate up to 15 feet allowing you to see in complete darkness. The camera also has a PIR sensor which can more accurately detect motion. If motion is detected you can choose to get alerts and or record video. The video can be recorded locally on the microSD card or remotely. Whether triggered by an alert or just curious about what you camera is seeing you can access a live feed through a web browser or via D-Link apps. If you notice your dog on the couch you can use the 2 way audio feature to try to get them off. Another useful feature is the integration possibilities using the digital input and output.

The list of features and specifications provided below was taken from the official product page on the D-Link website...

Features and Specifications:

Camera Hardware Profile:

1/2.7" 2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
5m/15ft IR illumination distance
Minimum illumination: 0 lux with IR LED on
Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter module
Built-in PIR sensor 5m/15ft
Built-in microphone and speaker
10x digital zoom
Focal length: 2.8 mm
Aperture: F1.8
Angle of view:
    (H) 103
    (V) 55
    (D) 118

Image Features:

Configurable image size, quality, frame rate and bit rate
Time stamp and text overlays
Configurable motion detection windows
Configurable privacy mask zones
Configurable shutter speed, brightness, saturation, contrast, and sharpness

Video Compression:

Simultaneous H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG format compression
H.264/MPEG-4 multicast streaming
JPEG for still images

Video Resolution:

16:9 - Up to 30 fps at 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 800 x 450, 640 x 360, 480 x 270
4:3 - Up to 30 fps at 1440 x 1080, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 600 x 480, 320 x 240

Audio Support:

MPEG-4 AAC audio encoding, bit rate: 16 kbps to 128 kbps
G.711 audio encoding, bit rate: 8 kbps to 64 kbps

External Device Interfaces:

10/100 BASE-TX Fast Ethernet port
Supports 802.3af PoE
DI/DO socket for connection to external devices
microSD/SDHC card slot1

Network Protocols:

IPv6 / IPv4
DHCP client
NTP client (D-Link)
DNS client
DDNS client (D-Link)
SMTP client
FTP client
Samba client
UPnP port forwarding
IP filtering
ONVIF compliant


Administrator and user group protection
Password authentication
HTTP and RTSP digest encryption

System Requirements for Web Interface:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8/7 (32/64-bit)/Vista (32/64-bit)/XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or above
Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 12, Safari 7 or above

Event Management:

Motion detection, Periodic, Digital Input, System Boot, Network Lost, PIR
Event notification and saving/uploading of snapshots/video clips via e-mail, FTP, network storage, or SD card
Supports multiple SMTP and FTP servers
Multiple event notifications
Multiple recording methods for easy backup

Remote Management:

Take snapshots/video clips and save to local hard drive or NAS via web browser
Configuration interface accessible via web browser

Mobile Support:

mydlink mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices

D-ViewCam System Requirements:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8/7 (32/64-bit)/Vista (32/64-bit)/XP
Protocol: Standard TCP/IP

D-ViewCam Software Functions:

Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras
Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen
Supports all management functions provided in web interface
Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options


Size of camera: 2.3" wide, 3.25" high and 1.5" deep
Size with base: 3.2" wide, 5.1" high and 3.8" deep
Weight: 80 g (2.82 ounces)
    Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    Output: 5 V DC, 1.2 A, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: max. 3.5 W


Operating: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
Storage: -20 to 70 C (-4 to 158 F)


Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing




1 year warranty

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