Axis 4MP Camera Tested (M3046-V)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 28, 2016

Axis has brought 4MP to its camera line in the new M3046-V, the highest resolution model in their revamped M30 series. We bought and tested this new camera against 4MP models from Dahua and Hikvision to see how low light, full light, and WDR performance compares.

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