Dlink DCS 2332L Camera Review

My Dlink DCS 2332L also known as Cloud Camera 2350 Camera Review. I liked this camera because the mounting options were fairly easy for an outdoor video.

This one is certified with the latest version of (late 2013) Synology NAS.

Picture quality is slightly better than indoor trendnet cameras, but the trendnets are slightly easier to manage.

The good:
– The picture quality seems fairly good for these cameras. The quality is a little better than the trendnet indoor cameras.
– Setup was easy for me. No particular issues and it took about 8-10 min. The instructions could have been direct in stating to login in to the assigned ip address of the camera.
– This was easy to configure with a Synology NAS unit for the DS CAM software. Only 1 issue, read below.
– The camera has a simple mount system or stand which allows you to try different locations.

The Bad:
– Don’t download the extra software on the dlink website for remote viewing on your desktop. The first thing it did was disable the windows uac security protection. I’ve never seen any other software do this. Then the software never started.
– The motion detection configuration doesn’t allow for any motion ignore zones. Motion is evaluated for the whole frame.
– The camera can’t seem to produce fast frame rates on the highest quality setting. Connection is steady, but frames appear to drop. My trendnets (indoors) on the same network are doing better with this.
– The nighttime quality is very grainy and the IR range is not very far. I would have liked to further range.
– The Audio codec isn’t supported with the Synology DS Cam software for some reason.

The Ok:
– The field of view is less wide than the indoor Trendnets.

This is a sponsored link to the camera. This is for information only. I have no affiliation with dlink. Just trying to help with research.

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Video Rating: 4 / 5

6 Comments

  1. AllAmericanFamilyUS1
    March 31, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    Ok, a year later, what do you think of the dsc2332l ? I am thinking of
    buying two.

  2. Yashu Cheng
    March 31, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    Can I install it at my home and then monitor it in other places? 

  3. Leathergoldfish
    March 31, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    Has anyone been able to get the synology surveillance audio to work. I just
    ordered and will be adding the 5222l. All my cameras are dlink non hd and
    don’t work out of the box with audio on ds. If there is a hack, I don’t
    know it.

  4. Eagle II
    March 31, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    when I setup my cams, their placement was on the advice of a former CIA
    Op. Camera’s high.. lights below. Run a flood light that triggers on
    motion lower than the cam.. and when it lights up, the video appears in
    color at night. Even with cams that have high range IR (30ft plus) the
    flood make the difference. Make sure it is at least a 150 watt quartz
    halogen lamp.
    About 19.95 + or – at Home Depot or Lowes

    If you do this.. copy me in if you place a night video online.

  5. Shipping/Harbors
    March 31, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    Do you need to connect both power cable and ethernet cable in order to make
    it work? Or is the power cable enough when you use wireless network?

  6. Creative Outlet Images
    March 31, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    Dlink Ip camera review up.