AXIS F41 Main Unit

AXIS F41 Main Unit

£452.40 £377.00
  • HDTV 1080p at 50/60 frames per second
  • WDR – Forensic Capture
  • Axis’ Zipstream technology
  • Rugged, easy-to-install design
  • Two-way audio
  • Input/output ports for external devices
  • Full-sized SD card slot
  • Power over Ethernet or DC power
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AXIS F41 Main Unit

AXIS F41 Main Unit - Specification

AXIS F41 Main Unit is designed for use with an AXIS F sensor unit in extremely discreet video surveillance applications. The main unit can be installed in a sheltered area, while the sensor units can be placed in tight places indoors or outdoors up to 8, 12 or 15 m (26, 39 or 49 ft.) away, depending on the sensor unit and if a cable accessory is supported. The rugged and feature-rich AXIS F41 Main Unit is suitable for a variety of demanding applications, such as casinos, stores, ATMs (automated teller machines), and vehicles.

  • HDTV 1080p at 50/60 frames per second
  • WDR – Forensic Capture
  • Axis’ Zipstream technology
  • Rugged, easy-to-install design
  • Two-way audio
  • Input/output ports for external devices
  • Full-sized SD card slot
  • Power over Ethernet or DC power

AXIS F41 Main Unit Specification

CompressionH.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles Motion JPEGFrame RateIn 1080p with no WDR: 50/60 fps (50/60 Hz)
In WUXGA with no WDR, and in 1080p with WDR:
25/30 fps (50/60 Hz)
Resolution1920x1200/1080 (WUXGA/1080p) to 480x270 1280x720 to 480x270Video StreamingMultiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG Axis Zipstream technology in H.264
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/MBR H.264
Wide Dynamic RangeWDR – forensic captureEvent TriggersAnalytics, external inputs
Edge storage events
Image SettingsCompression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white
balance, exposure value, exposure control, exposure zones, local contrast, rotation, Corridor Format, text and image overlay, privacy mask, mirroring of images,
Wide Dynamic Range – Forensic Capture : Up to 120 dB depending on scene
SecurityPassword protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSb
encryption, IEEE 802.1Xb network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate management.
Audio StreamingTwo-wayAudio Input/OutputExternal microphone input or line input, line output
Audio EncodingAAC-LC 8/16/32 kHz, 8-128 kbit/s
G.711 PCM 8 kHz 64 kbit/s
G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz 32 kbit/s or 24 kbit/s
Configurable bit rate
ConnectorsRJ45 for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
RJ12 for sensor units
6-pin terminal block for four configurable inputs/outputs
(12 V DC output), max load 50 mA
3.5 mm mic/line in, 3.5 mm line out
5-pin terminal block RS232
2-pin terminal block for 8-28 V DC input
Storage Conditions-40 °C to 65 °C (-40 °F to 149 °F)
Humidity 5-95% RH (non-condensing)
Operating Conditions-30 °C to 60 °C (-22 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity 10-85% RH (non-condensing)
Weight532gOperating Temperature-10℃~+50℃(Humidity less than 80%)
StorageOne SD/SDHC/SDXC slot supporting memory card (card not included)
Support for SD card encryption
Recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
Dimension(mm)51 x 121 x 121 mm (2 1/16 x 4 12/16 x 4 12/16 in)

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) – Forensic Capture

AXIS F41 offers WDR – Forensic Capture, which can be activated when the main unit is connected to an AXIS F Sensor Unit that supports this feature. Axis’ WDR – Forensic Capture enables a high level of detail to be visible in both bright and dark areas of a scene—an important consideration in surveillance applications.

The technology is ideally suited for scenarios such as at entrances or in front of ATMs where the subject may be dark against a bright background, or in nighttime situations where the camera must handle low-light environments together with bright lights from vehicles, street lamps, signage and stores.

AXIS F41, together with an AXIS F Sensor Unit, provides color video in light as low as 0.3 lux.

Video Streaming

AXIS F41 supports HDTV 1080p at 50 or 60 frames per second for 1080p sensor units. This is ideal for capturing fast-moving objects and generating smoother videos. It delivers HDTV 1080p at 25 or 30 frames per second when WDR – Forensic Capture is used. For a 720p sensor unit, AXIS F41 delivers full frame rate HDTV 720p video.


AXIS F41 supports Axis’ Zipstream technology, which is a more efficient implementation of the H.264 video encoder. It can lower bandwidth and storage use by an average of 50% or more for many surveillance scenarios. It ensures that important details are maintained while unnecessary data is removed.

Rugged, Easy-to-install Design

AXIS F41 can withstand tough conditions such as vibrations, shocks and temperature fluctuations, which make it ideal for use in emergency vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and armored trucks such as those used to transport money and other valuable goods.

The main unit has also been designed for easy installation in cabinets and small enclosures as all the connectors are placed on one side of the unit so that cables go in one direction and don’t take up unnecessary space.

The bottom of the unit can also hook directly onto a DIN rail.

With a built-in SD card slot, AXIS F41 gives users the option of storing video locally on a full-sized SD card.

It also offers two-way audio and four configurable input/output ports for external devices to enable enhanced alarm management. An RS232 port allows for integration of external data to the video. The main unit can be powered using Power over Ethernet or DC power.

Intelligent video capabilities include video motion detection, active tampering alarm and downloadable applications through the AXIS Camera Application Platform.

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)

So what is Wide Dynamic Range? When part of an image is extremely bright but another part is so dark that you can't see any details, that's dynamic range—the difference in lighting. Cameras with wide dynamic range (WDR) have special software that allows them to balance that lighting for one clear image.

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)

HD Resolution Capability

HD refers to high definition or 720p/1080p resolution, 1080p is known as Full HD. This resolution is a significant step up from 480p which can be seen in the image (on the right).

The first figure (1920) refers to horizontal pixels and the second figure (1080) denotes vertical resolution. The simple difference between HD and SD images is the number of pixels contained in the image 

HD vs SD (Click Image to Expand)


More Information
nameAXIS F41 Main Unit
Product TypeDigital Video Recorders
Channel Input/OutputIP (HD Internet Protocol)
Video Channels1
Video CodecH.264
Video Resolution1920x1080 (HD 1080)
Video FormatMJPEG
Audio/Video (AV)Video and Audio
Storage MediaHDD
IR Remote ControlNo
Power Supply8-28 V DC
Power Consumption8-28 V DC
Alarm Inputs1Input
Alarm Outputs1 Output
Audio Channels2 Channel
SecurityPassword Protection (Settings)
Dimensions51 x 121 x 121 mm

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  • HDTV 1080p at 50/60 frames per second
  • WDR – Forensic Capture
  • Axis’ Zipstream technology
  • Rugged, easy-to-install design
  • Two-way audio
  • Input/output ports for external devices
  • Full-sized SD card slot
  • Power over Ethernet or DC power
£452.40 £377.00

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