Axis 20MP Q1659 Camera Tested

By: 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.

**** *** ****** *** super **** ********** ****** trend ********* *****, * **** ***** equipped *********'* ***-* ******.

** ****** *** ***** against ****' ************ *** ****************** ** ******:

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*** ****. *** *** full ******* ******.

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** **** ** **** the ***** ****** **. competitive ***** ****** ****** from ********, ****, ***. in ******** *****.

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** *** *****, *** Q1659 ******* *********** *** light *********** ********* **** Axis' ******** ***** *** light *** ********** ** models, **** ******** ***** time ****** *** ****** subject ******* *** ********* at *** ****** ******.

************, ***** *** *****'* bitrates **** **** ****** than ***** ****** (~*.* Mb/s *** / ~** Mb/s ***** **. ~* Mb/s / * **/* in *****), ********* ***** was *** ** ******* as ** **** **** resolution **+ ******. *******, when ****** **** ** Mb/s *** *********, *** Q1659 ******** **** **** bandwidth *** ** **** other *******.

***** ****** ****** ** CPU **** **** ********** the *****, ** ******* the ****** ****** **** larger ****** ** **** than ******* ***** ****** (~10-20% ** **** *** test ********, ****** *-*% for *****). ******* **** 1-2 ** ***** ******* with ******* ***** ******** cameras ** * ****** may ******** ************** ****** machines ****** *****-********* ** configured. *******, ***** ****** check **** ***** *** supports *****-********* **** **** model, ** ******** ******* Center ********* ** ********* streams, *** ***** ********* only *** ** *** tests (****** ******** ** Genetec *** *********).

Q1659 *******

**** ***** ******* ****** depending ** ***** **** is ****, **** ~$*,*** USD *** *** ****/**.* model ******* ~$*,*** *** the **-*****/**.* ****.

**** ** * ***** price ******* **** ******* super *** ***** *** 4K ******. ******** ** typical "*****" ****** (~*/*"+) super *** ***** ****** like ****' ********(~$*,***) ** ************* ** *****-*(~$*,*** ****), *** ***** starts ** ****** ** the ****.

Physical ********

*** ***** ****** **** itself ** ******* ** an ********* ******* ** other * ****** ******. Aside **** *** ******* different **** *** **** mount, ******** ** *** camera *** ******* ** other *** ******, **** I/O, *****, *** ******* storage. *******, *** ***** also ******** * *** (Small **** ****** *********) slot, ******** ***** ** directly ******* ***** ** the ******.

**** **** **** ****** other **** ***** *******, such ** *** **** VB770 ** ******** ***, the ***** ******** * mechanical ** *** ******, making ** ** *********.

Significant *** ******

** *** *****, ******* the **** ********** **** stream ******** ** ********* in *** **** ** 8-10% ****** *** *** and ~**% ** ***** when ******* *** ******* noise *********. ***** ********* were ******* ** *** machines (***** *****) *** using **** *********** *** Genetec ******** ****.

**** ******** **** ****** a ******* ***** ****** was *********** *****, ********* a ******** ** * percent.

****** * (******):

  • ******* ** ***
  • ***** **** **-****** *.* GHz
  • **** ***
  • ****** ******* ** ****

****** * (*******):

  • ******* ** ***
  • *** ***-**** *.** ***
  • *** ***
  • ****** ******* ** *** Ti

VMS/Multistreaming *******

** **** **** ** connect *** ***** ** Avigilon, *****, *******, *** Milestone ******* *****. **** that ** ** ********* listed ** ********* **** by ***** *** *******.

************** ******* ** **** thereof ****** ** ***:

  • ******** ******* ******:** ********* ******, **** 20MP ****** ****
  • ***********:**** ****** **** *** additional ******
  • ******* ******** ****:**** *.*** *** *** MJPEG ******* (***** *****)
  • ********* ********:**** *.*** *** *** MJPEG *******

Test *****

** ****** *** ***** in ** **** ******* lot/field, ~***' **** *****, shown *****. * **** lens *** ****, ****** the ****** * ~**° angle ** ****:

*** ******** ***** ***** the ********* ****:

Daytime: ******* ******* ** **** ** *****

****** *** ***, ** 60' ********, ******* ** all ******* *** ******, but *** ***** ***** very **** ******* *** to >** *** *** of ***** ******.

******** ******** *** *** width, *** ***** ***** shows *********** ****** ******* of *** *******, ***** only ***** *********/******** ******* are ******* ** *** 1080p ******. *** ***** models ******* **** **** 1 ** *** **** chart ***** *** ***** is ******* ** **** 6/7.

** ~***' ********, ***** subject ******* *** ***** visible, ** **** ** 2-3 ***** ** *** test *****, ***** ** details *** ******* ** the ***** *******, **** detection.

*** **** ** **** at ***', *** ******** distance ******. *** *******'* clothing *** **** ***** are ***********, ** *** 2 ***** ** *** test *****, ** *** Q1659.

Low ***** ***** ****: ****** ******* / *********

****, ** ****** ** night **** ******** ****** on ** *** *** cameras ********* ** ***** mode ** *****. ***** levels **** ~*.**** ***** to *** ********, ******** to ~*.** ** ~***'.

** ***** *****, *** test ***** ** ****** out ******** ** *** 1080p ******, **** **** 1-2 ***** *******. *******, subject ******* ** *** Q1659 **** **** ******** than ***** *******, **** recognizable ****** *******.

** ~***' ********, ***** subject ******* *** ******* in *** *****, ***** with ***** *-* ** the **** *****, ***** both ***** ****** ******* detection ****.

*******, ** ~***' ******** (~41PPF), *** ******* ** still ****** ********** ** the *****, *** ******** by ***** ** *** other *******.

Dark ********** ****: ***** ****** *******

** **** ****** **** exterior ****** ***, ******** to ~*.** *** **** the ***** *** ***** in ********** ****, *** IR ******* ** *** P3225 ** **. **** that *** **** *** 3/4 **** ** *** time ** *******, *** only ****** ** ***** in *** ******* ** the *****.

** ~**', *-* ***** of *** **** ***** are ******* ** *** Q1659, ***** **** *** first **** ** ******* in ******. **** ****** details *** ******* ** the *****, ** **** as *** *******'* ********. The */*" *********** ***** shows ***** ****** ******* of *** *******, ***** the ***** *********** ******** detection ****.

******* **** *** *******, the ***** ******** ***** detection ** *** *******, while ** ** ********* to ****** ** ***** cameras.

*******, ** ***', *** subject ** ********* ** detect ** *** *****, and **** ** ******* noise ** ******.

Added ** ************: ***** ******** *******/*********

****** **** ***** ****** surveillance *******, **** ** the ******** *** ****** or ****'* *****, *** Q1659 ******** * ********* IR *** ******, ****** it ** ********* ** night. ******* ** ****, we ****** *********** ** the ****** ****** **** a****** ***** ** (*** our ****)** *** *** ******** IR ******* ***********.

***** *** **° ****, the ***** *** * range ** ****/~***'. *** clip ***** ***** *** subject *********** ** **** distance ** *** ***** (to *** **** ** the ***** ******* ****), but ** ******* *** available.

** ***** *****, ******* of *** ******* *** clear ** *** *****, with *** ***** ******* to **** *. *** Q1635 ** ****** *** by ****** ************, *** the *****'* ********** ** much ****** **** *** added ******.

******** ********, ******* ** the ******* *** ***** clear ** *** *****, with * ***** ** the **** ***** *******, while **** ********* ** possible ** ***** *******.

*******, ** ~***', *** subject ** ***** ****** detectable ** **** *** Q1659 *** *****, ****** without *******.

Framerate ***********

*** ***** ** ******* to * *** ** its **** **** **********, limited ******** ** **** 4K/12MP ****** ***** **** 30 ** ** ****** as *******.

** ** ******* ** the ******* ** **** framerate, ** *** ** the ****** ** * busy ****. *** ***** SUV ******** **** *** right, ********* ~** ***, moves ~**' ******* **** frame. ** ********, ** a ** *** ******, the ******* ***** **** only **** **** **' per *****, ********* **** more ******** ****** **** the **** ****.

**** * ******* ******* across *** ***** ** view, ** ***** ***** 2.5' **** *****. ** a ** *** ******, he ***** **** **** a *** ******.

Sample *****

********** ******* *** ******** day *** ***** ***** of *** ***** ** its **** ** ********* resolution ** ****~*** ** .*** ****, ******* *** ******* walking **** ~***' ** the ****** ********.

Bandwidth **********

*** *****'* ******** **** higher **** ***** ******* tested, **** ******** ** over ** **/* ** night, *** *** ***** average ******** ** ** and ****** ********** ******* in **** ***** (***** 10 **/*+). ** **** to ***** **** ** upcoming ********* ******* *********** large ****** ******.

**** **** *** ******* in **** **** **************** *. ******* **** *** to ********* **** **** Dynamic *** *** ** 1200.

**** ****** **** ** bitrate *** *********, *** Q1659 ** *** ****** camera ****** ** ***, coming ** **-**% ***** than *** ***** ******.

Test **********

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Comments (18)

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