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Axis 207 Network Camera

Axis 207 Network Camera
alaScore 75

29 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Axis 207 Network Camera. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Axis 207 Network Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Axis Communications 207 Network Camera


Axis Communications has produced a high-quality, but tiny network camera at an impressive price. Ideal, if you're looking for a bit of extra office security.

If a high image quality is more important than pan and tilt functions, the 207 Network Camera is a top choice. You simply won't get any better at this price.

Sep, 2005

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Communications 207 Network Camera

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Good for the price


Default router IP on the setup is Watch out for that. I overlooked it several times before I noticed it. Aside from that, have had zero issues.

Easy setup, good image quality, decent frame rate, adjustable focus, and excellent wireless range.

None so far. Was well worth the price paid.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Good camera but not for the light hearted


I use this camera as a "fishtank" cam, it works extremely well for this usage. Even at 1", the fish are in perfect focus, color is brilliant and the green LED light seems to attract them to the lens. I tried it on an outside view but it was slightly...

Good optics, good picture with MPEG4, reasonable with JPG, good range with wifi.

Difficult to setup, make sure to upgrade firmware FIRST! Finding and setting the IP is a bit tricky, make sure to read the setup instructions carefully.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Camera


Wide-angle lens, decent low-light performance, small form-factor, can be configured from Firefox/Mozilla.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Exceeded all expectations


Don't waste time looking at other camaras. Spend the little bit extra and get this one.

Excellent image quality, superbly written instructions, strong wi-fi signal.


Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

Axis 207 Network Camera


It's a network camera which can be viewed from any computer on the network, unless access protection is set up.

In order to take full advantage of the camera, Axis Camera Station software should be used.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Nice Tool


I bought this to monitor the front yard and the circle I live on, due to vandalism concerns. I had no prior experience with network cameras prior to this one. The software that this unit comes with is where this product leaves much to be desired. Out...

Setup was quite easy and had to be done with a network hardline at first (as you might have guessed). Within minutes I had a moving image that was viewable from a browser. To get the image, I had to allow the installation of an ActiveX control for both...

It would have been nice to get a big notice to go check out Camera Station One, from Axis' web site, or even have that software included on the install disk. There's no internal backup for the date/time stamp, so if you power the camera down, you have...

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

The AXIS 207 Network Cameras, from the recognized market leader in network video, offer compact and cost-effective solutions for indoor surveillance and remote monitoring. The built-in microphone enables remote users to not only view, but also listen in on an area and increase the monitoring options. The AXIS 207 family offers the best image quality in its class, providing excellent image quality also in low lighting conditions. In addition, it provides the best bandwidth efficiency, thanks to its MPEG-4 implementation that includes motion estimation. Simultaneous MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG allow systems to be optimized for both image quality and bandwidth. With their built-in Web server, the AXIS 207 Network Cameras can be monitored via a standard browser on a Windows computer as well as a Mac. In addition to the included AXIS IP Utility tool for Windows, the cameras support both UPnP and Bonjour, for easy location on the network in a Windows or Mac environment. Snapshots can be taken directly from the Web interface, in addition, video can be sent by email when the camera detects motion, or when triggered by a sensor connected to the alarm input. Video can also be recorded via the included AXIS Camera Explorer software. The AXIS 207W Network Camera comes with both wireless IEEE 802.11g and Ethernet network interface for flexible installation. It supports the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2 protocols to provide the best security measures for wireless networks. The high performing wireless transmission with a wide coverage range gives the freedom to place the camera where it is needed, instead of where the network outlet is. These entry-level network cameras are ideal for securing small businesses, home offices and residences over a local area network or the Internet. Surveillance Kits contain all the necessary components for implementing an IP-based surveillance system in an existing IT environment. They comprise network cameras or video servers and a comprehensive software solution for surveillance and remote monitoring. The kits are meant for use in an existing IT infrastructure containing an Ethernet network, a software server and one client computer for camera monitoring.


Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Day & Night Functionality: Yes
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Lens Iris:Fixed iris
Max Digital Video Resolution:1280 x 1024/640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Grey / White
Optical sensor size:1 / 3 / 1 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Tilt angle:0 - -90

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe/Japan/Mexico/United Kingdom/United States
Manufacturer:Axis Communications
Model:207/207 Surveillance Kit/207MW/207W
Packaged Quantity:1/10/4
Product Line:AXIS/AXIS Network Camera

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels (1280 x 1024)/640 x 480

Other Features

Color: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, 2000 +\nMac OS X 10.3 + / Windows XP, 2000, Mac OS X 10.3 / Windows XP, 2000, NT4.0, ME and 98, Linux and Mac OS X / Windows XP, 2000\nMac OS X 10.3
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/b / IEEE 802.1X, IEEE802.3af
Compression chip:ARTPEC-A
Data compression:Motion JPEG & MPEG-4 / Motion JPEG, MPEG-4 Part 2
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.17 x 1.57 x 3.35 / 3.46 x 7.32 x 1.93
Flash memory:8
Focus:1.0 / 1.8 / F1.8
I/O ports:1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX\n2 x Alarm In\n1 x Terminal Block Out\n1 x RS-232\n1 x DC / 4 alarm inputs + 4 outputs (terminal block) / Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX, Auto-MDIX, RJ-45 / RJ-45
Internal memory:32
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:Pentium 3, AMD / Pentium 4, 1 GHz / Pentium III CPU 500 MHz / Pentium III, 500 Mhz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:AGP card 32 MB VRAM, Direct Draw,\nDirectX 9.0 / Windows - Internet Explorer 5.x, Mozilla 1.4\nLinux - Mozilla 1.4\nMac OS X - Mozilla 1.4, Netscape 7.1\nAGP card with Direct Draw & 32/64 MB RAM
Networking features:10Base-T/100Base-TX / 10BaseT/100BaseTX, WLAN
Power Management:EN 60950, UL, CSA
Power Requirements:4.9 - 5.1 V DC / 4.9-5.1 V DC
Power supply:4
Recording of audio files:AAC LC 8-32 kbit/s, G.711 PCM 64 kbit/s, G.726 ADPCM 32 or 24 kbit/s (AXIS 207W/207MW)
Safety:CE, EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2,EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, EN55025, FCC Part 15 / EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class B, C-tick AS/NZS 3548, EN 60950, EN 300328, EN 301489, FCC Part 15 Subpart B & C Class B, ICES-003 Class B, RSS210, VCCI Class B, TELEC, C-tick AS/NZS 4771, MIC
Security algorithms:HTTPS / WEP / WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Security Features:Multi-level password,\nIP address filtering,\nHTTPS encryption. / Multi-level password,\nIP address filtering\nHTTPS encryption. / Multiple user access levels with password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS Encryption
Supported network protocols:IPv4, HTTP, TCP, ICMP, QoS, RTSP, RTP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, UPnP, Bonjour, ARP, DNS, DynDNS, SOCKS, NTP, IPv6, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II)
Supported protocols:IPv4, HTTP, TCP, ICMP, QoS, RTSP, RTP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, SMTP, FTP,\nDHCP, UPnP, Bonjour, ARP, DNS, DynDNS, SOCKS, NTP, IPv6, HTTPS, SSL/TLS,\nSNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II)


Camera shutter speed:1/10 - 1/10000
Digital Zoom:12
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 0.315
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 1024 / 640 x 480
Minimum illumination:0.3 / 10000 / 2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 50
Optical Zoom:18
Power consumption (typical):4
Viewing angle, horizontal:74

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG / MPEG-4
Still Image Capture Resolution:640 x 480
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:19.4 / 4.25 / 6.7