Network cameras

Megapixel network cameras

Megapixel network cameras, available in Axis’ fixed cameras and fixed dome cameras, incorporate a megapixel image sensor to deliver images with one million or more pixels. This is at least two times better pixel resolution than what can be provided by analog cameras.

A megapixel, fixed network camera can be used in one of two ways: it can enable viewers to see greater details in a higher resolution image, which would be helpful in identifying people and objects, or it can be used to cover a larger part of a scene if the image resolution is kept the same as a non-megapixel camera.

Megapixel cameras today are normally less light sensitive than a non-megapixel network camera. The higher-resolution video streams generated by a megapixel camera also put higher demands on the network bandwidth and storage space for recordings, although this can be mitigated by using the H.264 video compression standard.

For more on H.264, see Compression formats.
For more on megapixel cameras, see Axis megapixel/HDTV cameras.

Guidelines for selecting a network camera