AXIS Q16 Box Camera Series

AXIS Q1656-LE Box Camera, viewed from its left angle
Outstanding and flexible box cameras
  • Top-of-the-line box cameras
  • Forensic WDR, Lightfinder, and OptimizedIR
  • Built-in cybersecurity features
  • Robust and weather-resistant models
  • Wide variety of lens alternatives

Outstanding video in complex lighting

From traffic surveillance to airports, AXIS Q16 Series offers excellent image quality ranging from 2 MP to 20 MP resolution. With outstanding performance in demanding conditions and Q-line functionality, these indoor and outdoor-ready box cameras are ideal for a wide range of scenarios. Including Axis Forensic WDR, they ensure perfectly balanced video quality in scenes with strong light variations. Plus, with Lightfinder 2.0, they capture outstanding forensic images in low light scenes. Furthermore, the series includes models with OptimizedIR for surveillance in complete darkness.  

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Advanced analytics with deep learning

AXIS Q16 Series includes models based on the latest Axis system-on-chip (SoC) offering advanced analytics based on deep learning on the edge. Featuring a deep learning processing unit (DLPU), they eliminate the need for expensive servers and allow for faster and more scalable systems. They also come with AXIS Object Analytics preinstalled for highly nuanced object classification enabling fast search in the VMS as well as reliable detection with fewer false positives. AXIS Q16 Series also includes a radar-video fusion camera that fuses two powerful technologies to provide accurate 24/7 detection and deep learning-powered object classification. 

AXIS Q1615-E Mk III IP Camera mounted on a pole in an outdoor environment

Robust and Secure—indoors and out

These high-performing cameras come with built-in cybersecurity features to prevent unauthorized access and safeguard your system. For instance, Axis Edge Vault protects your Axis device ID and simplifies authorization of Axis devices on your network. And they include a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that is FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified. The series also offers outdoor-ready models enclosed in robust, impact-resistant IK10-rated casings. With IP66, IP67, NEMA 4X, and NEMA TS2 ratings, these water-resistant, weatherproof cameras can withstand winds up to 60 m/s. 

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AXIS Q1615-LE Mk III Network Camera AXIS Q1615-LE Mk III AXIS Q1656 Box Camera, viewed from its left angle AXIS Q1656 AXIS Q1656-B Box Camera, viewed from its left angle AXIS Q1656-B AXIS Q1656-BE, viewed from its left angle AXIS Q1656-BE AXIS Q1656-BLE Box Camera from left AXIS Q1656-BLE AXIS Q1656-DLE AXIS Q1656-DLE AXIS Q1656-LE AXIS Q1656-LE
Max video resolution H.264 1920x1080 2688x1512 2688x1512 2688x1512 2688x1512 2688x1512 2688x1512
Max frames per second 100/120 50/60 50/60 50/60 50/60 50/60 50/60
Image sensor size 1/2.8 1/1.8 1/1.8 1/1.8 1/1.8 1/1.8 1/1.8
Lens mount CS CS CS CS CS CS CS
Horizontal field of view 102 - 40 120-47 96-44 113-47
Alarm inputs/outputs 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Lightfinder Lightfinder 2.0 Lightfinder 2.0 Lightfinder 2.0 Lightfinder 2.0 Lightfinder 2.0 Lightfinder 2.0 Lightfinder 2.0
Two-way audio
Electronic image stabilization
Axis Edge Vault
Analytics compute capability DLPU DLPU DLPU DLPU DLPU DLPU DLPU


  • Datasheet

    • AXIS Q1615-LE Mk III Network Camera
      (pdf) 406.01 KB
    • AXIS Q1656 Box Camera
      (pdf) 312.59 KB
    • AXIS Q1656-B Box Camera
      (pdf) 372.06 KB
    • AXIS Q1656-BE Box Camera
      (pdf) 393.14 KB
    • AXIS Q1656-BLE Box Camera
      (pdf) 429.17 KB
    • AXIS Q1656-DLE Radar-Video Fusion Camera
      (pdf) 1.41 MB
    • AXIS Q1656-LE Box Camera
      (pdf) 434.9 KB
  • Manuals

    • AXIS Q1615-LE Mk III - Installation Guide
      (pdf) 4.47 MB
    • AXIS Q1656 - Installation Guide
      (pdf) 2.76 MB
    • AXIS Radar Autotracking for PTZ - User Manual
      (pdf) 107.05 KB
    • AXIS T92G20 - Repainting Instructions
      (pdf) 939.72 KB
    • Installation Guide AXIS Q1656 BE Box Camera
      (pdf) 28.13 MB
    • Installation Guide AXIS Q1656-LE Box Camera
      (pdf) 26.44 MB
    • Installation guide AXIS Q1656-DLE Radar-Video Fusion Camera
      (pdf) 22.69 MB
    • Repainting Instructions AXIS Q1656-LE
      (pdf) 1.45 MB
    • Repainting instruction AXIS Q1656-DLE Radar-Video Fusion Camera
      (pdf) 1.25 MB
  • Brochures

    • How a “blind” technology keeps an eye on your premises. (Radar e-book)
      (pdf) 2.43 MB
  • Product comparison tables

    • Product Comparison Tables - Q2 2024
      (pdf) 9.97 MB
    • Product Comparison Tables APAC - Q2 2024
      (pdf) 10.73 MB
  • White papers

    • Image stabilization
      (pdf) 238.86 KB
    • Radar in surveillance
      (pdf) 761.96 KB
    • Understanding P-Iris
      (pdf) 2.14 MB
    • i-CS lenses
      (pdf) 171.69 KB
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