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Axis M5526-E PTZ Camera

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Axis M5526-E PTZ IP Camera with 4MP sensor for HD video, continuous 360° pan and 10x optical zoom

£1,124.40 inc VAT
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This compact PTZ camera with continuous 360° pan delivers excellent image quality with a 4MP sensor producing HD video up to 50fps, for highly detailed footage even when zoomed in up to x10. Includes forensic WDR and a DLPU for analytics processing.

  • 4MP sensor for HD video up to 2688x1512 resolution
  • 4.7mm - 47mm varifocal lens with 6.5° - 59.1° horizontal field of view
  • Endless 360° pan, with up to 90° tilt
  • Axis Object Analytics for identification of persons and vehicles
  • Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0 for tackling challenging light conditions
  • Axis 5-year Warranty, Firmware supported to: 27-03-2029
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Overview of Axis M5526-E PTZ IP Camera

  • Compact PTZ camera suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation
  • Continuous 360° pan and x10 optical zoom for close-up monitoring
  • 4MP sensor delivers HD video in up to 2688x1512 (16:9) resolution
  • Identification of humans and different types of vehicles thanks to Axis Object Analytics
  • Supports integration of equipment such as microphones via audio and I/O ports

This compact PTZ camera can be installed indoors and outdoors, with three distinct profiles providing different image settings to optimise monitoring of certain scenarios. Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0 deliver full-colour images in low or contrasting lighting, plus IR sensitivity to produce monochrome images in areas with external IR illumination. Ideal for smaller businesses wanting to increase security, users can rely on human and vehicle identification via Axis Object Analytics, whilst the deep learning processing unit (DLPU) provides intelligent granular object classification. Furthermore, Axis Edge Vault protects the camera, securing sensitive data on the camera and further protecting the wider network. Includes two-way audio and I/O connectivity for equipment such as microphones.

Imaging and Optics

With endless 360° pan and x10 optical zoom, the M5526-E is highly adept at examining wide areas in great detail, whilst delivering HD video up to 2688 x 1512 resolution. Footage is available up to 50 frames per second for crisp imagery even in very high-movement areas, ideal for users concerned with accurately identifying individuals on their premises. Three different profiles (indoor, outdoor and forensic) can be switched between to adapt monitoring to different environments. Areas with contrasting lighting such as reception areas are optimised with Forensic WDR to produce a balanced image, whilst Lightfinder 2.0 can deliver full-colour footage in darker areas. Furthermore, clear monochrome images can be produced at night in areas with external IR illumination when the light level reaches 0.01lux thanks to the camera's IR sensitivity.

Video Analytics

The deep learning processing unit (DLPU) within the M5526-E enhances the pre-installed Axis Object Analytics for more accurate detection and classification. As well as humans, different types of vehicles such as buses, vans and bikes can be identified, beneficial for users monitoring high-traffic areas or requiring more demanding surveillance and alarm trigger options. Events can be triggered according to the user's requirements, such as individuals loitering in a pre-set area for too long, or objects crossing a virtual line. Additionally, Axis Motion Detection, Active Tampering Alarm and audio detection provide an array of features to enhance situational awareness.

This IP camera also supports other Axis and third-party applications such as Axis People Counter, enabling greater functionality of the camera to meet more distinct demands.

Recording and Video Management

The intelligent built-in Axis Zipstream compression method differentiates between recording important and unnecessary data, assisting in lowering bandwidth storage by up to 50% without compromising on image quality.

Recording and video management options for this camera:

Installation and mounting options

This compact PTZ camera measures 166mm in diameter and 131mm in height and is suitable for areas both indoors and outdoors. Powered by PoE, the M5526-E supports two-way audio and I/O digital connections as well as an input for an external unbalanced microphone.

The camera can be mounted directly onto a ceiling straight out of the box, however additional accessories can be used for additional mounting options, including:

  • Axis T94P01L for recessed ceiling mounting
  • Axis TQ5001-E for wall mounting
  • Axis TQ5001-E + Axis Steel Straps TX30 for pole mounting

Accessories included

  • Installation guide
  • Bayonet adapter
  • Terminal block connectors
  • Connector guard
  • Owner authentication key
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Key technical features of the Axis M5526-E PTZ IP Camera


Environment: indoor/outdoor
Type: PTZ
Sensor: 1/3” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Pixel size 1.998 µm
Lens: 4.7-47 mm, F1.6-3.0
Horizontal field of view: 59.1°–6.5°
Vertical field of view: 35°–3.67°
Autofocus, auto-iris, P-Iris control
PTZ: Pan: 360° endless, 1.8°–150°/s
Tilt: 0 to 90°, 1.8°–150°/s
Zoom: 10x optical, 12x digital, Total 120x zoom
Nadir flip, 100 preset positions, limited guard tour (max 100), control queue, on-screen directional indicator, spot focus
Audio features: Automatic gain control
Speaker pairing
Spectrum visualizer
Audio input: 10-band graphic equalizer Input for external unbalanced microphone, optional 5 V microphone power
Unbalanced line input
Audio output: Output through speaker pairing
Line output
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3 Typical 4.2 W, max 12.95 W 20–28 V DC, typical 3.8 W, max 11.7 W
Features: power meter


Resolution: 16:9: 2688x1512 to 320x180
3:2: 1920 x1280 to 240x160
4:3: 1600x1200 to 160x120
Frame rate: Up to 50/60 fps (50/60 Hz) in all resolutions
Video streaming: Up to 20 unique and configurable video streams
Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 and H.265
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
VBR/ABR/MBR H.264/H.265
Low latency mode
Video streaming indicator
Day/night: Automatic IR-cut filter
Minimum illumination: Color: 0.20 lux at 30 IRE, F1.6
B/W: 0.01 lux at 30 IRE, F1.6
Color: 0.25 lux at 50 IRE, F1.6
B/W: 0.01 lux at 50 IRE, F1.6
Remote zoom / focus included
Image settings: Saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpness, white balance, day/night threshold, local contrast, tone mapping, exposure mode, exposure zones, compression, rotation: 0°, 180°, text and image overlay, polygon privacy mask, mosaic privacy mask, chameleon privacy mask
Scene profiles: indoor, outdoor, forensic


Application Programming Interface: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX®, metadata and AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP); specifications at includes Native SDK and Computer Vision SDK.
One-click cloud connection
ONVIF® Profile G, ONVIF® Profile M, ONVIF® Profile S, and ONVIF® Profile T, specifications at
Event triggers: Audio: audio clip playing
Device status: above/below operating temperature, fan failure, IP address blocked/removed, live stream active, network lost, new IP address, PTZ power failure, system ready, within operating temperature
Edge storage: recording ongoing, storage disruption, storage health issues detected
I/O: digital input, manual trigger, virtual input
MQTT: stateless
PTZ: PTZ control queue, PTZ malfunctioning, PTZ movement, PTZ preset position reached, PTZ ready
Scheduled and recurring: schedule
Video: average bitrate degradation
Event action: Audio clips: play, stop
Day-night mode
Guard tour
I/O: toggle I/O once, toggle I/O while the rule is active
Images: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email
MQTT: publish
Notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and email
Overlay text
Preset position
SNMP traps: send, send while the rule is active
Video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email

Video Management

On-camera recording: Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card
Support for SD card encryption (AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit)
Recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
Network video recorders: Axis NVRs, Milestone Husky NVRs, ONVIF support for 3rd party NVRs
Video Management Software: Axis Companion, Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect
Cloud: Morphean Cloud CCTV, CamStreamer Cloud


Dimensions: outer dia 165mm x 138mm
Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)
Casing: IP66-, and IK09-rated
Polycarbonate hard-coated dome
Plastic casing
Colour: white NCS S 1002-B
Operating conditions: Temperature: -20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F)
Humidity: 15–100% RH (condensing)
Installation aids: Pixel counter, level grid
Warranty: 5-year
Firmware support to: 27-03-2029
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, ICMPv4/ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPSc , HTTP/2, TLSc, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, UPnP®, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS/DNSv6, DDNS, NTP, NTS, RTSP, RTP, SRTP/RTSPS, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, ICMP, DHCPv4/v6, ARP, SSH, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Secure syslog (RFC 3164/5424, UDP/TCP/TLS), Link-Local address (ZeroConf), IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS), IEEE 802.1AR


Edge Security: Software: Signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest authentication and OAuth 2.0 RFC6749 OpenID Authorization
Code Flow for centralized ADFS account management, password protection
Hardware: Axis Edge Vault cybersecurity platform
Secure element (CC EAL 6+), system-on-chip security (TEE), Axis device ID, secure keystore, signed video, secure boot, encrypted filesystem (AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit)
Network Security: IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS, PEAP-MSCHAPv2), IEEE 802.1AE (MACsec PSK/EAP-TLS), IEEE 802.1AR, HTTPS/HSTSc, TLS v1.2/v1.3c, Network Time Security (NTS), X.509
Certificate PKI, host-based firewall

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