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Axis Q1808-LE Outdoor IR Bullet IP Camera with wide or tele Canon lens, 10MP sensor, 4K UHD video, Forensic WDR, Lightfinder 2.0 and long-range OptimizedIR

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This powerful 10MP camera delivers outstanding video quality, coping effortlessly in low-light with an impressive IR range up to 120m. Choose from the wide lens for open area cover, or the tele lens for detailed monitoring at extended distances.

  • 10MP image sensor for ultra-high definition 4K video up to 3712x2784 resolution
  • Wide varifocal 12-48mm Canon lens for 21° - 90° horizontal field of view
  • Optional tele varifocal 50-150mm Canon lens for 7° - 21° horizontal field of view
  • OptimizedIR illumination up to 100m range (120m with tele lens)
  • Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0 for optimising challenging lighting
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis Q1808-LE Outdoor IR Bullet IP Camera

  • Exceptional image quality for detailed monitoring from a choice of wide or tele Canon lens
  • PoE-out for convenient powering of an additional neighbouring unit such as a camera or audio device
  • Impressive IR illumination range up to 120m for 24-hour monitoring even at extended distances
  • Powerful on-camera video analytics thanks to the deep learning processing unit (DLPU)
  • Hardened cybersecurity features safeguard the camera and prevent unauthorised access to sensitive data

Ideal for monitoring outdoor areas in forensic detail, the powerful Axis Q1808-LE delivers outstanding video quality at up to 4K resolution, with lens capabilities for both wide open scenes and detail at extended distances, thanks to the choice of wide or telephoto lens by Canon. Featuring advanced image optimisation capabilities, you can rely on clear, enhanced video 24-hours a day even in demanding lighting conditions, as well as long-range IR illumination for sharp monochrome images in complete darkness. The deep learning processing unit (DLPU) runs powerful video analytics on the edge, and improves processing and storage capabilities allowing greater capture and analysis of data without compromise, in turn facilitating even faster search and retrieval of metadata. Outdoor-ready and robust, this camera is rated IP66/67 and IK10 for protection against vandalism and wet weather conditions.

Imaging and Optics

Thanks to its ultra-high light sensitive 4/3" 10MP sensor, excellent quality images up to 4K UHD resolution are delivered even in low-light conditions, with a range of features to further optimise monitoring of areas with challenging lighting conditions. Lightfinder 2.0 technology in the image processor ensures true colour footage in extremely low-lighting, Forensic WDR tackles uneven contrast and shadowing, and OptimizedIR provides clear monochrome video in complete darkness. At extended zoom levels, image stability can suffer due to vibrations and wind, so built-in Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) ensures a smooth, consistent video feed.

Wide Lens

Provided as standard on the Axis Q1808-LE, the 12 - 48mm F1.7 - 4.0 Canon varifocal wide lens offers a 21° - 90° horizontal viewing angle, ideal for rich, detailed monitoring of wide open spaces. Equipped with 4x optical zoom, you can easily operate this function through the camera interface or video management system to hone in and focus on important areas. Integrated infrared LEDs provide IR illumination up to 100m, and for an added level of deterrance, the default variant features white light and IR LEDs (850nm), which when turned on actively illuminate dark areas to help prevent unwanted activity.

Tele Lens

For exceptional detail at extended distances, the Axis Q1808-LE 150mm variant (02508-001) features a 50 - 150mm F4.0 Canon varifocal tele lens providing a horizontal viewing angle of 7° - 21°, and the 3x optical zoom offers an impressive range ideal for identification purposes and focusing on the finer details. Optimized IR delivers monochrome images in complete darkness up to 120m without the need for additional lighting.

Video Analytics

Preinstalled Axis Object Analytics (AOA) offers intelligent object detection and identification, and thanks to the improved power of the DLPU, more granular classification is provided via metadata analysis for more accurate identification of faces, license plate recognition (LPR) and specific types of vehicles including buses, trucks and bikes. Additional features such as line crossing, object in area and occupancy counting enhance situational awareness, with support for other Axis and third-party applications allowing you to integrate customised analytics for a more bespoke monitoring solution. You can also incorporate speakers and other audio devices through network pairing, which can activate audible alerts upon detection of supported events.

Recording and Video Management

Compatible with all major video management systems, the camera has Axis Zipstream technology, which ensures data storage is optimised, by identifying and optimising video frames containing important data more so than unnecessary footage, lowering bandwidth and storage requirements up to 50%.

Recording and video management options for this camera:

Installation and mounting options

With its PoE-out port, an additional device can be powered and connected to the network via this camera with ease, including audio devices, PoE-powered lights, or another camera. For example, the Axis T94V01C Dual Camera Mount allows two Q1808-LE cameras to be conveniently mounted back-to-back for high-quality monitoring of both ends of a long street or hallway via a single connection to the network.

The Axis Q1808-LE can be wall or ceiling mounted straight out of the box, with further mounting options listed below that require additional accessories:

Accessories included

  • Camera
  • Installation guide
  • Terminal block connector
  • RJ45 cable
  • Connector guard
  • Cable gaskets
  • Owner authentication key
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Key technical features of the Axis Q1808-LE


Environment: indoor/outdoor
Type: fixed bullet
Sensor: 4/3” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Pixel size 4.63 µm
Lens: Q1808–LE:
Varifocal, 12-48 mm, F1.7-4.0
Horizontal field of view: 90°–21°
Vertical field of view: 49°–12°
Minimum focus distance: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Remote zoom and focus, P-Iris control
Q1808–LE 150 mm:
Varifocal, 50-150 mm, F4.0
Horizontal field of view: 21°–7°
Vertical field of view: 12°–4°
Minimum focus distance: 5 m (16.4 ft)
Remote zoom and focus, P-Iris control
PTZ: Digital PTZ, optical zoom, preset positions
Audio features: Automatic gain control
Speaker pairing
Spectrum visualizer
Audio I/O: 10-band graphic equalizer
Input for external unbalanced microphone, optional 5 V microphone power
Digital input, optional 12 V ring power
Unbalanced line input
Microphone pairing
Output via speaker pairing
Power: Q1808-LE: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4, typical 14.9 W, max 25.5 W
Q1808-LE 150mm:Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3bt Type 3 Class 6, typical 14.9 W, max 51 W


Resolution: 4:3 3712x2784 to 160x120
16:9: 3840x2160 to 160x90
16:10 1280x800 to 160x100
Frame rate: Up to 60 fps (50/60 Hz) in 4K mode Up to 30 fps (50/60 Hz) in 4:3 mode
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: Automatically removable IR-cut filter in day mode and IR-pass filter 800–900 nm in night mode
Minimum illumination: Q1808–LE:
Color: 0.02 lux at 50 IRE, F1.7
B/W: 0.004 lux at 50 IRE, F1.7
0 lux with IR illumination on
Q1808–LE 150 mm:
Color: 0.1 lux at 50 IRE, F4.0
B/W: 0.02 lux at 50 IRE, F4.0
0 lux with IR illumination on
Remote zoom / focus included, P-Iris control
Image settings: Saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpness, white balance, day/night threshold, local contrast, tone mapping , exposure mode, exposure zones, defogging, barrel distortion correction, compression, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including corridor format, mirroring, text and image overlay, dynamic text and image overlay, polygon privacy mask Scene profiles: forensic, vivid, traffic overview


Application Programming Interface: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX®, metadata and AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP). ACAP includes Native SDK and Computer Vision SDK.
One-click cloud connection
ONVIF® Profile G, ONVIF® Profile M, ONVIF® Profile S, and
ONVIF® Profile T,
Event triggers: Device status: above/below/within operating temperature, IP address blocked, IP address removed, live stream active, network lost, new IP address, ring power overcurrent protection, system ready, within operating temperature
Digital audio: digital signal contains Axis metadata, digital signal has invalid sample rate, digital signal missing, digital signal okay
Edge storage: recording ongoing, storage disruption, storage health issues detected
I/O: digital input is active, manual trigger, virtual input
MQTT: stateless
Scheduled and recurring: schedule
Video: average bitrate degradation, day-night mode, tampering
Event action: Day-night mode
I/O: toggle I/O once, toggle I/O while the rule is active
Illumination: use lights, use lights while the rule is active
Images: send images through FTP, HTTP, SFTP
MQTT: publish
Notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and email
Overlay text
Recordings: SD card and network share
SNMP traps: send, send while the rule is active
Video clips: send video clips through FTP, HTTP, HTTP, SFTP
WDR mode

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: Ø155mm x 385mm
Effective Projected Area (EPA): 0.0455 m2 (0.49 ft2)
Weight: 3200g (7.05 lb)
Casing: IP66-, IP67-, and NEMA 4X-rated
IK10 impact-resistant aluminum enclosure with integrated dehumidifying membrane, IK08 impact-resistant glass front window, weathershield with black anti-glare coating
Colour: white NCS S 1002-B, black NCS S 9000-N
Operating temperatures: Temperature: -40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Maximum temperature according to NEMA TS 2 (2.2.7): 74 °C (165 °F)
Humidity: 10–100% RH (condensing)
Installation aids: Pixel counter, remote zoom and focus, level grid, leveling assistant
Warranty: 5-year
Firmware support to: -
Protocols supported: Pv4, IPv6 USGv6, ICMPv4/ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPSc, HTTP/2, TLSc , QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, mDNS (Bonjour), UPnP® , SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS/DNSv6, DDNS, NTP, NTS, RTSP, RTP, SRTP/RTSPS, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, DHCPv4/v6, 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
Security: Software: Signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest authentication, password protection
Hardware: Axis Edge Vault cybersecurity platform TPM 2.0 (CC EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 Level 2), 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)

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