AXIS Q8742-E Bispectral PTZ Network Camera

VGA thermal and visual surveillance in one


AXIS Q8742-E Network Camera is a positioning camera that brings a powerful – and cost effective – combination of visual and thermal video streams in a single PTZ camera to border surveillance and other applications with similar requirements.

A Winning Combination

AXIS Q8742-E gives you two excellent cameras in one: a thermal camera with outstanding contrast in 640×480 resolution for reliable detection and verification around-the-clock and in all weather and light conditions. And an exceptionally light-sensitive visual camera in HDTV 1080p with integrated 30x optical zoom for identification purposes.
The visual camera also has Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capture for clarity and detail in scenes with both dark and light areas. And Focus recall for instant focus in areas you define. With AXIS Q8742-E Zoom, you get 3x thermal zoom allowing you to detect a human as far as 3 km (3342 yards), according to Johnson’s criteria.. See the detection range table below for detailed information. The long-distance detection is useful for mission critical usage, such as detecting vehicles or intruders from far.

Swift, Smooth 360° Coverage

AXIS Q8742-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 standing still and winds of up to 37-meter per second (83 mph) when it’s in motion. And an SFP slot means it supports long-distance fiber-optic connection.

Single-unit Savings

AXIS Q8742-E is a highly cost-effective solution. You need just one camera and one IP address to benefit from long-distance thermal detection, visual identification and PTZ capabilities. Which means lower purchase, installation and operational costs. In addition, Axis Zipstream technology reduces storage and bandwidth needs with up to 50% or more while ensuring that important details are captured in full image quality.

Fast and Easy

Its 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 . And maintenance is made simple by a remote-control cleaning system that features long-life wipers. 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).

Detection Ranges
Focal length Viewing angle Detection
mm Horizontal Human:
1.8 x 0.5 m
4 x 1.5 m
 AXIS Q8742-E 35 mm m yards m yards
Detection (1.5 pixels on target)
35 17° 1079 1179 3307 3617
Recognition (6 pixels on target)
35 17° 270 295 827 904
Identification (12 pixels on target)
35 17° 135 147 413 452
Focal length Viewing angle Detection
mm Horizontal Human:
1.8 x 0.5 m
4 x 1.5 m
 AXIS Q8742-E (35-105 mm) m yards m yards
Detection (1.5 pixels on target)
35-105 18°-6° 3056 3342 9371 10248
Recognition (6 pixels on target)
35-105 18°-6° 764 836 2343 2562
Identification (12 pixels on target)
35-105 18°-6° 382 418 1172 1282
The detection ranges are calculated with Johnson’s criteria and vary in different weather conditions.
AXIS Q8742-E Bispectral PTZ Network Camera
Thermal and visual surveillance in one
AXIS Q8742-E Bispectral PTZ Network Camera is a high-end combination of thermal camera with outstanding contrast
for reliable detection and verification around-the-clock and in all weather and light conditions and an exceptionally
light-sensitive visual camera for identification purposes. Designed for continuous, jerk-free pan and tilt movements.
Easy to control and install with one IP address and multiple mounting options. The camera offers a tilt view of 45° above
the horizon, and when column-mounted, it enables 360° unobstructed field of view.
> Reliable detection, fast verification and identification
> Bispectral video streams
> Easy to install with one IP address
> Responsive positioning 360° endless pan and 135° from ground to sky
> Long-distance network connection
AXIS Q8742-E Bispectral PTZ Network Camera
Models AXIS Q8742-E 35 mm 8.3/30 fps
AXIS Q8742-E, Zoom 8.3/30 fps
Image sensor Visual: 1/2.8” progressive scan CMOS
Thermal: Uncooled micro bolometer 640×480 pixels, Pixel size:
Lens Visual: 4.3–129 mm, F1.6–4.7
Horizontal field of view: 65.6°–2°
Vertical field of view: 39°–1.2°
Autofocus, auto-iris
35 mm:
Athermalized 35 mm, F1.2
Near focus distance: 33 m (108 ft)
Horizontal field of view: 17°
Vertical field of view: 12.8°
Athermalized 35-105 mm, F1.6
Near focus distance: 22–195 m (72–640 ft)
Near manual focus distance: 7 m (23 ft)
Horizontal field of view: 18°–6°
Vertical field of view: 13,5°–4.5°
Day and night Visual: Automatically removable infrared-cut filter in night mode
Color: 0.2 lux at 30 IRE F1.6
B/W: 0.01 lux at 30 IRE F1.6
Color: 0.25 lux at 50 IRE F1.6
B/W: 0.02 lux at 50 IRE F1.6
Sensitivity Thermal: NETD < 50 mK
Shutter time Visual: 1/66500 s to 2 s
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Pan: 360° endless, 0.05°–120°/s
Tilt: -90° to +45°, 0.05°–65°/s
Jerk-free movements at low speed: ±0.01°/s (at 0.05°/s)
Preset accuracy: 0.05°
256 preset positions, guard tour, control queue, focus window,
on-screen directional indicator, de-icing control
, dynamic load
Visual: 30x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, total 360x zoom,
Focus recall
Zoom: 3x thermal zoom and 4x digital zoom, total 12x zoom
H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Baseline, Main and High Profiles
Motion JPEG
Resolution Visual: 1920×1080 (HDTV 1080p) to 320×180
Thermal: Sensor is 640×480. Image can be scaled up to 800×600
Frame rate Visual: Up to 25/30 fps (50/60 Hz) in HDTV 1080p
Thermal: Up to 8.3 fps and 30 fps
Video streaming Axis Zipstream technology in H.264
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and
Motion JPEG
Image settings Visual: Compression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast,
local contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones,
automatic backlight compensation, fine tuning of behavior
at low light, 120 dB WDR – forensic capture, manual shutter
time, text and image overlay, 20 individual 3D privacy masks,
electronic image stabilization
Thermal: Compression, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local
contrast, exposure control, exposure zones, text and image
Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSc
network fail-over linke
, IEEE 802.1Xc
network access control,
digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate
, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP,
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)
ONVIF® Profile S and ONVIF® Profile G, specification at
Analytics Included
AXIS Video Motion Detection, AXIS Fence Guard,
AXIS Motion Guard
AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling installation of
third-party applications, see
Event triggers Analytics, temperature, external input, time scheduled, edge
storage events, PTZ preset
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
PTZ: PTZ preset, start/stop guard tour
Overlay text, external output activation, wiper sequence, washer
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: Visual: Glass, Thermal: Germanium
Long-life silicone wiper
Weathershield: High-impact UV-stabilized thermoplastic
Sustainability PVC free
Memory 512 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash
Power 20-28 V AC/DC, typical 16 W, max 204 W
Power loss recoveryd
TVS 2000V, surge protection, voltage transient 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 (included)
Support for SD card encryption
Support for recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
For SD card and NAS recommendations see
-50 °C to 55 °C (-58 °F to 131 °F)
Maximum (intermittent): 65 °C (149 °F)
Arctic Temperature Control: start-up at -40 °C (-40 °F)
Humidity: 10-100% RH (condensing)
Wind load when PTZ operational
37 m/s (83 mph)
, 45 m/s (100 mph) without weathershield
Maximum effective projected area (EPA): 0.138 m2
-40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Approvals EMC
EN 55032 Class A, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2,
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 60529 IP66, IEC 62262 IK10g
, NEMA 250 Type 4x,
ISO 4892-2, IEC 60721-3-4, IEC/EN 60068-2-1,
IEC/EN 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC/EN 60068-2-14,
IEC 60068-2-27, IEC/EN 60068-2-78
IEC/EN/UL 60950-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IS 13252
Dimensions 245 x 360 x 582 mm (9½ x 14 x 23 in)
Weight 35 mm: 14.7 kg (32.4 lb)
Zoom: 15.2 kg (33.5 lb)
Installation Guide
AXIS Surveillance Card 64 GB
Connector Kit
Torx® T20 bit, Torx® T30 bit
AXIS T94J01A Wall Mount, AXIS T94N01G Pole Mount,
AXIS T95A64 Corner Bracket, AXIS Washer Kit B,
AXIS Cable 24 V DC/24-240 V AC 22 mh
, AXIS T8611 SFP Module
LC.LX, AXIS T8612 SFP Module LC.SX, AXIS T8613 SFP Module
1000BASE-T, AXIS T99 Illuminator Bracket Kit A, Power supply
DIN PS24 480 W
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.
a. Internal heaters to defrost ice build-up, activated by HTTP API (VAPIX).
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 fail-over link.
f. The values shown are based on results from actual wind tunnel testing. For drag
force calculations, use maximum effective projected area (EPA).
g. Excluding front window.
h. When using the 22 m (72 ft) AXIS Cable 24 V DC/24–240 V AC, a power supply
capable of delivering 300 W isrequired to compensate for the power lossin the cable

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