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Axis Q6042-C outdoor PTZ speed dome IP camera with extended D1 resolution, 36x optical zoom, active cooling and SD storage

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This product is discontinued, for alternative models please see Outdoor IP Cameras - PTZ

Overview of the 0561-001 Axis Q6042-C

Specialised Axis 6042-C outdoor network camera with autofocus, intelligent video with Axis Active Gatekeeper, ability to operate up to 75°C and included media converter switch

The Axis Q6042-C IP camera offers wide area coverage with a 57.2° wide viewing angle, 36x optical zoom and 20° above horizon tilt. Built-in active cooling and a military rated outdoor-ready casing enable the Q6042-C to work effectively outdoors even in extreme hot temperatures up to 75°. True day/night capability enables the camera to provide a 24.7 surveillance solution, with an IR cut-filter switching the camera to monochrome capture in low light.

Electronic image stabilisation eliminates shakiness from images captured when the camera is subject to movement such as high winds or vibrations, providing clearly visible scenes. Wide dynamic range (WDR) enhances contrast in images and prevents areas from becoming too dark or too bright; this optimises images and ensures detail is prominent.

Shock detection technology can detect if the camera has been subject to impact such as hitting and trigger an alarm to alert the user. This technology is useful for when cameras are installed in areas at risk of vandalism. The Axis Q6042-C also has intelligent video with Axis Active Gatekeeper that enables the camera to quickly and accurately move to a preset position if activity is detected; the object is then tracked until out of the camera's field of view. As well as alerting the user, this technology provides accurate video footage of the object and movements for secure monitoring.

H.264 and Motion JPEG compression are both supported by the Q6042-C, enabling the user to choose which method is most suitable for specific networks. On-board storage onto an SD card is simple and reliable, removing the need for transferring data over a network, reducing bandwidth usage.

This camera comes with a media converter switch included for power.

Key features & benefits

  • 36x optical zoom and 20° above horizon tilt effectively covers a large area
  • IP66 and MIL-STD-810G military standard outdoor ready casing protects against rain and dust
  • Built-in active cooling enables the Q6042-C to operate in temperatures up to 75°
  • A built-in infrared cut-filter provides true day/night capability for monochrome capture in low light
  • Wide dynamic range (WDR) prevents light saturation so images are clear
  • Image stabilisation eliminates shakiness form images captured during camera movement such as vibrations or strong winds
  • Shock detection technology can alert the control room if the camera has been hit for accurate surveillance
  • Intelligent video with Axis Active Gatekeeper can alert the user of activity identified via email whilst triggering recording to SD card for accurate, reliable monitoring
  • Included media converter switch powers the camera and makes installation easy as multiple cameras can be connected via a 'daisy chain' method
  • Dual codec gives the user compression method choice for flexible bandwidth usage
  • SD card recording offers a data backup solution so if network problems are encountered then data remains uninterrupted

Compatible recording platforms:

  • Software:
    • Axis Camera Station
    • Milestone XP
  • Network Video Recorders:
    • QNAP

Typical applications

The Axis Q6042-C network camera is designed for outdoor use in extreme hot temperatures. Suitable applications include construction sites, open-fit mines and desert surveillance.



  • Axis T8605 media converter switch with 2 x RJ45, 2 x SFP, 2 x I/O, power in
  • Bracket mount DIN clip
  • 5m IP66-rated multi-connector cable
  • Installation guide
  • Installation and management software CD
  • Windows decoder 1-user license


  • SD card (please select from the above drop down menu if required)
  • Axis extended warranty
  • Axis Camera Station recording software
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Key technical features of the 0561-001 Axis Q6042-C

Environment:outdoor IP camera
Type:PTZ dome network camera
Sensor:1/4 ExView HAD progressive scan CCD
Lens:f=3.3~119 mm, F1.4~4.2, autofocus, horizontal angle of view: 57.2°~1.7°
PTZe-flip, 256 preset positions, tour recording, guard tour, control queue, on-screen directional indicator, pan: 360° endless, 0.05°~450°/s; tilt: 220°, 0.05°~450°/s, 36x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, total 432x zoom
Power:Axis T8605 Media Converter Switch with 2x RJ45, 2x SFP, 2x I/O, Power in
Memory:512 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
Resolution:extended D1 736x576 to 176x144 (50 Hz), extended D1 752x480 to 176x120 (60 Hz)
Compression:H.264 Main and Baseline Profiles (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Motion JPEG
Frame-rate:H.264: up to 25/30 fps (50/60 Hz) in all resolutions, Motion JPEG: up to 25/30 fps (50/60 Hz) in all resolutions
Bandwidth control:multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG, controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/CBR H.264
Day/night:automatically removed infrared cut-filter
Minimum illumination:colour: 0.5 lux at 30 IRE F1.4; B/W: 0.008 lux at 30 IRE F1.4
Video overlay:text and image
Imaging:wide dynamic range (WDR), manual shutter time, compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behaviour at low light, rotation, image freeze on PTZ, electronic image stabilization
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:32 individual 3D privacy masks
Number of users:not given
Alarm detection:video motion detection, shock detection, fan, heater, temperature, manual trigger, autotracking, moving, PTZ preset, edge storage events, Axis Camera Application Platform
Alarm action:file upload: FTP, HTTP, network share and email, notification: email, HTTP and TCP, PTZ preset, guard tour, autotracking, day/night mode, video recording to edge storage, pre- and post-alarm video buffering
Pre-/post-alarm buffer:yes
On-camera recording:SD/SDHC/SDXC slot supporting memory card up to 64 GB (card not included); support for recording to network share (network-attached storage or file server)
Recording software supported:Axis Camera Statione
Power:IP66-rated multi-connector for DC power, Axis T8605 media converter switch with 2x RJ45, 2x SFP, 2x I/O, power in
Network:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and I/O
Dimensions:H:330mm x W:252mm x D:302mm
Weight:5.6kg (net)
Warranty:3 years
Mounting methods:wall, ceiling
Operating temperatures:-20 °C to 75 °C (-4 °F to 167 °F) with active cooling
Dynamic DNS:yes
Protocols supported:IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSa, SSL/TLSa, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS
Security:password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSb encryption, IEEE 802.1Xb, network access control, digest authentication, user access log
ONVIF compliant:yes, profile S
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