Axis' 4K Q3518-LVE claims the "best video quality possible", with Lightfinder super low light performance, Axis' high end Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR.
However, the mid-range P3228-LVE claims all these features, too. So which should users choose? What sets them apart?
To find out, we bought and tested the P3228-LVE vs. the Q3518-LVE to see how they compare, looking at:
- How does image quality at full light (~200 lux), low light in color (~2 lux), and dark (~0.02 lux) image quality compare?
- How evenly does each camera illuminate the field of view?
- How does pricing compare to that of other 4K cameras currently on the market?
- How does wide dynamic range performance compare?
Readers should also see our comparison of the 5MP models in this series: Axis 5MP P Vs Q Camera Shootout (P3227-LVE vs Q3517-LVE).
This is the latest in our continued series of updated 4K camera testing, following Bosch's Starlight 8000i, Hanwha Wisenet P, and Hikvision's new Smart & Performance series, with Avigilon, Dahua, Vivotek, and more coming soon. Suggestions? Let us know what other 4K cameras we should test.