The Reolink RLC-510WA was announced back in March. Similar to most of the recent Reolink launches, the main feature upgrade here is the new smart object detection for people and vehicles, allowing you to minimise notifications and make it easier to find recorded events.

The RLC-410W would be the likely camera this replaces, so you also get a bump in resolution from 4MP(2560×1440) to 5MP (2560×1920).

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Reolink RLC-510WA Review Rating

James Smythe

Summary

As usual from Reolink, this is a superb option, offering 5MP resolution, Wi-Fi connectivity and advanced object detection.

Reolink RLC-510WA Specification

  • Image Sensor : 1/2.7″ CMOS Sensor
  • Video Resolution: 2560 x 1920 (5.0 Megapixels) at 20 frames/sec
  • Lens: f=4.0mm fixed, F=2.0, with IR cutf=2.7-13.5mm F=1.6-3.3, with IR cut
  • Video Format :H.264
  • Field of View
    • Horizontal: 80°
    • Vertical: 42°
  • Day & Night: IR-cut filter with auto-switching
  • Infrared Night Vision: Up to 30 meters (LED: 4pcs/28mil/850nm)
  • Power: DC 12.0V⎓1A, <12W
  • Connectivity: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Snart Detection: Motion detection/human detection/vehicle detection
  • Recording options: MicroSD, Cloud, NVR/Onvif
  • Dimensions: 67 x 67 x 186mm
  • Weight: 415g

Set-Up

I am not sure if this is the formal way of setting up the Reolink Wi-Fi cameras, but I plugged it into the DC power, wired it up to Ethernet, added the camera to the app via the QR code then provided the Wi-Fi credentials afterwards. Once added to the system, you can remove the Ethernet cable.

You have options to record to microSD, a Reolink NVR, any ONVIF NVR, or Reolink cloud. I currently use the Reolink NVR.

While I much prefer using Ethernet, the Wi-Fi performance is good. Obviously, this will depend on the strength of your Wi-Fi signal, but I haven’t experienced any slowness in connecting to the camera or glitchiness with the recordings.

Web Browser Settings

You can also manage the camera via its IP on a browser. I prefer this method as I am always sat in front of my computer. I find this is the best way to tweak the image settings to your liking.

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