AXIS Q1656

1/1.8” sensor, 4 MP, Day/night fixed box camera with Deep Learning Processing Unit (DLPU). Support for Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0. Includes an IR corrected varifocal 3.9-10 mm F1.5 i-CS lens with remote zoom and focus. Multiple, individually configurable streams, H.264/H.265 with Zipstream and Motion JPEG. 4MP stream up to 60 fps, 30 fps with WDR. AXIS Object Analytics, Video motion detection, shock detection and active tampering alarm. AXIS Edge Vault with FIPS certified TPM for added cyber security. Barrel distortion correction, defogging, electronic image stabilization and scene profiles. MQTT Support. Two-way audio, audio detection with either built-in microphone or optional analog or digital microphone. Supervised I/O for alarm/event handling, MicroSD/MicroSDHC memory card slot for optional local video storage. Serial port for RS422/485 communication. Powered by IEEE 802.3af Type1 Class 3 (PoE) or 10-28 V DC power with redundancy. Includes black stand for wall and ceiling. Midspan or power supply not included.

Technical specifications


Image sensor CMOS

Image sensor size 1/1.8

Lightfinder Lightfinder 2.0

Wide dynamic range Forensic WDR

Min illumination/ light sensitivity (Color) 0.05 lux

Min illumination/ light sensitivity (B/W) 0.01 lux


Max video resolution 2688x1512

Max frames per second 50/60

Electronic image stabilization Yes


Focal length 3.9 - 10 mm

Horizontal field of view 120-47 °

Vertical field of view 63-27 °

Lens mount CS

Replaceable lens Yes


Zipstream Yes

H.264 Baseline, High, Main

H.265 Yes

Motion JPEG Yes


Audio Support Yes


PoE Class 3



Signed firmware Yes

Secure boot Yes


Remote focus Yes

Remote zoom Yes

Built-in IR

Local storage (memory card slot) Yes

Operating temperature -20 to 55 °C

Outdoor Ready

Vandal rating

IP rating

Designed for repaint

Sustainability BFR/CFR free, PVC free


Power (max) 7.7 W

Power (average) 4.6 W

DC input voltage 10-28 V

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