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Axis Q8741-LE outdoor bispectral PTZ with HD 1080p, 384 x 288 thermal sensor, 30x optical zoom, 360° pan and up to 500m IR

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This bispectral PTZ IP camera delivers reliable thermal detection and real-time HD viewing. Offering IR illumination distances up to 500m, it also includes 30x optical zooming - ideal for responsive monitoring of large outdoor spaces.

  • Visual sensor supports Forensic WDR
  • IR LEDs illuminate up to 500m
  • Endless 360° pan and 30x optical zoom
  • Includes a HD 1080p visual sensor
  • Thermal imaging in 384 x 288 resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis Q8752-E

Overview of the Axis Q8741-LE

Part of the advanced Axis Q87 series, this bispectral PTZ network camera combines thermal and visual surveillance into one. The outdoor-ready unit includes an HD 1080p visual sensor with 30x optical zooming, and a thermal sensor which delivers thermal imaging in 384 x 288 resolution that can be scaled up 768 x 576. In addition to full pan/tilt functionality, this high-performance PTZ model is also supplied with infrared illuminators which help to enhance night vision at a range of up to 500m.

Delivering two live streams, one from a thermal sensor and one from a high-definition visual sensor -this dual lens unit is able to capture smooth video at up to 25 frames per second (fps). This helps to enable accurate detection and verification, as well as the ability to distinguish colour and detail. The dual lens unit’s visual sensor also supports wide dynamic range (WDR) – Forensic Capture to ensure details in high contrast scenes are not lost. In addition, the camera is supplied with one pair of 850nm IR LED illuminators and a set of diverging lenses, which offer beam angles up to 120° and a maximum illumination distance of 500m.

The PTZ unit can be installed onto a column, wall or pole to deliver an unobstructed field of view using its 360° endless pan and ‘ground to sky’ 135° tilt. In addition, users are able to navigate precisely across large scenes to specific regions of interest and ensure all activity is captured - thanks to the camera’s jerk-free, variable pan/tilt movements. Designed for mission-critical surveillance applications, the model’s IP66-rated housing with Arctic temperature control enables durable external use throughout harsh weather including very low temperatures.

A range of video motion detection alarms can be configured to help alert users of possible incidents, and alarm signalling is enhanced with the connection of external devices via the included I/O connector. These detection alarms can also be used to trigger specific tasks such as starting a guard tour or moving directly to a pre-set location – ensuring no vital footage is missed.

Axis Zipstream technology analyses and optimises the video stream in real-time, recording interesting details in high quality, whilst filtering other areas out to reduce bandwidth and storage use. The camera’s integrated SFP slot offers optional fibre connectivity for long distance network connections (SFP module not included). In addition, the built-in MicroSD card slot provides edge storage - serving as a data backup if the network connection is interrupted.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Bispectral PTZ includes both a thermal and visual sensor – providing accurate detection, as well as the ability to distinguish colour and detail
  • High-definition, visual sensor delivers smooth HD resolution at full frame rate
  • Thermal sensor offers thermal imaging in 384 x 288 resolution that can be scaled up to 768 x 576 resolution
  • Robust, IP66-rated housing allows the camera to be safely deployed in outdoor locations
  • Jerk-free, 360° pan and ‘ground to sky’ 135° tilt allows precise navigation across large scenes
  • Pair of infrared illuminators and selection of diverging lenses offer beam angles up to 120° and a maximum illumination distance of 500m
  • Real-time investigation into regions of interest using 30x optical zooming
  • Focus recall provides instant focus in predefined areas – even in difficult lighting conditions
  • WDR – Forensic Capture technology improves image quality in scenes with high contrast lighting
  • Integrated washer and silicone wiper can be remotely operated to remove water or dirt that collect on the surface of the lens cover
  • Various video motion detection alarms can be configured to help enhance security monitoring
  • Included I/O connector allows external devices to be connected for enhanced alarm signalling
  • Axis Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth and storage – whilst maintaining resolution and frame rate
  • SFP slot enables fibre connectivity for long distance network connections
  • Single IP address makes the 'dual sensor' unit a cost-effective choice when integrating into Axis Camera Station VMS
  • Support for recording to MicroSD card provides a helpful backup of data if the network fails

Compatible recording platforms

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect

Typical applications

The Axis Q8741-LE is a high-performance, bispectral PTZ IP camera that can deliver reliable thermal detection and smooth real-time viewing in HD 1080p. Offering IR illumination distances up to 500m, the advanced model allows users to responsively monitor large locations such as power stations, large manufacturing loading bays and truck terminals – 24 hours a day.



  • Installation guide
  • Axis PT IR Illuminator Kit C
  • Axis Surveillance MicroSD card (64 GB)
  • Connector kit
  • Torx T20 bit
  • Torx T30 bit

Optional (please select from the dropdown menu above & accessories tab if required):

  • Mounting accessories
  • Power supply
  • MicroSD card

Please note:

  • Thermal imaging cameras are only sold to businesses and not to private individuals
  • Export restrictions apply to certain countries
  • Thermal cameras are non-returnable unless faulty and covered by manufacturer warranty

IMPORTANT WARNING: Thermal cameras are not suitable for coronavirus, fever or COVID-19 detection and we do not recommend their use for this purpose.

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Key technical features of the Axis Q8741-LE


Environment: outdoor (IP66, NEMA 4X-rated)
Type: bispectral PTZ dome
Sensor: visual: 1/2.8" progressive scan CMOS, thermal: uncooled micro bolometer 384 x 288 pixels, pixel size: 17µm
Lens: visual: 4.3 - 129mm, F1.6-4.7, horizontal angle of view: 65.6° - 2°, autofocus, auto-iris, thermal: athermalised 35 mm, F1.2, near focus distance: 33m, horizontal angle of view: 10.5°
PTZ: pan: 360° endless, 0.05-120°/s, tilt: -90°-45°, 0.05-65°/s, jerk-free movements at low speed: ±0.01°/s, preset accuracy: 0.05°, 256 preset positions, guard tour, control queue, focus window, on-screen directional indicator, de-icing control, dynamic load balancing, visual: 30x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, total 360x zoom, Focus recall
Power: 24 V AC/DC, typical: 16W, max: 204W, TVS 2000V, surge protection, voltage transient protection, I/O connector, output voltage: 12 V DC, max load: 50 mA
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash


Resolution: visual: 1920 x 1080 to 320 x 180, thermal: 384 x 288 (image can be scaled up to 768 x 576)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) baseline, main and high profiles, Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: visual: up to 25 fps in HD 1080p, thermal: up to 8.3 fps and 30 fps
Bandwidth control: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/MBR H.264, Axis' Zipstream technology in H.264
Day/night: automatically removable infrared cut-filter in night mode
Minimum illumination: visual: colour: 0.2 lux, b/w: 0.01 lux, 0.0 lux with IR illumination, IR illumination distance: up to 500m (without 10° x 10° diverging lenses), up to 240m (with 35° x 10° diverging lenses), up to 135m (with 60° x 25° diverging lenses), up to 100m (with 80° x 30° diverging lenses), up to 65m (with 120° x 50° diverging lenses)
Sensitivity: thermal: NETD < 70 mK
Video overlay: text and image
Imaging: visual: compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones, automatic backlight compensation, fine tuning of behaviour at low light, 120 dB WDR - forensic capture, manual shutter time, text and image overlay, thermal: compression, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, exposure control, exposure zones, text and image overlay

Viewing, detecting and recording

Privacy masking: 20 individual 3D privacy masks
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: video motion detection, support for Axis Camera Application Platform
Alarm action: record video: SD card and network share, upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap, PTZ: PTZ preset, start/stop guard tour, overlay text, external output activation, wiper sequence, washer sequence
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: yes
On-camera recording: support for microSD/SDHC/SDXC card 
Direct-to-NAS storage: yes
Recording software supported: Axis Camera Station


Power: 24 V AC/DC, typical: 16W, max: 204W, TVS 2000V, surge protection, voltage transient protection, I/O connector, output voltage: 12 V DC, max load: 50 mA
Network: RJ45 for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
SD card slot: SD card
Other: SFP slot (SFP module not included), power connector, I/O connector: 6-pin terminal block with 4 configurable inputs/outputs


Dimensions: 495 x 360 582mm
Weight: 19.3kg
Casing: IP66 and NEMA 4X-rated powder coated aluminium, front window: visual: glass, thermal: germanium, long-life silicone wiper, weathershield: high-impact UV-stabilised thermoplastic
Warranty: 5 years
Mounting methods: mounting options available separately 
Operating temperatures: normal: -50°C - 55°C, arctic temperature control: start-up at -40°C
Power consumption: typical: 16W, max: 204W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, NTCIP
QoS: yes
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1Xa network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralised certificate management
ONVIF compliant: yes, profile S
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