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2 MP HD WDR Outdoor Dome IP Camera



Round-The-Clock Surveillance

The D-Link DCS-6511 Full HD WDR Day & Night Vandal-Proof Dome Network Camera is a high definition professional surveillance and security solution suitable for small, medium, and large enterprises. The camera uses a high-sensitivity 2 megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor with a motorized P-Iris lens and onboard WDR image enhancement to deliver truly superior quality video in all conditions. The all-in-one durable design makes this camera ideal for reliable deployment in surveillance applications without the need for accessories. 

Advanced Features for High-Quality Video
The DCS-6511 is equipped with a P-Iris lens that controls the iris with extreme precision. Its built-in stepping motor maintains the Iris opening at an optimal level at all times, resulting in superior image quality, clarity, and depth of field. The remote focus function eliminates the need for manual focusing at the camera’s position and allows you to make adjustments from any computer. To maximize bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, the DCS-6511 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 in Any Environment
The DCS-6511 WDR image 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-6511 is also built with IR LED illuminators with a 20-meter range, allowing the camera to keep watch even in complete darkness. These work together to give you a reliable surveillance camera capable of monitoring an area 24 hours a day.

Robust Management Software
The Full HD WDR Day & Night Vandal-Proof 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.

Full-Featured Connectivity
The DCS-6511 has a built-in 802.3af compliant PoE module that eases installation by providing power and networking connectivity with a single cable, reducing the need to drill holes or lay additional cabling. In addition, the optional cable harness provides a multitude of connections such as audio input/output and digital input/output, which enable connections to external triggers such as IR sensors, switches and alarm relays.


Specifications Apply to DCS-6511 Revision B1 Only

 Camera Hardware Profile

  • 1/2.8” 2 Megapixel progressive CMOS sensor
  • 20-meter Smart IR illumination distance
  • Minimum illumination:
  • Color (Day Mode), IR LEDs off: 0.1 lux / F1.4
  • B/W (Night Mode), IR LEDs off: 0.008 lux / F1.4
  • B/W (Night Mode), IR LEDs on: 0 lux / F1.4
  • Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter module
  • 10x digital zoom
  • Minimum object distance: 0.5 m
  • 2.8 to 12 mm motorized P-Iris lens
  • Aperture: F1.4

Angle of view (16:9)

  • (H) 33° to 108°
  • (V) 19° to 57°
  • (D) 39° to 134°
  • Angle of 3-Axis Gimbal
  • Pan 375°
  • Tilt 73°
  • Rotation 90°

Camera Housing

  • IP67 compliant weatherproof housing
  • IK10 vandal-proof compliant

Image Features

  • Configurable image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate
  • Time stamp and text overlays
  • Configurable motion detection windows
  • Digital Image Stabilization (DIS)
  • Configurable privacy mask zones
  • Configurable shutter speed, brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness, zoom, focus, and aperture

Video Compression

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

Video Resolution

  • 16:9 at 1920 x 1080,1280 x 720, 960 x 560, 640 x 360, 320 x 176 up to 60 fps, up to 30 fps with WDR on
  • 4:3 at 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480, 480 x 360, 320 x 240 up to 60 fps, up to 30 fps with WDR on

Audio Support

  • G.711
  • AAC

External Device Interface

  • 10/100/1000BASE-TX Ethernet port with PoE (Class 3)
  • 1 DI, 1 DO (with optional DCS-11 cable)
  • microSD card slot
  • Audio input/output (with optional DCS-11 cable)

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
  • Bonjour
  • 802.1x
  • SNMP


  • Administrator and user group protection
  • Password authentication
  • HTTP and RTSP authentication

System Requirements for Web Interface

  • Browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari

Event Management

  • Motion detection, Face Detection
  • Event notification and uploading of snapshots/video clips via e-mail or FTP
  • Supports multiple 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

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000

D-ViewCam™ System Requirements

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher
  • Protocol: Standard TCP/IP

D-ViewCam™ Software Functions

  • Remote management
  • Control and manage up to 32 cameras
  • View up to 32 cameras on one screen
  • Management functions provided in web interface
  • Scheduled, motion detection, and manual recording triggers


  • 0.95 kg with bracket and sunshield (2.09 pounds)

External Power Adapter (with optional DCS-11 cable)

  • Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Output: 12 V 1.5 A

Power Consumption

  • 10 watts ± 5 %


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


  • Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing


  • CE
  • CE LVD
  • FCC
  • C-Tick


  • 5-Years
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To help you to decide which frame rate to configure for each installation we have created surveillance frame rate reference videos in three major categories, traffic, transportation and the shopping mall.

Note that these videos are recorded at HD720P but are shown via YouTube at 360p.

Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio

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