Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera review is for Hikvision fans. Hikvision is a China-based organization that has a worldwide presence. It is the largest distributor of security surveillance in the world.

Monitor an outdoor area with the white 8MP Outdoor Network Dome Camera from Hikvision. This unit uses a 1/2.5″ progressive scan CMOS sensor to capture 3840 x 2160 resolution video at 15 fps. EXIR 2.0 technology provides up to 100′ IR illumination. 

The camera’s 2.8mm fixed lens delivers a 102° horizontal field of view. A memory card slot accepts microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128GB. Integrated PoE technology simplifies connectivity by enabling the transfer of power and data through a single cable. This IP Camera is a highly rated cam worldwide.  

Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera 5How To Select A CCTV camera?

Resolution  Resolution is the most important and primary factor to check before buying a CCTV camera. When the resolution is high, the quality of the image is good. When the resolution is low, you get bleak images.

When you see footage and pics are not clear, then you fail to identify the faces, which is an example of poor resolution. Nowadays HD cameras and IP cameras are in more demand. As they have better resolutions.

Night-Vision  Cameras are more needed for dark spots. If you have installed a CCTV camera, then it is for 24*7 support. When cameras have better night visions they give you pellucid images. Most of the cameras are with IR support. These IRs turn on and off based on the natural light available.

Digital camera– An IP camera is a digital camera that functions on the laws of Internet Protocol (IP) networks instead of analog electric signals. IP cameras capture in megapixels which are better versions for higher picture quality. They compress data, and it saves space.

Power-over-Ethernet– In PoE technology, you don’t require a separate power cable and ethernet cable for each camera. This way wire hoarding is not possible. 

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Passive Infrared Motion(PIR) Sensor– It is an electronic sensor that measures infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view. For that purpose, an imaging IR sensor is required. A PIR-based motion detector is used to feel the movement of objects and humans.

Two-Way Audio-The two-way audios allow you many functions. You are in a position to pass instructions and guide or growl at a threat from a faraway place. It keeps you in the command.

Waterproofing– Check if the outdoor camera is compatible in stormy weather. IP67 layers are a must for cameras. It happens often that cameras develop problems in strong weather conditions. Any good outdoor camera is weather resistant. It gives you full security in any weather conditions.

Wireless & WiFi– When cameras are wireless & wifi Accessible, then no clusters of wire around and it is always easy to access them online through any router installed in the range. It gives you the freedom to monitor from any remote location. Wifi makes you more powerful.

Recording– Check if cameras have a slot for an SD CardAlso find that you can preserve recording in the cloud or not.

Warranty– Warranty and company support are important. Cameras are always installed at key points. When they go out of order, then it is a threat to security. There comes the condition of warranty or company support as handy. Good companies have good policies.

Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera 4Advantages Of Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera

It is a very smart cam. It has many smart features.

  • 1/2.5″ (8 MP) Progressive Scan CMOS
  • Up to 3840 x 2160 Resolution @ 15 fps
  • 2.8 mm Fixed Lens Option
  • EXIR 2.0 Range Up to 100 ft (30 m)
  • 120 dB WDR
  • IP67, IK10 Protection
  • Durable Metal Housing
  • 12 VDC ±25% (PoE 802.3af), maximum 7.5 W


Some of the disadvantages are:

  • It is a fixed lens camera
  • There is no SD Card given with the pack
  • It can only function with a wired connection


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The cam is in a semi-circular shape. It is available in white colour. The housing of the cam is metallic. The built of the device is sturdy. The dimensions are ‎13.72 x 13.72 x 11.18 cm, and the weight is  726 Grams. 

Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera 6The base of the cam contains a network interface, audio in interface audio out interface alarm interface, and a power interface. On the other side of the device, there is a slot given for an SD card, a debug interface, a CVBS interface, and a reset button is given. The fixed lens is attached with the CCD.

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Features Of The Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera      

It is a 4K camera with sensors attached to it. The features and functions are multiple. Let’s know them one by one.

  •  UltraHD 4K 8MP high resolution (3840?2160) footage @15FPS, captured by a 2.8-12mm lens.
  • Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Line Crossing Detection, Stationary Object Detection, Pedestrian Detection, Face Detection, Cross Counting.
  •  3D Digital Noise Reduction, Digital Wide Dynamic Range, IR Range Up to 45m, Video Compression: H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264.
  • IP67 Weatherproof Housing, IK10 Vandalproof.
  •  IR cut filter with auto switch (Day/Night/Auto/Schedule), ONVIF (Ver 2.6, Profile S, Profile G)
  • Hikvision products all come with a full 3-year US Warranty and lifetime support.
  • A micro SD, SDHC, SDXC card is supportable.
  • 1/2.5″ (8 MP) Progressive Scan CMOS
  • Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera 1Durable Metal Housing
  • 12 VDC ±25% (PoE 802.3af), maximum 7.5 W
  • Hikvision 8MP 4K camera is fitted with IR LEDs that provide a maximum distance of 30m in darkness.
  • The Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Outdoor IR Fixed Dome Camera provides high-definition network output. It supports H.265+ video compression technology, which assures savings in bandwidth and storage.
  • Image settings include saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness, and white balance.
  • Region of interest supports one fixed region for main stream and sub stream.
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Firefox 30.0 or higher, Chrome 41.0 or higher, Safari 8.0 to 11, iOS, Android, iVMS-4200, and Hik-Connect.
  • 120 dB wide dynamic range.
  • The camera’s 2.8mm fixed lens delivers a 102° horizontal field of view.
  • Alarm triggers include motion detection, video tampering alarm, network disconnected, IP address conflict, illegal login, HDD full, and HDD error.

How To Install The Fixed Dome camera?

When you have to install the device, then the first thing is that you have to finalize the location of installation. Once the location of hanging the cam is final, then mark the area with a drill template. Take a cam stand to that marking area and tighten it with screws. Now the camera stand is fixed. 

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The next step is now, to set the metal dome device on that stand. Wire connect the cam and watch it on the display. 

If you also want to monitor the device on your smartphone, then for that you have to install the App on your mobile. You can do it by searching on the google play store “Hik-Connect”. Install the application on your mobile phone. 

Hikvision DS-2CD2143G0-IB Camera 6If you want to monitor the device, then scan the QR Code, and press the “+” icon. Follow the instructions and the cam will appear on your mobile screen.

Download User Manual, Quick Start Guide, and Data Sheet 

You will get here the full information regarding the Hikvision Ds-2CD2183GO-I camera, fixed metal dome. It is given here in the form of a download button. Click the respective buttons to get your downloads.

Download Quick Start Guide

Download User Manual

Download Data Sheet

Users Review

Justice F. counts say that-

  • So far it has been a good camera, but the product description says it can do 3840 × 2160 @ 30fps. This is not true so I’m giving it 2 stars. You only get 3840 × 2160 @ 15fps.

Vishal S. Has opined that:

  • The product is good the seller provides all the accessories to me I need more cable the seller also provides more cable to me. Thanks a great seller of amazon very polite behavior. The camera quality is very good you experience an HD high quality its looks like a very good thankyou seller. I have a great experience with you.

AnonyMouse shares a different opinion:

  • Before you buy this camera, google search “Hikvision banned in the US.” You might not want to support this company, let alone give it a back door into your home internet network. Note: Dahua, Amcrest, Reolink, and several other rebranded cameras are in the same boat as Hikvision. 
  • If you search for “NDAA-compliant cameras” you can find ones that avoid the negatives of the many brands using banned components. There are fewer options, but it’s way less risky (and you’re also not supporting a really bad organization).

Should I Buy It?

The Hikvision DS-2CD2183G0-I Camera Outdoor IR Fixed Dome provides high-definition network output. It supports H.265+ video compression technology, which assures savings in bandwidth and storage. The camera has an EXIR 2.0 range of up to 100 feet (30 meters). 

The camera is equipped with a 2.8 mm lens option. You can use it at your fence, garage, front door entry point, field, or indoors. It is useful for every place.


The outdoor fixed lens cam review is to give you a detailed perspective of this device. The 4K 8MP resolution gives a crystal clear image. The motion and sensor alarms keep us safe from threats. The SD Card recording makes it akin to a standalone camera. The EXIR technology gives brighter images. The cam is well suited for homes, offices, fields, and garages.

The review is in front of you. I hope, it will help in making up your mind about the product. Please mention your remark in the comment section.

Thank You.


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