Axis New Lowest Cost Dome M3044-V Tested

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 10, 2016

It has been 4 long years since Axis launched new low cost domes.

In that time, the industry has changed massively, with massive price drops driven by Chinese manufacturers.

Now, Axis' new dome release claims better low light, true WDR, and Zipstream, addressing key weaknesses of the previous generation.

In this test, we bought the 720p M3044-V comparing to its predecessor, the M3004-V, along with super low light and low cost integrated IR cameras (from Hikvision and Hikvision), to see how much improved this new line really is.

Note: This is the first of our tests of the new M30s. We also plan to release tests of the 1080p M3045 and 4MP M3046 soon.

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