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D-Link DCS-2530L HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera
Author: Bill Lepse
Manufacturer: D-Link
Source: D-Link
Purchase: Newegg
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October 06, 2016

At a media event held on September 15, 2016, D-Link released its new 180-Degree Wi-Fi camera, the DCS-2530L. At first glance it looks a lot like the DCS-2630L that we reviewed almost a year ago; that is until you get them side by side. They both have the same shape, but as you will see later the newer DCS-2530L is significantly smaller. In this review I will go over the basics of the camera and compare the features of this 2530L to the 2630L.

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Features and Specifications:

The DCS-2530L is a full HD 180-degree wide angle IP camera that works with D-Link's mydlink Lite app for remote access, features 1-way audio, 16 foot IR illumination, local recording with microSD (up to 128GB), 802.11n/g Wi-Fi, as well as sound and motion detection. Below is a more comprehensive list taken from the product page on the D-Link website.

Camera Hardware Profile:

1/3" 2 megapixel progressive CMOS sensor
16 feet IR illumination distance
Minimum illumination: 0 lux with IR LEDs on
10x digital zoom
Focal length: 1.7 mm
Aperture: F2.5
Stand angle: -15 to 90
Angle of view (16:9):
   (H) 180
   (V) 86
   (D) 180
Minimum object distance: 11 inches
Built-in microphone

Image Features:

Configurable image size, quality, frame rate and bit rate
Configurable brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness and exposure time
Time stamp and text overlays
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
3D filtering
Configurable privacy mask zones

Video Compression:

Simultaneous H.264/MJPEG format video compression
H.264 multicast streaming
JPEG for still images

Video Resolution:

1920 x 1080 at up to 30 fps
1280 x 720 at up to 30 fps
800 x 448 at up to 30 fps
640 x 352 up to 30 fps


G.711 (128Kbps)
AAC (32 Kbps)

External Device Interface:

Power/Status LED
WPS Button
Reset Button
microUSB Power Connector
microSD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
Wi-Fi Signal Locator LED

Network Protocols:

DHCP Client
NTP Client (D-Link)
DNS Client
DDNS Client (D-Link)
SMTP Client
HTTP Server
UPnP Port Forwarding
HTTPS (for configuration)


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

Wireless Connectivity:

802.11n/g wireless with WPA/WPA2 encryption
Operates on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands


microSD Card Slot
Supports microSD/SDHC/SDXC up to 128 GB

System Requirements for Web Interfaces:

Operating system: Microsoft Windows 104 /8/75 or Mac OS X (10.7 and above)
Browser: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 12, Safari 6 and Chrome 206 or higher

Event Management:

Event notification and uploading of snapshots/video clips via e-mail
Scheduled recording
Configurable motion detection windows
Configurable sound level detection
Remote Access
Remote Management
Configuration interface accessible via web browser

Mobile Support:

mydlink Lite app for iOS, Android and Windows Phones
mydlink Plus (+) app for iOS and Android devices


Weight:0.23 lbs
Dimensions (W x D x H):2.4 x 2.4 x 4.3 inches
Power: Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 5 V DC 1.2A
Power Consumption: 4.5 watts
Temperature: Operating: 32 to 104 o F (0 to 40 o C)
Storage: -4 to 158 o F (-20 to 70 o C)
   Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
   Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Certifications: CE, CE LVD, FCC, ICES
Warranty: 1 Year Limited

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