AXIS Q86 PTZ Camera Series

AXIS Q8642-E PT Thermal IP Camera from left angle
Unobstructed views with superb details
  • Responsive positioning with quick, jerk-free pan and tilt capabilities
  • 360° panoramic view
  • Ground-to-sky view (135°)
  • Preset accuracy of 0.05°
  • Outdoor ready
AXIS Q8642-E PT Thermal IP Camera mounted on a column

Swift and smooth

AXIS Q86 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. The cameras can be column-mounted, on poles or walls for a 360° panoramic view and a ground-to-sky view of 135°. They can withstand high winds when it’s in motion.

Fast and easy

AXIS Q86’ 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 Q86 Series is made with material that are certified for IP66 and NEMA 4 ratings.  Furthermore, the cameras operate in temperatures from -40 ºC to 60 ºC (-40 ºF to 140 ºF). An optional washer can spray cleaner fluid to maintain the window in a neat condition even after, i.e a storm.

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AXIS Q8641-E PT Thermal IP Camera from left angle AXIS Q8641-E AXIS Q8642-E PT Thermal IP Camera from left angle AXIS Q8642-E Axis IP Camera Q8685-E has 360° pan and 135° tilt from ground to sky AXIS Q8685-E Axis IP Camera Q8685-LE has Weather protection and remote maintenance AXIS Q8685-LE
Max video resolution 768x576/768x576 800x600/800x600 1920x1080 1920x1080
Horizontal field of view 10.7/10.7 10/10 65.6 - 2 65.6 - 2
Alarm inputs/outputs 4 4 4 4
Lightfinder / / - -
Wide dynamic range Forensic Capture Forensic Capture
Electronic image stabilization
Thermal sensitivity (NETD) < 70 mK < 50 mK
Thermal sensor resolution 384x288 640x480
Built-in IR
Pan range 360 endless 360 endless 360 endless 360 endless
Tilt range -90 to 45 -90 to 45 -90 to 45, -45 to 90 -90 to 45, -45 to 90


  • Datasheet

    • AXIS Q8641–E PT Thermal Network Camera 294.77 KB
    • AXIS Q8642–E PT Thermal Network Camera 295.63 KB
    • AXIS Q8685–E PTZ Network Camera 898.44 KB
    • AXIS Q8685–LE PTZ Network Camera 252.27 KB
  • Manuals

    • AXIS Q8641-E/Q8642-E - Installation Guide 3.18 MB
    • AXIS Q8685 - Repainting Instructions 208.92 KB
    • AXIS Q8685-E - Installation Guide 6.49 MB
    • AXIS Q8685-E - User Manual 627.95 KB
    • AXIS Q8685-LE - Installation Guide 6.87 MB
    • AXIS Q8685-LE - User Manual 673.47 KB
    • How to assign an IP address and access your device 175.08 KB
  • Brochures

    • Brochure - Axis thermal cameras 21.01 MB
    • Thermal technology glossary 226.34 KB
  • Product comparison tables

    • Product Comparison Tables - Q2 2022 4.01 MB
  • White papers

    • Focus recall 1.47 MB
    • Long distance surveillance - Fiber-optic communication 979 KB
    • Quantifying jerkiness: Jerk-free movements in Axis positioning cameras 411.11 KB
    • Thermal cameras 552.92 KB
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