D-Link DCS-F1612 2MP HD Day and Night Fixed Dome Camera Review

D-Link is the leading brand for networking as well as CCTV solutions all over the world. The product quality of this brand is always top-notch and equipped with the latest technologies. It manufactures IP cameras, infrared cameras, and CCTV cameras, etc.

This device is the cheapest one from D-Link yet. This 2MP 1080p high definition camera captures everything with great detail, offering excellent value for money. Let’s take an in-depth look into the product to know more about it.

1080p HD recording

The 1/2.7? CMOS sensors make sure it records true 1080p quality high definition videos and captures images with clarity. 2MP HD 1080p camera takes crisp, smooth, and sharp pictures and performs as expected.

Storage

It has a micro sd card support of up to 64gb. Make sure to backup before you format the sd card for reuse.

Easy and quick installation

Installation is the easier part of this security camera from D-link. Mount the camera on the wall, using the mounting accessories that come right out of the box. Then turn on the camera, insert the micro sd card, and go through the quick setup process to get started. Once you have done that you are ready to go.

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What Do We like

Night vision mode

With its infrared LED and 18 pcs of infrared wavelength helps to capture images and videos from a distance of up to 20 meters or 65 feet. Hence, even at night, this camera will record crystal clear footage with improved visibility.

Digital noise reduction

This is one of the best features of the device. At night, due to overexposure of the images, there is some noticeable noise in the pictures. With the noise reduction feature, these grains or noises will not appear in the picture anymore.

Operating temperature

The build of this D-Link security camera is insane. The outer body and the inner part is engineered to sustain extreme conditions and temperatures. The camera will work correctly from -10 degrees celsius to 55 degrees celsius.

Supported outputs

This device can be connected to devices like DVR or probably a screen to watch the recorded 1080p high definition video properly. The outputs that are supported by this device are – AHD/TVi/CVI/CVBS. If you have any of these output machines to connect the security camera, then you can use it see on the big screen.

Video transmission

The ability to transmit videos of this device is up to 300 meters of distance. To receive the signal along with the video, you need a video receiver as well.

What We Don’t Like

Product quality

The product quality has been reported to be poor. Although it comes with a 5-year warranty, it has many bugs to be fixed and needs repairing every once in a while.

Motion detection

The model does not come with the motion detection feature that notifies you in case of the slightest movement.

Tilt/pan

The security camera covers an area of 85 degrees view. It does not tilt or pan, preventing you from obtaining a wider coverage.

Conclusion

D-Link has incorporated many unique features in this security camera, which is available in an affordable price range. It may not include pan/tilt and motion detection functions. However, it is worth a buy for those looking for a complete security solution under a budget.

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Koushik Mondal
 

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