Bispectral camera with both visual and thermal lenses
360° pan, 135° tilt and 32x optical zoom
A choice of thermal lenses and frame rate options
Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR imaging technologies
Axis 5-year warranty
Dimensions: 244 x 360 x 582 mm
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Designed for demanding and critical applications, this bispectral PTZ camera offers the best of both worlds with an HD 1080p visual lens and a 640x480 SVGA thermal lens – all through one unit and a single IP address. The unit’s visual lens features a powerful 32x optical zoom, alongside Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR to enhance monitoring in all light conditions. The thermal lens then enables high accuracy detection of moving objects to complement the high-level detail captured by the visual lens - delivering a comprehensive surveillance solution. In addition to full pan/tilt functionality, this model also includes support for edge storage, focus recall and Axis Zipstream technology.
This unit features a varifocal optical lens that provides horizontal views between 58.5° and 2.4°; users can then choose between a fixed 35mm or 35-105mm zoom thermal lens (available in 8.5fps or 30fps variations) – allowing them to customise a solution to meet their thermal viewing requirements. The thermal sensor works alongside the visual sensor to detect motion in the camera’s field of view, then activity can be monitored in detail using the visual lens and its 32x optical zoom. Navigation across extensive outdoor areas is made possible by endless 360° pan and 135° ‘ground to sky’ tilt capabilities – providing flexible viewing of the entire surveillance area. In addition, a 3.5mm line-in allows the connection of an external microphone to record audio within the camera’s vicinity; and integrated Focus Recall allows users to pre-set up to 20 areas with a particular focus - reducing the time taken to focus the camera.
Along with its full PTZ capabilities, the camera’s high quality visual lens is enhanced by technologies such as Forensic WDR, that ensures high contrast footage is of optimum quality and Lightfinder 2.0 to assist in capturing clear, detailed footage in low light conditions. In addition, dual electronic image stabilisation (EIS) ensures both sensors capture smooth footage, even in instances of excessive movement. Furthermore, Zipstream technology reduces bandwidth by an average of 50% without compromising video quality, saving critical memory space.
This powerful unit comes equipped with a variety of analytics applications including Axis Fence Guard and Motion Guard for edge-based detection with reliable motion alarm triggers and Axis loitering guard to alert users of people lingering in the surveillance area – allowing them to act promptly and avoid potential incidents. The unit also supports Axis’ Camera Application Platform, a selection of approved downloadable applications to customise the unit based on the user’s specific requirements. Additionally, enhanced cybersecurity features such as signed firmware, secure boot and TPM 2.0 are included to improve the secure handling of data within the camera.
Edge storage is included, and recordings can be written to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) - providing a helpful backup of data if the network fails or allowing users to set the camera up as a standalone system. Axis’ video management software, Axis Camera Station or Milestone XProtect can be used with this camera to review and manage both live and recorded footage.
Designed for demanding for conditions, this camera is encased in IK10- and NEMA 4X-rated housing to protect it from vandalism attempts, whilst the IP66 rating assures users that it will perform well in inclement weather conditions. The camera can be wall mounted with an extra bracket (selectable from the accessories tab) to allow for flexible installation and the optimal viewing angle. Furthermore, an SFP slot (module not included) enables the unit to be connected to a long-distance network via fibre connectivity.
Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select from the accessories tab if required.
Key features & benefits
Bispectral camera with both thermal and visual lenses – provides accurate detection in full darkness and the ability to distinguish colour and detail
Visual sensor provides HD 1080p resolution footage at full frame rate
Thermal imaging at 640x480 resolution in full darkness
Choice of 35mm or zoom thermal lens at 8.5 or 30fps
32x optical zoom for detailed examination of outdoor locations
Offers full jerk-free 360° pan 135° tilt functionality
Lightfinder 2.0 enhances video captured in low light conditions – ensuring details are preserved, even when lighting is insufficient
Forensic WDR enhances footage in high contrast conditions and ensures that few motion artefacts are apparent in scenes with high levels of activity
Focus recall store up to 20 pre-set focus areas to minimise focus time
Axis Fence Guard, Motion Guard and Loitering Guard are included to enhance scene awareness
Dual EIS reduces the effects of camera movement and sharpens footage captured
Axis’ Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth levels by up to 50% by optimising the video stream in real time
Axis Camera Application platform allows access to authorised third-party applications
Video motion detection alerts users of possible incidents in real-time
Enhanced Cybersecurity features such as TPM, signed firmware and secure boot ensure data security
3.5mm mic/line-in enables audio to be captured when an external microphone is connected
Edge recording stores video data onto a MicroSD card (not included) for smooth, uninterrupted data
Outdoor-ready housing is IP66-rated and enables the camera to function from -40°C to 55°C
IK10- and NEMA 4X-rated casing protects the camera from tampering in areas prone to vandalism attempts
An integrated SFP slot can be utilised to enable fibre connectivity for long distance network connections
The Axis Q8742-E is a powerful, bispectral PTZ camera that provides both, smooth high-definition optical video capture and reliable, high-quality thermal detection. Designed for critical applications, this unit is ideal for large outdoor areas such as airport runways, city surveillance or ports.
Optional (select from accessories tab):
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.
visual: varifocal, 4.3-137.6 mm, F1.4-4.0 horizontal field of view: 58.5°–2.4° vertical field of view: 35°–1.3° autofocus, auto-iris thermal: 35 mm: athermalized 35 mm, F1.2 near focus distance: 33 m (108 ft) horizontal field of view: 17° vertical field of view: 12.8°
zoom: athermalized 35–105 mm, F1.6 near focus distance: 22–195 m (72–640 ft) near manual focus distance: 7 m (23 ft) horizontal field of view: 18°–6° vertical field of view: 13.5°–4.5°
pan: 360° endless, 0.05°–120°/s tilt: -90° to +45°, 0.05°–65°/s jerk-free movements at low speed: ±0.01°/s (at 0.05°/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: 32x optical zoom, 12x digital zoom, total 384x zoom, focus recall Thermal: Zoom: 3x thermal zoom and 4x digital zoom, total 12x zoom
audio in via 3.5mm mic jack
20–28 V AC/DC, typical 16 W, max 204 W Power loss recovery TVS 2000V, surge protection, voltage transient protection
2048 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash
visual: 1920x1080 HDTV 1080p to 320x180
Thermal: Sensor is 640x480. Image can be scaled up to 800x600 (SVGA)
H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC) Main Profile Motion JPEG
30 fps and 8.5 fps variants available
multiple, individually configurable streams in H.265, H.264 and Motion JPEG
visual: colour: 0.09 lux at 30 IRE, F1.4 B/W: 0.008 lux at 30 IRE, F1.4 colour: 0.06 lux at 50 IRE, F1.4 B/W: 0.01 lux at 50IRE, F1.4
text and image
visual: saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpness, Forensic WDR: up to 120 dB depending on scene, white balance, day/night threshold, Lightfinder tone mapping, exposure control, exposure zones, defogging, compression, dynamic text and image overlay, 32 individual polygon privacy masks, electronic image stabilisation
thermal: compression, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, exposure control, exposure zones, text and image overlay, electronic image stabilisation
Application Programming Interface:
open API for software integration, including VAPIX and AXIS Camera Application Platform
included: Axis Video Motion Detection, tampering alarm, Axis Fence Guard, Axis Motion Guard, Axis Loitering Guard, advanced gatekeeper and support for Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP and SNMP trap, PTZ preset, video recording to edge storage and network share, send video clip, overlay text, pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload
support for MicroSD/microSDHC/microSDXC and encryption, support for recording to dedicated network-attached storage (NAS)
Network video recorders:
Axis NVRs, ONVIF support for 3rd party
Video Management Software:
Axis Companion, Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect
password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSc encryption, IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS) c network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware, secure boot, protection of cryptographic keys with FIPS 140-2 certified TPM 2.0 module, Axis Edge Vault with Axis device ID
EMC EN 55032 Class A, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, VCCI Class A ITE, ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A), CISPR 35, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A, EN 50121-4, IEC 62236-4, EN 50498, KC KN32 Class A, KC KN35 Safety IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-22 Environment IEC/EN 60529 IP66, IEC 62262 IK10g , NEMA 250 Type 4x, NEMA TS 2 (2.2.7-2.2.9), ISO 21207 (Method B), IEC/EN 60068-2-1, IEC/EN 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC/EN 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC/EN 60068-2-78, MIL-STD-810G (Method 501.5, 502.5, 505.5, 506.5, 507.5, 509.5) Network NIST SP500-267