Axis P5544 Panoramic PTZ Camera Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 07, 2011

In this note, we examine the Axis P5544, Axis's first panoramic camera and one of the most novel offerings in the market - combining both optical/mechanical PTZ functionality and panoramic / 360 degree imaging. The big question we focus on inside is: What practical use does this product offer given its relative capabilities and pricing?

[UPDATED November 2011 on product availability schedule. See details at end of note.]

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