AXIS Q86 PT Thermal Network Cameras

Unobstructed views with superb thermal imaging

  • Reliable thermal detection
  • Outstanding thermal contrast
  • Responsive positioning with quick, smooth pan and tilt capabilities
  • Save bandwidth with Zipstream
  • Smooth and steady video with electronic image stabilization.

Sometimes you need a slow, steady pan. Other times it’s important to be on the spot in a flash. With the responsive AXIS Q8641-E PT Thermal Network Camera, you set the pace for unobstructed and far-reaching thermal detection of expansive outdoor areas.

A Video Analytics Powerhouse

AXIS Q8641-E’s powerful processor lets you add the strength of the market’s widest selection of video analytics solutions to your surveillance solution. For example, video analytics applications from Axis and our partners support swift and appropriate response to detected events by analyzing them, automatically dismissing non-threatening ones and instantly notifying security staff of potentially critical situations. Your staff can then view sharp, detailed footage to determine the precise nature of the threat – and act accordingly.

Swift and Smooth

AXIS Q8641-E lets operators choose between really slow or super-fast pan (from 0.05 to 120 degrees per second) and tilt movement (from 0.05 to 65 degrees per second). So they get smooth and jerk-free panoramic viewing when they need it and can respond quickly to events. The camera can be column-mounted, on poles or walls for a 360° panoramic view and a ground-to-sky view from -90° to +45°. It can withstand high winds when it’s in motion of up to 47-meter per second (106 mph). To accommodate any thermal PT mount model with a different lens option than AXIS Q8641-E, please see AXIS Q1941-E PT Mount.

Far + Wide + Sharp = Accurate

AXIS Q8641-E features 384×288 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 Q8641-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.

Fast and Easy

AXIS Q8641-E’s slim design and many available accessories let you install it anywhere you want. It has an SFP slot, so it supports cost-effective, long-distance fiber-optic connection. A 22 meter (72 feet) long, heavy-duty power cable is available as optional accessory. Designed for outdoor use, the cable has 3-wire, 12AWG and a jacket diameter of 10 mm (0.4 in).

Network Connection Possibilities

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Network failover link.

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) 35 10.7° 1028 1124 3153 3448
Recognition (6 pixels on target) 35 10.7° 257 281 788 862
Identification (12 pixels on target) 35 10.7° 129 141 394 431

The detection ranges are calculated with Johnson’s criteria and vary in different weather conditions.

AXIS Q8641–E PT Thermal Network Camera

Unobstructed views and long-distance detection

AXIS Q8641-E PT Thermal Network Camera offers outstanding thermal contrast and 10° field of view, which together
with analytics, enables long-range detection and immediate visual confirmation for the operator. Highly responsive and
reliable positioning camera, designed for continuous and jerk-free pan and tilt movements (360° endless and 135° from
ground to sky). When column-mounted, it enables 360° unobstructed field of view, covering a wide area and reducing
the cost for additional cameras. AXIS Q8641-E provides 384×288 thermal resolution, Zipstream and electronic image
stabilization. Features both RJ45 and SFP interfaces, enabling a long-distance fiber connection with a failover network

AXIS Q8641–E PT Thermal Network Camera

Models AXIS Q8641-E 35 mm 30 fps 24 V
AXIS Q8641–E 35 mm 8.3 fps 24 V


Image sensor Uncooled Micro bolometer 384×288, pixel size: 17 µm
Spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens Athermalized
Horizontal field of view: 10.7° view, F1.2
Sensitivity NETD < 70 mK
Pan/Tilt Pan: 360° endless, 0.05°–120°/s
Tilt: –90 to +45°, 0.05°–60°/s.
Jerk-free movements at low speed: σ < 0.01°/s (at 0.05°/s)
De-icing control
Preset accuracy: 0.05°
256 preset positions, guard tour, control queue, on-screen
directional indicator, de-icing control, dynamic load balancingb


H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles
Motion JPEG
Resolution Sensor is 384×288. Image can be scaled up to 768×576.
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, mirroring of images, electronic image
stabilization, multiple palettes


Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSc
network fail-over linke
, IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS)
network access
control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized
certificate management, brute force delay protection, signed
, 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, shock detection
AXIS Perimeter Defender
Support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling
installation of third-party applications, see
Event triggers Detectors: live stream accessed, video motion detection, shock
Hardware: network, temperature
Input signal: digital input, manual trigger, virtual inputs
PTZ: moving, preset reached, ready
Storage: disruption, recording
System: system ready
Time: recurrence, use schedule
Event actions Video recording to edge storage, pre- and post-alarm video
buffering, external output activation, send SNMP trap, overlay
PTZ control: preset position, guard tour
File upload: FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SFTP, network share, email
Notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, email
Data streaming Event data
installation aids
Pixel counter


Casing IP66– and NEMA 4X-rated powder coated aluminum
Color: white NCS S 1002–B
Front window: germanium
Sunshield: high-impact UV-stabilized thermoplastic
Sustainability PVC free
Memory 512 MB RAM, 256 MB Flash
Power 24 V AC/DC
Typical 16 W, max 182 W
Power loss recoveryd
, TVS 2 kV surge protection
I/O connector
Output power 12 V DC, max load 50 mA
Connectors SFP slot (SFP module not included)
RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T network connector
Power connector
I/O connector: 6-pin terminal block with 4 configurable
Storage Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card and encryption
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)
Wind load when PT operational
47 m/s (106 mph).
Maximum effective projected area (EPA): 0.105 m2
-40 °C to 65 °C (-40 °F to 149 °F)
Approvals EMC
EN 55032 Class A, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2,
EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A,
VCCI Class A ITE, ICES-003 Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A,
EN 50121-4, IEC 62236-4
IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22
IEC/EN 60529 IP66, NEMA 250 Type 4X, IEC 60068–2–1,
IEC 60068–2–2, IEC 60068–2–6, IEC 60068–2–27
NIST SP500-267
Dimensions 557 x 229 x 289 mm (22 x 9 x 11 in)
Weight 12 kg (26.5 lb)
Installation guide, Windows®
decoder 1-user license
Power connector, I/O connector, Torx® bits T20 and T30
AXIS T94J01A Wall Mount, AXIS T94N01G Pole
Mount, AXIS T95A64 Corner Bracket,
AXIS Cable 24 V DC/24-240 V AC 22 mf
, AXIS T8611 SFP Module
LC.LX, AXIS T8612 SFP Module LC.SX, AXIS T8613 SFP Module
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.
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.
a. Internal heaters to defrost ice build-up. Automatic for camera and activated by
HTTP API (VAPIX) for positioning unit.
b. Pan and tilt motors actively compensate for changes in load conditions induced
by external forces such as high winds. This allows minimum power consumption
at low wind.
c. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the
OpenSSL Toolkit. (, and cryptographic software written by Eric Young
d. IP data and home position retained, and guard tour and other events resumed.
e. If a network link is established via both the SFP slot and the RJ45 connector, the
former acts as the primary link and the latter as the failover link.
f. When using the 22 m (72 ft) AXIS Cable 24 V DC/24–240 V AC, a power supply
capable of delivering 220 W isrequired to compensate for the power lossin the cable.

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