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Axis Q1615 Mk III indoor IP camera with HD 1080p, i-CS varifocal lens, built-in microphone and Lightfinder 2.0

This product is discontinued. The replacement model is Axis Q1715.
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Featuring the Axis ARTPEC-7 chip and an embedded deep learning processing unit, this premium IP camera features advanced imaging and analytics capabilities - ideal for 24-hour monitoring of busy, open-plan indoor locations.

  • HD 1080p resolution
  • Varifocal lens: 116°-40° viewing angle
  • Built-in microphone for one-way audio
  • Deep Learning Processing Unit included
  • Lightfinder 2.0 & Forensic WDR included
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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This product is now discontinued, please see the Axis Q1715 for the replacement model.

Overview of the Axis Q1615 Mk III

  • Captures detailed HD 1080p resolution at up to 100 fps
  • i-CS varifocal lens with up to 116° field of view
  • Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0 technologies
  • Embedded deep learning processing unit
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: 82 x 58 x 195 mm

This top-of-the-line IP camera from Axis features an intelligent CS-mount (i-CS) lens and captures smooth, high-quality HD 1080p resolution video at up to 100 frames per second (fps) - making it an ideal choice for open-plan indoor scenes with high levels of activity. Advanced imaging technologies and advanced security functionality is supported thanks to the inclusion of Axis' 7th generation ARTPEC chipset. In addition, the camera's deep learning processing unit (DLPU) combines with this ARTPEC 7 chipset to allow high-performance analytics to be run directly on the camera (at the edge) - resulting in a fast, comprehensive camera solution that can be tailored to the user's surveillance requirements.


The premium camera features a varifocal lens which provides horizontal viewing angles up to 116° and allows optimum scene coverage to be set during installation. It also includes an intelligent CS-mount lens – enabling users to easily exchange lenses to best suit their monitoring needs (alternative lenses not included). True day/night capability enables detailed HD 1080p footage to be captured 24 hours a day and such footage can be enhanced by one-way audio recording thanks to the unit’s built-in microphone – particularly useful as a complement to video when examining footage for investigation purposes.


Using a range of advanced imaging technologies, the camera can capture clear video footage in challenging lighting conditions. Full colour video is delivered in ambient light extremes using Axis’ Lighfinder 2.0 technology and Forensic WDR technology ensures image details are retained even in strongly backlit scenes. Users are also able to examine specific areas of the original image in greater detail with the camera’s digital pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) controls while Axis Corridor Format vertically orientates the video stream – allowing the field of view to be optimised when monitoring narrow areas.

Video analytics

Camera-based video motion detection and tampering alarms are configurable and help to alert users of activity via a choice of notification methods including email. In addition, the unit's DLPU enables users to run third-party applications based on deep learning; resulting in a faster and more scalable system that facilitates complex and powerful analytics such as edge-based automatic incident detection, counting and anomaly detection.

Video management

Edge recording stores video footage onto a MicroSD card (not included) which provides a handy backup of data if connection to the network is lost. This high-quality camera also supports storage to networked attached storage devices (NAS), meaning it also caters to larger storage capacity requirements. Remote access to the unit is possible through the free Axis Companion mobile application which offers simple video management for up to 16 camera channels. For further functionality, this camera can also be easily integrated into other high-performance video management systems such as Axis Camera Station and Milestone XProtect.


For quick and easy installation, an i-CS lens is included which directly exchanges information with the camera, such as zoom position and focus. The installation process is further simplified with support for PoE - enabling the camera to receive power and network connectivity over one cable; also saving on initial costs.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Delivers smooth, detailed HD 1080p resolution video at up to 100 fps
  • Varifocal lens provides wide horizontal viewing angles up to 116° - allowing optimum scene coverage to be set during installation
  • Intelligent CS lens features several integrated motors - allowing the user to remotely adjust lens settings and easily swap lenses to best suit requirements
  • A built-in microphone enables one-way audio recording in the camera’s immediate surroundings
  • True day/night recording provides round-the-clock surveillance
  • Lightfinder 2.0 technology captures colour images in low-light environments
  • Forensic WDR technology enables details in scenes with both bright and dark areas to be viewed clearly
  • Digital PTZ controls allow the operator to quickly view specific areas of the image in greater detail
  • Corridor Format vertically orientates the video stream to help maximise area coverage and reduce bandwidth when monitoring narrow scenes
  • Video motion detection and tampering alarms can be configured to enhance scene awareness
  • Edge storage provides a backup solution in the case of network connection failure
  • Supports storage to NAS for larger storage capacity needs
  • Simple video management with Axis Companion mobile application
  • PoE supplies the camera with both power and network connectivity via a single cable – simplifying installation

Typical applications

With advanced imaging and analytics capabilities, this high-performance camera is an ideal choice for open-plan indoor spaces that are prone to high levels of activity and require 24-hour, detailed surveillance. Typical applications include banks, casinos and supermarkets.



  • Installation Guide
  • User manual
  • Windows decoder 1-user license
  • Stand
  • Connector kit
  • Resistorx T20 tool


  • MicroSD card
  • PoE midspan

Mounting options

  • Wall mounting - accessories included
  • Ceiling mounting - accessories included
  • Pole mounting - Axis T91B47
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Key technical features of the Axis Q1615 Mk III


Environment: indoor
Type: fixed
Sensor: 1/2.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, IR corrected, CS-mount, i-CS lens, horizontal field of view: 116° - 40°
Audio: built-in microphone
Power: Power-over-Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, typical: 8.2W, max: 12.95W
Memory: 2048MB RAM, 1024MB Flash


Resolution: (1920 x 1080) to (160 x 90)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Main, Baseline and High Profile, H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC) Main Profile, Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: 100 fps
Bandwidth control: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264, H.265 and Motion JPEG, Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 and H.265, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/ABR/MBR H.264/H.265, video streaming indicator
Day/night: automatically removable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination: colour: 0.05 lux, b/w: 0.01 lux (with Forensic WDR and Lightfinder)
Digital zoom/PTZ yes
Video overlay: text and image
Imaging: saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpness, Forensic WDR: Up to 120 dB depending on scene, white balance, day/night threshold, tone mapping, local contrast, exposure mode, exposure zones, defogging, electronic image stabilization, barrel distortion correction, compression, rotation: auto, 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including Corridor Format, dynamic text and image overlay, polygon privacy mask, mirroring of images, scene profiles: forensic, vivid, traffic overview

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
External alarm inputs and outputs none
Alarm detection: included: AXIS Video Motion Detection, AXIS Fence Guard, AXIS Loitering Guard, AXIS Motion Guard, active tampering alarm, audio detection, supported: AXIS Perimeter Defender, support for Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
Alarm action: record video: SD card and network share, upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email, pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap, PTZ: PTZ preset, start/stop guard tour. overlay text, external output activation, play audio clip, zoom preset, defog mode, PTZ control
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: yes
On-camera recording: support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card and encryption, recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
Recording software supported: Axis Companion Software, Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect


Power: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3
Network: shielded RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Alarm I/O 6-pin 2.5 mm terminal block for four configurable inputs/outputs(12 V DC output, max load 50 mA)


Dimensions: 82 x 58 x 195 mm
Weight: 1.12kg 
Casing: casing: Metal (zinc), colour lid: Silver RAL 9006, colour chassis: Black - NCS S 9000-N
Warranty: 5 year
Mounting methods: ceiling, wall
Operating temperatures: -10°C to 55°C
Power consumption: max. 12.95W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, SFTP, SRTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, LLDP
QoS: yes
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS) network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate management, signed firmware, secure boot, protection of cryptographic keys with FIPS 140-2 certified TPM 2.0 module
ONVIF compliant: yes, profiles G/S/T
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