Axis 33MP Camera Tested (Q3709)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 30, 2015

In 2012, Axis declared the megapixel race over.

Now, Axis has released a 33MP camera, the Q3709-PVE, one of the highest resolution cameras in the entire industry.

This release also is a major marker in the new race for multi-imager cameras, a high growth segment of the industry.

We bought a Q3709 and put it up against Arecont's SurroundVideo and Pelco Optera to see how it performs in full light and low light in the wide outdoor FOV shown below, along with VMS integration, bandwidth performance, and more.

Inside, we see how Axis stacks up and what impact this new camera will have on Arecont's historic dominance of the multi-imager space.

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Configuration ********

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VMS ***********

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Test **********

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Comments (30)

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