D-Link DCS-2630L Review – An IP Camera Worth Buying?

Looking at the D-Link DCS-2630L IP Camera, you can immediately see the potential promised by its imposing design. Whether or not that promise will hold up true in testing, remains to be seen, however, as we explore the various features of this WiFi camera in our review.

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With that said, let’s jump into this review and see what we’re dealing with.

Reliable lens

Obviously, the quality of the lens is important when you’re dealing with a camera. It has a glass lens that improves the fidelity of the image thanks to the integrated de-warp technology. The 1080p recording lens featured with the D-Link DCS-2630L will do the job, especially since it’s paired with a 180 degree viewing angle.

That’s quite impressive, for any WiFi camera, and it’s a feature that puts this model above many other models, right from the start. The zoom function allows the user to pinch and close in on the focus up to eight times, giving you the edge when trying to inspect small elements or things that are farther away.


Ease of access

You can access the footage you record with the camera through the mobile app or through the web portal, so no matter if you’re at your computer or out for the evening, you can still check out what’s happening in the garage, living room, greenhouse, or wherever you placed the device. You’ll be able to store up to 7 days worth of video, because that’s approximately how much you can fit on a 128 GB microSD card. If you want to communicate with someone remotely, you can sue the camera as both a speaker and a microphone. Conversations can be carried out through the two-way audio system incorporated in the camera, as well as simpler things. Give your pet commands or tell your children to stay away from the cookie jar, all while at work or shopping.

D-Link DCS-2630L Setup

As mentioned earlier, the camera has quite a distinctive design. While this might give it some personality, it can also make it seem heavier and more cumbersome to manipulate. Overall, the installation process might take a little longer than with other WiFi cameras.

Sensor kit

The camera comes with multiple sensors. It can detect sound and motion, which can also translate to an alert message sent to your designated device. Unfortunately, you can’t get email alerts as well. And if you were wondering, it does also feature night vision support. IN fact, the camera can see almost 5 meters in a frontal radius, which amounts to about 16 feet.  There’s a light sensor that detects when the camera needs to night vision feature, so you don’t have to worry about turning it on manually during late hours.


  • Smart sensors for light, motion and sound
  • Good storage
  • Accessible on-the-go


  • No email alerts
  • Harder to set up

We’re not the type to kick the chubby kid off the playground, and from our review, you can see that the D-Link DCS-2630L has a place here as well. Yes, its size might make it a bit harder to install, but its efficient sensors and reliable storage make it a solid buy. What’s your favorite feature from the D-Link DCS-2630L after you have read this review? Let us know in the comments.

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