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5 Megapixel Outdoor Dome Network Camera



Camera Overview

The D-Link DCS-6517 5 Megapixel Outdoor Dome Network Camera is a high definition professional surveillance and security solution suitable for small, medium, and large enterprises. The camera uses a high resolution 1/3” 5 megapixel sensor with digital WDR image enhancement to deliver balanced video in varying lighting conditions. With 2560 x 1920 resolution, the DCS-6517 captures more detail in areas such license plates, faces and currency. The rugged design makes this camera ideal for deployment in a wide variety of surveillance applications.

High-Quality Streaming & Recording

To maximize 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. This versatility enables a wide variety of security applications, such as monitoring public areas to detect incidents and to coordinate responses, enforcing access control to restricted areas, deterring criminal activity, or monitoring inventory.

Continuous Monitoring

The DCS-6517’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-6517 also has built-in IR LED illuminators with a 60 foot range, allowing the camera to keep watch even in complete darkness. These features work together to give you a reliable surveillance camera capable of monitoring an area 24 hours a day.

Video Management Software

The DCS-6517 5 Megapixel 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

  • 1/3.2” 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 60 feet IR illumination distance
  • Minimum illumination:
    • 0.5 lux (color)
    • 0.1 lux (B/W)
    • 0 lux / (IR-LED)
  • Automatic Infrared-Cut Filter module for night viewing
  • 10x digital zoom
  • Minimum object distance: 11.8”
  • 3 to 10.5 mm Varifocal DC Auto Iris Lens
  • Aperture: F 1.4
  • Angle of view:
    • (H) 85° - 25°
    • (V) 65° - 19°
  • 3-Axis Gimbal Adjustment Angles (non-motorized):
    • Vertical: 60°
    • Horizontal: 360°
    • Rotational: 360°

Camera Housing

  • IP66 compliant weatherproof housing
  • Includes Weathershield
  • 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.264/MJPEG format compression
  • Multicast streaming
  • JPEG for still images

Video Resolution

  • 16:9 - 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 960 x 540, 640 x 360 at up to 30 fps
  • 4:3 - 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 800 x 600, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 at up to 15 fps

Audio Support

  • AAC
  • G.711

External Device Interface

  • 10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet port with PoE
  • 1 DI / 1 DO
  • Reset button
  • 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 8 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

D-ViewCam™ System Requirements

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8 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



  • 2.75 lbs (1.24 kg) ±5%


  • 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 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 Outdoor Dome Network Camera

Optional Accessories

  • DCS-34-2     Pendant Mount, 7.9” x 5.9” (201 x 150 mm) 1.45 lbs (665 g)
  • DCS-34-3    Wall Mount, 9.96” x 5.9” (253 x 150 mm) 1.7 lbs (770 grams)



DCS-6517 Datasheet

IP Surveillance Comparison Guide

Demo Camera Videos

The D-Link DCS-6517 is a 5 Megapixel High Definition Day & Night Outdoor Dome IP Camera 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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