Axis M3106-LVE Mk 4MP Camera Tested

By: John Scanlan, Published on Nov 06, 2017

Axis has released the latest in their low(er) cost M series outdoor cameras, the M3105-LVE Mk II, a 4MP turret model specifying 15m IR, their latest WDR technology, Zipstream 2 and H.265, new to Axis.

We bought and tested this new model against low-cost competitors Dahua and Hikvision to see how it stacks up.

******* ******** *** ****** ** their ***(**) **** * series ******* *******, ********-*** ** **, * *** ****** model specifying *** **, ***** latest *** **********, ********* 2 *** *.***, *** to ****.

** ****** *** ****** this *** ***** ******* low-cost *********** ***** *** Hikvision ** *** *** it ****** **.

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***** ** *** *****, the *****-*** ** ** offered ****** ********** **** competitive ***** *** ********* 4MP ****** ** ******* and *** ******, *** lagged ****** ********* ** low ***** ****** *** to *** **** *** uneven ** ************. ******** **** H.264/Zipstream **** ******* ** smart ***** ******** ** these ***********, ** ****.

********** *** ****** *** form ****** *** ********** back *** ** *** M3106, *********** ******* ******** to **** ******* ***** include **** ***** *****.

*******, *** **** *****-*** has * ***** ***** disadvantage ******** ** *********** 4MP ******, ******* *** more **** ****** ***** and *********

Mk ** **. ** * ***********

**** **** ***** *** *** differences ******* *** *****-*** Mk ** *** *** original *******, **** *** two ****** *** **** imager ****, ****, ******* illumination, *********, **********, ***. *** **** notable *********** *** ******** imager, *** ******** ** H.265 *** * ****** reduction ** ***** ***********. 

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*** **** *****-*** ** II***** *** ~$*** *** online, **** ****** **** Dahua *** ********* *** turrets, ***** **** **** for ~$*** ******. **** pricing ** **** ** line **** *********/***** ********* zoom ****** **** ******* low **** ***** **** cameras.

Integrated ***** *******/** ****

****** **** ***** ****** type *******, *** *** includes ** ******** ******* ******* which ***** ** ****** and ********* ******** ** the ******, ****** **** turrets ***** *** ** attached ***** ****. ********** ******** ***** are ********* *** ***** and ********* *******, *** must ** ********* **********.

*** **** ***** ** ******** smaller **** ***** ****** cameras, **** ** *** Hikvision **** ****** ****** here. The ***** **** *** include */*, *****, ** other *********** (*** ** Dahua/Hikvision ***********), **** ******** and ******* *******. ** review ***** ******** ** this *****:

Weak ******* ** ** ***** ****

*** ***** *********** *** subject ******* ** *** 15m/~50' ** ***** ****, with ********* ****. *******, details **** ****, **** no *********** ***********, **** general ********/*****, *** ** its *** *** ** this ***** (~**.*). 

**** **** **** ***** cameras ****** **** ****** IR ***** (***/~***'), *** **** the ********* **** ******* this *****.

** **** **** ** motion, *** ******* ** shown *********** *** *****-*** Mk ** **** ~***' ** this ****:

Close ***** (

** **** *****, *** subject *** ****** ******* overexposed ** *** ******'* IR ***********, ***** *****.

Weak ** ** *****

*** *****'* ** ************ was **** **** ** edges ** *** ***** of ****, **** ******* reduced ******* ** **** (right ****) *** ********* detection ** ***** (****), shown *****:

**** **** **** ** uncharacteristic ** **** **** models ** **** ******, such ** ********,*****, *** ******, ***** generally ***** **** ** across *** ***** ** view.

Low ***** ***** *******

** ****** *** *****-*** against ***** *** ********* in * **** ***** with ** ******** ******** (~0.11lx), ******** ** ~**' from *** *******. **** that *** ** *** wide ***° ***** ** view, ** **** **** relatively ***** ********, *** was **** ~**. 

** **** *****, *** M3106 ******** ****** ****** than ***** *******, **** clearer ******* ** *** subject *** **** ******* lines ** *** **** chart.

******* **** *** *******, around *** *****'* *** IR *****, *** ********* performs ****** **** *** M3106, **** ******** ******, though ** ****** ******** details ** *** ******* or *****.

Daytime ***********

** *** **** ***** on * **** *** day, *** ******* ******* similarly ** ****** *****, with **** ****** **** legibility ********* ** ****.

*** *****, ** ******* range, *** ********* **** provides * ******** *********** in ******* **** **** and *****.

Solid *** ***********

** ****** **** ******* range ** * ********* scene **** **** ******** door, **** ***** ****** varying **** ~** *** inside ** **** **,*** lux *******:

** **** *****, *** M3106 ******** ********** ****** WDR *********** **** ***** and ********* (**** **** WDR *******), **** ******* details ******* **** ****** backlight *** ********** ** the ****** **** ** the ***** ****** *** door, ***** *****:

Bitrate **********

******* *.*** ******** ** all ***** ******* **** similar, **** * ****** advantage ** *** **** M3106. *******, *** ***** was ******* ****** **** the **** (~**%), *** significantly ***** **** *** Dahua ***. **** **** measurements **** ***** **** smart ****** ******* (**** *********,***** ***** *.***+, ************ *.***+).

H.265 *******

**** **** *** *****-*** Mk ** ** *** of ****' ***** ******* to******* *.***, *** *** *********** and ***** **** *.*** VMS ******* ***********, ** have ******** **** *.*** above. **** **** *** Dahua *** ********* ****** tested **** *** *** support *.*** (****** *** Dahua/Hikvision *** ****** **).

** *** **** ** testing, ** ***** ***** VMS ********* *** *****'* H.265 ****** *** ****** drivers ** *****, *** Axis says **** ****** ** complete ** ******** ****** **** releases. **** ********* ****** without ****** ** *** tests, *** **** ********** camera **** ***, ****** configuration, *** ***** ********** of ******/***** ***********.

****, ** **** ** include **** ******* ** Axis *.***/********* ******* ** a ******** ******** ******.

Firmware ********

*** ********* ******** ******** **** used ** *******:

  • **** *****-*** ** **: 7.30.1
  • ***** ***-********: *.***.****
  • ********* **-**********-*: *.*.*

Comments (11)

 *** **** ***** *** first "*** ****'* *** test ******* * *******" comment?

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

*** **** ***** *** first '*** *** *** biased ******* *********' *******?

** *** ***********, *** Hikvision ********* *** ** angry ***** ********* ********* but *** ****** **** posts **** **** *** published.

* ***** **** *** most ** *** **** I **** *** **** of **** *******. ** this ****, *'* *** sure *** **** ********* needs ** ***** ****. It ** ********** ** the **** ****** ** the ********* **** ** was ****** *******. ** the **** ***** **** like *** ********* *** still *** **** *** cable ****, * ***** like ** ****. ** could ** ***** ******. They ** **** ** offer * *** ** accessories *** **** ******. 

** *** **** ** **** T94B01P ***** *** ***** of *** ******** **** or ** **** ** the ****** ** *** included ****. ** **'* the ******, ** ***** it ***** ** ******* pretty ****.

****** * ******** *** hands ** **** ******, I ******* *** **** factor *** ****, ** well. *** * ***'* mind **. **'* * cleaner **** **** **** of *** ***** *******, more "**********" *****? **'* grown ** **.

*** ******* ********** ****** on *** ****** ** the *** ****, ** yes, ** **** *** some ******.

** **** ********* **** a ****** ***** * bullet ***'* *******, ******** height ** ***, ** where * ****** **** with * **** ******* isn't *******. *** *** get **** **** **** mounting ***** **** ******** to **** ******** * bubble ****. *** **** time ** **** ****** wall ******* * **** is *******.

* ***** ***** **** it's *******. * ********* turret ** * ********* CBM ** *** *** cleanest ****. ***** **** a **** ****** *** with ***** ****** *** their ***** ***** ** junction *****. 

 

**'* ********** *** *** as *** ** ********** go, * ***** * prefer *** ********** **** Hik's *******. ******* *** lack ** *********** ** disappointing,************ *** ***** *****.

**** *** ****** ***** M2026-LE **** *** ******* the **** ********* ** this M3106-LVE ****?  ****** ** determine ** **** ***** have *** **** ***********. 

* ***'* *** **** 100% *********, *** **** of *** ******* *****, IR *****, *** ***** settings *** *** **** between *** *** ******. The ***** ** **** vs. **** ** *** M3106, ******.

******: ***** *** ****, Axis **** (*) **** have ******** *** *********** in ******** ******* *.**.* **** is ********* *** *** (2) **** *** ****** a *** ********* ******* ** the ******** *.** ******** release ********* *** ***** this *****. ** **** update *** ****** **** a ***** **** ** the *.** ******** *** both **** ********.

*’* ****** ****** **** the **** “****” ** an **** *********, *** not * ****.

******* *’** ******* **** it ** *** ******. They ****** ********* :)

 

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