AXIS Q1942-E Thermal Network Camera

Outstanding detection and fast verification

  • High resolution thermal imaging
  • Superb image contrast, for more details
  • Built-in analytics for high quality detection
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Axis Zipstream technology

AXIS Q1942-E lets you accurately detect, promptly verify, and then act upon events of all kinds in conditions ranging from pitch darkness to glaring sunlight. It is perfect for surveillance in critical circumstances.

Thermal Cameras and Analytics: a Perfect Partnership

Together with intelligent analytics, thermal cameras detect people, objects and incidents in complete darkness or in other challenging conditions such as smoke and dust. The high level of contrast in thermal images make for great accuracy when thermal cameras and analytics are used together: False alerts are kept to an absolute minimum because environmental conditions such as lighting changes, rain, snow, moving vegetation, insects, reflections, and shadows are much less likely to erroneously set off alarms,

When equipped with the AXIS Perimeter Defender or AXIS Guard suite, Axis thermal cameras send accurate notifications to alert staff to situations where intervention is required. Or visual cameras can be triggered to start recording or to zoom in on an area when a thermal camera detects an intruder, allowing security staff to visually access the situation and then act according to what they find. The result? Organizations can protect their premises without the need for constant staff presence.

Far + Wide + Sharp = Accurate

AXIS Q1942-E features VGA 640×480 thermal resolution for wide-area coverage and a long range: in other words, a single camera captures events taking place in a large area and at great distance. In addition, thanks to a combination of dynamic histogram equalization, enhanced local contrast and dynamic sharpening, AXIS Q1942-E improves image contrast for sharp video with great detail in all conditions. And Electronic image stabilization keeps the picture smooth even when the camera is exposed to vibrations.  The result is outstanding detection capabilities and fast and easy visual verification of the nature of detected events. You can either dismiss them – or do something about them – so false alarms are kept to a minimum.

Sharp Images.

Thermal cameras are a powerful tool in combination with video analytics to detect intruders or other unwanted behavior in the area of interest. In order to have a reliable and efficient surveillance system, the primary object needs to be visible. Sometimes it can be hard to filter it out if the background changes a lot, for example if large cold/hot objects are moving in the scene. Thanks to the enhanced automatic gain control in AXIS Q1942-E, the background is stable and remains almost intact, reducing the risk for false alarms. The effect of hot objects in the background is minimized, helping to improve detection. In addition, AXIS Q1942-E preserves more image details and compensates those areas that might be overexposed. Overall, the thermal camera offers better detection to achieve great performance of the video analytics.


AXIS Q1942-E Thermal Network Camera with Automatic Gain Control


Thermal camera without Automatic Gain Control

Low Bandwidth and Storage

AXIS Q1942-E is equipped with Axis’ Zipstream technology, which reduces storage and bandwidth requirements, while capturing important details in full image quality. It does this by compressing less significant areas more than areas of interest. In other words, areas devoid of people or movement are compressed more. This can be particularly relevant to applications where thermal cameras are likely to be used, since these are often applications in areas where access is highly restricted.

Detection Ranges
Focal length Viewing angle Detection
mm Horizontal Human:
1.8 x 0.5 m
4 x 1.5 m
m yards m yards
Detection (1.5 pixels on target) 10 63° 291 318 892 978
19 32° 573 627 1757 1921
35 17° 1079 1179 3307 3617
60 10° 1833 2005 5623 6149
Recognition (6 pixels on target) 10 63° 73 80 223 244
19 32° 143 157 439 480
35 17° 270 295 827 904
60 10° 458 501 1406 1538
Identification (12 pixels on target) 10 63° 36 40 112 122
19 32° 72 78 220 241
35 17° 135 147 413 452
60 10° 229 251 703 769
The detection ranges are calculated with Johnson’s criteria and vary in different weather conditions.
AXIS Q1942-E Thermal Network Camera
Outstanding VGA detection and powerful video analytics
AXIS Q1942-E is an affordable outdoor, bullet style, thermal camera with a built-in window heater for harsh weather
conditions. A resolution of 640×480 and a range of lens alternatives (10 mm, 19 mm, 35 mm and 60 mm) make it
possible to optimize detection performance to meet most requirements. It supports Electronic Image Stabilization that
keeps the video smooth during vibrations, and Axis Zipstream that lowers bandwidth and storage requirements. Thanks
to its powerful processor, AXIS Q1942-E has high capacity for running video analytics via AXIS Camera Application
Platform (ACAP) and can use a range of third party applications
AXIS Q1942-E Thermal Network Camera
Models AXIS Q1942-E 10 mm/19 mm/35 mm or 60 mm
Image sensor Uncooled Micro bolometer 640×480, pixel size: 17 µm
Spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens Athermalized
10 mm
Horizontal field of view: 63°, F1.24
Near focus distance: 2.8 m (9.2 ft)
19 mm
Horizontal field of view: 31°, F1.23
Near focus distance: 9.2 m (30 ft)
35 mm
Horizontal field of view: 17°, F1.20
Near focus distance: 33 m (108 ft)
60 mm
Horizontal field of view: 10°, F1.25
Near focus distance: 91 m (300 ft)
Sensitivity NETD < 50 mK
H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles
Motion JPEG
Resolution Sensor is 640×480. Image can be scaled up to 800×600 (SVGA).
Frame rate Up to 8.3 fps and 30 fps
Video streaming At least three H.264 and Motion JPEG streams, simultaneous and
individually configured in max. resolution in full frame rate
Axis Zipstream technology in H.264
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Image settings Compression, brightness, sharpness, contrast, exposure zone, text
and image overlay, privacy mask, mirroring of images, electronic
image stabilization, multiple palettes
Rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including Corridor Format
Audio streaming Two-way, full duplex
24bit LPCM, AAC-LC 8/16 kHz, G.711 PCM 8 kHz, G.726 ADPCM
8 kHz, Opus 8/16/48 kHz
Configurable bit rate
External microphone input or line input, line output
Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa
IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS)
network access control, digest
authentication, user access log, centralized certificate
management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware
, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ,
FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II),
System Integration
Open API for software integration, including VAPIX® and
AXIS Camera Application Platform; specifications at
AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Connection
ONVIF® Profile G and ONVIF® Profile S specification at
Analytics Included
AXIS Video Motion Detection, AXIS Motion Guard,
AXIS Fence Guard, AXIS Loitering Guard, audio detection, active
tampering alarm
AXIS Perimeter Defender
Support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling
installation of third-party applications, see
Event triggers Analytics, temperature, external input, time scheduled, edge
storage events
Event actions Record video: SD card and network share
Upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS network
share and email
Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or
Notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap
Overlay text, play audio clip
Data streaming Event data
installation aids
Pixel counter
Casing IP66-, IP67- and NEMA 4X-rated
Metal casing (aluminum) with integrated dehumidifying
membrane and a germanium window
Color: White NCS S 1002-B
Sustainability PVC free
Memory 512 MB RAM, 256 MB Flash
Power Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3
Typical 4.8 W, max 11.8 W
8–28 V DC, typical 6.6 W, max 13 W
20–24 V AC (50/60 Hz), typical 11 VA, max 19 VA
Power supply not included.
Connectors RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
I/O connector for DC or AC input, two configurable inputs/outputs
and mic in/line in, line out, (AXIS Multicable A I/O Audio not
included), AC/DC input
Storage Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card
Support for SD card encryption
Support for recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
For SD card and NAS recommendations see
-40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity 10–100% RH (condensing)
De-icing capability, compliant to MIL-STD-810F Method 521.3
-40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Approvals EMC
EN 55022 Class A, EN 50121-4, IEC 62236-4, EN 55024,
EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A,
ICES-003 Class A, VCCI Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
KCC KN32 Class A, KN35
IEC/EN/UL 60950-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22
IEC/EN/UL 60950-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IS 13252
EN 50581, NEMA 250 Type 4X, IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2,
IEC 60068-2-6 Class 4M4, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-52,
IEC 60721-3-4 Class 4K3, MIL-STD-810F Method 521.3
IEC 60529 IP66/IP67
NIST SP500-267
Dimensions 344 x 146 mm (13 9/16 x 5 3/4 in)
Weight 10/19/35 mm: 2000 g (4.4 lb)
60 mm: 2200 g (4.9 lb)
Resistorx® L-key, wall and ceiling mount bracket terminal block
Installation Guide, Windows®
decoder 1-user license
AXIS T98A17-VE Surveillance Cabinet, AXIS T94G01P,
AXIS T91A47 Pole Mount, AXIS Multicable A I/O Audio,
Axis PoE Midspans, AXIS T8129 PoE Extender, AXIS T8640 PoE+
over Coax Adapter Kit, AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch
AXIS T8415 Wireless Installation Tool
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
Export control This product is subject to export control regulations. You
should always consult and comply with the regulations of the
appropriate local export control authorities
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