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Axis M4206-LV indoor varifocal mini-dome with 3MP resolution, 15m OptimisedIR, Zipstream technology, PoE and HDMI output

This product is discontinued. The recommended replacement is Axis M4216-LV

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Suitable for small installations and delivering clear imaging in challenging lighting conditions, this mini-dome provides an attractively priced monitoring solution for indoor spaces - 24 hours a day.

  • Corridor Format for viewing narrow scenes
  • HDMI output for streaming to local monitor
  • OptimisedIR: up to 15m range of reach
  • Varifocal lens: 100°-45° viewing angle
  • 3MP resolution
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Overview of the Axis M4206-LV

This versatile IP camera delivers smooth, 3 megapixel resolution video footage at up to 30 frames per second (fps). Part of the Axis M42 series, this unit features an IK08-rated housing to provide robust protection in exposed indoor areas and supports true day/night recording that is enhanced by integrated OptimisedIR illumination up to 15m. Additional features include an HDMI output for live streaming to an HD monitor, Axis Zipstream technology and edge storage.

The camera is equipped with a varifocal lens which provides wide horizontal views (up to 100°) and allows the desired viewing angle to be set during installation. Areas of interest can be monitored closely using the multi-streaming feature which enables two regions within the field of view to be cropped and streamed separately for live viewing or recording.

The free Axis Companion application can be easily installed and offers a simple video management solution for up to 16 cameras. Available as a PC client or mobile application, this handy software offers remote access to live views as well as playback of recordings.

Wide dynamic range (WDR) technology renders details evenly in strongly backlit scenes to ensure objects and people can be identified clearly. For narrow scenes such as corridors and staircases, Axis Corridor format helps to maximise the area of interest by vertically orientating the video stream. In addition, digital pan/tilt/zoom controls allow areas of the original image to be examined in greater detail.

Configurable video motion detection alarms can be set to trigger recording to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) and also inform users of activity via email notification. With the use of Axis' Zipstream technology, bandwidth and storage requirements are lowered by an average of up to 50%. It optimises the video stream in real-time, allowing important details to be retained while unnecessary data is removed. Additionally, remote focus and zoom eliminates the need for hands-on fine tuning and PoE compatibility means both power and network connectivity can be delivered to the camera over a single cable – simplifying installation.

Key features & benefits

  • Capable of delivering smooth, 3 megapixel resolution at up to 30 fps for high quality, detailed CCTV footage
  • Varifocal lens (3mm - 6mm) offers horizontal viewing angles from 45° to 100°
  • Round-the-clock video capture with built-in IR-cut filter for true day/night functionality
  • Integrated IR LEDs with OptimisedIR technology provide even illumination at a range of up to 15m
  • Up to 2 areas of the original image can be cropped and viewed simultaneously using multi-view streaming
  • Live footage from the camera can be displayed when a monitor is connected through the HDMI output
  • WDR technology enables details in scenes with both bright and dark areas to be viewed clearly
  • Axis Corridor Format optimises the field of view in narrow scenes – capturing only what is essential
  • Configurable video motion detection alarms notify users of activity and enhance security monitoring
  • Remote focus/zoom provide simple installation and maintenance
  • Axis' Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth by analysing and optimising the video stream in real-time
  • Simple video management for up to 16 cameras using the free Axis Companion application
  • Internal storage via Micro SD card (not included) provides a simple backup solution in the event of network failure
  • Support for PoE reduces cabling by delivering both power and network connectivity via a single cable

Compatible recording platforms

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect
  • Axis Companion application (free)
  • Morphean Cloud CCTV

Typical applications

The Axis M4206-LV mini-dome IP camera provides 3 megapixel resolution and is an affordable monitoring solution for indoor areas. It delivers clear imaging in challenging lighting conditions and is suitable for small installations such as waiting areas, receptions and restaurants.



  • Installation guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user license


  • MicroSD card
  • PoE midspan


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Key technical features of the Axis M4206-LV


Environment: indoor
Type: varifocal
Sensor: 1/2.5” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 3–6 mm, F2.0 Horizontal field of view: 100°–45° Vertical field of view: 72°–34° Remote focus and zoom, fixed iris
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3 Typical 4.6 W, max 8.1 W
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash


Resolution: 2048x1536 to 320x240
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Main and High Profiles H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC) Main and High Profiles Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: 25/30 fps with power line frequency 50/60 Hz
Bandwidth control: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264, H.265 and Motion JPEG Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 and H.265 Controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/MBR H.264/H.265 HDMI
Day/night: automatically removable infrared cut-filter
Minimum illumination: colour: 0.26 lux at 50 IRE F2.0 B/W: 0.05 lux at 50 IRE F2.0, 0 lux when IR illumination is on
Digital zoom/PTZ yes
Video overlay: text and image
Imaging: compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure control, WDR: up to 110 dB depending on scene, text and image overlay, mirroring of images, privacy mask Rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°, including Corridor Format

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
External alarm inputs and outputs no
Alarm detection: analytics, edge storage events, virtual inputs through API
Alarm action: record video: SD card and network share, upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap Overlay text
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: yes
On-camera recording: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC slot supporting memory card up to 64 GB (card not included), support for recording to network-attached storage
Recording software supported: Axis Camera Station, Axis Companion software


Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3 Typical 4.6 W, max 8.1 W
Network: RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE HDMI type D


Dimensions: 71mm x 121mm
Weight: 0.37kg (net)
Colour: white
Warranty: 5 years
Mounting methods: ceiling, wall
Operating temperatures: 0°C to 45°C, humidity 10~85% RH (non-condensing)
Power consumption: max. 8.1W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, HTTPSa, SSL/TLSa, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, SRTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, DHCP, SOCKS, SSH, HDMI 1.4b, LLDP
QoS: yes
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa encryption, IEEE 802.1Xb network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralised certificate management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware
ONVIF compliant: yes, profile S
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