D-Link 1.3 MP HD WDR Outdoor Dome IP Camera

HD Weatherproof Vandal-Proof Fixed Dome Day & Night IP Network Camera, 1/3" Megapixel WDR Progressive Scan CMOS, 0 Lux, IR 20M, 1280x1024 (Megapixel), 3.3mm-12mm Varifocal Lens, H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG, 3G, 10/100 PoE, IP66, IK-10
Manufacturer: D-link
SKU: DCS-6511
Manufacturer part number: DCS-6511
excluding shipping

General Specifications

  • 1/3" 1.3 Megapixel WDR Progressive Scan CMOS Sensor
  • WDR SN ratio: 100 dB
  • Motorized Varifocal Lens 3.3-12 mm, f1.4

View Angle

  • Vertical: 63.6° to 17.9°
  • Diagonal; 125.7° to 29.9°
  • Horizontal: 89.8° to 23.9°


  • 60 feet illumination distance with 12 LEDs and light sensor

Minimum Illumination

  • Color: 0.2 lux @ f1.4
  • B/W: 0.02 lux @ f1.4
  • B/W: 0 lux with IR LED on

3-Axis Angle 

  • Vertical: 120°
  • Horizontal: 340°
  • Rotational: 300°

Built-in Network Interface

  • 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet

System Requirements

  • Operating System:
  • Microsoft Windows® 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 6 or above
  • Firefox 3.5 or above
  • Safari 4

Networking Protocols

  • IPv4, ARP, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP™, Samba, PPPoE, FTP, RTSP, RTCP, 3GPP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS (D-link), HTTPS, Port Forwarding, SMTP, NTP (D-Link), RTP, UDP, ICMP

Video Codecs

  • H.264
  • MPEG4
  • JPEG for still images

Video Features

  • Adjustable image size, quality and bit rate
  • Time stamp and text overlays
  • 3 configurable privacy masks
  • Flip & Mirror
  • ePTZ

Audio Codecs

  • G.726

Power Input

  • 802.3af PoE
  • 12V DC 1.25A
  • 24V AC

Physical and Environmental

  • IP66 Weather-Proof standard
  • IK-10 Vandal-Proof standard
  • Built-in Heater and Fan

Standard Mounting Bracket

  • Height: 0.9 inches (23mm)
  • Weight: 0.9lbs (400g)
  • Diameter: 7.2 inches (183mm)


  • FCC
  • IC
  • C-Tick
  • CE
  • LVD

Optional Mounting Accessories

  • DCS-34-2 Pendant Mount
  • DCS-34-3 Wall Mount


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

Relative Humidity

  • 20% to 80% Non-Condensing


  • 2.27 lbs (1030.5 g)


  • 5-Year Limited Warranty1

Part Number

  • DCS-6511: HD Day & Night Vandal-Proof Fixed Dome Network Camera

15-Year Limited Warranty available only in the USA

Product Features:

  • 1.3 Megapixel WDR sensor for High Definition recording
  • Motorized Varifocal Autofocus Lens with 3.6x Optical Zoom
  • Removable IR Cut Filter for Day/ Night
  • 20 meter Illumination Distance with 12 LEDs and Light Sensor to Support Dark Environments with 0 Lux Illumination
  • Supports H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG Video Compression
  • Up to 30 Frames Per Second
  • Support for Multiple Simultaneous Streams
  • Built-in Samba Client
  • Support for Motion Detection
  • Flip & Mirror Images
  • SD Card Slot
  • Digital I/O Support for Sensors and Alarms
  • Built-in Heater and Fan for Outdoor Environments
  • IP-66 Weather-Proof Standard
  • IK-10 Vandal-Proof Standard
  • Built-in 802.3af PoE
  • Support for ePTZ
  • Advanced Security and Network Management
  • 3 Configurable Privacy Masks

Product Description:

Round The Clock Surveillance
The D-link DCS-6511 is a high-definition fixed dome day and night network camera, ideal for small-to-medium business applications and remote monitoring over the Internet. The camera employs a superior CMOS sensor with low lux sensitivity to deliver a truly superior image quality under various lighting conditions. The DCS-6511 is equipped with a BNC video connector for an analog video signal, and DI/DO (digital input/digital output) connectors for external alarms and sensors.

High Quality Video Feeds
To maximize bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, the DCS-6511 provides real-time video compression using the H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG codecs. Furthermore, the DCS-6511 supports 3 separate profiles for simultaneous video streaming and is capable of recording in MJPEG, MPEG-4 and H.264 compression at 1.3 megapixel resolution.

This kind of versatility enables a wide variety of security applications. Examples include keeping an eye on your home during lunch through a 3GPP enabled mobile device or fine-tuning your security system in real-time over the local network. You may also remotely manage a directory of recorded video files on a network attached storage (NAS) device or SD card.

Flexible Installation
Power over Ethernet (PoE) connectivity allows for discreet installation in virtually any indoor or outdoor location. The camera’s built-in 802.3af compliant PoE module eases the installation process by reducing the need to drill holes and lay additional cabling to a power source. In addition, the 10/100Base-TX Ethernet port seamlessly connects to your local network or to the Internet via a gateway router. This camera can be accessed, controlled, and viewed from any appropriately configured device connected to your local area or wide area network.

IR Cut Filter and IR LEDs for Continuous Monitoring
The removable IR cut filter provides the DCS-6511 with the capability to record clear video footage in low light environments. The fully automated system is able to determine current lighting conditions and automatically activates the 12 built in IR LEDs to capture objects within 20 meters in complete darkness.

ePTZ for Surveying Regions of Interest
The ePtZ feature allows users to select a target region for close-up viewing simply by clicking on the video feed displayed within their browser. ePTZ makes use of the camera’s megapixel resolution to survey a large area effortlessly. Since ePTZ requires no moving parts, there is no need to worry about the mechanical lifecycle of the camera.