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Axis Q3538-SLVE outdoor stainless steel varifocal dome camera with 4K resolution, 40m OptimisedIR and Forensic WDR

£1,927.20 inc VAT
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Housed in robust stainless steel casing, this dome features advanced imaging technologies, OptimisedIR and detailed 4K resolution video - ideal for use in areas where the camera could be exposed to corrosive materials.

  • 4K UHD resolution
  • Varifocal lens: 49° - 103° field of view
  • 2x optical zoom
  • Durable stainless steel casing
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis Q3538-SLVE

  • Delivers smooth 4K resolution at up to 60fps
  • Varifocal lens with 49° - 103° horizontal viewing angle
  • Robust stainless steel casing
  • Equipped with ARTPEC-8 chipset for deep learning analytics
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Dimensions: ø 195 x 125 mm

Designed for use in marine and chemical environments, the Q3538-SLVE is a robust dome camera housed in anti-corrosion stainless steel casing. Capturing smooth video in 4K UHD resolution at up to 60 frames per second (fps), this camera is suitable for use in high-traffic environments. Featuring Axis’ innovative ARTPEC-8 chipset and a deep learning processing unit (DLPU), the Q3538-SLVE offers highly accurate object detection on the edge and has enhanced cybersecurity features built-in. Additional features include up to 40m IR illumination, Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR.


It is easy to set the desired viewing angle at installation with the camera’s varifocal lens, offering a horizontal viewing range of 49° - 103°. 2x optical zooming also enables areas of interest to be examined in closer detail, making sure that no important details or events are missed. Another handy feature is the unit’s OptimisedIR LEDs, ideal for use at night or in dark spaces, these LEDs illuminate up to 40m around the camera and adjust automatically to the camera’s zoom ratio, minimising reflections that could obscure the footage. Furthermore, an array of built-in cybersecurity features including Axis Edge Vault, signed firmware, and secure boot, safeguard the system from cyber-attacks.


Equipped for use both day and night with its automatic IR-cut filter, this camera includes a range of advanced imaging technologies to help it produce the best possible footage in challenging conditions. Forensic WDR uses a set of advanced algorithms to increase image signal, lower noise levels and produce detailed footage in high-contrast scenes – making it easier to identify subjects and important details. Full-colour video is produced, even in near darkness, with Lightfinder 2.0. Providing full detail, high-resolution footage, this advanced technology reduces noise and motion blur so that all areas of the scene are visible. In narrow areas, Corridor Format can be used to rotate the video stream by 90°, maximising area coverage and preventing redundant areas from being captured.

Video analytics

For precise and intelligent monitoring, this camera has several analytics that take advantage of its DLPU and advanced chipset. In addition to basic motion and tampering detection alarms, moving objects such as humans and vehicles can be detected, classified and, in the case of vehicles, subclassified with Axis Object Analytics. This reliable object detection enables the creation of object-specific alarms and event triggers for high levels of scene awareness with reduced false alerts. Moreover, the integrated alarm and audio I/O ports allow the connection of external devices to help enhance alarm signalling or enable audio detection.

Video management

Free video management and remote access are available via the Axis Companion Application for setups with up to 16 cameras, whilst larger or more demanding systems can be managed using a new or existing  Axis Camera Station or Milestone XProtect licences. In the event of network failure, data can be saved to the onboard SD card (card not included) for a reliable backup.


The Axis Q3538-SLVE is designed with straightforward and durable installation in mind, equipment and installation costs are reduced with support for Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+) as it enables both network and power to be delivered over one cable. As well as being made from marine-grade stainless steel, the camera’s casing is IP66/67/68 and IK11 rated for protection against inclement weather and up to 50 joules of impact – ideal for exposed outdoor areas at risk of vandalism. Additionally, storage costs can be saved using Zipstream compression technology. This intelligent feature preserves important forensic detail whilst lowering bandwidth by an average of 50%.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Captures sharp 4K resolution video at up to 60fps
  • Varifocal lens allows views between 49° - 103° to be set during installation
  • Areas of the scene can be closely inspected using the 2x optical zoom
  • Encased in durable stainless steel housing for robust use in marine or chemical environments
  • ARTPEC-8 chipset and DLPU enhance analytics capabilities and cybersecurity features
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR illumination improves video capture in complete darkness
  • Forensic WDR intelligently balances lighting in high-contrast conditions
  • Full-colour footage is available in extremely low lighting with Lightfinder 2.0
  • Corridor format rotates the video stream by 90° to optimise capture in narrow spaces
  • Objects are accurately detected and classified using Axis Object Analytics
  • Audio detection and improved alarm signalling are available when external devices are connected via the I/O ports
  • A backup of data can be saved to the onboard SD card if the network fails
  • PoE+ support supplies both network and power over one cable for cost-effective installation
  • Extremely durable housing is also IP66/67/68 and IK11-rated to safeguard against harsh weather and up to 50 joules of impact
  • Bandwidth and storage requirements are optimised with Zipstream compression technology

Typical applications

Providing clear 4K resolution video and deep-learning analytics capabilities, even in demanding conditions, this robust stainless steel dome is built for use in marine environments such as ports, harbours and on ships.



  • 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

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

  • PoE+ midspan
  • SD card

Mounting options

  • Wall mounting - accessories included
  • Ceiling mounting - accessories included
  • Pole mounting - Axis T91F67
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Key technical features of the Axis Q3538-SLVE


Environment: outdoor
Type: fixed
Sensor: 1/1.2” progressive scan RGB CMOS Pixel size 2.9 µm
Lens: varifocal, 6.2–12.9 mm, F1.6–2.9 Horizontal field of view: 103°–49° vertical field of view: 56°–28° varifocal, 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 Microphone power: Microphone power 5V on tip, ring power 12V on ring, phantom power 12V on tip/ring
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: 16:9: 3840x2160 to 160x90 16:10: 1280x800 to 160x100 4:3: 2880x2160 to 160x120
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, white balance, day/night threshold, tone mapping, exposure mode, exposure zones, defogging, barrel distortion correction, electronic image stabilization, 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: I/O: toggle I/O once, toggle I/O while the rule is active 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 Calls: end SIP call, make SIP call, answer call MQTT publish Overlay text, external output activation, play audio clip, zoom preset, day/night mode, make call, flash status LED, use lights, set defog mode, send MQTT publish message, set WDR mode
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: I/O: Terminal block for two configurable supervised inputs / digital outputs (12 V DC output, max load 50 mA)
Dimensions: ø 195 x 125 mm
Weight: 2.2kg

IP6K9K-, IP66-, IP67-, IP68- and NEMA 4X-rated, IK11 (50 joules) impact-resistant stainless steel casing Polycarbonate hard-coated dome and dehumidifying membranes Electropolished SS 316L stainless steel Encapsulated electronics Captive stainless steel screws

Operating temperatures: -50°C to 55°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, HTTPS, HTTP/2, TLS, 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, SSH, SIP, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Syslog, Link-Local address (ZeroConf)
Security: software: signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest authentication, password protection, AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit SD card encryption Hardware: Secure boot, Axis Edge Vault with Axis device ID, signed video, secure keystore (CC EAL4 certified hardware protection of cryptographic operations, certificates and keys) Network security IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS), IEEE 802.1AR, HTTPS/HSTS, TLS v1.2/v1.3, Network Time Security (NTS), X.509 Certificate PKI, IP address filtering

Product markings BIS, CE, KC, RCM, UL/cUL, UKCA, VCCI, WEEE, NDAA compliant, TAA compliant 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 Australia/New Zealand: RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A Canada: ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A) Japan: VCCI Class A USA: FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A Railway: IEC 62236-4 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 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-78, IEC/EN 60529 IP66, IEC/EN 60529 IP67, IEC/EN 60529 IP68, ISO 20653 IP6K9K, IEC/EN 62262 IK11 (50J), NEMA 250 Type 4X, NEMA TS 2 (2.2.7-2.2.9), DNV Network NIST SP500-26

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