5 Megapixel H.265 Outdoor Dome Network Camera



Camera Overview

The D-Link DCS-6517 5 Megapixel H.265 Outdoor Dome Network Camera is a high definition
professional surveillance and security solution suitable for small, medium, and large enterprises.
The camera features a progressive scan CMOS sensor and support for H.265 to deliver truly
superior quality video in all conditions. Power over Ethernet (PoE) and a rugged, weatherproof
design makes this camera extremely reliable and ideal for deployment in any surveillance

Built for the Outdoors

Specifically designed for outdoor environments, the DCS-6517 is IP67 certified – one of the
toughest Ingress Protection (IP) ratings that is given to products tested to protect against dust
and long-term water immersion. A sunshield provides added protection against the elements
while blocking out glare, and various mounting options gives installers maximum flexibility
for any location. Most importantly, support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) provides power and
network connectivity via a single cable – making the DCS-6517 a truly versatile solution that
can be used in a wide range of applications.

Advanced Monitoring with H.265 Support

In low-light situations, the IR cut filter automatically slides out of the way to use all available
light. The DCS-6517 also has built-in smart IR LED illuminators with a 65 ft. range, allowing
the camera to keep watch even in complete darkness. To maximize bandwidth efficiency and
improve image quality, the DCS-6517 provides real-time video compression using the H.265
and MJPEG codecs. The H.265 codec, or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), uses the latest
compression algorithms to save even more space than H.264, for better visual quality and
recording performance. These features work together to give you a reliable surveillance camera
capable of monitoring an area 24 hours a day – no matter the environment or the application.

Video Management Software

The DCS-6517 5 Megapixel H.265 Outdoor Dome Network Camera 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.

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.

Five Year Warranty

D-Link stands behind the quality of the DCS-6517 with an included limited 5-year warranty. An optional extended warranty doubles the warranty to 10 years and adds next business day hardware replacement.*

*5-Year Warranty is for U.S. only


Camera Hardware Profile

  • 1/2.9” 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 65 feet smart IR illumination distance
  • Minimum illumination:
    • 0.01 lux (color)
    • 0.008 lux (B/W)
    • 0 lux / (IR-LED)
  • Automatic Infrared-Cut Filter module for night viewing
  • 10x digital zoom
  • Minimum object distance: 1.65'
  • 2.8 to 12 mm motorized zoom varifocal DC iris lens
  • Aperture: F 1.4
  • Angle of view:
    • (H) 75° - 24°
    • (V) 55° - 18°
    • (D) 96° - 30°
  • 3-Axis Gimbal Adjustment Angles (non-motorized):
    • Pan: 375°
    • Tilt: 73°
    • Rotational: 90°

Camera Housing

  • IP67 compliant weatherproof housing
  • Includes sunshield
  • IK10 compliant vandalproof housing

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 shutter speed, brightness, saturation, contrast, contrast, sharpness, WDR, flip and mirror

Video Compression

  • Simultaneous H.265/H.264/MJPEG format compression
  • Multicast streaming
  • JPEG for still images

Video Resolution

  • 16:9 - 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 720 x 576, 540 x 360, 320 x 180 at up to 30 fps
  • 4:3 - 2592 x 1944, 1280 x 960, 800 x 600, 640 x 480, 320 x
    240 up to 30 fps

Audio Support (using DCS-11 cable harness)

  • AAC
  • G.711

External Device Interface

  • 10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet port with PoE (Class 3)
  • 1 DI / 1 DO (only with DCS-11 cable harness)
  • Reset button
  • microSD card Slot (SD/SDHC)
  • Audio input / output (only with DCS-11 cable harness)


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        

  • Operating System: Windows 10/8/7
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox       

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

D-ViewCam™ System Requirements

  • Operating System: 32 bit: Windows 8 / 7 (SP1), 64 bit: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 (SP1) / Server 2012 / Server 2008 R2
  • 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



  • 2.09 lbs (0.95 kg)


  • Input: 12 V DC 1.5 A. 50/60 Hz, IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 3

Power Consumption

  • Max: 10 W +/- 5% (PoE)  


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


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


  • CE
  • CE LVD
  • FCC
  • C-Tick


  • 5-Year Limited Warranty

Ordering Information

  • DCS-6517    5 Megapixel H.265 Outdoor Dome Network Camera
  • DCS-11         Cable Harness



DCS-6517 Datasheet

IP Surveillance Comparison Guide

Demo Camera Videos

The D-Link DCS-6517 is a 5 Megapixel H.265 Outdoor Dome Network Camera is designed for capturing extra detail in areas such license plates, faces and currency.

How to get the

Contact Details

D-Link US
17595 Mt Herrmann St
Fountain Valley
CA 92708

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