Axis Panoramic M3007 Test

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 06, 2013

Continuing our series of individual panoramic tests, this report covers the Axis M3007, one or the more recent and least expensive options on the market. We dug into the camera's setup, integration and performance to reveal its strengths and weaknesses.

Here's the other reports in this series:

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Comments (25)

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