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Axis Q3518-LVE outdoor-ready IP camera with 4K Ultra HD, up to 40M Optimised IR, Lightfinder, Forensic WDR and edge storage

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An ideal choice for detail-packed monitoring of outdoor locations, this Axis dome IP camera is an advanced CCTV solution. It includes Axis imaging technologies for clearer images in any lighting and is housed in an IK10-rated casing.

  • Axis Lightfinder & Forensic WDR
  • EIS counteracts vibration of the camera
  • Up to 40m of OptimisedIR technology
  • Varifocal lens: 93°-48° viewing angle
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis Q3538-LVE

Overview of the Axis Q3518-LVE

This robust, outdoor-ready dome IP camera by Axis is capable of delivering 4K Ultra HD resolution at full frame rate - 24-hours a day. Built-in integrated infrared (IR) LEDs help to enhance night vision at a range of up to 40m, whilst an IK10-rated casing allows the unit to be safely deployed in exposed locations. Axis' advanced imaging technologies are also included for clear image capture in all lighting conditions, and the camera can be easily installed using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

The model is equipped with a varifocal lens that enables optimum scene coverage to be set during installation and offers wide horizontal views of up to 93°. Multi-view streaming enables up to 8 regions within the camera's field of view to be cropped and streamed separately for live viewing or recording - ideal when closely monitoring areas of interest.

OptimisedIR technology provides up to 40m of enhanced night vision and intelligently adapts the level of infrared illumination from the integrated LEDs to best suit the scene and avoid overexposure. Imaging technologies such as Forensic WDR ensures the capture of details in high contrast scenes, whilst Axis’ Lightfinder increases light sensitivity for improved video capture in very low light. In addition, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) helps to reduce the effects of camera movement from wind or vibrations.

Support for audio is provided when a microphone and speaker (not included) are connected through the integrated I/O ports - facilitating audio recording and verbal interaction with those close to the camera. Various camera-based video motion detection alarms can be set to trigger a range of actions including edge recording and when used in conjunction with Axis Guard Suite analytics, these alerts can prompt certain tasks such as digitally moving to a pre-set location within the field of view.

Axis' Zipstream technology helps to lower bandwidth and storage levels by optimising the video stream in real-time, removing unnecessary data and allowing important details to be retained. Additionally, PoE support simplifies the installation process by delivering both power and network connectivity over a single cable.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Delivers 4k Ultra HD resolution at up to 30 frames per second (fps) for high quality, detailed CCTV footage
  • True day/night functionality with automatic IR cut-filter provides round-the-clock surveillance
  • Robust IK10+ and IP67-rated casing makes the camera suitable for use in exposed outdoor areas
  • Varifocal lens allows the viewing angle to be adjusted during installation for optimum scene capture
  • Multi-view streaming enables up to 8 sections of the original image to be viewed simultaneously
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR night vision for clear night-time surveillance
  • Forensic WDR enables details in high contrast scenes to be viewed clearly
  • Axis' Lightfinder technology can deliver full colour images in extreme low light conditions
  • EIS reduces the effects of camera movement for sharper image capture and reduced bandwidth
  • Axis Corridor Format maximises coverage of vertically orientated video streams
  • Two-way audio is supported with the connection of a microphone and speaker (not included)
  • External devices can be connected via I/O port terminal block for enhanced alarm signalling
  • Enhanced security monitoring with a range of configurable video motion detection and tampering alarms
  • Axis Fence Guard and Motion Guard are included to help increase overall scene awareness
  • Remote zoom and focus, pixel counter and levelling assistant features help to simplify installation
  • Support for power and network connectivity through PoE enables simple and cost-effective installation
  • Axis Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth by analysing and optimising the video stream in real-time
  • Edge recording to MicroSD card (not included) provides a data back up in the event of network failure

Compatible recording platforms

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect
  • Morphean Cloud CCTV

Typical applications

The Axis Q3518-LVE is an advanced CCTV solution providing smooth video at up to 4K Ultra HD resolution. This makes it, an ideal choice for organisations requiring detail-packed monitoring of outdoor locations - 24-hours a day. Typical applications include amusement parks, train station terminals and ports.



  • 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


  • PoE midspan
  • MicroSD card
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Key technical features of the Axis Q3518-LVE


Environment: outdoor
Type: varifocal
Sensor: 1/1.7" progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 4.3-8.6 mm, F1.5 Remote focus and zoom, P-Iris control, IR-corrected Horizontal field of view: 93° – 48° Vertical field of view: 51° – 27°
Memory: 1 GB RAM, 512 MB Flash
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, typical 7.1 W, max 12.6 W
Audio: two-way, external microphone input or line input, line output, AAC LC 8/16/32/48 kHz, G.711 PCM 8 kHz, G.726 ADPCM 8kHz, Opus 8/16/48 kHz, configurable bitrate


Resolution: 3840x2160 to 160x120
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: 25/30 fps with power line frequency 50/60 Hz
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: colour: 0.15 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5
Imaging: compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, white balance, day/night threshold, 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, dynamic text and image overlay, privacy masks, mirroring of images, 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: 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, overlay text, external output activation, play audio clip, zoom preset
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: Ø182mm x 183 m (including weathershield)
Weight: 2.0 kg (including weathershield)
Warranty: 5 years
Operating temperatures: -50 °C to 60 °C
Power consumption: typical 7.7 W, max 13.4 W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IIPv4/v6, HTTPS, HTTPS, SSL/TLSa, QoS Layer 3 DifferServ, 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, Centralised Certificate Management
ONVIF compliant: yes
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