Axis PTZ IP Cameras – Pan Tilt Zoom
A pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) camera is best for viewing very large areas. These network-attached cameras allow you to remotely control PTZ providing a very wide area of coverage. You can actually recognize a person’s face from over 600 ft (182 m) away using a high-performance PTZ camera.
PTZ usually requires a person to view the video and control the camera, but you can set these cameras on a patrol mode (or touring) so they automatically move to pre-programmed locations. It is best to use an IP PTZ camera with video management software that helps to control the camera and use motion detection to determine when to record the video.
Select the economical M50 series with pan and tilt for economical indoor applications. It uses the digital zoom available with its megapixel camera. The P54 series include megapixel resolution and are designed to be mounted on outside walls. The P55 series has been replaced by the P56 series and provides increased zoom and more flexibility. The Q60 series is designed for mission-critical applications. They provide high-speed pan and tilt movement, megapixel resolution, and include advanced intelligent video functions. Take a look at our Axis PTZ comparison chart for more details.
M50 Series Dome Cameras
The M50 series are economical small indoor PTZ IP cameras. These economical cameras include pan and tilt motors and use the digital zoom of the camera. Cameras – with 71° Horizontal field of view, 5x optical zoom, and autofocus
The M5054, M5055, and M5065 are very small PTZ cameras. They include optical and digital zoom. The digital zoom provides a limitation to the clarity you will see as you increase the digital zoom. The more you zoom in the less detail you will see.
Hanwha has small PTZ cameras that are similar to the Axis cameras and can be considered if you need better optical PTZ. Contact us to discuss all the options.
The M50 series PTZ cameras are available in the vandal-resistant design. You can select from the models shown below.
M50 Series PTZ Camera Specifications
|M5054||1 MP, 1280 x 720||0.9 lux min light sensitivity
|M5055||2 MP, 1920 x 1080||1.2 lux min light sensitivity
|2 MP, 1920 x 1080||1.2 lux min light sensitivityBuilt-in microphone
Wireless I-O for Z-Wave Plus devices
Discontinued models: M5013 (V), and M5014 (V
M55 Series PTZ Camera
The AXIS M5525-E PTZ Network Camera is a compact pan-tilt-zoom camera with HDTV 1080p resolution, 10x optical zoom, and autofocus. This indoor/outdoor camera is a low-cost PTZ camera.
|M55525-E||1920 x 1080||4.7–47 mm, F1.6–3.0
Color: 0.55 lux at 50 IRE F1.6
P54 Series of PTZ IP Cameras
The P54 series of IP dome cameras are designed to look good on a wall. Since they can be repainted, they can blend in with many different surfaces.
These PTZ cameras provide 18X optical zoom lenses and can be used in applications where there is some outdoor lighting. The low light sensitivity is not as good as some of the other models available.
They include two-way audio capability and Input/output connections for sensing and controlling doors.
There is a choice of two-megapixel resolution cameras.
P54 Series IP PTZ Camera Specifications
|P5414-E||1 MP, 1280 x 720||0.4 lux min light sensitivity |
18X zoom Pan range +/- 135-degrees
|M5415-E||2 MP, 1920 x 1080||0.5 lux min light sensitivity
Pan range +/- 135-degrees
P55 Series of PTZ IP Cameras
This series has been discontinued, see the P56 series
The P55 series of IP PTZ cameras are low-resolution cameras that have been replaced by higher resolution models. They were used for indoor and outdoor applications.
They provided megapixel capability and can be used in many applications where you need up to 18X zoom.
Low light sensitivity is not as good as the more expensive models, but they can be used in areas where there is adequate lighting.
Discontinued P55 Series IP PTZ Cameras
The following cameras have been discontinued: P5512 (-E), P5522 (-E), P5532, and P5534 (-E). The series has been replaced by the P56 cameras
P56 Series of PTZ IP Cameras
The P56 series are cost-effective PTZ cameras. The AXIS P5624-E Mk II and AXIS P5635-E Mk II provide continuous 360° pan, day/night functionality for superb low light performance,
It includes the Axis’ Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capture (120 dB) that provides details in both very bright and dark areas of a scene, focus recall that provides instant focus in a predefined area, shock detection that sends an alarm when the camera is hit, intelligent video such as Advanced Gatekeeper, Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and an SD card slot for local storage of recordings. These network cameras also include Axis’ Zipstream technology that significantly reduces bandwidth and storage requirements.
P56 Series IP PTZ Camera Specifications
|P5624-E Mk II||1 MP, 1280 x 720||0.2 lux min light sensitivity
|P5635-E Mk II||2 MP, 1920 x 1080||0.2 lux min light sensitivity
Q60 Series IP PTZ Cameras
The Q60 series of PTZ IP dome cameras are high-performance cameras with many advanced features. They include 360° endless pan. There is a choice of resolution from 1-megapixel to the 2-megapixel 1920 x 1080 models.
All these PTZ cameras include enhanced intelligent video functions to improve security.
The PTZ cameras are available for indoor and outdoor applications. There are choices of enclosures such as stainless steel for harsh environments and for extremely cold temperatures. There is even a model that includes active cooling so the camera can operate at temperatures of 75° C (165° F). If you need an IP camera with WDR and a different resolution or lens, take a look at the Sony IP cameras.
Note the suffix on the model numbers indicate the following:(C) – Active cooling(E) – Outdoor model(S) – Pressurized and stainless steel enclosure
Q60 Series IP PTZ Camera Specifications
|Q6054 Mk III (C,S)||1 MP, 1280 x 720||0.1 lux min light sensitivity
|Q6055-E||2 MP, 1920 x 1080||0.3 lux min light sensitivity
Available as indoor, wide temperature range, and stainless versions
Discontinued models Q6042 (C,S), Q6044 (C,S), and Q6045 (C,S)
AXIS Q6000-E Mk II PTZ Network Camera
The Axis Q6000-E Mk II is an add-on camera system that integrates with any AXIS Q60-E camera. It offers a full overview to detail in one click, enabling 360° overview while simultaneously capturing every detail with high pan/tilt/zoom precision.
Its four 2-megapixel sensors provide a panoramic field of view over large areas. However, if a camera view is not needed for overview purposes, you can replace its original lens with either a 6 mm or 16 mm lens, upgrade its resolution to HDTV 1080p, and use it to focus on an area of specific interest. This situational awareness solution delivers full overview video from AXIS Q6000-E Mk II and the zoomed-in view from AXIS Q60-E.
- Light sensitivity Color: 0.3 lux, F2.0
- Lens: Fixed focus, Fixed iris, F2.0, Focal length: 1.37 mm
- Horizontal field of view default mode (4:3) 113°
- Horizontal field of view (16:9) 152°
- Vertical field of view (4:3 and 16:9) 85°
- Resolution: 4 x 1280×720 (HDTV 720p) to 320×180
Axis Q61 Series of PTZ Cameras
These high-end PTZ cameras have the ability to tilt up to 20-degrees above the horizon. The cameras provide very fast pan and tilt speed.
The Q6125-LE is the only model with IR illumination.
The cameras can withstand extreme temperatures, all the way down to -50 °C (-58 °F), and start-up at -40 °C (-40 °F) thanks to Arctic Temperature Control.
Comparison of Q61 Series PTZ Cameras
|Q6124-E||1280×720||Color: 0.15 lux at 30 IRE F1.6|
B/W: 0.008 lux at 30 IRE F1.630X zoom: 4.3-129 mm, F1.6-4.7
|Q6125-LE||1920×1080||0.15 lux min light sensitivity
30X zoom: 4.3-129 mm, F1.6-4.7
Built-in IR: With 30 W midspan: Range of reach 150 m (492 ft) or more
Color: 0.1 lux at 30 IRE, F1.6
|Q6155-E||1920×1080||Color: 0.15 lux at 30 IRE, F1.6|
B/W: 0.01 lux at 30 IRE, F1.630X zoomLaser focus, forensic capture
|0.45 lux min light sensitivity
Note: 212 and 214 PTZ Cameras have been discontinued
The 212 was one of the earliest PTZ cameras. It was made by Canon and resold by Axis. The latest PTZ cameras have dramatically increased performance.
Which camera is best? It depends on what your objectives are. IP camera systems can be complex because they include many different components that have to work together. Kintronics is a resource for engineering and integration of all your security projects. We can design your complete system so don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.
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