Axis has released the 4K counterpart to their 5MP Q3517-LVE (see our test).
Axis claims of both these cameras:
Simply put, AXIS Q3518(17)-LVE delivers the best video quality possible.
But which one is truly best?
We bought and tested the 4K Q3518-LVE to see how it compares to its lower resolution counterpart, testing in multiple real world scenes, examining:
- <1 Lux image details with IR on
- Low light (2-3 lux) image details in color mode
- Outdoor full light daytime images
- WDR performance
- Integrated IR coverage evenness
- Integrated IR range
- Bandwidth performance
- Physical features comparison
- Installation issues
- Advanced hardware/software features
- Pricing comparison
Note: This is the first in a series of updated 4K camera tests, leading to a shootout in the coming months. We also plan to test new models from Dahua, Hikvision, Vivotek, and others. Let us know what we should test in our discussion: What 4K Cameras Should We Include In A Shootout?