D-Link FHD Wi-Fi DCS-8300LHV2 security camera (Review)

Andreas Milano

The D-Link FHD Wi-Fi DCS-8300LHV2 is a [email protected], 120° FOV, mains powered indoor security camera. At $129.95, it is also relatively inexpensive. To position it – the D-Link FHD Wi-Fi DCS-8300LHV2 rounds out the 2020 DCS Wi-Fi range that includes FHD Outdoor (with and without spotlight), pan and tilt and […]

The D-Link FHD Wi-Fi DCS-8300LHV2 is a [email protected], 120° FOV, mains powered indoor security camera. At $129.95, it is also relatively inexpensive.

To position it – the D-Link FHD Wi-Fi DCS-8300LHV2 rounds out the 2020 DCS Wi-Fi range that includes FHD Outdoor (with and without spotlight), pan and tilt and mini cameras. All of these work with the mydlink app.

Review: D-Link FHD Wi-Fi DCS-8300LHV2 security camera

  • Website here
  • Price: $129.95
  • Warranty: 1-year ACL
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • D-Link, est. 1986 is a Taiwanese multinational networking company head quartered in Taipei, Taiwan. You can trust D-Link and your privacy.
  • You can read other GadgetGuy D-Link news and reviews here

First impression – not another 1080p Wi-Fi camera!

Well, it is not just another Wi-Fi security camera but one that GadgetGuy trusts. You see, the great bulk of lower-cost Wi-Fi cameras are full of easily exploitable security flaws and some purposely spy on you. GadgetGuy’s trusted brands include D-Link, Arlo, Nest, Uniden, and Swann – the rest should be ripped and replaced as far as we are concerned. Be warned.

On the hardware front, it offers

  • [email protected] f/2.2 (most generics only have 15fps or lower)
  • 120° field of view (fairly standard), but it is really (H) 100° (V) 52° (D) 120°
  • IR mono night vision to 5m (ditto)
  • Wi-Fi N 2.4Ghz connection IPv6
  • Bluetooth BLE (for easy smartphone setup)
  • Micro-USB 5V/1.2A/6W charger
  • Micro-SD slot (to 256GB)
  • Increased security with WPA3 encryption
  • Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatible via mydlink app (limited commands)
  • Wall and ceiling 360° gimbal mount with image inversion.
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