Oshana setting up. Big image highlights epic angle of view and need of a haircut...

The AXIS Q3819-PVE panoramic camera featuring 14MP resolution and a 180-degree angle of view, has arrived at SEN for testing (thanks, Oshana!).

With four 1/2.5-inch sensors, combined resolution is 8192 x 1728 at 30ips and the camera features Axis Forensic WDR and minimum illumination numbers of 0.02 lux in colour and 0.06 lux in monochrome.

Focal length is fixed at 5.89mm with an aperture of F1.88, which is quite fast considering lens length, and the 180-degree wide views have a vertical depth of 38 degrees, making the camera ideal for large areas. Other features include PTRZ, Zipstream compression with H.264 Baseline, High and Main, H.265 compression and Motion JPEG.

This is a robust unit – the casing is rated IP66/IP67 and NEMA 4X against water and dust, and IK10-rated for impact-resistance. The cast aluminium body has a polycarbonate hard coated clear dome with a dehumidifying membrane and the camera has an operating range of -40 to 50C.

First impressions coming soon!