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5 Megapixel Varifocal Outdoor Network Camera



The D-Link DCS-7517 5 Megapixel Varifocal Outdoor Network Camera is a high definition professional surveillance and security solution suitable for businesses of any size.

The camera uses a 5 megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor with a motorised varifocal lens and on-board WDR image enhancement, to deliver truly superior quality video in all conditions. The remote focus function eliminates the need for manual focusing at the camera’s position and allows you to make adjustments remotely.

The DCS-7517’s digital wide dynamic range (WDR) video enhancement gives you improved image quality in environments with uneven or difficult lighting, so you can identify subjects that are backlit or in brightly lit areas.

In low-light situations, the IR cut filter automatically slides out of the way to use all available light. The DCS-7517 is also built with IR LED illuminators with a 30 metre range, allowing the camera to function even in complete darkness.

Specially built for outdoor use, the DCS-7517 has an IP66 weatherproof housing that protects it from dirt and rain. Combined with its power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, the DCS-7517 truly is a versatile solution that can be used in a wide range of applications.

The DCS-7517 has a built-in 802.3af compliant PoE module that simplifies installation by providing power and networking connectivity with a single cable, reducing the need to drill holes or lay additional cabling

Functions & Features




Exceptional Video Quality

  • 1/3.2” 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, max. 2560 x 1920
  • 2.8 ~ 12 mm motorised varifocal lens
  • Remote zoom and focus
  • Wide Dynamic Range image enhancement
  • H.264, MJPEG codec support for streaming and recording


Outdoor Placement

  • Built-in IR LED illuminator with a 30 metre range for use in dark areas
  • Built-in heating and cooling capabilities ensure camera can work in a wide range of climates
    from -40 ˚C to 50 ˚C
  • Range of mounting options for flexible placement
  • Rugged IP66 weatherproof housing
  • Sunshield to protect unit when mounted outdoors



  • microSD card slot for on-board storage1
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet port with PoE ensures easy integration into your network
  • DI/DO socket for connection to external devices
  • Audio in and out jacks can be connected to a microphone and speaker for 2-way audio


Technical Specifications




Camera Hardware Profile

  • 1/3.2” 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 30 metre IR illumination distance
  • Built-in infrared-cut removable (ICR) filter module
  • Minimum illumination:
    • 0.5 lux colour mode
    • 0.1 lux black and white mode
    • 0 lux black and white mode with IR LED on
  • Minimum object distance 0.3 m       
  • 2.8 ~ 12 mm motorised zoom varifocal DC iris lens
  • Aperture F1.8
  • Angle of view
    • (H) 29.47° to 72.84°
    • (V) 21.72° to 54.69°
  • Shutter speed: 1/2.5 ~ 1/10,000
  • 4x digital zoom


Camera Housing

  • IP66 compliant weatherproof housing
  • Included sunshield


Image Features

  • Configurable image size, quality, frame rate  and bit rate
  • Time stamp and text overlays
  • 3 configurable motion detection windows
  • Tamper detection
  • Configurable privacy mask zones
  • Configurable exposure, brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness, white balance, WDR, flip and mirror


Video Compression

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


Video Resolution

  • 16:9 1920x1080, 1280x720, 960 x 540 at up to 30 fps 
  • 4:3 - 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960 at up to 15 fps


Audio Support

  • AAC
  • G.711


External Device Interfaces

  • 10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet port with PoE
  • 1 DI / 1 DO
  • Reset button            
  • Video out (BNC)
  • microSD card slot (SD/SDHC)
  • Audio input / output




Network Protocols

  • IPv6
  • IPv4
  • TCP/IP
  • UDP
  • ICMP
  • DHCP client
  • NTP client (D-Link)
  • DNS client
  • DDNS client (D-Link)
  • SMTP client
  • FTP client
  • Samba client
  • PPPoE
  • UPnP port forwarding
  • IP filtering
  • QoS
  • CoS
  • Multicast
  • ONVIF compliant
  • SNMP



  • Administrator and user group protection
  • Remote client access control
  • HTTP and RTSP authentication
  • HTTPS encryption for web access


System Management


System Requirements for Web Interface

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox, or Safari      


Event Management

  • Motion detection
  • Event notification and uploading of snapshots/video clips via e-mail or FTP
  • Supports multiple HTTP, SMTP, and FTP servers
  • Multiple event notifications
  • Multiple recording methods for easy backup


Remote Management

  • Take snapshots/video clips and save to local hard drive         
  • Configuration interface accessible via web browser


OS Support (for setup utility)

  • Operating system: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000


D-ViewCam™ System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000
  •         Web browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher Protocol: standard TCP/IP


D-ViewCam™ Software Functions

  • Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras
  • Supports all management functions provided in web interface          
  • Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen
  • Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options





  • 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs) for camera only, without sunshield and mounting bracket 



  • External power adapter: 12 V DC 1.5 A. 50/60 Hz       
  • PoE: IEEE 802.3af Class 0


Power Consumption

  • Max:12.48 W             



  • Operating: -40 to 50 ˚C (-40 to 122 ˚F)

•             Storage: -20 to 70 ˚C (-4 to 158 ˚F)



  • Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing



  • CE
  • CE LVD
  • ICES-003
  • FCC
  • C-Tick


1 Camera is compatible with microSD SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to v3.01. Camera is not compatible with v4.x cards.

Warranty Document
Description Type File Size
Download PDF 0.38mb
Additional Downloads
Version Description Date
Download V1.00.20
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Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio
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Contact Details

D-Link Finland

Box 15036
S-167 15 Bromma, Sweden

General Queries:
+358-10 3098840 


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