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Axis Q1604 Indoor 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

Overview of the Axis Q1604

The Axis Q1604 is an IP camera designed for use in areas with demanding light conditions. The camera's wide dynamic range allows it to capture detail in locations where conventional cameras would struggle, such as capturing detail of people and objects with strong light sources behind them, capturing events or details that other cameras would miss.

The camera can also capture events in low-light environments, featuring a switchable infrared-cut filter for supreme low-light sensitivity, even capturing events in complete darkness when used with infrared lighting. Video is captured with 1-megapixel resolution, ensuring footage is sharp and clear for easy identification.

Cost-effective recording is available, either directly to SD memory card (not included) or to network-attached storage devices, so no expensive recording servers are required. Installation is also very straight-forward since the camera features automatic back focus to accurately set the focus at the touch of a button, as well as Power over Ethernet support for easy power/data wiring.

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.

The Axis Q1604 is compatible with Axis' free Camera Companion software, allowing edge-recording onto SD cards to help save on external storage devices. View, playback and export HDTV-quality video from up to 16 cameras on your network onto local PCs, or using downloadable apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices to help take your surveillance on the move.

Key features & benefits of the Axis Q1604

  • Capture detailed footage of objects in light conditions where conventional cameras would fail using the camera's wide dynamic range
  • 1MP resolution ensures that video captured by the cameras is crisp and clear
  • Cost-effective and flexible recording stores video to SD memory cards or to local networked hard drives
  • Day/night switching allows the camera to capture video in low light, even in complete darkness when combined with infrared lighting
  • 2-Way audio lets users challenge intruders remotely or speak interactively with people around the camera
  • The built-in microphone captures audio footage without the need to add additional hardware
  • Remote back focus system quickly and easily sets the optimum focus level through the web interface

Typical applications of the Axis Q1604

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


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

Environment: Indoors
Type: Fixed box-type
Sensor: 1/3" progressive scan RGB CMOS sensor
Lens: Varifocal 2.8-8.0mm (F1.2) lens with 100-34° horizontal view
Audio: 2-Way audio with built-in microphone using AAC, G.711 and G.726 compression
Power: IEEE802.3af Power over Ethernet or 8-20V DC
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: 16mm x 78mm x 205mm (HxWxD)
Weight: 0.6kg
Colour: Black/silver
Warranty: 3 year manufacturer's warranty
Mounting methods: wall-, ceiling- or parapet-mounting using included mounting bracket
Operating temperatures:0 - 50°C
Power consumption: 6.9W (Class 3)
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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