Axis 20MP Q1659 Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 13, 2017

Axis has joined the super high resolution camera trend with their Q1659, a 20MP model equipped with Canon's APS-C sensor.

We tested the Q1659 against Axis' current super low light and integrated IR models:

We tested:

  • Daytime image quality
  • Low light (<1lx) color image quality
  • Dark (<0.1lx) monochrome image quality
  • Performance with external IR
  • CPU load issues
  • VMS support
  • Multi-streaming support
  • Bandwidth/smart codecs

And more. See our full results inside.

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