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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
September 12, 2016

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The Video Surveillance Report 2020

Axis launches first network camera with Canon imaging technology: the AXIS Q1659

Axis has harnessed the imaging technologies of its parent company, Canon, for the first time as it launches the AXIS Q1659.

Coming days after an announcement of closer marketing cooperation between the two companies, the launch of the AXIS Q1659 reveals collaboration on the tech front too.

Axis, which has been usurped by Hikvision in recent years as the world’s biggest network camera manufacturer by market share, will hope Canon’s financial muscle and imaging technology from the consumer market can make them a more formidable player.

Canon acquired Axis in 2015, catapulting itself from a minor to a dominant player in the video surveillance market.


AXIS Q1659 network camera: sectors/verticals

Axis is pitching the camera as suited for detailed surveillance over long distances for cities, airports, transportation, stadiums and other open areas.

AXIS Q1659 network camera: features and tech specs

  • 20MP resolution
  • 8 frames per second (fps)
  • High-performance image sensor and Canon EF/EF-S lenses
  • Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) imaging technology with choice of 7 different EF/EF-S lenses depending on requirements
  • EF lens mount for easy lens changes
  • 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
  • Features latest incarnation of Axis’ pioneering Zipstream storage technology, which slashes bandwidth requirements by 50%
  • SFP slot for optional fibre connectivity allows network connectivity over long distances

AXIS Q1659 network camera: the sales pitch from Axis Communications

“This camera is truly a best of both worlds approach: The world-class image quality Canon is known for with its professional-level photography technology and Axis’ market-leading security systems that deliver everything required for a complete, flexible and easy-to-manage installation,” says Olof Leidecker, global product manager at Axis.

“In addition to the extreme level of quality and detail, AXIS Q1659 can, thanks to its broad VMS support, be quickly integrated with existing security environments.”

AXIS Q1659 network camera: when is it available?

Axis Communications is planning to launch the AXIS Q1659 network camera in Q1 2017 through Axis distribution channels.



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