AXIS Q1659

Professional photography meets video surveillance


 AXIS Q1659 Network Camera offers ultra-high image resolution for surveillance in superb detail at 8 frames per second, 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 Canon EF/EF-S lenses, depending on individual user needs. Equipped with an EF lens mount, the camera enables easy lens changes.


 AXIS Q1659 is compatible with a broad number of video management systems, and it supports Zipstream that significantly reduces bandwidth and storage requirements.


 ?> 20 MP resolution

 > Canon EF mount and EF/EF-S lenses

 > Axis’ Zipstream technology

 > PoE and SFP slot for optional fiber connectivity

 > Optional accessory housing

Technical specifications


Image sensor CMOS

Image sensor size 1

Lightfinder Lightfinder

Wide dynamic range Dynamic Contrast

Min illumination/ light sensitivity (Color) 0.04 lux

Min illumination/ light sensitivity (B/W) 0.004 lux


Max video resolution 5472x3648

Max frames per second 25

Electronic image stabilization


Focal length

Horizontal field of view

Vertical field of view

Lens mount EF/EF-S

Replaceable lens Yes


Zipstream Yes

H.264 Baseline, High, Main


Motion JPEG Yes


Audio Support Yes


PoE Class 4



Signed firmware Yes

Secure boot


Remote focus Yes

Remote zoom

Built-in IR

Local storage (memory card slot) Yes

Operating temperature 0 to 45 °C

Outdoor Ready

Vandal rating

IP rating

Designed for repaint



Power (max) 18.6 W

Power (average) 11.0 W

DC input voltage 20-28 V

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