Axis Q1604 WDR Camera Reviewed

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 18, 2011

In September 2011, Axis announced a new HD camera, the Q1604, optimized for Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance. This camera joins the low light optimized Q1602 in an emerging premium series for Axis. This note examines the key features, pricing and competitive positioning versus Sony and Panasonic.

UPDATE: We have tested the Axis Q1604 camera. See test results.

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