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Axis P1204 indoor mini surface-mount IP camera with HD 720p resolution, MicroSD recording and PoE

This product is discontinued. An alternative model is Axis P1265
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This product is now discontinued, an alternative product is the Axis P1265

Overview of the Axis P1204

The Axis P1204 and P1214 are indoor mini IP cameras designed for flexible, non-invasive monitoring. The tiny lens module, which is separated from the main camera body, can be concealed in tight spaces for unobtrusive surveillance and features an 8m cable, allowing the camera body to be mounted remotely.

Despite its exceptionally small size the P1204 produces HD 720p resolution video with clear, defined detail. The internal recording system captures video to a MicroSD memory card or to network storage and is compatible with the free Axis Companion software.

Please note: This camera does not come with a power supply. Should you require a Power over Ethernet midspan, please select one from the options above.

Key features & benefits

  • The compact lens module is ideal for unobtrusive surveillance or capturing identity information
  • Mount the lens module up to 8m away from the camera body
  • Capture clear HD 720p video footage
  • Record locally to MicroSD memory card or on to networked storage
  • Trigger camera events with external inputs such as door switches or push buttons

Compatible recording platforms

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect
  • Axis Companion application (free)

Typical applications

The Axis P1204 is suited to non-invasive surveillance in locations such as banks, shops and cash handling areas. The camera can also be installed into other devices such as cash machines or timekeeping units to record the operator's identity.

Included accessories for the Axis P1204

  • Mounting kit
  • Installation guide
  • Axis warranty document
  • AVHS authentication key
  • Setup CD
  • Single-user Windows decoder license
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Key technical features for the Axis P1204

Environment: Indoors
Type: Mini IP camera
Sensor: 1/4" progressive scan CMOS sensor
Lens: Fixed 3.7mm (F2.5) with 57° horizontal viewing angle
Power: 8-28V DC or IEEE802.3af Power over Ethernet (class 2)
Memory: 256MB RAM and 128MB Flash
Compatibility: Compatible browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux-based computers
Resolution: Various resolutions between 1280x720 and 320x180
Compression: H.264 and MJPEG
Frame-rate: Up to 25fps in all resolutions and compression formats
Bandwidth control: Constant and variable bit-rate H.264 transmission. Multiple JPEG compression levels
Day/night: Day only
Minimum illumination: 1.2 lux
Video overlay: Text and image overlay
Imaging: Adjustable compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behaviour at low light, rotation and mirroring of images
Viewing, detection & recording
Multi-camera viewing:
Privacy masking: Yes
Alarm detection: Intelligent video, external input and loss of video
Intelligent video: Video motion detection, active tampering alarm and Axis Camera Application Platform
External alarm inputs and outputs:1x alarm input and 1x relay output
Alarm notifications: File upload via FTP, HTTP, network share and email, Notification via email, HTTP and TCP, external relay output, and recording to edge storage
Recording triggers: Manual and alarm
On-camera recording: SD/SDHC memory card slot
Recording software supported: Axis Camera Station, Axis Companion software
Compatible recording platforms (not included)
Software:Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect, SecuritySpy (for Mac OSX)
Network Video Recorders:QNAP
Power: Terminal block connectors for 8-28V DC
Network: 10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet connection with PoE support
Alarm I/O: Terminal block connectors for 1x alarm input and 1x relay output
Dimensions: Camera module: 39mm x 36mm x 21.5mm. Main unit: 31mm x 76mm x 104mm
Weight: Main unit: 109g. Sensor unit: 222g
Colour: Camera: Black. Main unit: White
Warranty: 3-Year manufacturer's warranty
Mounting methods: Mount on any flat surface (brackets included)
Operating temperatures:−20 to 50°C
Power consumption: 6.49W max
Dynamic DNS: Yes, using
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP and SOCKS
QoS: Yes
Security: Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X network access control, digest authentication and user access log
System integration: VAPIX API available from Axis
ONVIF compliant: Yes
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