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Axis XFQ1656 ATEX-rated stainless steel camera

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Axis XFQ1656 ATEX-rated stainless steel camera with 6MP video capture, deep learning analytics and advanced imaging functionality

£10,713.60 inc VAT
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Encased in a robust, ATEX-rated housing, the Axis XFQ1656 is the ideal camera for combustible environments, with Class/Division 1 and Zone 1 certification and smoke detection, it offers the intuitive monitoring required for demanding applications.

  • 4MP Resolution video at up to 60 fps
  • 3.9–10 mm varifocal lens offers 81° – 47° horizontal views
  • Certified for use in combustible environments
  • Advanced deep learning analytics on the edge
  • High-level cybersecurity with Axis Edge Vault
  • Axis warranty: 5 years. Firmware support to: 31-12-2033
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Overview of the Axis XFQ1656 ATEX-rated camera

  • Designed for use in combustible environments with hardened stainless steel ATEX-rated casing and Class/Division 1 and Zone 1 certification
  • Superior low light video capture with 1/1.8” sensor and adjustable iris
  • Advanced cybersecurity features are pre-installed to safeguard the system against unauthorised access and malware
  • Equipped with the innovative ARTEC-8 chipset and able to run AI-based analytics on the edge, including smoke alerts and Axis object analytics
  • Lightfinder 2.0 delivers high-resolution, full-colour video capture in near darkness

Encased in an ATEX-rated stainless steel housing, and Class/Division 1- and Zone 1-certified, the Axis XFQ1656 is equipped for use in combustible environments such as oil refineries, bonded warehouses, petrochemical plants, factories, and grain terminals. Providing clear imaging in dark locations, the camera features high levels of light sensitivity with a 1/1.8” sensor and adjustable iris. The camera is built on Axis’ ARTPEC-8 chipset and is able to take advantage of deep-learning analytics to improve operations, reduce downtime, and help maintain health and safety. Cybersecurity features are preinstalled to safeguard your system, including Axis Edge Vault, a hardware-based platform that protects the integrity of data, and signed firmware to validate any software that is installed onto the camera. Moreover, imaging technologies such as Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR and electronic image stabilisation ensure that the camera can produce detailed video in difficult light conditions.

Imaging and Optics

This durable unit captures smooth 4MP resolution video at up to 60fps, ideal for monitoring fast-moving objects with minimal motion artefacts. Fitted with an automatic IR-cut filter, the unit is able to function around the clock, and in light levels down to 0.02 lux it produces clear, full-colour imaging with Lightfinder 2.0. Forensic WDR lowers noise levels and increases the image signal to optimise high-contrast video and ensure details are visible in both dark and bright areas. The camera’s 3.9 – 10 mm varifocal lens enables you to set the ideal horizontal viewing angle between 81° and 47°. Built-in electronic image stabilisation ensures that the camera captures clear and smooth footage, free of motion blur, even when it is subject to excessive movement.

Video Analytics

In addition to basic video motion detection alerts and recording triggers, as this camera is built on the powerful ARTPEC-8 chipset, it offers a range of AI-based analytics including the highly accurate Axis Object Analytics that enables you to detect unauthorised personnel in restricted areas, and smoke alerts to notify you of potential incidents before they can develop.

You can also enhance your camera’s analytic capabilities with an array of Axis applications and third-party applications.

Recording and Video Management

Recording and video management options for this camera:

Installation and Mounting Options

Engineered to prevent explosions and endure demanding environments, the Axis XFQ1656 camera is set within an ATEX-rated stainless steel housing that is also IP66/67/68-rated for protection against water and dust, and it is designed to function effectively in extreme temperatures of -40 °C to 60 °C. An integrated wiper is also included to keep the lens clear from any debris or moisture that may obscure the footage and which can be either be automated or used manually. For efficient installation and ease of use throughout its lifetime, the camera receives power and network connection via a single cable, thanks to PoE, and features a range of installation aids such as remote zoom and focus, remote back focus, levelling assistant and pixel counter to help you set up your desired view quickly on site and remotely afterwards. It also comes with Axis’ Zipstream video compression technology which manages storage capacity by reducing bandwidth without compromising important forensic footage.

In order to mount the unit to a wall or a pole, the following bracketry is required:

  • Axis TQ1001-E bracket for wall mounting
  • Axis TQ1001-E + TQ1301-E brackets for pole mounting

Accessories included

  • Installation guide
  • Installation manual
  • IM001
  • AXIS TQ1903-E Swivel Joint
  • AXIS TQ1924–E Washer Nozzle
  • AXIS TQ1917 Adapter M25x1.5-3/4 NPT
  • Connector kit
  • H4 bit
  • Owner authentication key
  • Declaration of Conformity
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Key technical features of the Axis XF Q1656


Environment: outdoor
Type: ATEX-rated camera
Sensor: 1/1.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 3.9–10 mm, F1.5, horizontal field of view: 81°–47°, vertical field of view: 45°–27°, autofocus, IR corrected, remote zoom and focus, i-CS lens, P-Iris, control, minimum focus distance: 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
PTZ: digital PTZ only
Audio: AGC automatic gain control, network speaker pairing, audio streaming configurable duplex: one-way (simplex, half duplex), two-way (half duplex, full duplex), audio input 10-band graphic equalizer, Input for external microphone, optional 5 V microphone power, digital input, optional 12 V ring power line input, internal microphone
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3bt Type 3 Class 6 Typical 11.5 W, max 51W 100–240 V AC, typical 13.3 V A, max 56 V A


Resolution: 2688 x 1512 to 160 x 120
Frame rate: up to 50/60 fps
Video streaming: Multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264, H.265 and Motion JPEG, Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 and H.265, Controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/ABR/MBR H.264/H.265, Low latency mode, Video streaming indicator
Day/night: automatically removable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination: 4 MP 25/30 fps with Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0, colour: 0.05 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5, B/W: 0.01 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5, 4 MP 50/60 fps with Lightfinder 2.0, colour: 0.1 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5, B/W: 0.02 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5, 4 MP 25/30 fps with Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0 With optional F0.9 lens, Colour: 0.02 lux at 50 IRE, F0.9, B/W: 0.004 lux at 50 IRE, F0.9
Remote zoom / focus included
Image settings: Saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpness, white balance, day/night threshold, local contrast, tone mapping, exposure mode, exposure zones, defogging, barrel distortion correction, electronic image stabilization, compression, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including Corridor Format, mirroring, dynamic text and image overlay, polygon and mosaic privacy mask Scene profiles: Forensic, Vivid, Traffic overview


Application Programming Interface: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX and Axis Camera Application Platform
Event triggers: Application, Audio: audio clip playing, Device status: above/below/within operating temperature, IP address removed, live stream active, network lost, new IP address, ring power overcurrent protection, system ready, Digital audio input status, Edge storage: recording ongoing, storage disruption, storage, health issues detected, I/O: digital input, manual trigger, virtual input, MQTT, Scheduled and recurring: schedule, Video: average bitrate degradation, day-night mode, tampering
Event action: Audio clips: play, play while the rule is active, stop Day-night mode, Defog: set defog mode, set defog mode while the rule is active, I/O: toggle I/O once, toggle I/O while the rule is active, MQTT: publish, Notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and email, Overlay text, Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload, Recordings: record, record while the rule is active, SNMP traps: send, send while the rule is active, Status LED, Upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network, share and email, WDR mode, Wiper

Video Management

On-camera recording: Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card Recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
Network video recorders: Axis NVRs, Milestone Husky NVRs, ONVIF support for 3rd party NVRs
Video Management Software: Axis Companion, Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect
Cloud: Morphean Cloud CCTV, CamStreamer Cloud


Dimensions: 342 x 160 x 170 mm
Weight: 9kg
Casing: IP66-, IP67- and IP68-rated, electropolished SUS316L (EN 1.4404) stainless steel casing for maximum corrosion protection Wiper included
Operating temperatures: -40°C to 60°C
Installation aids: Remote zoom and focus, remote back focus, leveling assistant, pixel counter
Warranty: 5-year
Firmware support to: 31-12-2033
Protocols supported: Network protocols 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, NTS, RTSP, RTP, SRTP/RTSPS, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, ICMP, DHCPv4/v6, ARP, SSH, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Secure syslog (RFC 3164/5424, UDP/TCP/TLS), Link-Local address (ZeroConf), IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS), IEEE 802.1AR
Security: Edge security Software: Signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest authentication and OAuth 2.0 RFC6749 OpenID Authorization, Code Flow for centralized ADFS account management, password protection, Hardware: Axis Edge Vault cybersecurity platform TPM 2.0 (CC EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 Level 2), secure element (CC EAL 6+), system-on-chip security (TEE), Axis device ID, secure, keystore, signed video, secure boot, encrypted filesystem, (AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit), Network security IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS, PEAP-MSCHAPv2), IEEE 802.1AR, HTTPS/HSTS, TLS v1.2/v1.3, Network Time Security (NTS), X.509, Certificate PKI, IP address filterin

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