September 19, 2011

New Axis IP Cameras: M1043-W, M1044-W, Q1604, Q1604-E

Four new Axis IP cameras - M1043-W, M1044-W, Q1604, Q1604-E. These IP cameras will be available in Q4-2011 and provide more choices and features for business and home security.

Axis M1044-W IP camera

All of these cameras are fixed cameras, with no pan-tilt features. They provide H.264 and MJPEG video streams.

Axis M10 series provides small, inexpensive IP cameras for small businesses, hotels, restaurants and other retail location security. They are also used for home security.

Both M1043-W and M1044-W are 802.11n WiFi cameras. The video resolutions supported are:

M1043-W - 800x600 video at 30 fps
M1044-W - 720p HD video at 30 fps

The cameras include passive infrared sensor (PIR) to detect motion even in dark and LED to light up the scene on motion-detect or when set by the user.

The cameras provide 2-way audio with builtin microphone and speaker.

Axis Q1604 IP camera

These cameras are intended for areas that have an intense contrast in lighting such as a building entrance, windows or railway tunnels.

With most cameras, the scene gets washed out when there are lighted and dark areas in the same scene and you will not be able to see the objects clearly. With a wide dynamic range, these cameras can show objects clearly even in such intense contract scenes.

The Q1604-E is an outdoor camera (-40 to +50 deg C operation), while the Q1604 is designed for indoor use.

Video resolution supported: 720p HD video at 30 fps       with H.264, MJPEG streams

The cameras provide 2-way audio with builtin microphone and speaker.

If your needs are slightly different, Axis provides a lot of choice in selecting your IP camera.

And if you are looking for an alternative to Axis IP cameras, Panasonic IP cameras are a good alternative with better prices, both serve the home and business video security markets well.