D-Link DCS-2630L: A 180 Degree View, HD WiFi 802.11ac Camera

Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 20 October 2015. Page 1 of 4. 9 Comments

D-Link this morning announced the release of the full-HD DCS-2630L WiFi camera. This 802.11ac WiFi security/monitoring camera features a 180 degree field of view and full 1080p video support. D-Link sent out the camera to us last week as a review sample and I've been trying it out and happy with the results as a new indoor security camera.

The features D-Link advertises about the DCS-2630L are:

- 180 Degree Field of View – Widest angle lens on a fixed consumer camera
- Full HD 1080p Quality Video – Rich detail and crisp image quality for monitoring
- Unique De-Warping Technology – Maximizes video quality with less distortion
- 802.11AC Wireless – Latest Wi-Fi technology for better bandwidth and improved range
- Sound & Motion Detection – Push alerts notify users of detected motion or loud noises
- Two-Way Audio – Built-in microphone and speaker for two-way communication
- Local Recording – MicroSD/SDXC card slot for local recording based on event triggers
- Night Vision – See up to 16 feet in complete darkness with built-in IR LEDs

Here's a video that D-Link put out for their new DCS-2630L camera:

While WiFi camers aren't one of our main areas of focus at Phoronix, I personally use a variety of D-Link cameras (such as the DCS-2330L) for security purposes as it is and for monitoring over the server farm (https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=22215). With D-Link having talked up this camera for its impressive 180-degree wide-eye field of view while having full HD recording abilities, I decided to take them up on their offer to checkout this camera.

The DCS-2630L will be selling for $199 USD and should be at major Internet retailers in the very near future. D-Link also is offering a 720p version of this camera, the DCS-960L, which will sell for about $159 USD.

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