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.]]

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