Axis Comparison Guide for PTZ IP Cameras

Axis was the first company to introduce IP cameras in 1996.  PTZ IP cameras were introduced about one year later.  These new cameras competed with the older analog CCTV cameras.

axis_q6032-ePTZ cameras are used to view large areas, but usually, require someone to watch the video.  The following chart compares pan, tilt, zoom PTZ cameras available from Axis.  Note that there are also PTZ cameras available from other manufacturers.  Take a look at the following comparison chart.  Please contact us for help selecting the right IP camera.

PTZ IP Camera Comparison Chart

SPECIFICATION / MODEL AXIS P5532 and P5532E Axis 214PTZ

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Image sensor 1/4” interlaced CCD 1/4” interlaced CCD
Lens 3.6 – 104 mm,
auto iris,
auto focus lens,
29x optical zoom,
12x digital zoom
4.1 – 73.8 mm,
auto iris,
auto focus lens,
18x optical zoom,
12x digital zoom
Min illumination/
light sensitivity (lux)
Color: 0.5 lux at 30 IRE F1.4
B/W: 0.01 lux at 30 IRE F1.4
0.3 (Color)
0.005 (B/W)
Max video resolution (pixels) D1 720×480 4CIF
Pan/Tilt/Zoom
– Pan range
– Tilt range
360º
180 º
±170º
-30º to 90º
Audio support Two-way Two-way
Alarm inputs/outputs Requires multi-connector cable (not included) for external microphone input or line input and line output 1/1
SPECIFICATION / MODEL AXIS Q6042(E) AXIS Q6045 (E)
Image sensor 1/4” Sony ExView
HAD interlaced CCD
1/2.8 progressive scan CMOS megapixel
Lens 3.4 – 119 mm,
auto iris,
auto focus lens,
35x optical zoom,
12x digital zoom
4.7 – 94 mm,
auto iris,
auto focus lens,
20x optical zoom,
12x digital zoom
Min illumination/
light sensitivity (lux)
Color: 0.5 lux at 30 IRE B/W: 0.008 lux at 30 IRE Color: 0.8 lux at 30 IRE F1.6 B/W: 0.04 lux at 30 IRE F1.6
Max video resolution (pixels) 704×480 1080p 1920×1080
Pan/Tilt/Zoom
– Pan range
– Tilt range
Pan: 360° endless, 0.05 – 450°/s Pan: 360° endless, 0.05° – 450°/s Tilt: 220°, 0.05° – 450°/s
Audio support
Alarm inputs/outputs 4 configurable alarm inputs/outputs 4 configurable alarm inputs/outputs

Using a PTZ at night

The latest PTZ cameras are available with built in IR illumination.  These allow you to see in total darkness. The have a range of about 150 m (490 ft).  There are also very special PTZ cameras designed for very long range surveillance.  Some of these include special laser illuminators that can provide visibility to 5000 m (3 miles).