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5 Megapixel Varifocal Outdoor Dome Network Camera



The D-Link DCS-6517 5 Megapixel Varifocal Outdoor Dome Network Camera is a high definition professional surveillance and security solution suitable for businesses and enterprises. The camera uses a 5 megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor to deliver truly superior quality video in all conditions.
Combined with its power over Ethernet (PoE) capability this truly is a versatile solution that can be used in a wide range of applications.

Built for the Outdoors

Specially built for outdoor use, the DCS-6517 has an IP66 weatherproof housing that protects it from dirt and rain. The durable housing has also been designed to meet IK10 vandal proof specifications, meaning that it can be deployed into areas that are prone to vandalism.

Continuous Monitoring

The DCS-6517 also has built-in IR LED illuminators with a 20 metre range, allowing the camera to keep watch even in complete darkness. To maximise bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, the DCS-6517 provides real-time video compression using the H.264, and MJPEG codecs, and supports three separate profiles for simultaneous video streaming and recording.

Flexible Connectivity

The DCS-6517 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.

Robust Management Software

Includes D-ViewCam™, a complete surveillance software package that enables you to view, manage, and record from up to 32 cameras on a single computer in a central location.
Recordings and e-mail alerts can be triggered through motion detection or events triggered by digital input devices, keeping administrators informed of any unusual activity.

Technical Specifications


Camera Hardware Profile

  • 1/3.2” 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 20 metre IR illumination distance
  • Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter module
  • Minimum illumination:
  • 0.5 Lux Color mode
  • 0.1 Lux Black and White mode
  • 0 Lux Black and White mode with IR LED on
  • Minimum object distance 0.3 m
  • 3 ~ 10.5 mm DC iris vari-focal lens
  • Aperture F1.4
  • Angle of view
    • (H) 26.94° to 67.23°
    • (V) 20.17° to 48.88°
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2.5 ~ 1/10,000
  • 4x Digital zoom

Camera Housing

  • IP66 compliant weatherproof housing
  • IK-10 compliant vandal-proof 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, 640 x 360 at up to 30 fps
  • 4:3 - 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 800 x 600, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 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, Chrome, 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

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

D-ViewCam™ System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10/8/7/2000/Vista/XP
  • 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)


  • Input: 12 V DC 1.5 A. 50/60 Hz, IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 0

Power Consumption

  • Max:11.6 W (PoE, heater on)


  • Operating: -40 to 50 ˚C (-40 to 122 ˚F)
  • Storage: -20 to 70 ˚C (-4 to 158 ˚F)


  • Operating: 20% to 90% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing


  • CE
  • CE LVD
  • FCC
  • C-Tick

Warranty Document
Description Type File Size
Download PDF 0.33mb
This D-Link product includes software code developed by third parties, including software code subject to the GNU General Public License (“GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (“LGPL”). As applicable, the terms of the GPL and LGPL, and information on obtaining access to the GPL code and LGPL code used in this product, are available to you at:
The GPL code and LGPL code used in this product is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and is subject to the copyrights of one or more authors. For details, see the GPL code and the LGPL code for this product and the terms of the GPL and LGPL.
Version Description Date
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02.03.2016 09:29:00
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Business Benefits

"When I was first starting the research, I wasn’t hopeful that I was going to find a solution that would meet our needs and actually fit our tight budget. But the D-Link solution did and it provides the performance we were looking for."
John Savage
Director of Advanced Academic Computing for George Mason University
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