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Axis 212 indoor, 3 megapixel, fixed dome IP surveillance camera with digital pan-tilt-zoom, anti-tamper casing, PoE

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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis M4327-P

Overview of 0257-003 Axis 212

The Axis 212 IP camera is an ideal solution for indoor surveillance of shops, reception areas, server rooms and more. The 212 features an innovative pan/tilt/zoom implementation. In a normal PTZ camera, the lens is part of a mechanism that moves to focus on a specific area of the camera's field of view. In the 212, the user can see the entire 140° field of view then choose to instantly zoom into any part of the available image using the 212's digital PTZ feature. As well as being a more efficient use of the camera's capabilities, the lack of moving mechanical parts reduces maintenance costs.

The 212 features signal processing and progressive scan technologies to ensure images are free of distortion and blur. A built-in microphone gives you the ability to monitor audio from the camera's surroundings, and built-in motion detection and audio alarms can trigger recording and notify you by e-mail of any activity.

Power over Ethernet provides both a network connection and power to the camera through a single cable, reducing time and costs during installation, and a tamper-resistant case ensures protection of the camera from attempts to interfere with its workings.

Please note: this camera does not come with a Power over Ethernet power supply. Please select if required.

A vandal-resistant version is available.

Key features & benefits of 0257-003 Axis 212

  • Full overview and instant zoom allows you to see the entire viewing field of the camera with the ability to instantly pan/tilt/zoom into the area you want to monitor
  • Advanced signal processing and progressive scan eliminates motion blur or distortion from the image
  • Tamper-resistant design deters attempts to interfere with the camera
  • No moving parts means no wear on mechanisms, reducing maintenance costs
  • Built-in microphone allows you to listen in on the camera's surroundings
  • Power over Ethernet provides a one-cable solution for power and network connectivity
  • The included Axis Camera Station One software provides a complete camera, recording and playback solution out of the box for ease-of-use

Typical applications of 0257-003 Axis 212

The 212 is suitable for indoor monitoring of areas in locations including offices, shops, factories, schools and universities

Accessories for 0257-003 Axis 212


  • Power supply
  • Angled wall-mount
  • Mounting and connector kit
  • Installation guide
  • CD with installation tools
  • Recording software and user's manual
  • Key for tamper-proof screws
  • Windows decoder (1-user licence)


  • Axis Camera Station video recording software for live image monitoring, recording, playback and system management for installations of more than one camera
  • Axis 295 Video Surveillance Joystick
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Key technical features for 0257-003 Axis 212

Environment:indoor, tamper-resistant casing
Type:digital PTZ
Sensor:1/2" progressive scan CMOS 3.1 Megapixel
Lens:2.7 mm, F1.8; horizontal angle of view 44° - 140°, verticle angle of view 35° - 105°
Audio:built-in microphone, two-way, half-duplex, AAC LC 8 kHz 32 kbit/s G.711 PCM 64 kbit/s G.726 ADPCM 32 or 24 kbit/s
Power:Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 1; terminal blocks - 4.9 - 5.1 V DC
Processor/memory:ARTPEC-A, 32MB RAM, 8MB Flash
Compatibility:Windows (XP or later), Windows Server (2003 or later), Mac OSX (10.4.4 or later), Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
Resolution:160x90 - 640x480
Compression:MPEG-4 Part 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2), Motion JPEG
Frame-rate:30 fps at max. zoom
Bandwidth control:Simultaneous MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/CBR MPEG-4
Minimum illumination:10 lux wide mode, 20 lux tele mode
Digital zoom/PTZ:3x zoom, 0.1 s from wide to tele, 20 preset positions +/- 70° pan +/- 52° tilt, max speed 400°/s; guard tour, designed for continuous movement
Video overlay:text and image
Imaging:shutter time - 1/10000 s to 1/5 s; settings - compression, color, brightness, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, fine tuning of behavior at low light
Viewing, detection & recording
Simultaneous users:20
Alarm detection:built-in motion detection, audio detection, external input
External alarm inputs and outputs:1 input, 1 output
Alarm notifications:file upload via FTP, HTTP and email, notification via email, HTTP and TCP; external output activation; video recording to local storage
Recording triggers:manual; automatic - motion, audio, external output activation
Pre-/post-alarm buffer:9 MB
Recording software included:Axis Camera Station One, full live monitoring, 1-channel recording and playback (not Mac-compatible)
Compatible recording platforms (not included)
Software:Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect, SecuritySpy (for Mac OSX)
Network Video Recorders:QNAP
Power:Power over Ethernet; DC jack; terminal block for alternative power
Network:RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
Alarm I/O:1 input, 1 output
Audio:3.5 mm mic/line in, 3.5 mm line out
Dimensions:⌀ 144 mm (5.7") x 77 mm (3.0")
Weight:504 g (1.1 lb.)
Warranty:three years
Mounting methods:ceiling, wall
Operating temperatures:5 - 40°C (41 - 104°F); humidity 20 - 80% RH (non-condensing)
Power consumption:3.6 W
Dynamic DNS:yes
Protocols supported:Pv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS
Security:password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X network access control
ONVIF compliant:yes


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