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Axis Q3617-VE outdoor vandal-resistant IP camera with up to 6MP resolution, Lightfinder and remote PTRZ camera adjustment

This product is discontinued. An alternative model is found in Axis IP Cameras.
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This Axis dome offers two viewing modes - allowing the user to select the best viewing mode to meet their requirements. Its robust housing and day/night recording makes it ideal for monitoring exposed outdoor areas - 24/7.

  • Axis Forensic WDR & Lightfinder
  • Two viewing modes are available
  • Remote pan/tilt/zoom/roll simplifies setup
  • Varifocal lens: 101° - 46° viewing angle
  • Up to 6MP resolution
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This product is discontinued, for alternative models please see Axis IP Cameras

Overview of the Axis Q3617-VE

This dome network camera by Axis Communications provides high quality, multi-megapixel resolution imaging of outdoor scenes – 24 hours a day. Designed for mission-critical surveillance scenarios, this unit includes a range of advanced imaging technologies to ensure clear capture at all times and a tough IP6K9K / IK10 rated housing for protection. Additional features include Axis Zipstream, local recording to MicroSD card and quick adjustment of the camera’s view with Axis’ remote PTRZ function.

Two viewing modes are available, providing the user with a choice of resolution and varifocal viewing angles. 6MP mode allows high resolution video to be streamed at up to 20 frames per second (fps) with wide viewing angles of up to 101°. Alternatively, 4MP mode streams 4 megapixel resolution at a faster frame rate of 25 fps with viewing angles of up to 90°.

Axis’ helpful remote pan/tilt/roll/zoom (PTRZ) feature allows fine adjustment of the camera lens to be carried out remotely. The desired view can be set during installation and then, further lens adjustments can be made away from site – without ever pausing recordings.

Support for wide dynamic range (WDR) – Forensic Capture helps to improve the quality of images captured in high contrast scenes. By lowering noise levels and increasing the image signal, the technology ensures all details are clearly visible in both bright and dark areas. Note, WDR is only available in 4MP mode and not in 6MP mode. Axis’ Lightfinder technology increases light sensitivity, enabling full colour imaging in extreme levels of low light. The camera can seamlessly transition between both technologies, ensuring clear image capture in all conditions. Axis Corridor Format is also supported and is a helpful feature that maximises area coverage in narrow scenes by vertically orientating the video stream.

A range of configurable video motion detection and tampering alarms are supported to help provide reliable and accurate security monitoring. Detection of activity can send an alert to the user via email notification while also triggering local recording onto the MicroSD card (not included) – helpful for the backup of data in the case of network disruption.

Axis’ Zipstream technology is supported and helps to lower bandwidth and storage levels by an average of up to 50%. By optimising the video stream in real-time, important details can be retained while unnecessary data is removed. PoE compatibility supplies the camera with both power and network connectivity over a single cable - enabling quick and cost-effective installation.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Two viewing modes are available - allowing the user to select the best viewing mode to meet their requirements
  • 6MP mode streams 6 megapixel resolution at up to 20 fps and offers a varifocal viewing angle of 101°–46°
  • 4MP mode streams 4 megapixel resolution at 25 fps and offers a smaller varifocal viewing angle of 90°–41°
  • Varifocal lens allows the desired viewing angle to be easily set during installation
  • True day/night functionality with built-in IR-cut filter provides round-the-clock surveillance
  • Tough IK6K9K and IK10 rated housing provides protection in harsh outdoor environments
  • Remote pan/tilt/roll/zoom (PTRZ) feature is a helpful time saver when setting the view during installation
  • WDR – Forensic Capture optimises the image and ensures all details are visible in high contrast scenes
  • Improved performance in low light conditions with Axis Lightfinder technology
  • Axis Corridor Format vertically orientates the video stream – allowing the field of view to be optimised for use in narrow scenes
  • Video motion detection methods and tampering alarms increase dynamic scene awareness for reliable monitoring
  • Axis’ Zipstream technology optimises the video stream in real-time, lowering bandwidth and storage levels by up to 50%
  • Support for power and network connectivity through PoE enables simple and cost-effective installation
  • Data can be stored locally to the MicroSD card and used as a backup if network connection is lost

Compatible recording platforms

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect
  • Morphean Cloud CCTV

Typical applications

The Axis Q3617-VE fixed dome network camera offers a high quality external IPCCTV solution. Its tough housing and support for 24-hour surveillance make it an ideal choice for the monitoring of large industrial premises, ports and construction sites.



  • Axis Connector Guard A
  • Safety hook wire
  • Installation Guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user license
  • Resistorx L-key
  • Weather shield
  • Mounting bracket
  • Drill template
  • Cable gasket
  • Axis U-shape conduit adapter


  • PoE midspan
  • Mounting accessory
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Key technical features of the Axis Q3617-VE


Environment: outdoor (IP66, IP67, IP6K9K and NEMA 4X-rated)
Type: fixed
Sensor: 1/1.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 4.1–9 mm, F1.6 horizontal field of view: 6MP mode: 101°–46°, 4MP mode: 90°-41°, remote focus and zoom, P-Iris control, IR corrected
PTZ: remote PTRZ camera angle adjustment, pan: 370°, tilt: +/- 81°, roll: +/- 110° 
Memory: 1GB RAM, 256 MB Flash
Power: Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, typical 6.1W, max 11.4W
Audio: not given


Resolution: (3072 x 2048) to (160 x 90)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: 25 fps in 4MP mode: 16:9 (2720 x 1536) or 4:3 (2304 x 1728) with WDR on, 20 fps in 6MP mode (3072 x 2048) with WDR off 
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: 0.18 lux at 50 IRE, F1.6, b/w: 0.03 lux at 50 IRE, F1.6
Imaging: compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure zone, noise reduction, fine tuning of behaviour at low light, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including Corridor Format, mirroring of images, Electronic image stabilisation, barrel distortion correction WDR – forensic capture: up to 115 dB depending on scene

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: Axis video Motion Detection 3, active tampering alarm, 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, video recording to edge storage, zoom or digital PTZ preset, overlay text, send SNMP trap
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: not given
Alarm I/O: not given
Video: not given


Dimensions: Ø 198mm, depth: 166mm, depth with weather shield: 224mm
Weight: 2.3kg with weather shield
Warranty: 5 years
Mounting methods: mounting bracket included
Operating temperatures: –40°C to 60°C
Power consumption: typical: 6.1W, max. 11.4W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSa , SSL/TLSa , QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, 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
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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