Outdoor 18X WDR Day/Night Speed Dome Network Camera


  • Product Status: End of Life
  • ¼” EX-View CCD sensor for superior image quality
  • 18x optical zoom
  • 12x digital zoom
  • Motorised pan & tilt with proportional speed adjustment
  • Built-in IR-Cut Removable (ICR) filter, for enhanced colour rendering in the day and good results in low light conditions
  • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, for clear images in strong backlight
  • Digital I/Os for sensor input and alarm output
  • IP66 certified weatherproof casing, with built-in heater and fan
  • Vandal-proof dome
  • Selectable streaming in MPEG-4 or MJPEG compression
  • Monitoring software included (support for up to 32 cameras)

The DCS-6815 High Speed 18x High Speed Dome Network Camera is a professional outdoor IP surveillance solution which connects to your network to provide high-quality live video over the Internet. The inconspicuous dome enclosure can be mounted in a variety of positions based on your needs.

Day & night powerful surveillance
Equipped with Sony’s proprietary EX-View technology, the camera’s sensor  shows a drastically improved light sensitivity, so that it can deliver excellent image quality and levels of detail. In addition, the camera includes a built-in Infrared Cut Removable (ICR) filter, which allows the camera to capture crisp colour images during the daytime, and clear grayscale images in low-light. It also includes Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, which provides clear images with a good level of detail even when the camera is hit with strong backlight, for example when facing intense sunlight that may be streaming in through a nearby window.

Effective monitoring with Pan, Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ) functions
The pan function  provides a 360° range of motion. Pan and tilt speeds are proportional to the optical zoom ratio of the camera, so when the camera zooms in, the panning speed is automatically slowed to improve camera tracking and controllability. You can program the camera to automatically sweep areas of interest by defining routes with specific pan, tilt, zoom and focus features.

Weatherproof housing
The camera is housed in an IP66 certified weatherproof casing, which protects it against rain and dust. A built-in heater and fan allows the camera to operate in extreme environments at temperatures ranging from -40°C to 50°C.

Recording & storage
Embedded with a powerful SoC (System-on-Chip), the camera provides high-quality, real-time video compression in MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG formats.

You can record directly onto an FTP server located off-site or a Network Video Recorder (NVR), such as D-Link’s DNS-722-4 or DNS-726-4. These devices can control multiple cameras and support RAID-1 for backup of the video footage.

A complete surveillance solution
The camera provides eight alarm inputs and one alarm output to connect alarm devices. With this function, alarm systems distributed across an area to monitor can initiate swift camera movements to catch event images, a cost-effective alternative to multiple fixed cameras overseeing the same area.

Snapshots may be sent via e-mail, based on motion detection or D/I signal.

With the free D-ViewCam software included, up to 32 cameras may be monitored on a single computer screen at one central location.

Actual product appearance may differ from the image displayed on this page.
Image sensor
1/4'' CCD (Sony Super HAD-II)
Maximum Video Resolution
720 x 480 (PAL)

720 x 576 (NTSC)
3.4-61.2 mm


Motorised Varifocal
Infrared-Cut Removable Filter
Wide Dynamic Range(WDR)
Optical Zoom
Motorised Pan/Tilt
Privacy Masks
16 zones
Analouge Output
Vandal Proof
2-way audio
External Microphone Input
External Speaker Output
Digital Input/Output(DI/DO)
Video Format

Mobile Stream
Digital Zoom
Motion Detection
Event Recording
E-mail Notification
Recording to NAS
This product was phased out on: 04/03/2017
This product's last date of support is on: 04/03/2019
Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet - PDF 0.33mb Download
IP Surveillance Product Guide - PDF 3.58mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
User Manual User Manual - PDF 13.84mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
1.00 Quick Installation Guide 02/04/2010 PDF 2.11mb Download
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Version Description Date Type
Firmware 1.01 Firmware 21/04/2011 - Download
Version Description Date
Device Pack 1.5.4

Device Pack

18/02/2014 Download
D-ViewCam 3.50 + Device Pack 3.50

D-ViewCam 3.50 + Device Pack 1.5.2

05/12/2013 Download
Setup Wizard 1.05 Setup Wizard 21/04/2011 Download
Version Description Date
Declaration of conformity Declaration of conformity 13/12/2011 Download
Declaration of conformity Declaration of conformity 07/04/2010 Download
UK_D_View Cam Manual_v3_20_RevA

D-View Cam Manual

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