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Axis Q3538-LVE outdoor IR-shielded dome with 4K resolution, varifocal lens, 40m OptimisedIR, Forensic WDR & Lightfinder 2.0

£1,605.60 inc VAT
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Capturing 4K resolution video in a wide range of light conditions thanks to Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR and 40m OptimisedIR illumination, the Q3538-LVE is ideal for outdoor applications that require highly intuitive monitoring.

  • 4K UHD resolution
  • Varifocal lens: 49° - 103° field of view
  • IR-shielded dome prevents reflections when IR is used
  • Deep Learning Axis Object Analytics (AOA)
  • Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis Q3538-LVE

  • 4K resolution at up to 60fps
  • Varifocal lens with views of 39° - 103°
  • 2x optical zoom for in-depth scene analysis
  • Advanced imaging technologies such as Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR included
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Dimensions: ø 184 x 124 mm

Part of the innovative Q series by Axis, the Q3538-LVE outdoor dome provides high-quality 4K resolution video at up to 60 frames per second (fps) – ideal for areas of high activity that require smooth round-the-clock surveillance. Integrated with Axis’ latest chipset (ARTPEC-8), this unit makes use of a deep learning processing unit (DLPU) to offer intuitive and more granular object analytics than seen in previous models. Furthermore, the camera features vandal-resistant IR-shielded casing with a weathershield, and Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+).


Featuring a varifocal lens that allows views of 39° - 103° to be set during installation, this camera is suitable for more demanding outdoor use cases. A 2x optical zoom enables closer inspection of areas of interest, whilst 24-hour recording is possible thanks to the automatic IR-cut filter, which is enhanced by the OptimisedIR LEDs illuminating up to 40m around the camera. Additionally, the camera features an IR-shielded dome that reduces reflections from the IR LEDs, resulting in clear, sharp video.


Advanced imaging technologies allow this unit to capture high-quality footage in all manner of light conditions. Full-colour video is delivered in extreme low-light levels using Lightfinder 2.0 technology whilst Forensic WDR - optimised for motion - balances bright lights and shadows to produce clearly detailed video with few motion artefacts. Moreover, Corridor format is included and allows the monitoring of narrow scenes to be optimised by rotating the sensor 90° - preventing the recording of redundant areas.

Video analytics

Due to its advanced chipset and DLPU, the Q3538-LVE offers powerful deep learning applications onboard, improving the accuracy and granularity of object analytics and reducing false alerts. Motion detection notifications are also enhanced due to more powerful detection and the camera’s ability to build upon learned processes. Furthermore, Axis’ Camera Application platform features a range of certified and custom applications – allowing users to choose the analytics most suited to their requirements.

Video management

Edge recording stores video footage onto a MicroSD card (not included) which provides a handy backup of data if the connection to the network is lost. Video viewing, editing, setting of alarm triggers and a range of other video management options are available through advanced video management software such as Axis Camera Station or Milestone XProtect.


With robust IK10 and IP66-rated housing, this camera can withstand vandal attempts and harsh weather conditions – making it well-suited for exposed outdoor areas. Support for PoE+ reduces cabling by delivering both power and network connectivity via a single cable – simplifying installation.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Captures detailed video in 4K UHD resolution at up to 60 frames per second
  • Varifocal lens allows views up to 103° to be set during installation
  • DLPU and ARTPEC-8 chipset enable more granular and accurate object analytics
  • 2x optical zoom allows areas of interest to be closely inspected
  • OptimisedIR provides up to 40m illumination around the camera
  • IR-shielded dome ensures clear video recording by reducing IR reflections
  • Included weathershield protects the unit from rain, snow and excessive sunlight
  • Support for MicroSD card (not included) provides edge storage space and handy data backup
  • IK10 and IP66-rated housing protects the unit from vandalism and inclement weather
  • Support for power and network connectivity through PoE enables simple installation

Typical applications

Suitable for demanding outdoor environments that require nuanced analytics and 24-hour recording, the Q3638-LVE provides high-resolution monitoring for areas such as industrial sites, amusement parks and city surveillance



  • Installation guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user license
  • Drill hole template
  • Terminal block connectors for DC and I/O
  • RESISTORX® L-key
  • Connector guard
  • Cable gasket
  • Conduit adapter
  • Mounting bracket
  • Weathershield


  • PoE midspan
  • SD card

Mounting options


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Key technical features of the Axis Q3538-LVE


Environment: outdoor
Type: fixed
Sensor: 1/1.2” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 6.2 - 12.9mm, F1.6 - 2.9 horizontal field of view: 103°–49° vertical field of view: 56°–28° remote focus and zoom, P-Iris control, IR corrected
PTZ: digital PTZ only
Audio: external microphone input or line input (balanced or unbalanced), line output, digital audio input, automatic gain control
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4 Typical 9 W, max 23 W
Memory: 2048 MB RAM, 8194 MB Flash


Resolution: up to 3840x2160
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC) Motion JPEG
Frame rate: with WDR: 25/30 fps with power line frequency 50/60 Hz without WDR: 50/60 fps with power line frequency 50/60 Hz
Video streaming: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.265, H.264 and Motion JPEG
Day/night: automatically removable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination: colour: 0.07 lux at 50 IRE, F1.6 B/W: 0 lux at 50 IRE, F1.6
IR illumination: OptimisedIR with power-efficient, long-life 850 nm IR LEDs range of reach 40 m (130 ft) or more depending on the scene
Video overlay: text and image
Image settings: saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpness, Forensic WDR, white balance, day/night threshold, tone mapping, exposure mode, exposure zones, defogging, barrel distortion correction, electronic image stabilisation, compression, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including Corridor Format, mirroring, text and image overlay, dynamic text and image overlay, privacy masks, polygon privacy mask


Application Programming Interface: open API for software integration, including VAPIX and AXIS Camera Application Platform, ONVIF
Event triggers: included: AXIS Object Analytics, AXIS Video Motion Detection, active tampering alarm, supported: audio detection, AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
Event action: MQTT publish notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap overlay text, zoom preset, day/night mode Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload Record video: SD card and network share upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email external output activation via AXIS T61 Audio and I/O Interfaces with portcast technology
Privacy masking: yes

Video Management

On-camera recording: support for MicroSD/MicroSDHC/MicroSDXC and encryption, support for recording to dedicated network-attached storage (NAS)
Network video recorders: Axis NVRs, ONVIF support for 3rd party
Video Management Software: Axis Companion, Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect
Cloud: Morphean Cloud CCTV, CamStreamer Cloud


Network connections: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4
Alarm I/O connections: shielded RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T PoE DC input, 3.5 mm mic/line in, 3.5 mm line out terminal block for two configurable supervised inputs / digital outputs (12 V DC output, max load 50 mA)
Dimensions: 124 mm x 184 mm
Weight: 2.1kg

aluminium and plastic, colour: white

Operating temperatures: -50°C to 60°C
Mounting methods: wall, ceiling
Installation aids: levelling assistant, straighten image, image grid, pixel counter
Warranty: 5 year
Power consumption: max. 23W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, ICMPv4/ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPSa, HTTP/2, TLSa, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, mDNS (Bonjour), UPnP, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS/DNSv6, DDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTCP, RTP, SRTP, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, DHCPv4/v6, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, SIP, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Syslog, Link-Local address (ZeroConf)
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa encryption, IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS) a network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralised certificate management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware, secure boot, protection of cryptographic keys with FIPS 140-2 certified TPM 2.0 module, Axis Edge Vault with Axis device ID
Approvals: EMC CISPR 35, EN 50121-4, EN 55032 Class A, EN 55035, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A), IEC 62236-4, KS C 9832 Class A, KS C 9835, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A, VCCI Class A Safety CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-22, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1, IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IEC 62471, IS 13252 Environment IEC 60068-2-X, IEC/EN 60529 IP66/IP67, ISO 20653 IP6K9K, IEC/EN 62262 IK10+ (50J), NEMA 250 Type 4X, NEMA TS 2 (2.2.7-2.2.9) Network NIST SP500-267

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