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Axis 221 DAY & Night Network Camera

Axis 221 DAY & Night Network Camera
alaScore 76

3 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Axis 221 DAY & Night Network Camera. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Axis Communications 221 Day & Night Network Camera


You may be able to get much cheaper network cameras, but they won't have the broad range of features or raw frame rate of the Axis 221.

The price puts the 221 firmly in the professional surveillance bracket but it is offering a lot of sophisticated features for your money. Image quality is extremely good, it can handle any light level and, although bandwidth consumption can be...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

PC Plus review: Axis 221 Camera


The 221 offers a range of features few other network cameras can match. Although you're paying a premium for these, its versatility makes it a top choice for surveillance applications.

Jul, 2005

Consumer review (

Not worth the money


Wide angle view works great.

The image quality is only average.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

The AXIS 221 Outdoor Verso Bundle consists of one AXIS 221 Day & Night Network Camera and one Videotec Verso Housing with a wall bracket with internal cable channel and a power supply. The AXIS 221 Day & Night Network Camera is a high performance camera for round-the-clock surveillance over IP networks. With the ability to provide high quality images under all lighting conditions, the AXIS 221 is an ideal solution for indoor and outdoor applications, including the surveillance of buildings, roads, parking areas, garages, railway stations and airports. The camera is supported by the industry's largest base of video management software for video and alarm management. The AXIS 221 features an automatic, removable infrared-cut filter, which enables the camera to provide color video when there is sufficient light, and black and white video in dark conditions. It uses a high performance Pentax lens and a progressive scan CCD image sensor that enables moving objects to be presented without distortion. In addition to support for 45 frames per second at all resolutions, the AXIS 221 offers simultaneous Motion JPEG and advanced MPEG-4 video streams to optimize image quality and bandwidth efficiency. Power over Ethernet Technology background The AXIS 221 also supports a number of advanced features that give the camera increased flexibility and capabilities, including Power over Ethernet, video motion detection, pre- and post-alarm buffer, and inputs/outputs for connecting external devices such as door sensors and relays to activate light or close doors. Power over Ethernet makes the installation easier, cheaper and more secure since Power over Ethernet can take advantage of UPS (uninterrupted power supply), which provides back-up power in case of a power failure. Videotec Verso Outdoor Housing protects the AXIS 221 Day & Night Network Camera in outdoor and adverse indoor conditions. Made of the newest, most resistant technopolymer, the housing has high impact resistance and offers protection against dust, heavy rain and UV rays. Stylishly designed, the housing enables the Axis network cameras to operate in temperatures down to -20


Auto Iris Control:DC
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Control Interface:RS-232C/RS-232C / RS-422 / RS-485
Day & Night Functionality: Yes
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Focal Length Control:Vari-focal
Lens Iris:Auto iris
Lens Mount:CS-mount
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX


Color of product:Grey
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Sensor Type:CCD

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Axis Communications
Model:221 Day & Night Network Camera/221 Outdoor Verso Bundle
Packaged Quantity:1/10
Product Line:AXIS

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:300,000 pixels

Other Features

Color: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, ME, 98
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.1X, IEEE802.3af
Data compression:JPEG, MPEG-4
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.46 x 7.32 x 1.93 / 7.32 x 3.46 x 1.93
Flash memory:8
I/O ports:Ethernet 10Base-T/100-Base-TX\nRJ-45\nTerminal block\nRS-485/422\nD-sub for RS-232 / RS-232, RS-485/422
Internal memory:32
Lens system:Pentax TS3V310ED
Minimum processor:Pentium III 500 MHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:AGP 32 Mb
Night vision: Yes
Security Features:Multi-level password,\nIP address filtering,\nHTTPS encryption.


Camera shutter speed:2 - 1/25000
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 0.315
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Minimum illumination:0.65
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

System Requirements

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

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG / MPEG-4

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