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AXIS 216 Series Network Camera

AXIS 216 Series Network Camera
alaScore 79

20 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 13 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 65/100. The average review date is Dec 16, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 143364 reviews from other Webcams. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of AXIS 216 Series Network Camera from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Axis 0280004 212 PTZ-V CamerasAxis 0280004 212 PTZ-V Cameras

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Axis 225FD Outdoor Network Camera


Need to keep an eye on things outdoors? The Axis is a professional, tamper proof device for serious installations.

Overall, we found the process a little fiddly as care must be taken not to stretch or damage the wire bundle to the lens as you move it and you also need to rotate the plastic light baffle inside the glass so that it is in the correct position when...

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Axis 212PTZ IP Camera


Once again Axis has produced a great network camera at an impressive price.

An innovative wide angle IP camera that offers very good coverage and top image quality. PTZ cameras with this level of features usually cost a lot more so the Axis alternative also looks good value as well.

Oct, 2006

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Top Notch IP Camera


With IP cameras you get what you pay for. While the sub $200 cameras are serviceable, the image sensors aren't sensitive enough to capture face detail and moving objects. If you can afford it and/or need quality images you cannot go wrong with Axis.

This camera truly sets itself apart with image quality and reliability. Easy to set up. Quality camera construction


Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

AXIS is still the leader


Great entry level fixed dome camera. AXIS was the first to introduce IP video and they are still the market leader for a good reason.

I have installed several of these units over the last two years and have never had a problem. Product support is outstanding and RMA returns are a breeze although I have never had to return this particular model yet

Not really a con on the camera but AXIS Management Software is a system hog but all AXIS cameras are compatible with ANY open platform camera management software suite on the market

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Just the dome kit.


Well - nice dome-kit

This is actually the dome kit for the 233D camera - not the actual camera itself. The actual camera costs $2000 ; If it looks too good to be true - IT IS

Dec, 2008

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can replace several fixed cameras inexpensive by replacing more than one camera

monitor large arears with one view good resolution poe

only 3x zone not the best mounting

Jan, 2008

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can replace several fixed cameras inexpensive by replacing more than one camera

monitor large arears with one view good resolution poe

only 3x zone not the best mounting

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Bad camera, bad support


Small form factor.

Overheats and hangs up.

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

AXIS 216MFD-V Network Camera is a high performance megapixel network camera, designed for professional video surveillance in locations such as retail stores, schools, banks and governmental buildings. AXIS 216MFD-V features a 1.3 megapixel sensor that delivers crisp and clear images, perfect for the identification of objects and persons. The high quality lens uses DC-iris control for improving the depth of field and protecting the sensor at intensely illuminated scenes. The megapixel resolution allows important areas like entrances or checkouts to be monitored in great detail. The increased resolution can also be used to provide a significantly larger overview. The inner rectangle in the picture shows the area covered by an analog CCTV camera. With the same number of pixels per area, the full 1280x1024 resolution provided by AXIS 216MFD-V - the outer rectangle - covers a three times larger scene. AXIS 216MFD-V Network Camera is ideal for demanding indoor surveillance of stores, schools, prisons and banks. The metal base and durable transparent cover provide excellent protection against vandalism. AXIS 216MFD-V Network Camera is quick and easy to install on wall, hard or drop ceiling. It allows versatile adjustment by panning, tilting and rotating the varifocal lens to any camera angle. Smoked transparent covers and drop ceiling mount kit are options for making the AXIS 216MFD Network Camera more discreet. Support for Power over Ethernet allows the camera to receive both data and power over a single Ethernet cable - which makes the installation easier and cheaper. If connected to a central Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), the camera can continue to operate even when there is a power failure.


Left Connector Gender:Male
Left Connector Type:36 pin Centronics
Network Cable Type:Parallel cable


Audio Support: Yes
Auto Iris Control:DC
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed dome
Control Interface:RS-422 / RS-485/RS-485 / RS-422
Day & Night Functionality: Yes
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Focal Length Control:Vari-focal
Lens Iris:Auto iris/Fixed iris
Max Digital Video Resolution:1280 x 1024/640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:White
Optical sensor size:1 / 2 / 1 / 3 / 1 / 4
Pan Range:140 / 70
Pan speed:400
Sensor Type:CMOS
Tilt angle:-105 - 105 / -52 - 52 / 105
Tilt angle range:-105 - 105 / -52 - 52
Tilt speed:400

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Europe/Japan/United Kingdom/United States/United States / Europe
Manufacturer:Axis Communications/Intel
Model:212 PTZ/212 PTZ-V Network Camera/216FD Fixed Dome Network Camera/216FD Pendant Kit/216FD Pendant Kit 1,5"NPT / 216FD Pendant Kit 1,5NPT/216FD-V Fixed Dome Network Camera/216FD-V Vandal-Resistant Casing/216MFD Network Camera/216MFD-V Network Camera/225FD Fixed Dome Network Camera 22 mm: Tele lens/225FD Fixed Dome Network Camera Outdoor Bundle/225FD Fixed Dome Network Camera: Standard lens/225FD Pendant Kit/225FD Pendant Kit 1,5" NPT / 225FD Pendant Kit 1,5 NPT/Corner Mount/Corner Mount - thin/Ethernet 10/100/Hard Ceiling/Modem 56 GlobalACCESS/Modem 56 Win-GlobalACCESS
Packaged Quantity:1/10/20
Product Line:AXIS/AXIS 23xD/AXIS Clear Dome/AXIS Network Camera/AXIS Smoked Dome/Xircom RealPort 2/Xircom RealPort 2 CardBus


Category of Accessory:Camera accessories/Camera accessories / Mounting hardware/Mounting hardware / Camera accessories/Racks and rack hardware
Product Type:Camera ceiling mount drop/Camera corner mounting kit/Camera dome bubble/Camera indoor pendant dome/Camera indoor ruggedized dome/Camera outdoor pendant dome/Ceiling mount bracket/Screw kit/Wall mount bracket


56K Technology:K56Flex / V.90/V.90
Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GSM
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Compression Protocol:ITU V.42bis / MNP-5
Enclosure Type:Plug-in card/Plug-in module
Error Correction Protocol:ITU V.42 / MNP-2 / MNP-3 / MNP-4
Interface Type:CardBus/PC Card
Max Fax Transfer Rate:14.4Kbps
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 212A / ITU V.17 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.90 / k56Flex/ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Cabling Type:Ethernet 100Base-TX / Ethernet 10Base-T
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate:100Mbps
Form Factor:Plug-in module
Interface (Bus) Type:CardBus
Remote Management Protocol:SNMP
Type:Network adapter/None

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:3,100,000 pixels

Other Features

Color: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Windows XP, 2000
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.1x / IEEE 802.1X, IEEE802.3af
Compression chip:ARTPEC-A
Data compression:Motion JPEG, MPEG-4 / Motion JPEG, MPEG-4 Part 2
Dimensions (WxDxH):5.67 x 5.2 x 3.07 / 5.67 x 5.2 x 3.7
Flash memory:8
Focus:1.3 / 1.8 / F1.8
I/O ports:1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX\n1 x Alarm In/Out\n1 x 3.5mm Mic\n1 x 3.5mm Audio Out\n1 x DC / RJ-45 / RJ-45,\n3.5 mm Mic in/Line mono input, \n3.5 mm Line mono output
Internal memory:32
Mac compatibility: No
Management platform:SNMPv1/v2c/v3
Minimum processor:Pentium III 500 MHz / Pentium III CPU 500 MHz / Pentium III, 500 Mhz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:AGP card + Direct Draw, 32 MB RAM\nDirectX 9.0+
Networking features:10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet / 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet / Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX
Power Requirements:4.9 - 5.1 V DC
Power supply:3.6
Power supply type:4.9 - 5.1 V DC
Recording of audio files:AAC LC 8-32 kbit/s, G.711 PCM 64 kbit/s, G.726 ADPCM 32 or 24 kbit/s
Security Features:multi-level password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption / Multi-level password, IP address filtering,\nHTTPS encryption / Multi-level password, IP address filtering,\nHTTPS encryption. / Multi-level password,\nIP address filtering,\nHTTPS encryption.
Special Features:PoE, vandal-resistant casing. / Tamper-resistant casing. / Vandal-resistant casing.
Supported network protocols:FTP, SMPT, HTTP
Supported protocols:IPv4, TCP, ICMP, ARP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, UDP, IGMP, DHCP, DNS,\nDynDNS, SOCKS, NTP, UPnP, Bonjour, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS,\nSNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), SMTP, FTP / IPv4/v6, TCP, ICMP, ARP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, UDP, IGMP,\nDH CP, DNS, DynDNS, SOCKS, NTP, UPnP, Bonjour, HTTP,\nHTTPS, SSL/TLS*, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), SMTP, FTP, QoS,\nIEE 802.1X

Packaging Data

Bundled software:AXIS Camera Station


Camera shutter speed:1/5 - 1/10000
Digital Zoom:3
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 0.394
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum image resolution:640 x 480
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 1024 / 640 x 480
Megapixel:1.3 / 3
Minimum illumination:1 / 10 / 2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Optical Zoom:3
Power consumption (typical):3.6
Viewing angle, horizontal:96
Viewing angle, vertical:70

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty /Limited lifetime warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Still Image Capture Resolution:160 x 120 / 320 x 240 / 480 x 360 / 640 x 480/160 x 120 / 640 x 480/640 x 480 / 320 x 240 / 160 x 120 / 480 x 360
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:17.8 / 20.5 / 23.3