Axis M3106-LVE Mk 4MP Camera Tested

Author: 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.

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

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

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Close ***** (

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

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

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*** *****, ** ******* *****, *** ********* **** ******** * moderate *********** ** ******* **** **** *** *****.

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

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Bitrate **********

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H.265 *******

**** **** *** *****-*** ** ** ** *** ** ****' first ******* ********* *.***, *** *** *********** *** ***** **** *.*** *** ******* limitations, ** **** ******** **** *.*** *****. **** **** *** Dahua *** ********* ****** ****** **** *** *** ******* *.*** (though *** *****/********* *** ****** **).

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Firmware ********

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Comments (11)

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