Axis 20MP Multi Imager Tested (Q6100-E)

By Derek Ward, Published Feb 24, 2021, 08:08am EST

Axis' new generation 360° multi-imager Q6010-E claims "total situational awareness" with 20MP resolution, directional audio analytics, and autopilot PTZ positioning.

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We bought and tested the Axis Q6100-E to see how it performs, examining:

  • What the image quality is in full light (~300 lux), low light, ~(2 lux), and dark scenes (~0.01 lux)?
  • How flexible is imager positioning?
  • How well does audio detection work, and how accurate is the PTZ tracking?
  • What is the bandwidth consumption of the imagers / camera?
  • How well does it integrate with third-party VMSes (Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec, Milestone, and NxWitness)?
  • How many VMS licenses does it use across VMSes?
  • What we would recommend this device for.

Executive *******

** *** *******, *** Q6100-E ******** **** *** key *********** ******, **** image ******* ** *** light ****** *** ****** performing *********** ***** ********* when *** **********, *** of *** ******'* *** claimed ***************.

*** ***** ****** (~* lux) **** ****, **** motion **** ** ****** objects, ***** ** ***** light ******, ** ****** images **** ********, *** even ********* *********. ******* images **** **** ******, but ********** ****** **** at ********** **** *** levels.

*** ******'* *********** ***** analytics ************ ***** *** PTZ ** ********* ****** when *** ********** *********, instead ** ***** ****** originated. ****'* **** ************* and ************* ** ** the ********** ** ***** Pan * ****** ****** PTZ *********** ** ****.

** *** ******** ****, installation ** *** *** cameras **** *** *****-* was ****, **** *** camera's *** ********* ******* to **** *** ****** upright *** ** *** side ****** ************, ***** only ******** ~* ******* and *** ******. ********** imagers **** **** **** to **********, ******* ** Axis' ***************-*** ***** ******.

**UPDATE** ********* ***** ********* *********** ********

** ***** **** **** engineers ********* *********** ***** Detection, *** ** **** able ** ******** ********* the *** ** *** to *** ****** ** a *****. *** ******** piece ********* ******** ** calibrating *** **** *** Pan ******, ***** ** this *****, ***** ***** found ** *** **** of *** *****-*.

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*** ********* ***** ***** how **** ******* *** incorrect *********** ******* ***, and *** **** ******* users ** ********* ********* the ***.

****** ***************, **** ******** the ********* ********:

** **** *** **** we **** ** ****** in *** *********** *****. We **** **** ****** the *** ** ** the *********** *** *** done ******** ***** **** be * ******* *** we **** **** * video **** ************ ******* to ***** *****. ** will **** **** **** the ******** *** ******* and ***** ********.

Directional ***** ********* **** ******* ***********

*** *****-* ******** *********** audio ********* ***** ** "redirect *** *** ****** to *** ***** ****** whenever ** ***** ******** is ********." *******, ** our *******, *** ****** consistently ****** *** *** to ****** ***** ** the ***** ** ****, both ******** *** ****** when *** ******** **********.

** *********** **** ***** in **** *****:

**** ********* ** **** saying *** *** *** be *** ** ********* (though ** *** ********* installed, ***** ** ****** below) *** ********* ****** performance, ****:

** **** ***** ****** DAD ******, ** ** do *** **** *** experience ** ****** *** the ****** ** ***** echo, ******* ***** *** camera ** **** ***** to *****, ** **** a **** ***** ***** the ***** *********** ***´* find *** **********.

***** *** ******** *** poor, *** *****-* ********** alerted ** **** ****** audio ******, **** ** yelling, ***** *******, *** dropped ***** *** ****. Setup ** ****** ****** limited, ** ***** ****** select *** ********** ***** filter *** ********* *****, and ****** *** **********, demonstrated *****. **** **** there *** ** ******* to ********* ** ****** PTZ *********** ******** ** the *****-* ***** ***** help ** ***** ********.

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*** **** *****-* ******** an ****-*********** *********** ****** Autopilot, ***** *** * subject ****-******** ***********, ***** moves *** ********** *** camera ***** ** ****** in ** **** ******.

** *** *******, ** found **** ********* ****** well, *** ******** * relatively ***** *****, **** as *** ********* *****. Additionally, ***** ******* *** acquired, ** ***** **** the ****** *** ********* slow, ****** ******** ** they **** ******* *** scene.

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Simple *** *** **********

************ ** *** *** PTZ (*****-* **** ** testing) *** ****** *** took **** ~* *******. The *****'* *** **** as * **** ** hold *** ****** ****** down *** ** *** side ****** ************ ** the *** *** ** mounted, ***** **** **** a *** ******.

***** ** *********** **** one ********* ** ***** the *** *** ** mounted ** *** *****, due ** *** ********* of ******** ****** *** the *** ******'* ******** connectors ******, ***** ****** be *******. ** **** this ******* ** **** video:

Weak *** ***** *********** (*-* ***)

*** *****-*'* ***** ******* in *** ***** ********** is ****, ********* ****** and *********. ** *** examples ***** ** ~* lux *** ~* ***, facial ******* *** **** to *******, *** **** chart ********** *** ********* to **** **** ***** 2-3.

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*** ****** ******** *********** motion **** ** ****** subjects, ******* ****** *** obscuring *******. ********* ****' "Blur-noise ***** ***" ********, exposure, *** **** *** not ******* ***** ******.

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**** **** **** **** are ***** ** ***** issues *** **** ** address **** ** ******** updates ** *** ******, but ** **** *** given.

No ****** ****** ** **** **** ******

** *** **** **** all ****** *** (~*.* lux), *** ********** ******* of *** *****-* **** produce * ****, ***** picture. *** **** **** images **** ******** *** when *** *****'* ********** IR *** ***** ** the **** *********, *** this ******** ** ******* overexposure, ***** *****:

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Weak **** ***** *******

**** ***** ******* **** weak, ********* ****** *** pixelated **** ** **** PPF ******. ** ~**', identifying ******* ******* *** available, *** *** *****. At ~**', *** ******* is *********** **************, **** facial ******** *******.

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

*** **** *****-*'* *.*** and ****** **** *** integrated **** *** ***** VMSes ******. *******, *.*** streaming *** *** **** in ******** ** ******* Optix, *** **** ***** required * ****** ******** for *** (* *** each ******). ** ********** camera ******* ** ******** for *** ** *** VMSes *** *** **** Q61 ****** ***.

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Physical ******** / ****** ***********

** *** ***** *****, we **** * **** at *** ******** ************ of *** *****-*. ******* were ****** ** ******** and **** ** ***** by ********, *** **** with *** *** ** numbered ***** **** *** installed *** ***° ********. Both ******* ***** ** the "*****" ** *** imagers *** ** ***** as ****.

Bandwidth **********

*** ***** **** ********** low *** *** **** Q6100-E ******* ***** *.*** codecs *** "****" *********. During *******, * ****** imager ***** ******* ******* ~100-300 **/*, *** **** 4 ******* ********, ***** be ******* ~***-*,*** **/*. The **** *****-** *** we **** ***** ********* consume ** ********** ~***-*** Kb/s ********* ** *** scene, ******* ******* ********* consumption **, ****** ******* eclipsed ~* **/* ****** our **** ******* ** these ********.

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*******

*** **** *****-* ***** for~$*,*** *** ******, ***** ** *********** to ***** *****-******* (********* $1,200-1,500), ****** *** *****-* does *** ******* ********** IR *** *** ********** imagers. **** **** **** not ******* *** ***** of * *** ****** PTZ, ******* ~$*,***-$*,*** *** online, ********* ** *** model.

Made ** ******

*** **** *****-* *** made ** ******.

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*** ********* ******** ******** were **** *** *******:

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************ ** *** ***** quality. *** **** **** a ******** ** **** portion ** **** **********?

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** ***** **** ***** the **** *** ***** and **** *******, *** their ******** ***:

***** *** ********* *** City ************ ****** ***** there ****** *** **** light. ** ** ** an **** **** ** light ** ***, **** will *** ** *** right ******.

** **'** ****** ** the ******, **** **** they *** ******* ** a ****** ** *** the ****** **** *** ghosting ****** ** *** light *** * ****** release, ****** ** **** was *********.

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***** * ******* * should ******* * *** referring ** *** *** it ***** **** ** full ********.

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***** ** * **** in "No ****** ****** ** **** **** ******" section. The camera model is mentioned as Q1600-E.

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*********, ******.

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**** ** ************* ***** the ***** *** ***** point. ***** *** **** for ***** ***** *****.

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* **** ** **** that ** *** **** poor ***********, ******* * have * ******* ***-**** for **** **** ******. Is ***** * ****** out ***** **** ** similar ** **** ***** that ** **** ********?

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*** *** ********* *** camera ** ******** ******* ONVIF ** ****** ****** (Axis)?

***** *** *.*, * think, ******* ***** *** only ******** *** *******, but **** ****** ****** consumes *** *** ******.

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**** ******* ** *** directional ***** *******, * see *** **** *** 360 ******** ***** ****** for *** ******* ********. With *** ****** ***** to *** ********, ** guess ** **** **** the *** ******* ******** angle *** ***** ******** solve *** ***** ** the ****** ****** ******* the ***** ********** *** the ********.

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*** ***** ***** ** that * **** *** an ******* ** * boardroom **** *********** ***** mics. **** ****** ** audio **** ** ****** indoors *** ** *** software ********* *** ********* the ***** ** ****** from. *** ***** ** probably *** ********** * professional ***** ************ **** specializes ** ***** ** integrate * ********** **** has **** ********* ** the ******** **** ************ in *** **** *** years. ***** *** ***** are ********* *********** ******** with **** ****** **** may **** ****** **** based ** ***** ******* especially *** *** *****.

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**** **** “** **** never ****** *** ******, so ** ** *** have *** ********** ** indoor...”

**** ********* ** ** hard ** ******** ** it ** ** *******...

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** ***** **** **** great ** *** *********** with *** ****** ***-*******, Hanwha ***-****** *** *** Illustra *****-***-****.

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**UPDATE** ********* ***** ********* *********** ********

** ***** **** **** engineers ********* *********** ***** Detection, *** ** **** able ** ******** ********* the *** ** *** to *** ****** ** a *****. *** ******** piece ********* ******** ** calibrating *** **** *** Pan ******, ***** ** this *****, ***** ***** found ** *** **** of *** *****-*.

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*** ********* ***** ***** how **** ******* *** incorrect *********** ******* ***, and *** **** ******* users ** ********* ********* the ***.

****** ***************, **** ******** the ********* ********:

** **** *** **** we **** ** ****** in *** *********** *****. We **** **** ****** the *** ** ** the *********** *** *** done ******** ***** **** be * ******* *** we **** **** * video **** ************ ******* to ***** *****. ** will **** **** **** the ******** *** ******* and ***** ********.

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*** *** ****** **** this **** ********* ****** doesn’t **** **** *** PTZ ****** ******** ** the * ****** *** of *** ***** ****** camera ** ***** **** is?

*** ** ** ****’* set “********” **** *** claiming *** *** ***** make * *******?

** *** ******** ***** actually ****** *** ************ between *** *** *** the *********** *******, ** could ********** ****-****, ** need *** ***********.

** ** *** ******** for ****** *** ** well?

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*** *** ****** **** this **** ********* ****** doesn’t **** **** *** PTZ ****** ******** ** the * ****** *** of *** ***** ****** camera ** ***** **** is?

*. *** *** *** compatible *** *****, ***** you *** ******* ****, and ***'* **** ** buy * *** **** if *** ** *** need **. *** *** unit ** ***** **** expensive **** **** *****-******.

*. **** ****** *** will **-******* ******** ** the ****** ******* ** that ****** ** *** the *** *** ****. After ***** ****, *** have ** **-********* *** "one-click ***" *** ** make **** ******* **** properly. **, ***** ** no **** ***** ** doing *** *********** ** the ******* ****.

*. *** *** *** this *****-****** ****** ******* any *** **** ** you ****. *** ***-**** maybe ************ *** ***** options, **** *****/**, ***** be ****** *******, *** in ******* ** ** possible.

*** ** ** ****’* set “********” **** *** claiming *** *** ***** make * *******?

** ********** *****/******, *** it **** *** (**** the ******* ********). ****** you **** ***** ** look *** **** ***********/**********, you **** ** **** that ****** ** *** properly **********. *** *********** itself ** *** * big **** *** *** don't **** ** **-********* camera ***** ***. **, basically, ***** ** ** App ** ****** *** here *** **** *************** from **** *** ** use **.

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** **** *** ** installed ******* *** ****** and ** ***** ***** well **** *** ******** building ********. ********* *** analytic ******** ***** *** PTZ ** * ***** chase *** ********* ** covers * ****** *********** lot ****. ** ** best ****** ** ****** mounting ** ** *******. We *****’* **** ** utilize *** ***** ******** because ** * ****** interstate *** * *********** that ****** ** ********* the ****.

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** ******* ** *** low ***** ***********. **** you **** ****** *** Q6000-E **-**, *** *** Q6010-E? * ** ******* how **** *******. ** this ***** * **** backwards ** **** ******, or **** ** ******* the ****. **** * datasheet (*********) ***********, **** look ****** **** *** same.

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***** *****, *** ****** for *** ********. *****, I'd **** ** *** that * **** *** tested/used ****** *** *****-* nor *****-*, *** * can ***** **** *******.

*** *****-* **** *** a ****'* ******* ************ at *.* ***, **.* with * */*.*” ****** and *** *****-* *** Q6010-E ** *.* ***, F2.0 **** * */*.*" sensor.

* *** *********** *** that *** **** ***** performance ***** ** ***** to ******* ***** **** is ********* ******** ***** the ******** *********** **** their *** ************ *******. Also, **** *** ************ the*****-*, *** **** **'* worth.

*** ** **** ** you **** ******* *********, and *'* ** ***** to ******* **** ********, thank ***.

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* *** * ***** smoke-test ** *** *****-* last *****, *** * did *** **** ** side-by-side **** ***** *****-* Mk **, ***** * have ** ****. **** cameras ******* ******* *** low-light ***********, ** * would *** *** *** not ***** ** ****/***** much **** *****-* ** Q6010-E *********. *** ** Derek **** *****-* ** not ********* *******.

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