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Axis Q3517-LVE outdoor vandal-resistant dome IP camera with 5 megapixel resolution, 40m IR, Forensic WDR and Lightfinder

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Suitable for round-the-clock surveillance of exposed locations, this vandal-resistant dome IP camera features up to 40m OptimisedIR illumination as well as a range of Axis' advanced imaging technologies for clearer images.

  • Forensic WDR & Lightfinder technologies
  • Multi-view streaming for up to 8 sections
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR illumination
  • Varifocal lens: 96°-50° viewing angle
  • 5MP resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis Q3538-LVE

Overview of the Axis Q3517-LVE

This robust dome IP camera by Axis delivers high-performance, outdoor CCTV surveillance in 5MP resolution at full frame rate. The IK10+ rated unit supports true day/night recording that is enhanced by integrated infrared (IR) illumination – making it ideal for round-the-clock surveillance of exposed locations. A range of Axis’ advanced imaging technologies are also included for clear image capture in all lighting conditions, and the unit can be easily installed via Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

The camera is equipped with a varifocal lens that enables optimum scene coverage to be set during installation and offers wide horizontal views of up to 96°. Areas of interest can be monitored closely using the camera’s multi-streaming feature, which allows up to 8 regions in the field of view to be cropped and streamed separately for live viewing or recording.

Integrated IR LEDs with an illumination range of up to 40m help enhance night vision, while Axis’ OptimisedIR technology ensures an evenly illuminated image by automatically adapting the angle of illumination to the zoom level set. In addition, Forensic WDR allows details in scenes with bright and dark areas to be viewed clearly, whilst Axis Lightfinder technology supports the capture of full colour images - even in extreme levels of low light. Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) is also included to ensure video is smooth and steady despite camera movement from wind or vibrations.

A microphone and speaker (not included) can be connected through the audio I/O ports to enable audio recording and two-way communication with those close to the camera. Audio, video motion detection and tampering alarms can be used alongside external devices to trigger alarms, alert users of activity via email notification and also prompt recording to the on-board microSD card (not included).

Handy features are included to help simplify installation such as PoE, as well as remote zoom and focus which eliminates the need for hands-on fine tuning. Axis’ Zipstream technology is also supported to help lower bandwidth and storage requirements by an average of up to 50%. This award-winning technology ensures important details in the image are retained in the video stream, while unnecessary data can be removed.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select from the accessories tab if required.

Key features & benefits

  • Capable of delivering 5MP at up to 25 frames per second (WDR on), or 4MP at a maximum of 50 fps (WDR off)
  • True day/night functionality with integrated IR-cut filter provides round-the-clock CCTV surveillance
  • Outdoor-ready, IK10+ rated housing makes the camera suitable for use in exposed indoor or outdoor areas
  • Varifocal lens offers wide horizontal views of up to 96° for optimum scene coverage
  • Up to 8 sections of the original image can be cropped and viewed simultaneously using multi-view streaming
  • Integrated IR LEDs with OptimisedIR technology provide even illumination at a range of up to 40m
  • Forensic WDR improves visibility and ensures the capture of details in high contrast scenes
  • Improved performance in extreme low light conditions with Axis Lightfinder technology
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) provides smooth video footage if the camera subject to vibrations
  • Axis Corridor Format optimises the field of view in narrow scenes – capturing only what is essential
  • A microphone and speaker can be connected through audio I/O ports to provide two-way audio
  • Audio, video motion detection and tampering alarms can be configured to help enhance security monitoring
  • I/O port terminal block supports the connection of external devices for enhanced alarm signalling
  • Simplified installation using the handy remote zoom/focus, pixel counter, auto rotation and levelling assistant tools
  • PoE support reduces cabling and offers a cost-effective installation solution
  • Axis Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth by analysing and optimising the video stream in real-time
  • Recordings can be stored locally to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) and used as a backup if the network fails

Compatible recording platforms

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect
  • Morphean Cloud CCTV

Typical applications

The Axis Q3517-LVE dome IP camera is an ideal choice for exposed locations that require clear, detail-packed video footage – in any lighting condition. Typical applications include industrial sites, airports and train stations.



  • Installation guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user license
  • Drill hole template
  • Cable gaskets
  • I/O and DC connectors
  • Connector guard
  • Weathershield
  • Axis U-shape conduit adapter
  • Resistorx T20 L-key
  • Mounting bracket

Optional (please select from the accessories tab if required):

  • PoE midspan
  • MicroSD card
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Key technical features of the Axis Q3517-LVE


Environment: outdoor (IP66-, IP67-, IP6K9K- and IK10+ rated)
Type: fixed
Sensor: 1/1.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 4.3–8.6 mm, F1.5 horizontal field of view: 96°–50°, remote focus and zoom, P-Iris control, IR corrected, IR range: 40m
PTZ: digital PTZ, optical zoom, preset positions
Memory: 1 GB RAM, 512 MB Flash
Power: Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, typical 6.5W, max 12.9W
Audio: two-way, external microphone input or line input, line output, AAC LC 8/16/32/48 kHz, G.711, G.726 ADPCM 8kHz, Opus 8/16/48 kHz, configurable bitrate


Resolution: (3072 x 1728) to (160 x 120)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: 5MP with WDR: 25 fps, 4MP without WDR: 50 fps
Bandwidth control: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG, Axis' Zipstream technology in H.264, controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/MBR H.264
Video overlay: text and image
Day/night: automatically removable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination: 5MP @ 25 fps with WDR and Lightfinder: colour: 0.12 lux, B/W: 0.02 lux, 0 lux with IR illumination, 4MP @ 50 fps: colour: 0.24 lux, B/W: 0.04 lux, 0 lux with IR illumination
Imaging: compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, white balance, exposure control (including automatic gain control), defogging, exposure zones, fine tuning of behaviour at different light levels, Forensic WDR: up to 120 dB depending on scene, Electronic Image Stabilisation, barrel distortion correction, dynamic text and image overlay, mirroring of images, straighten image, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°, auto, including Corridor Format

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: Axis video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection, support for Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of Axis Perimeter Defender, Axis Digital Autotracking and third-party applications
Alarm action: file upload: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS network share and email, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP, external output activation, video and audio recording to edge storage, play audio clip, zoom preset, overlay text, send SNMP trap, send video clip
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: yes
On-camera recording: support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card recording
Direct-to-NAS storage: yes
Recording software supported: Axis Camera Station


Network: RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
Audio: two-way, external microphone input or line input, line output,
Alarm I/O: terminal block for two configurable supervised inputs/digital outputs (12 V DC output, max. load 50 mA), terminal block for DC input
Video: not given


Dimensions: Ø183.4 x 182 m
Weight: 2kg
Warranty: 5 years
Mounting methods: mounting bracket included
Operating temperatures: –50°C to 60°C
Power consumption: typical: 6.9W, max. 14.5W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLSa, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, SFTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, LLDP
QoS: yes
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa encryption, IEEE 802.1Xa network access control, digest authentication, user access log, Centralized Certificate Management
ONVIF compliant: yes
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