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Axis M5055 indoor mini PTZ IP camera with HD 1080p, 5x optical zoom, one-way audio, MicroSD card recording and PoE

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This Axis mini-PTZ network camera provides unobtrusive CCTV monitoring of indoor locations when mounted onto a ceiling. Pan/tilt functionality also allows users to easily navigate across wide scenes - ideal in large indoor spaces.

  • Free remote access via Axis Companion app
  • PoE enables cost-effective installation
  • Built-in microphone supports one-way audio
  • 180° degree pan & 5x optical zoom
  • HD 1080p resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis M5075-G

Overview of the Axis M5055

When mounted onto a ceiling, this palm-sized PTZ network camera provides unobtrusive surveillance of indoor locations – in HD resolution. Areas of interest can be examined in detail using the camera’s pan/tilt functionality and 5x optical zoom. Additional features include edge storage, support for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and remote access via the Axis Companion application.

The ultra-compact model captures high-quality, HD 1080p video at full frame rate and pan/tilt functionality allows users to easily navigate across wide scenes. Handy 5x optical zooming enables real-time investigation into regions of interest, and a 10x digital zoom is handy for further examination of the original image.

Users can listen to activity occurring close to the camera via the built-in microphone in both live view and playback. Audio triggered alerts and video motion detection alarms are configurable to help inform users of activity via email notification. These alarms can also be set to trigger certain tasks, such as moving to a preset position or start edge recording – ensuring no vital footage is missed. In addition, built-in analytics such a scream detection and object removal are supported to increase scene awareness for reliable security monitoring.

Installation of the Axis Companion application provides simple video management for up to 16 IP cameras. Available as a PC client or mobile application, this free software allows users to record and playback video footage from the camera’s SD card (not included) for an affordable and easy-to-use CCTV monitoring solution.

Helpful support for PoE allows both power and network connectivity to be supplied to the door station over a single cable - simplifying installation. In addition, Axis' Zipstream technology analyses and optimises the video stream in real-time, recording important details in high quality, whilst filtering out other areas to help reduce bandwidth and storage use.

Please note: there is no power supply included with this unit. It is power over ethernet capable.

Key features & benefits

  • Capable of delivering HD 1080p resolution at up to 25 frames per second (fps)
  • 180° pan and 90° tilt allows users to easily navigate across wide indoor scenes
  • 5x optical zoom enables real-time investigation into specific regions of interest
  • 10x digital zoom is handy for quick close-ups of the original images
  • Improved performance in complex lighting with wide dynamic range technology
  • Built-in microphone supports one-way audio and allows users to listen to activity
  • Configurable motion and audio detection alarms notify users of activity and can be set to trigger edge recording
  • Enhanced security monitoring with the use of built-in analytics such as scream detection and object removal
  • Simple video management for up to 16 cameras using the free Axis Companion application
  • Support for PoE reduces cabling and offers a cost-effective installation solution
  • Reduced bandwidth levels with Axis’ award winning Zipstream technology
  • Recordings can be written to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) - helpful in a standalone set up

Compatible recording platforms

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

Typical applications

The Axis M5055 mini-PTZ network camera delivers unobtrusive CCTV surveillance of wide indoor locations - at a competitive price point. Typical applications include hotel lobbies, supermarkets and leisure centres.



  • Installation guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user license


  • MicroSD card
  • PoE midspan
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Key technical features of the Axis M5055


Environment: indoor (IP51-rated)
Type: pan/tilt/zoom
Sensor: 1/4.85” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: 2.2 - 11.0 mm, F1.4 - 2.5, horizontal angle of view: 71° - 14°, autofocus
PTZ: pan: 179°, 100°/s, tilt: 90°, 100°/s, 5x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, 25 preset positions, control queue, on-screen directional indicator 
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 256 MB Flash
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at, Type 1 Class 3, typical: 4.6W, max: 7.8W
Audio: one-way, built-in microphone, AAC-LC 8/16 kHz, G.711 PCM 8 kHz, G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz, configurable bit rate


Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) - baseline, main and high profiles Motion JPEG
Frame-rate up to 25 fps
Bandwidth control: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/MBR H.264, Axis Zipstream technology in H.264
Video overlay: text and image
Day/night: not given
Minimum illumination: colour: 1.2 lux
Imaging: resolution, compression, rotation: 0°, 180°, text and image overlay, colour, brightness, sharpness, white balance, wide dynamic range, exposure control, exposure time, gain, exposure zones, exposure priority, image freeze on PTZ

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: Axis video motion detection, audio volume detection, scream detection, removed object detection, support for Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
Alarm action: record video: SD card, network share, upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS network share, email, PTZ control: preset position, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap, overlay text, status LED
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: not given
On-camera recording: built-in micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot 
Direct-to-NAS storage: yes


Network: RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
Audio: one-way, built-in microphone
Alarm I/O: not given


Dimensions: Ø 130 x 63 mm
Weight: 0.37kg
Warranty: 5 years
Mounting methods: ceiling
Operating temperatures: 0°C to 45°C
Power consumption: max. 7.8W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSa, SSL/TLSa, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH
QoS: yes
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa encryption, IEEE 802.1Xa network access control, digest authentication, user access log
ONVIF compliant: yes
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