AXIS Q87 Bispectral PTZ Network Camera Series

Thermal and visual surveillance in one

  • One view - two bispectral video streams
  • One IP address
  • Detection, verification and identification
  • 360° endless pan and 135° from ground to sky
  • Thermal zoom models

Axis positioning cameras bring a powerful – and cost effective – combination of visual and thermal video streams in a single PTZ camera to border surveillance and other applications with similar requirements. You need just one camera and one IP address to benefit from long-distance thermal detection, visual identification and PTZ capabilities.

Swift and smooth

AXIS Q87 Bispectral PTZ Network Cameras let operators choose between really slow or super-fast pan (from 0.05 to 120 degrees per second) and tilt movement (from 0.05 to 65 degrees per second). So they get smooth and jerk-free panoramic viewing when they need it and can respond quickly to events. With thermal zoom models (AXIS Q8742-E Zoom and AXIS Q8742-LE Zoom), you get 3x thermal zoom allowing you to detect a human as far as 3 km (3342 yards), according to Johnson's criteria. Visit the product page for detailed information. The long-distance detection is useful for mission critical usage, such as detecting vehicles or intruders from far. The cameras can be column-mounted, on poles or walls for a 360° panoramic view and a ground-to-sky view from -90° to +45°. They can withstand high winds when it’s in motion.

Fast and easy

AXIS Q87’ slim design and many available accessories let you install it anywhere you want. It has an SFP slot, so it supports cost-effective, long-distance fiber-optic connection. A 22 meter (72 feet) long, heavy-duty power cable is available as optional accessory. Designed for outdoor use, the cable has 3-wire, 12AWG and a jacket diameter of 10 mm (0.4 in).

Outdoor ready

AXIS Q87 Series is made with material that are certified for IP66 and NEMA 4 ratings.  Furthermore, the cameras operate in temperatures from -50 ºC to 55 ºC (-58 ºF to 131 ºF). The cameras can withstand high winds when they’re in motion.

AXIS Q8741-E


AXIS Q8742-E

Thermal sensor resolution 384x288 384x288 640x480 640x480
HDTV resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Thermal sensitivity (NETD) < 70 mK < 70 mK < 50 mK < 50 mK
Min illumination/ light sensitivity (Color) 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Built-in IR
IR/white led range 500 500
Pan range 360 endless 360 endless 360 endless 360 endless
Tilt range -90 to 45 -90 to 45 -90 to 45 -90 to 45
SFP Connector
Alarm inputs/outputs 4 4 4 4