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Axis 209FD-R – Outdoor Capability?

Whilst speaking to a customer on the phone recently I was asked whether the Axis 209FD-R is suitable for outdoor use.

axis_209fd-r.jpgAxis describes the camera as being able to “withstand vibrations, humidity, dust and temperature fluctuations”. The camera is also IP66 approved.

It may come as a surprise then that neither Axis, nor we at Network Webcams, recommend using the Axis 209FD-R outdoors. Sure it will deal with wind, rain and the occasional sub zero temperature but its downfall lies within its lens.

The Axis 209FD-R uses a fixed iris lens. This means it will struggle to deal with changing light conditions, hence making it fairly useless when you take it outdoors.

Incidentally, Axis has recently launched a megapixel version of the Axis 209FD-R with the unsurprising model name of Axis 209MFD. This is now available to buy from Network Webcams and will shortly be added to our online store, if you would like any further information in the meantime please give us a call on 0151 633 2111.

Published on January 28th, 2008 by Ian

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