Axis Communications has introduced a new fixed network camera with a 1/2 inch sensor, designed for city surveillance applications. Thanks to its large sensor and the supplied lens, the Axis Q1635 is billed as the company's most light-sensitive 1080p HDTV network camera to date.
Featuring improved near infrared (IR) sensitivity, in a range where the human eye cannot see, the Q1635 delivers extremely high-quality black and white images in situations with very little or diminishing visible light, delivering video with less motion blur and low bandwidth consumption, says Axis. The camera’s advanced features for optimizing image quality also includes wide dynamic range (WDR)/forensic capture capabilities for providing a high level of detail, visible in both dark and bright areas.
Other key features include the Axis Lightfinder technology, electronic image stabilization, shock detection and defogging, as well as support 50/60 frames per second functioning in HDTV 1080p resolution. The camera is enabled to seamlessly transition between its WDR and Lightfinder modes, which further optimizes image quality.
“City surveillance requires high quality images that enable the identification of people and objects,” explains Erik Frännlid, Axis’ director of product management. “The Axis Q1635 is ideal for monitoring public places such as squares, parks, streets and alleys, maintaining extremely high image quality in very complex light scenarios during day time and low light during night-time.”
The Axis Q1635 is equipped with all the features of the previous Axis Q1615 camera, with an additional defog functionality to further improve image quality in tough weather conditions. The Axis Q1635 is an indoor model that is available with or without a lens. Installers looking for additional lens options in favor of a larger sensor may refer to Axis Q1615.
The new camera can be installed outdoors when placed in the Axis T93F housing series or in another suitable outdoor housing. The Axis Q1635 is planned to be available in January 2015 through Axis’ distribution channels.