AXIS F41 Main Unit

Rugged design with WDR – Forensic Capture and HDTV 1080p

  • HDTV 1080p at 50/60 frames per second
  • WDR – Forensic Capture
  • Axis’ Zipstream technology
  • Rugged, easy-to-install design
  • Two-way audio
  • Input/output ports for external devices
  • Full-sized SD card slot
  • Power over Ethernet or DC power
Flexible Installation

AXIS F41 Main Unit is designed for use with an AXIS F sensor unit in extremely discreet video surveillance applications. The main unit can be installed in a sheltered area, while the sensor units can be placed in tight places indoors or outdoors up to 8, 12 or 15 m (26, 39 or 49 ft.) away, depending on the sensor unit and if a cable accessory is supported. The rugged and feature-rich AXIS F41 Main Unit is suitable for a variety of demanding applications, such as in casinos, stores, ATMs (automated teller machines) and vehicles.

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) – Forensic Capture

AXIS F41 offers WDR – Forensic Capture, which can be activated when the main unit is connected to an AXIS F Sensor Unit that supports this feature. Axis’ WDR – Forensic Capture enables a high level of detail to be visible in both bright and dark areas of a scene—an important consideration in surveillance applications.

The technology is ideally suited for scenarios such as at entrances or in front of ATMs where the subject may be dark against a bright background, or in nighttime situations where the camera must handle low-light environments together with bright lights from vehicles, street lamps, signage and stores.

AXIS F41, together with an AXIS F Sensor Unit, provides color video in light as low as 0.3 lux.

At left, image without WDR – Forensic Capture, where only details in the bright areas are visible. At right, image with WDR – Forensic Capture, where details in both bright and dark areas are visible

Nighttime scene. At left, image without WDR – Forensic Capture, where the bright areas are over exposed. At right, image with WDR – Forensic Capture, where details in the dark background and details in the brightly lit signage and window display are visible.

Video Streaming

AXIS F41 supports HDTV 1080p at 50 or 60 frames per second for 1080p sensor units. This is ideal for capturing fast-moving objects and generating smoother video. It delivers HDTV 1080p at 25 or 30 frames per second when WDR – Forensic Capture is used. For a 720p sensor unit, AXIS F41 delivers full frame rate HDTV 720p video.


AXIS F41 supports Axis’ Zipstream technology, which is a more efficient implementation of the H.264 video encoder. It can lower bandwidth and storage use by an average of 50% or more for many surveillance scenarios. It ensures that important details are maintained while unnecessary data is removed.

Rugged, Easy-To-Install Design

AXIS F41 can withstand tough conditions such as vibrations, shocks and temperature fluctuations, which make it ideal for use in emergency vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and armored trucks such as those used to transport money and other valuable goods.

The main unit has also been designed for easy installation in cabinets and small enclosures as all the connectors are placed on one side of the unit so that cables go in one direction and don’t take up unnecessary space.

The bottom of the unit can also hook directly onto a DIN rail.

With a built-in SD card slot, AXIS F41 gives users the option of storing video locally on a full-sized SD card.

It also offers two-way audio and four configurable input/output ports for external devices to enable enhanced alarm management. An RS232 port allows for integration of external data to the video. The main unit can be powered using Power over Ethernet or DC power.

Intelligent video capabilities include video motion detection, active tampering alarm and downloadable applications through the AXIS Camera Application Platform.

AXIS F41 Main Unit

Rugged design with WDR and HDTV 1080p

The rugged AXIS F41 Main Unit connects to one AXIS F Sensor Unit and is ideal for use in highly discreet surveillance applications, such as in stores, ATMs, banks, emergency vehicles and buses. AXIS F41 supports HDTV 1080p at
50/60 frames per second. It provides Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) – Forensic Capture, which enables a high level of detail
to be visible in very bright and dark areas of a scene. Support for Axis Zipstream video compression technology lowers
bandwidth and storage use. AXIS F41 supports two-way audio, input/output ports, Power over Ethernet, 8–28 V DC and
one SD card slot.

> HDTV 1080p at 50/60 frames per second
> WDR – Forensic Capture (with a sensor unit that supports this feature)
> Rugged, easy-to-install design
> Axis Zipstream

AXIS F41 Main Unit

H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles
Motion JPEG
Resolution 1920×1200/1080 (WUXGA/1080p)
to 480×270
1280×720 to 480×270
Wide dynamic
WDR – forensic capture
Frame rate In 1080p with no WDR: 50/60 fps (50/60 Hz)
In WUXGA with no WDR, and in 1080p with WDR:
25/30 fps (50/60 Hz)
Video streaming Multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion
Axis Zipstream technology in H.264
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Image settings Compression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white
balance, exposure value, exposure control, exposure zones, local
contrast, rotation, Corridor Format, text and image overlay,
privacy mask, mirroring of images,
Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capturea
: Up to
120 dB depending on scene


Audio streaming Two-way
AAC-LC 8/16/32 kHz, 8-128 kbit/s
G.711 PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s
G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 kbit/s or 24 kbit/s
Configurable bit rate
External microphone input or line input, line output


Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSb
IEEE 802.1Xb
network access control, digest authentication, user
access log, centralized certificate management
, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP,
CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II),

System Integration

Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® and
AXIS Camera Application Platform; specifications at
AXIS Guardian with One-Click Connection
ONVIF® Profile G and ONVIF® Profile S, specification at
Analytics Included
AXIS Video Motion Detection
Active tampering alarm, audio detection
AXIS Cross Line Detection
AXIS Digital Autotracking
Support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling
installation of third-party applications, see
Event triggers Analytics, external inputs
Edge storage events
Event actions File upload: email, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share
Notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP
Pre- and post-alarm video buffering
Video and audio recording to edge storage, play audio clip,
external output activation
WDR mode
installation aids
Pixel counter
Data streaming Event data


Casing Aluminum
Sustainability PVC-free
Memory 512 MB RAM, 256 MB Flash
Power Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3
max 7.7 W
8-28 V DC, max 7.8 W
Connectors RJ45 for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
RJ12 for sensor units
6-pin terminal block for four configurable inputs/outputs
(12 V DC output), max load 50 mA
3.5 mm mic/line in, 3.5 mm line out
5-pin terminal block RS232
2-pin terminal block for 8-28 V DC input
Storage One SD/SDHC/SDXC slot supporting memory card (card not
Support for SD card encryption
Recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
For SD card and NAS recommendations see
-30 °C to 60 °C (-22 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity 10-85% RH (non-condensing)
-40 °C to 65 °C (-40 °F to 149 °F)
Humidity 5-95% RH (non-condensing)
Approvals ECE R10 rev.04, EN 50121-4, EN 50581, IEC/EN/UL 60950-1,
IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-14,
IEC 60068-2-30, IEC 60068-2-60, IEC 60068-2-78,
IEC 60529 IP4X, IEC 60721-3-5 5M3 (vibration, shock),
IEC 62236-4, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2,
EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
EN 55022 Class B, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B,
ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class B, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class B,
KCC KN22 Class B, KN24
Dimensions 51 x 121 x 121 mm (2 1/16 x 4 12/16 x 4 12/16 in)
Weight 532 g (1.17 lb)
Installation Guide, Windows®
decoder 1-user license, AVHS
Authentication key
AXIS F8001 Surface Mount with Strain Relief
AXIS F8002 DIN Rail Clip
AXIS T8120 15 W Midspan 1-port
AXIS T83 Microphones
For more accessories, see
AXIS Companion, AXIS Camera Station, video management
software from Axis’ Application Development Partners available
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Simplified
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese
Warranty Axis 3-year warranty and AXIS Extended Warranty option, see
a. Valid for sensor units that support it
b. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the
OpenSSL Toolkit. (, and cryptographic software written by Eric Young
Environmental responsibility

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