Axis First IR PTZ Tested (Q6125-LE)

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 21, 2018

Axis is very late in releasing IR PTZs. While competitors such as Hikvision and Dahua have offered them for years, Axis has just released their first, the Q6125-LE, claiming improvements over competitive models, including more even IR coverage, concealed IR LEDs, and compact size.

tested

We bought and tested the Q6125-LE against Axis' own Q6155-E to see how it holds up to these claims, examining:

  • How even is IR coverage?
  • How well does IR power adjust to fit the scene?
  • Does IR overexpose subjects?
  • How well does the camera focus when tracking subjects?
  • Day and night image quality
  • How does it compare to Axis' non-IR Q6155-E?
  • How does it compare in size to others?
  • How does pricing compare to competitors?
  • How do H.265 and H.264 bitrates compare?

**** ** **** **** in ********* ** ****. While *********** **** ******************* **** ******* **** *** years, **** *** **** released ***** *****, ********-**, ******** ************ **** competitive ******, ********* **** even ** ********, ********* IR ****, *** ******* size.

tested

** ****** *** ****** the *****-** ******* ****' own*****-*** *** *** ** holds ** ** ***** claims, *********:

  • *** **** ** ** coverage?
  • *** **** **** ** power ****** ** *** the *****?
  • **** ** ********** ********?
  • *** **** **** *** camera ***** **** ******** subjects?
  • *** *** ***** ***** quality
  • *** **** ** ******* to ****' ***-** *****-*?
  • *** **** ** ******* in **** ** ******?
  • *** **** ******* ******* to ***********?
  • *** ** *.*** *** H.264 ******** *******?

[***************]

*******

***** ** *** *****, the **** *****-** *** several ********** ******** ** IR **** **** **** tests:

  • **** ******** ***** ********:*** ***** *********** ** moving ******** ** ~*-* seconds, **** ******* **** many ****** ** *** models ***** *** **** 15-20 ******* ** **** to **** ***** ****** active ******** ** ****** failing ** *****.
  • **** ** ************:*** *****'* ** ************ pattern *** **** ** all **** ****** ******, with ** **** ***** or ****** ******** ***** on **** ** ******.
  • ** ************ ** **** range:*** ***** *** *** overexpose ******** ** **** zoom ****** ** ****** as ***** ** ~**'.
  • ****** ********** ************:*** ***** *********** ******** in *** ********** ** the ***** ****** **** other ** *** ****** we **** ****** ** using ****** ***** **** at **** *** ***** to ****** ***** *** full *****, **** ** hard *** *** ** IR ************ ** *** foreground ***** ** **** other ******.

** *** ******** ****, the ****** *** * severe ****** **** ** daytime ****** ***** **** fine ***** *********** **** difficult ** *******, *** present ** ****' ***** PTZ ****** ** *********** models. **** ** ***** of **** ***** *** plans ** ******* ***** balance ** ******** *******.

Major *** ***** *********** *** **** ****

******** ** ****' ***** 1080p *** ******, *** Q6125 ** * ***** step ** *** ***** performance, **** ********** *** light (~* *** *** below) *** **** **** scenes (models, **** ** *** Q6155 ****** *****, ******** no ****** ****** ***** 0.1 ***, *** ************* higher ***** ** ~*-* lux ******, ******** ******* compared ** *** *****.

Coming **: ****** ********* ************

**** **, ** **** to ***** *** *** Q6125-LE **. *********'* ******************** ** ***** *** *** **** compete. 

*******

*** *****-** ***** *** ~$2,700 *** ******, **** higher **** ********** ** 1080p ****** **** ********* and ***** (~$***-*,***), *** close ** ***** ** others **** ** *** Hanwha ***-***** (**** ~$*,***).

Physical ********

** *** ********, *** Axis *****-** ** ****** identical ** ***** *** series ******, **** ** visible ** ****. **** other ****, *** ****** bottom *******/****** ** *** Q6125 ******* **** *** camera ** *****, ******* of *** **** ********* stationary *** *** *** module ****** ****** **. The ******'* ** **** are ********* ** **** sides ** *** ****, only ******* **** ****** on.

** ****** *** ************ of *** ****** ** this *****:

Smaller **** ******* ** ****

******** ** **** ** PTZ ******, *** *****-** is ******* *******, ***** below ******** ** ***** and ********* ****. **** compact **** *** ******* weight ***** ** ****** to ******* ** **** mounts/goosenecks.

Easier *******

*** *****-** ** ****** to ******* **** **** competitive **** *** ** a ***** *****-**** ******** method *** *** **** smaller **** *** ******. Unlike ***** ****** ***** may ** ********* ** mount ** * ******, the *** *** **** be ****** **** *** hand, ******* **** *** mount ***** ***** ** in *****, *** **** screwed ** ** ******. Typical ****** ******* *** camera ** ** **** in ***** ***** ****** are *********, **** **** difficult *** **** **********.

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

Even ** ********

*** *****'* ** ************ was **** **** ** all ****** ******. ****** all *** *** ***, the ***** *** **** slightly **** ******** ** the ****** ** *** field ** ****, *** there ** *** ************ in *** ****** ** the ***** (************ *****).

*** **** ** **** when ****** ** ***** to ********, ***** *****.

Improved ** ***** ******* ******* **** **********

**** **** ****** ** eliminate **** ***** ** various **** ****** ** more ********** *********** ** illumination ** ***** ***** drop *** ** ************ seen ** **** ***** IR *** ******. ***** below, **** ******** *** decrease ********** ***** ***** steps **** ** ***** IR **** ** **** tested ** ** **** the ****** ** *** out.

**** ** ******* ** the ******* *****. **** the ****** ****** ********* into *** *****, ****** range **** **** ** at **** *** ***** in ***** ** ********** the **** ** *** scene, ****** *** ******* easy ** ******.

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

************, **** **** ****** in ** **** ***** range (~**' *** *****), the *****-** *** *** overexpose ********.

Stable ***** ***** ********

****** *******, *** *****-** did *** ****** **** severe ***** ****** ***** in ***** ****** ***** tracking ********. ** **** cases *** ****** ******* in **** *-* ******* while ********, **** **** zooming ** **** **** wide. 

***** *** ************ **** **** (~** MB .*** ****).

Better ******* **** ***** (****/

*** ***** ******** ****** images ** **** **** dark (low ***** ****** (~* lux) ******** ** *** non-IR *****. 

*** *******, ** ~***', the ***** ******** ***** details ** *** ******* and ******* **** ****. ** contrast, *** ***-** ****' Q6155 *** ******** ** usable ***** ** *** subject ** **** *****.

** ~***' ********, *** Q6125 ******** **** *********, with ** ******* *******, while *** ***** ******* effectively *****.

** *** ***** ****** with ******** ***** (~* lux), ******* *** ***** better ** *** *****, which ** **** ***** than *** *****. 

*******, *** ***** ******** color *********** *** ***** in *** *****, **** the *******'* ******** ***** recognizable, ***** **** ******* as ***** ** *** IR *****. 

Reduced ******* ******* ******** ** *****

** ******* ****** (~* klux *****), *** ***** appears ******** ****** *** moderately ********, ***** *** Q6155 ******** **** *******/**** colors, **** ****** ******** of *** *******'* ****.

** **** *****, ******* of *** ******* *** more *******, *** **** text ** **** ******* in *** ***** (*-* lines **********).

slightly less detail at long range compared to q6155

Bandwidth ***********

*** *****-** ******** *.*** with ****'********* ***** *****, **** *.*** ******** 25-30% ***** **** *.*** in ******* ******** ******. Note **** ***** ******** are ********* ** ******* to *** ***-** **** Q6155-E, ***** **** ***** produced ** ****** ****** at *****. 

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** default ******** ****** ********* noted *****.

******** ******** ****:

  • **** *****-**: *.**.*.*
  • **** *****-**: *.**.*.*

Comments (21)

******* ** *** **** happens **** *** **** gets ***** ** ***** since *** ** ***'* segregated **** *** ***** two *** ********.

***** **** **** **** drops ****** ***/*****(** **) how *** **** **** appear !?

** ** ********* **** the ****. **'* **** to *** ******* ** the *** **'* *****, but ***** ** * gap ******* *** **** and *** ** ****:

** *****, *** *** dome ***** ***** **** one *****, *****? ** seems ****.

* *** * ********* INSIDE *** ****, *** not * ******** ********** of *** **** **** multiple ******. *** *** and ***** ********** ** the **** ********** **** lenses **** *** ********** separated **** ***** ************. Since * *** * bit ** ******** ** the ***** ** *** below *****, * ** fearful ** **** *** worse **** * *** of **** ** ****, like **** ** **** cams. ********* **** *** done ********* ******* ** prevent **.

 

* *****, * ***** its **** * ********** since ***** ** * space ******* *** **** and *** *****. *** we **** **** *** worst ******** ** ****** a *** ** ** reflection *****, ** * assuming ** ***** ** dust, ******* ** ***** the ********** ***** *** worse... ****'* ** ********** 

***** *** ******** ********** **** multiple ******. **'* **** hard ** ***. **** people ******** ***'* ****** it, ********. *** *** feel ** **** *** run * ********** **** the **** ***** *** center ***** *** ***** sections, ***** ** * very ****** ***** ***** the **** ** ********* between *** ****** ****** section *** *** ***** IR *******.

* ***** ****** ****** of ** *** **'* so ****** *** ***** can't ****** *** **. Extreme ***** ** (*** best * *** **):

****** *** *** ******** image. **** ***** ********** what *** ****, *** doesn't ******* *** ***** is ***** ********. * am ******** ** **** any ** **** **** bc **** ****** **** ghosting **** *** ** at ***** ****** *** clean **** ***** ****** day.

**** ** **** *** optical ******* **** **** ever ******** ** *** polycarbonate ********, **** ********* and ********* *** **** cohesivity. ********** ***** ** all **** **** ** a ****** *** ***************.

***** ********** ****, **** is ********* **** ******* all **** ******* *******.  I *** **** (*** use **) ** * sales *********** ** ******* Service *********** ** ******* poly ***** **** ***** degrading ****** *********.  **** the ** ****** *** dome, ** *** ** a **** ********** ******.  In ** ********** **** this ******, **** ***** older **** * ***** (most **** **) *** truly ****** ****** *********** to **** ******.  ******* domes ********* ** *** lower ***.

******, *** ** ** experience *** **** "*****" on *** ***** ** the *** ***** ******* is **** ***** ********** and ** ***-***********. *'* no ********* ******, *** am * ***** ** thinking **** **** *** non-dome ******* *** ********** or ******* ***** ****** - ******* ** ***** discolour? 

 

** ******* *** ****** and ***'* **** ** actual **** **** **** like *** ***-******?

** ***** * ****** why *** ***** ******** *** ********** **** come **** *** *** were *** **** ** prevent *** **** ******* seeming **** ** ***** just ** ******* ** the ***** **** *******?

** ***** **** *** camera - *** ****'* fitted ** **** **** model, ** * ****** ****** to ******* *** ****** would ****** **** ** the *****.**** ***** ******* ***** the ********* ****** *****- **** *** **** have ******** *******, ** could ** ****** **** to *** ***** ** you **** ****? * accept *****'* * *********** weight **********, *** *** requirement *** * ***** carabiner ** *********** *** is ******** **** ***.

****** *** *** ****** jump **** **** - it's ****** ** *********** that * **** ** reasonable ** *****.

******* * ********** ***********!

*****, ** ***** *** cables *** ****** ******* because ** *** ******* up *** ****** **** things *** *** ****, and **** **** ** flop ****** *** *** in *** ***. ** aren't ******** ****** **** on ***** *** *** generally ****** ******* ******** and *** ******* ***** dropping ******.

******, ***** ****** *** intended ** **** *** camera **** ******* ** the ******, ***, *** it's ***** * **+ pound (*.*+ **) ****** that *** **** ** hold ** ***** ***** tightening.

**** ***** ****, ***** looking ** ** *****, the ******* ** *** quite ***** ** *** video, ** **'** ***** to **** **** ***** now *** *******. ****** for ******** ** **.

* ** ********* ** the ******* ** *** images ** *****.  *** picture ***** ***** *** at **** ***** *** night ************.  * ** a ****** ********* **** the ******* ** *** day **** *****.  **** causes ** ** **** such * ********** **** compared ** *** *****?  Is **** ********* **** can ** ********* ** the ****** ********?

* *** * *** ******** ********* rain and *** ** *** affect *** ******* *** thought ** *** ** worth ****** **** ***** cameras **** **** ***** dry, ***** ******** **** cover ******** *** ***** droplets.

**** ********! ** **** not **** **** ** totally ******* **** **** in ********. ** *** be ******** ** ******** adjusting ***** *******, **********, and ***** ********, *** you **** ********** ***** balance ** ***** ***** of *** ** *** do **. * ***** expect ** ** ******* in ****** ********, ****, as **'* *** ** issue *'** **** ***** Axis **** ****** ****.

** *** **** ********** tilt **** *** ******?

***, **** **. *** LEDs *** **** **** simultaneously.

** *****,

*** *** ***** **** the ******** **** *** resolved?  * ** ******* at *** ******* ***** for *** ******** ***** this ******* *** ********* and ** *** *** anything **** ********* **** issue.  * ** ******* to ******** ****** *** Q6125-LE ** *** ****** and ** *** ***** still ****** **** ********* my ********.  ****** *** the ***** ******.

**** ********! * ******* release ***** **** *** don't *** ******** ******** to **. *'** ******* out ** **** ******* management ** *** ** it *** **** ********. If ** ***, ** will ****** *** ****** here. *'** ****** ** as **** ** ** hear ****.

** ***** **** **** Axis ** *** **** tint *****. ** *** not **** *****, ** it ******** * ******** refresh *** ****** ** fixed ** ********. **** expect * ******** ****** which **** **** *** issue ** * *** months.

**** **** *** **** of ***** ***** *********, they **** ***** ** very *** ***** ** the **** *********. **** fixed *** **** *** a ******** *** ******** changes, *** *** ** able ** ** ** if ** ******* ** issue *** ***.

**** **** *****, ****** for *** ********!

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