Axis WDR Zipstream Low-Cost M1125 Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 26, 2015

Axis has been busy promoting speciality devices like IP horns and video intercoms.

However, they have quietly released a new series of low-cost HD cameras with true WDR and Zipstream support, specifically the 720p M1124 and the 1080p M1125.

We bought an M1125 and tested it against Axis' own high-end Q1615 as well as Samsung WiseNet III camera and Hikvision to see how it performed.

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Comments (4)

Any word on a vandal dome form factor with IR?

There is the P3225-LVE which is outdoor vandal with IR, but it's not in the same price range as the M11s. It's over $800 online.

Thanks, this article comes at the perfect moment for me !

I'm just trying to make a selection between the P1354-E and the M1125-E in low light level for a 84 camera project. Makes a hughe difference in pricing.

The site is a half open wood warehouse, incident sunlight via roof and sides, minimum illumination on site at night will be 15 lux.

Do you also have snapshots of the comparison as for the 160 and 0.01 lux, but for some ranges in between , especially the 10-20 lux-range, so I could have a clue what to expect ? I know perfectly the behaviour of P1354-E, but didn't have the chance to test the M1125-E yet. Would it fit as well in these conditions ?

Thanks a lot !

You're in luck because we actually shot it from about 10-12 lux down to the dark scene you see above. It's not the most interesting to look at, but here's a clip of Derek in the scene. I'd have to double check my notes for exact lux levels but it starts over 10 and goes down a few steps.

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