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Axis Q1604-E Outdoor day/night IP camera with wide dynamic range, on-camera recording and 1 megapixel resolution

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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis P1375-E

Overview of the Axis Q1604-E

With a wide dynamic range and tough outdoor-ready casing, the Axis Q1604-E IP camera is designed for surveillance in environments subject to varying light levels, for example, locations with strong back-light or high-contrast shadows, capturing video where most cameras would struggle. Video is crisp and well defined, with 1 megapixel resolution, ideal for identifying people in view. Low-light conditions are also catered for, with day/night switching for monochrome surveillance in low-light, or complete darkness when combined with infrared lighting.

The camera is very easy to install, coming with a sturdy wall-mount bracket and supporting Power over Ethernet for easy and flexible installation with minimal wiring. Additionally, the camera includes automatic back-focus, letting the camera automatically set the optimum focus itself.

Video recording is available without the need for expensive recording servers, with the camera's recording system able to store video to SD/SDHC memory card or networked storage, for true edge-based surveillance. The camera's integrated audio system lets users speak with people in view, or ward-off intruders from a distance.

Please note: This camera does not come with a power supply. Should you require a Power over Ethernet midspan please add one using the options above. Please also note that two minimum operating temperatures are shown, depending on the power source used.

This camera is compatible with the free Axis Camera Companion software, allowing you to monitor up to 16 cameras on your mobile phone using downloadable viewing apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Axis Camera Companion allows direct recording onto an on-board SD card, helping to save on storage as there is no central PC or DVR required.

Key features & benefits of the Axis Q1604-E

  • Capture detailed footage of objects in light conditions where conventional cameras would fail using the camera's wide dynamic range
  • The tough metal casing protects the camera when installed outdoors
  • Power over Ethernet provides power to the camera and housing across the network connection for easy installation
  • 1MP resolution video is crisp and clear for easy identification
  • The camera's recording system can store video directly to SD memory cards or networked hard drives, providing flexible, cost effective recording
  • Day/night switching lets the camera capture events in extremely low light conditions
  • 2-Way audio lets users challenge intruders remotely or speak interactively with people around the camera
  • Remote back focus system quickly and easily sets the optimum focus level through the web interface

Typical applications of the Axis Q1604-E

The camera is ideal for many locations with demanding light conditions, including strong backlight and high-contrast light conditions, such as receptions, store entrances, greenhouses/conservatories, or any area with variable light conditions.

Accessories for the Axis Q1604-E


  • Stand
  • Connector kit
  • Installation guide
  • CD with installation tools, recording software and user manual
  • Single-user Windows decoder license
  • Wall mount bracket
  • Sunshield
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Key technical features for the Axis Q1604-E

Environment: Outdoors
Type: Fixed box-type camera in an outdoor housing
Sensor: 1/3" progressive scan RGB CMOS sensor
Lens: Varifocal 2.8-8.0mm (F1.2) lens with 80-34° horizontal view
Audio: 2-Way audio using AAC, G.711 and G.726 compression
Power: IEEE802.3af Power over Ethernet or IEEE802.3at High Power over Ethernet
Processor/memory: ARTPEC-4 processor with 256 MB RAM and 128 MB Flash
Compatibility: Compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla-based browsers such as Safari, Chrome and Firefox
Resolution: Various resolutions between 1280x960 and 160x90
Compression: MJPEG and MPEG-4
Frame-rate: 30fps in all resolutions and compression formats
Bandwidth control: Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Day/night: True day/might with switchable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination: Colour: 0.1 lux, B/W: 0.02 lux (F1.2). Colour: 0.4 lux, B/W: 0.06 lux (F1.2 with dynamic capture on)
Video overlay: Text and image
Imaging: Compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behaviour at low light and wide dynamic range (up to 120dB)
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking: Yes
Simultaneous users: Up to 20
Alarm detection: Video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection and Axis Camera Application Platform
Intelligent video: Active tampering alarm. Video analytics can be added via the Axis Camera Application platform
External alarm inputs and outputs:1x alarm input, 1x trigger output
Alarm notifications: File upload via FTP, HTTP and email; Notification via email, HTTP and TCP; External output activation; Video and audio recording to edge storage and pre-/post-alarm video buffering
Recording triggers: Intelligent video, schedule and manual
On-camera recording: Recording to SD/SDHC memory cards
Recording software included: Axis Camera Station One
Compatible recording platforms (not included)
Software:Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect, SecuritySpy (for Mac OSX)
Network Video Recorders:QNAP
Hosted services:SecurityStation
Power: DC mini-jack connection
Network: 10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet connection with Power over Ethernet support
Alarm I/O: Terminal block for 1x input and 1x output
Audio: 2x 3.5mm mini-jack connections
Dimensions: 142mm x 162mm x 405mm (HxWxD)
Weight: 3.1kg
Colour: White
Warranty: 3 year manufacturer's warranty
Mounting methods: wall-mount bracket included
Operating temperatures:PoE: -30 to 50°C. High PoE: -40 to 50°C
Power consumption: PoE: 13W (Class 3). High PoE: 25.5W
Dynamic DNS: Yes, using
Protocols supported: IPv4/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 and SOCKS
QoS: Yes
Security: Multi-level user security and HTTPS support
System integration: Open API for system integration
ONVIF compliant: Yes
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