Axis 15MP Multi-Imager Tested (Q3708-PVE)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 07, 2017

Axis continues to expand in the multi imager market, adding to a segment started with the 33MP Q3709.

We bought the Q3708-PVE and tested it against:

We tested the cameras outdoors, day and night, in scenes ranging from 2000 lux to 0.02, to see Axis stacks up in image quality, low light performance, bitrate, and more.

Below is an overview of the Q3708's day and night image:

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Bitrate **********

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