Axis Launches New Low Cost Cameras

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 22, 2016

Evidently, now is the time to retire the M3004.

After releasing dozens of cameras in the past few years in the mid to high end, Axis is now releasing new entry level domes for the first time in years. These cameras will be better and less expensive than the historical M30 series, but how much of an impact will it have on competitors? We examine the differences and the potential impact inside.

[[Update, June 2016: Axis has begun shipping the new M30 line. Readers may see our tests of these cameras starting with the 720p M3044-V.]]

*********, *** ** ******* ** ****** *** *****.

***** ********* ****** ** ******* ** *** **** *** ***** in *** *** ** **** ***, **** ***** ********* *** ***** ***** ***** *** *** ***** **** ** *****. ***** ******* **** ** better *** **** ********* **** *** ********** *** ******, *** *** much ** ** ****** **** ** **** ** ***********? ** examine *** *********** *** *** ********* ****** ******.

[[******, **** ****: **** *** ***** ******** *** *** *** line. ******* *** *** *** ***** ** ***** ******* ******** with ******* *****-*.]]

[***************]

Key *** ********

** *** ********* ****, *** *** ***** / ***** / M3036 have * ****** ** ************ ******** ** ******** / ***** / ********** ********:

  • *****************. *** *** **** **** *** ********** **** ********* ********** while ********* ** ** ** **** *** ***, ** **** will ** * *** ****.
  • *****-******** *** ******* ** ******* ***.
  • ******, ***** ****** **** ******* *** *** **** ********* **** low ***** *********** *** *** *** **** ** *** **** integrated **.
  • * **** ******** ******* ** *** ******** * **** ******** of *** *** * ******, ***** ***** **** ******* **** reliability ****** *** ** * **** ********* ****** *** ********** the *** ********* ****** ** * **** ***** ******** **** the ******** * **** ******** ** *** ********.
  • *** ******* ******* ** ***, ********* *** ****** ***** ** manufacturers ******** *** **:* ******* ******* ** *** ***** *** ones.
  • ** ****. ******** **** *** **** ********** **** *** *******, unlike *** *** ****. ***: ******: ** **** ** *** ** ****?

Pricing *******

** ******** ** *** *** ********, ******* ** ***** ****** the ***** **** *** ******** ****. ** ****, **** *** the ******* ** *** *** ******. *** *** *** **** will ** **** **** *********.

*** *** **** *****-* **** **** * $*** ****, ******** to *** ******* *****-*'* $*** ****. *** ***** ***** **** have * $*** **** *** *** *** **** ** $*** MSRP.

China *********** ***********

**** *** **** ****** *** ***** / ************* *** ******** **** Hikvision *** ***** *** ***** ****** * ****** ********** *******. Even ******* **** ** ** ******, ******* ***/***** ********* *** generally ********* ** *** $*** - $*** ***** ****** **** the $*** - $*** ***** ** ****. ***, **** **** not ****** ***** ******, ***** ******* *********** ***** **** * **** ******* ********* with ** ****** ********* ******* ********* ** *** $** - $100 ***** (**** *** $*** ** ****).

** *** ***** ****, **** ***** ** *********** *** *** M30s ***** ****, ** ************** *** ************, ******* **** ***-**** Chinese ******** (********* *********** ********** **** ********* **** ********** (*** Axis ****) **** **** ********** (*** *** ********* / ***** models). **** *** *** ****, ** ****** **** ** ******* at ** ***** ***** ******* ****** (**** *** **, ** important ****** ***** ***** ****** ****).

Western / ******** *********** ***********

**** *** ****** *** * ****** ** ***** ******* ***** ******* and ******** ***********. **** ** **** *** *** ****** ** ***** level ******* (*.*., ******** **** *** ***** *********, **** *** ********* ***** ***** *** ******* ****** ** old ****, ***.). *** *** **** **** ***** ***** ****** and ******** ******** (********** ********* ***** **** ** ***** *********** lack) **** **** **** ************* ******** ******* ***** ******* ******.

 

Comments (39)

***** * ***** *** ****...

*** * ******* *** ****...

*** ***** ******* ****** ** ** **** ** * **** level ****** *** * ****** ******** ** **** **** ***** vs **** ****** ********* *** ** *********** **** ***. **** continue ** ***** ***** ********** ******** ** * ************ *******, and *** **** ** ****.

** ***** **'* * ******** ** *** ******** ******. *** greater **** * **** *** ******** ******* **** **** *** been *************. **** ** *** ***** ******* **** **** **** to *********** **** *** *** *** ** *****. ******* **** are *** ****** ******** *** **** ** ********* **** *** adjust * ****** **** ***. *** **** ** ** ** a ****** ******. **** ****** **** **** ** **** ** aversion ** **.

*********! ***** ****.

*** **** ** *** ****** ** ****** ********...

"*** **** ** *** ****** ** ****** ********..."

**** **** ******* *** ***** ~$** / ~**%.

** *** **** ** **** **** ***** **** **** **** much **** ********* *** *** ******* ** ***** ******* (**** lower *******). * **** ***** **** ************* **** ***** ** useful ** ***** *********'* ****.

** **** ***, * **** ****' **** ** ***** ********** limited ***** *** ******* ***** **** ** *** ******.

**** *** ********* *** *** *** **** ******. * ********** THE ****** **** **** ** **** ** *** ** *********** WITH * ********** ** *** ** ****** ** *** ****** LOW ******* **** ** **** **. ** * **** *** INTEGRATOR ** ***** ***** ************* **** *** **** *** * LOW **** *** ** ******.

****, *** *** *** ********* ** **? :)

** *** ***********, ******, * ** ***** ********* *** * number ** **** ******* ******** *** ********.

*** *******, **************** *** ******* ***** ****, ******* **** ********* ****, *** **** *** *** ** *** *** ************* already **** * ***** *********** ** ********* (************ *.***+).

**, ** *****, ********* ********* **** ** ***** ****, ***** end ************, **** **** ****** ********** ****** *** ****** *** users.

*'* ******* ** *** ** ***** ******* ****** **** *** same **** ** ****** **** ********** **** *** *** ****** had. ** ***** ****** * ******** **** *** **** ** mounted **********. *'* **** *'* *** *** **** *** *** didn't **** *** ***** ***** ******, *** *** ****** *** of *** ***, *** **** ******* ******** ** ******'* ** mounted ** *** *******..............** ***** * **** *'* *** *** only ***.

**** ********:

"*** *** *** **** *** ****** *** *** *** ** to *** *******, ** *** **** ***** ** ** *******."

**** **** ****** *** ***** ******, * **** *** ** this ******* *** **** *****.

****, ** *** **** ** *** **** ***** **** ******* the ***** ******* *** ***** **** * ******, *** ***** not **? *** ***** * ********* ***, * **** ** ask, *** ***** **** ** ****? ** ** ** ****** as **** **** ***** ******* **** ****, ******* *** ******** price *****? **** ** **** * "*** **** *** **** if ** ***'* **** **" *********?

********, ***. ** ******, ** ** * ****** ** *** much ****** *** *** ********* *** ****** ** ** *****.

*** *******, ***'* *** **** ** ****** * ******** ** selling ****** * *** $*** ** $***. *** **** ** the ******* ** *** **** ********** ** *** *****. *** profit *** ****** ** ********** **** ******* ** $*** **** at $***, ** **** ** ***. *******, *** *** ******** is *** **** **** ******* ***** **** **** ** $*** than $***. ** ** ** **** *% **** **** ** a *** ****, ** ** ** **%, ***** ** * profitable ****, ***.

*** ****** ***** * ******* ** **** ******* *** *** M30s ** *** $*** ** ***** ***** ****** * ***** effect **** ***** ******** *** ******, *.*., * ****** **** "The *** *** ** **** $*** *** *** *** ***** is $***, *** ** ** ** **** ******, ***** *'** just *** *** ***** *** ***." ** ***** *****, ***** pricing ** *** *** *** ***** *** **** *** ***** sales.

*** / ***, * ** *** ***** *** ******* ******** is ****** ********** ***** **** *** ********* ** * ****** warped ** * ********** ** *** ******* ********** *** ******** from *** ********** *********** / ******* / ********, ***.

*** **** *****, ** ** *** **, ** **** * would ** ******* ** ********* ****** ** *** ***** **** to **** ********* **** ****** **** ** ** ****** **** and ****** ******* ** ******. ***, * ** *** ****, maybe **** *** * ****** **** ********* **** ********** ******* / **** **** ***** ******** *** **** ****** ***. *** simple...

******** *** **** ******...

****, *******?

**** *** ******* *** ******** *** *** ******* *** *** threats *** ************ **** ********** **.

**** ******** ** *** *** * *** **** **** ********, if ***, ** *** *****

** * ***** ******** ***** *** *** ****** ** *** care ***** *******, **** ** *********, **** ****, ***, *** others *** *** ***. *** **** *** ***** ****.

**** ** *** **** ****? *********** ****....

...**** ** *** **** ****?

**! **** ** *** ***-****.

**, **** ** ***** * ********* ***** *******!

*** ******'* ****** ** ** ** ******** ****** :)

** **** ** * ********** ******* , ********* **** **** and *** ** **** ...

**** *** **** **** ****** ******* ??

******** ***

**** *** **** ******** , *** **** ****

***** * ** *** * *** ** **** **** **** make **** ******.

* **** *** *** ** *** ******** * **** **** AXIS ** ******** ** ** **** *******, **** *** ***** hardware *** *** **** *** ** **** *** ****** **** they ****** *** **.

**** *** ****** **** ****** *****? *** ** *****'* ********* its ****** ***, ** ****** **** **** *** ** ********** almost * *** *** *** ********* **** ********* ***** ***/** cheaper. ** ** * *** ****** ******? *** ******, **** outdated.

*** *** *******. ** **** ***** ** ** ***** *** failed ***'* ******* **** ** ** *** *****..

** ***** * ********* *********?

**, **** ********* ********* ********** **** ******** ***** ********, ***** in **** **** ***** ** ***** * ***** **** ***.

* **** ***** **** *** **** **** ** **

*** ** ***** ***** *** ** *******

*** **** **** ** ** ** ***** "*** ****"

*** **** **** ** ** ** ***** "*** ****"

**** "***" ** ****** **** ***?

* **** ****, *'* ****** **** ** *** *** ****** talk ***** ***, ** *** *** ** *** ***, **** came ** **** * ******** *** **** ********* ********. * don't **** ***** *** ***** **** *** ***** **** *** last ** ***** ** ****** ***** "*******".

HDMI ****** ****'* *********** !

**** *****-* ******** **** **** ***** ** ** ** ** fps. **** *****-* ******** **** ***** ***** ** ** *** and ****** **** ******* **** ******* **** ********* ** ** HDTV ******* *** ****** *******

**** ** ****** ** *** **** *** ***** ** *** camera ******, **** *** *** ****** **. ****** ******* ***** their ******* **** *** ****** ********** ** ********* ** **** when ********* ***** ******.

********* **** *** * ****** **** **** ****** *** *** years *** **** **** ********* ***

* ********* **************-*******-* *** **** ****** ******* ********** ****** ************ *** ****** ** ***, ****. ** ******* to **** **** ********* *** ****** *********, *** *** *** interface ******** *** **, *** ***** (*** **** ***** *********) were ********** ***-**********. **'* **** ** **** **** ********* **** or **** *** ** **** *** ****** ****** ** **** results **** * ******** ********. *** **** **** ****** *********** failures **** ** **** ** ******* ***** ****? **** ** Hikvision's ******** ****: **** ********** *** ******** ***** ** ***** on ******** ******** ***********. **** * ****** *****'* ***** ****** their *** *******, **** ** ***** * **** ** *** bottom.

*** ****** *** *********** ** ***** **** **** ** ****** because ** *****-*********** **** * *** ***** ******. * **** dealt **** *** *** ***** ***, *** *** ********* **** know **** **** **** ***** ** *******. * ** **** a **** **** ***** ******, ***** ** *** * **** not ** ********** ** ******* ***********. *** ***** ****** ******* are *** **** ******* ******* **** ** ***** *** ***** provide ******** **** ****** *******, ****** *********, ** ****** *********. The ****** ** ******* *** ********* *** **** ** ****** Value ******. ***** ** **** *** ***** ***** ****** (***** have ***** ***** ********) *** *** ************ ******, ********** *** IP *****. * ***** ******* ***** **** *** ******** ** requesting * ******* ***** *** **** **** *** **** ****** a ********* *** ** ****** ******.

****://********.*********.***/**/*******************************.****

**** ***** ****** *** *** ******* ********* *********, "******* ********" ( **** **** **** **)

**** *** *** ******** ***** ****** *****. ******, ** **** about **** ** *** ******** ** *** **** **** **** didnt ****?

** ** ***** ** ** ******* ******** ******* ***** **** that **** * *** **** ********* **** **** ********** "********/********" and **** ***** "***** ******* ********" *** ****** ******** ********?

*** ****** ****** ** ** ***** **** ********* ** * wouldnt/cant ******** **** *** ** ***** "*********" *** **** ******* for * ****** *******.

******* ******** **** **** ** ** *** ******* *** ** iVMS4200, ** ********* ***** *** ***** *** ***** ** **** the ****** *********** ** ******. *** ******** **** ***** **** you *** ******** *** *********** ** *** ****** ** *** threshold ** *** ******** *********. *** *** ****** **** *** same **** *** ******** ** *** *** *******, *** ********** is *** ********** *** *** ********** **** **** ***** ** be **** ** ****** ***** ***** ******* ** ***** ******. For *** ***** ****** ******, *** ***** ****** **** **** with *** **** ***** *********, *** ******** *********. ** *** will **** *** *** ***** ******* *.*. ******* ******* *********, will ** ***********. ** *** *** ******* *** ***** ***** of ***** ***** ********, **** *** **** **** *** ***** series ** *** ****** *******.

*** **** **** ****** ** ** ******* *** **** ** the **** *** ****** * *** ***** * ****** ** just ***** *** *** *****..

*'* * ****** ********* **** **** ** *** ****** ***** have ******* ** ****** ***** ***-**** ******* ***** ********* *****. Similar ** *** ***** ****** ******* ** ** ***** *****-***** line (****** **** ****'* **** *** *** **** *****).

* ***** **** **** ** **** ** ******* ********* ** the ****** ***-**** ***** (*** *** **** **-***, *** *** product ***** ********* **** ****** ******). ** **** ***** ****/***. are ***** ** **** ** *********** *** ******* ****. ****'** painted **** * ****** ***** ***, **** ***'* ** ******* low-price ******* ***** ** * ******-*** **** ***********, *** **** can't **** ****** ***** ***** *** ***** ******* **** **** cause * *** ** ****-****.

"******* ** *** ***** ****** ******* ** ** ***** *****-***** line (****** **** ****'* **** *** *** **** *****)."

*********** *** ***** **** **. ***** ** ***** **** ** circumstantial ******** *** **********, * ****** ********* ***** ****** ******* with *** **** ** ******* ** **** *** ****** ** SMB *** ********* ********* ****** ****** ***** *** *********. *** ******* ** **** ********* when ******* ******** * ******** **** **** ** ******* ******* that ******** ******* ***** ***** ****** ****, ******* ** ***** customers *** *** ******** ******** ** *******, *****, ********, ***.

** **** *** ****** *********** ****** * ***** *** ******* maker, * **** *** ******* ****'* **** *** **** *******. If **** ********* ***** *** ******** ****, * ***** ***'* have ** ******** *** **** *** ******** ******* ***** **** the *****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Low Cost

Hikvision 8MP Low-Cost Camera Tested on Jul 14, 2017
Hikvision has introduced their latest generation of low-cost Value Plus cameras, now including smart H.265 and up to 4K resolution, with prices...
ONVIF Chairman Criticizes Low Cost Cameras (Also, He Works At Axis) on Jul 12, 2017
ONVIF Chairman Per Björkdahl has taken a strong public stance against low cost cameras that are 'much more vulnerable to attack' as he explains in...
Uniview Low-Cost Bullet PTZ Tested on Jun 21, 2017
Uniview is offering a HD zoom bullet camera, the IPC742SR9-PZ30-32G, with an integrated pan / tilt positioner, for the price of a low-cost...
Chinese Direct Disruptor Reolink Tested on May 31, 2017
Another Chinese disruptor, Reolink, is gaining attention. This one is selling direct from its own website, with fulfillment by Amazon. And a...
Axis Lowest Cost Outdoor IR Camera M2025-LE Tested on Apr 24, 2017
Axis has lagged offering low cost IR cameras while their Asian competitors have made IR standard even in their most entry level cameras. Recently,...
Uniview NVR Tested on Mar 02, 2017
Uniview, China's self proclaimed #3 video surveillance manufacturer behind Hikvision and Dahua, is ramping up its international sales efforts. In...
Avigilon Shifts Strategy To Maximizing Profitability (Q4 2016 Results) on Mar 01, 2017
Avigilon had previously been known for big spending, hiring a large sales force and throwing lavish partner parties at tradeshows like ISC West....
Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested on Feb 22, 2017
"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that...
Hikvision Best Alternatives Picked By Integrators on Jan 26, 2017
While Hikvision has driven the market with an unprecedented combination of low cost, support, sales and marketing expenditures, integrator...
WDR Shootout 2017: Low vs High Cost Cameras on Jan 24, 2017
Multi-exposure WDR was once only available in expensive cameras but in the past few years, this capability has become available even in sub $200...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E) on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We tested Axis'...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It covers our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
$8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec on Jul 19, 2017
Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that...
Microsoft Video AI Cloud Services Examined on Jul 18, 2017
Microsoft has released one of the most amazing video analytics marketing videos ever. In it, they detect oil spills, track individual people giving...
Hikvision USA Head of Cybersecurity Exits on Jul 18, 2017
Hikvision USA's Head of Cybersecurity has exited the company. In this note, we review the move, share Hikvision's feedback and examine the...
'Suicidal' Knightscope Robot Drowns on Jul 17, 2017
Knightscope continues its hyper growth, at least when it comes to controversy, this time with a 'suicidal' robot in Washington DC. And here is...
March Networks Company Profile on Jul 17, 2017
March Networks was one of the most well-known video surveillance manufacturers of the 2000s. In 2012, March was acquired by Chinese / American...
Milestone Beats OnSSI In Court on Jul 17, 2017
The litigation between former partners Milestone and OnSSI has finished, confirmed by both parties. In April 2016, OnSSI sued Milestone and in...
Power For Burglar Alarms on Jul 14, 2017
In order to operate, alarm panels require the high voltages found in electrical outlets be converted to the low voltages they run on. In this...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact