Axis announces collaboration, combining Canon imaging technology with Axis’ surveillance offering

Chelmsford, Mass., 2016-Sep-12
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Axis raises the bar on image quality with the introduction of AXIS Q1659 Network Camera. It combines a high-performance image sensor and Canon EF/EF-S lenses with the full range of Axis flexibility, ease-of-use and features to provide exceptional image quality. It is best suited for detailed surveillance over long distances such as, cities, airports, stadiums and other open areas.

AXIS Q1659 Network Camera combines a high-performance image sensor and Canon EF/EF-S lenses with the full range of Axis flexibility, ease-of-use and efficiency features.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today introduced AXIS Q1659 Network Camera, its first to combine professional-caliber photographic imaging technologies from Canon with its proven surveillance technology. The camera brings a new level of ultra high image quality for a fixed, wide-area surveillance camera, and leverages leading-edge image sensor and EF lens technologies for unmatched color, contrast and detail even in the most challenging lighting conditions.

“This camera is truly the best of both worlds. AXIS Q1659 offers the world-class image quality Canon is known for with its professional photography technology and has been combined Axis’ market leading network video surveillance technology,” said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “AXIS Q1659 delivers a high level of quality and detail and utilizes VAPIX and ONVIF which leaves it open for broad VMS support.”

AXIS Q1659 delivers 20MP resolution at 8 frames per second (fps), achieving unprecedented levels of detail for observing open spaces and across long distances. It features digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) imaging technology and offers a choice of 7 different EF/EF-S lenses depending on individual user needs. Equipped with an EF lens mount, the camera enables easy lens changes.

AXIS Q1659 is supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner (ADP) Program and AXIS Camera Station. Third-party video analytics applications can be installed on the camera via AXIS Camera Application Platform. ONVIF support allows for easy integration into existing video surveillance systems.

The new camera also offers the latest enhancement of Axis’ Zipstream technology, which offers even more storage and bandwidth savings in video surveillance applications without compromising on important image details. In addition, an SFP slot for optional fiber connectivity gives the ability to connect to the network over long distances.

AXIS Q1659 is planned to be available in Q1 2017 through Axis’ standard distribution channels at a suggested retail price of $4,999.

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