I ran the Axis Q6045-E and Q6115-E through our comparison tool, and you can see the full list of results here.
However, to break it down quickly:
- The Q6115-E is ~$500 cheaper then the Q6045-E ($3,390 vs. $2,900 online USD).
- The Q6115-E can run up to 60 FPS at 1080p resolution, whereas the Q6045-E is 30 FPS at max resolution.
- The Q6045-E is IK10 vandal rated, whereas the Q6115-E is IK08 rated.
Outside of those main points (and the slight increase of optical zoom as you already mentioned), both cameras share many of the same specs, at least on paper.
Please, let me know if you have any further questions and I hope this helps!
I did notice from the data sheet on Axis' website that there seems to be additional onboard basic analytics on the Q6045-E like highlight compensation. I did use the comparison tool and reviewed both data sheets before posting the questions. What I couldn't understand is that under the hood, the Q6115-E seemed the better buy unless you really needed the extra 2x zoom or the IK10 rating. In addition, the Q6115-E has double the ram and triple the amount of flash storage. Granted these are pretty cheap, I just tend to think of Axis as the Apple of IP cameras (ex. Apple's base iphone has had 16GB of storage as their minimum standard, you want more to get yourself to today's realistic needs........that's an additional fee).
I was hoping someone here could tell me the additional analytics, the minimal zoom increase, and the impact rating is what makes the Q6045-E more expensive. I don't use a lot of the extra analytics so I'm not sure how to associate them with cost. It would be an easy sell if the Q-6000 integrated with exacq in a significant way (like the one click PTZ control).
First the up to date model of the Q60 series is the Q6045-E mkII (!), which indeed has a much longer focal lenght than the mkI (~142 mm?). The mkII can read license plates from a distance of nearly 300 meters.
But I think the 129mm of the Q6115-E should do it as well in most cases.
Perhaps the Q61-series has to be seen as what it is: the newer successor series of the Q60-series!
The Q61 has a newer chip (ARTPEC-5 instead of ARTPEC-4) with more encoding-capacities and more potential for future firmware-based upgrades.
Picture of both of them is great at daylight. At low light the Q61 delivers a slightly better (=brigther) picture. The Q6114-E by the way is Axis' first PTZ camera announced with lightfinder.
As far as I know the Q6045 mkII is delivered with nearly as the same analysis add-ons as the Q61, but the Q61 due to the newer chip Seouls have more computing power for ACAP Plug-ins.
I don't know if lightfinder really will make that big difference? Perhaps make decission by needed resolution?