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Axis Q6042 indoor high speed PTZ dome IP camera with extended D1 resolution, 360° panning and 36x optical zoom

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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis Q6075-E outdoor PTZ IP camera

Overview of the 0557-002 Axis Q6042

Advanced Axis Q6042 indoor network camera with true day/night, IP52 rating, PoE, built-in video analytics, two-way audio and SD recording

The Axis Q6042 indoor PTZ dome network camera offers effective and precise area coverage with 360° endless panning, 20° above horizon tilt and 36x optical zoom for high quality images from great distances. True day/night capability enables the Q6042 to capture images in colour mode during daylight, automatically switching to monochrome capture at night-time through an infrared cut filter. The IP52 rated casing protects the camera against dust and dripping water. Two-way audio support enables an optional speaker and microphone (not included) to be connected to the Q6042, enabling sound recording to complement the video. This feature also enables two way verbal interaction through the camera for giving warnings or instructions.

Shock detection technology identifies when the camera is experiencing impact from activity such as hitting, alerting the user to potential tampering attempts. Image stabiliser offsets the effects of camera movement such as vibrations and makes the Axis Q6042 IP camera ideal for use in environments such as factories with heavy machinery. Built-in analytics with Axis Active Gatekeeper enables the camera to detect motion in a user-defined area and automatically pan to a preset position to track the object whilst alerting the user. Audio, motion and shock detection can also trigger alarms to alert the user, providing reliable, accurate security surveillance of a large area.

Dual codec with H.264 and Motion JPEG provides the user with configuration flexibility for different network conditions. High Power over Ethernet (PoE+) powers the camera through the Ethernet cable for quick and easy installation. SD recording onto an integrated SD card (card not included) ensures data is smooth and uninterrupted by possible network failure.

This camera is also available in an outdoor version.

Key features and benefits

  • 360° panning provides effective large area coverage
  • 36x optical zoom enables high quality image capture from long distances
  • True day/night functionality through an infrared cut filter enables the camera to capture high quality images during daylight and at night-time whilst in mono mode
  • IP52 rated casing protects against dust and dripping water
  • Shock detection technology can alert the user the camera has been subject to impact such as hitting
  • Two-way audio support enables sound to be recorded when a microphone (not included) is added to complement visual video, two-way conversation can also take place through an optional speaker (not included)
  • Image stabiliser prevents image blur from camera movement such as vibrations
  • Wide dynamic range enhances contrast in a scene and enables the camera to cope well with challenging lighting conditions
  • Built-in video analytics with Axis Active Gatekeeper and video motion detection provides accurate and reliable security monitoring
  • Dual codec gives the user compression method flexibility depending on network conditions
  • PoE+ enables the camera to be powered through the same cable as network connection for reduced installation and maintenance costs
  • SD recording provides a data back up solution in the event of network failure

Compatible recording platforms:

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

Typical applications

The Axis Q6042 PTZ dome IP camera is ideal for monitoring large indoor areas such as airport terminals, shopping centres, arenas, hospitals and factories.



  • Axis T8123 High PoE midspan
  • Mounting kit for hard and drop ceilings
  • Smoked dome cover
  • Installation guide
  • Installation and management software CD
  • Windows decoder 1-user license


  • Axis Camera Station recording software
  • Axis extended warranty
  • SD card (please select from above drop down menu if required)
  • Microphone and speaker for two-way audio
  • Axis T91A61 wall bracket
  • Axis T91A64 corner bracket
  • Axis T91A62 parapet mount
  • Axis T91A63 ceiling bracket
  • Axis T91A67 pole bracket
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Key technical features of the 0557-002 Axis Q6042

Environment:indoor 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°
Optical zoom:36x
Power:Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) IEEE 802.3at, max. 30 W, Axis T8123 High PoE midspan 1-port: 100-240 V AC, max. 37 W, 24~34 V DC, max. 19 W; 20~24 V AC, max. 27 VA
Audio:two-way, AAC-LC 8/16 kHz, G.711 PCM 8 kHz, G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz, configurable bit rate
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
PTZpan: 360° endless, 0.05° ~ 450°/s, tilt: 180°, 0.05° ~ 450°/s, 36x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, total 432x zoom, e-flip, 256 presets, tour recording, guard tour, control queue, on-screen directional indicator
Video overlay:text and image
Imaging:wide dynamic range (WDR), electronic image stabilization, manual shutter time, compression, color, brightness, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behaviour at low light, rotation, image freeze on PTZ, pixel counter
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:32 individual 3D privacy masks
Number of users:not given
Alarm detection:video motion detection, audio detection, shock detection, fan, external input, manual trigger, autotracking, PTZ moving, PTZ preset, edge storage events, Active Gatekeeper, Axis Camera Application platform
Alarm action:file upload: FTP, HTTP, network share and email, notification: email, HTTP and TCP, external output, PTZ preset, guard tour, play audio clip, video and audio recording to edge storage, autotracking, day/night mode
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 Station
Power:Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) IEEE 802.3at, max. 30 W, Axis T8123 High PoE midspan 1-port: 100-240 V AC, max. 37 W, 24~34 V DC, max. 19 W; 20~24 V AC, max. 27 VA
Network:RJ45 for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
Alarm I/O:4 configurable alarm inputs/outputs
Audio:requires multi-connector cable (sold separately) for external microphone or line input, and line output, mic in, line mono input, line mono output to active speaker
Other:multi-connector (cable sold separately) for AC/DC power
Dimensions:hard-ceiling mount: diameter 198mm x height 240mm, drop-ceiling mount: diameter 248mm x height 243mm
Weight:2.6 kg, with drop-ceiling mount: 3.2 kg
Warranty:3 years
Mounting methods:ceiling
Operating temperatures:0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Power consumption:Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) IEEE 802.3at, max. 30 W, Axis T8123 High PoE midspan 1-port: 100-240 V AC, max. 37 WW, 24~34 V DC, max. 19 W; 20~24 V AC, max. 27 VA
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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