Testing Axis High End HD Camera Q1615

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 15, 2014

Axis core focus is the high end of the market. Their newest high end camera, the Q1615, aims to continue that, with claims of industry leading image quality and novel features, such as:

  • Super low light 'Lightfinder' at 1080p
  • A new form of WDR Axis calls 'WDR-Forensic Capture'
  • Auto-rotation
  • Enhanced gyroscope based Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Focus and level assist
  • Barrel distortion correction
  • Shock detection

We bought the Q1615 and put it up against top cameras from Bosch, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony in multiple test scenes as well as specific tests for all the claims above.

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Physical ********

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