Axis vs Sony Super Size Shootout (Q1659 vs SNC-VB770)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 11, 2017

Super low light, super sized sensor cameras are a growing trend. In the past year, 2 of the most notable entrants for these IP cameras have been Axis and Sony.

IPVM has individually tested the Axis Q1659 and tested the Sony SNC-VB770.

Now, we are pitting the 2 cameras against each other, as shown below:

We shot these cameras out, testing:

  • Daytime image quality
  • Low light (<1lx) image quality
  • VMS support
  • Multi-streaming support
  • Bandwidth/smart codecs
  • Camera application support

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Full ***** *********** *******

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

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*ony ****** *** ***** ***********

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Bandwidth **********

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VMS/Multistreaming *******

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