Mobotix M15

Mobotix M15 by Virtual Police

Dual. Modular. Unique.

True to the original: The weatherproof, robust successor to our successful MOBOTIX dual camera features interchangeable sensor modules as well as the latest MOBOTIX system technology. As a result, it remains totally unique in terms of performance, functionality and design.

  • Modular system with exchangeable image sensors
  • Weatherproof premium dual camera for all kinds of applications (IP66)
  • Combined day/night camera for 24-hour use
  • 5MP sensors: 2.5 times more details compared to full HD
  • Including video motion detection software MxActivitySensor

New 5MP Sensors

Better Light Sensitivity

The light sensitivity of the 5MP color sensors is up to four times better compared to the former 3MP sensors, which enhances the overall image quality in for instance bad weather or low light conditions.

3MP sensor 5MP sensor

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More Details When Zooming
The new 5MP technology offers greater maximum zoom than 3MP sensors. Image detail is improved by 27 percent. A camera with a 5 megapixel sensor not only produces better images, it can also be positioned even further away from the monitored buildings and areas. As a result, the cameras can be installed in places that are optimally protected from unauthorized access.

3MP sensor 5MP sensor


Black And White Sensors Now Up To 5MP
The new cameras series 5 are the world‘s first MOBOTIX cameras that also feature a 5MP night sensor, which produces black and white QXGA images. This sensor produces significantly larger images than the current 1MP sensor, with the added advantage of improved detail enlargement thanks to the digital zoom feature.

1MP sensor 5MP sensor


Fact Main advantage
4x better light sensitivity (2x with B/W-Sensoren) Greatly enhanced image quality!
Higher frame rates Up to 30 fps@MEGA!
Black and white resolution up to 5MP (+148 %) Significantly larger B/W images!
Improved zoom capability in live images, more details Color: +27 %; B/W: +200 %!

A New Benchmark For Security Cameras: MOBOTIX 6MP Moonlight Sensor Technology (3072 × 2048 Pixels)
One important feature that determines the quality of a security camera is its light sensitivity. A highly light-sensitive camera supports short exposure times, thus resulting in reduced motion blurring. This makes it easier to evaluate security-relevant footage, making details visible without the need for additional, expensive illumination.

In addition to MxLEO software for image improvement in very low lighting conditions, the current MOBOTIX models have a hardware-based noise filter directly at the image sensor. It reduces image noise and delivers sharper images. Depending on the specific requirements, it is possible to select whether the automatic exposure function extends the calculated exposure time, for example, in order to create high-contrast night recordings for web images, or shortens the exposure time in order to display fast movements in crystal clear quality.

The new MOBOTIX 6-megapixel image sensors (available as a day and night version for color and black/white images) feature even better light sensitivity, making these the best MOBOTIX cameras and IP systems ever. In addition to standard 4:3 image formats with maximized 5MP resolution, this new technology now also supports images with up to 6 megapixels in the special 3:2 format (3072 × 2048 pixels), both as a day and night sensor module. In dual image display mode, a MOBOTIX 6MP dual camera can generate images up to 12 megapixels in size.

Thanks to the fact that a 6-megapixel night sensor module MOBOTIX camera is now able to deliver high-quality images on full moon nights (illumination of approx. 0.25 lux) without any additional lighting, this new moonlight technology is suitable for applications with illumination levels below 5 lux (in comparison, street lighting seldom drops below 10 lux). For scenarios with normal lighting conditions, such as illuminated indoor and outdoor areas, the available 5-megapixel camera models are sufficient.

The greatly increased light sensitivity of the new sensor technology is further enhanced by the HD Premium lenses also built into the 5-megapixel cameras. These new HD Premium lenses with an f/1.8 aperture are offered in six different focal lengths. This technology, in connection with the new 6-megapixel sensor modules (1/1.8” CMOS), delivers horizontal image angles between 15° and 105° for an image format of 4:3.

MOBOTIX 6MP Moonlight Sensor Technology – Highlights

  • The most light-sensitive MOBOTIX sensor lens technology ever
  • Very low illumination requirements for day sensor module: 0.1 lux at 1/60 s, 0.005 lux at 1/1 s
  • Very low illumination requirements for night sensor module: 0.02 lux at 1/60 s, 0.001 lux at 1/1 s
  • Up to 100 times higher light sensitivity compared to previous 1- and 3MP sensor technology
  • Expanded day sensor module range of applications
  • Shorter exposure times mean reduced motion blurring
  • High-quality premium lenses and optimized, balanced image quality with crisp detail right up to the image borders
  • Maximum image size: Now 6 megapixels for each sensor module in special format 3:2 (3072 × 2048 pixels)
  • Current 5-megapixel camera technology is not replaced, but rather remains part of the MOBOTIX product range, offering premium technology for less critical lighting conditions (> 5 lux)


Unique Motion Detection in the camera


The MxActivitySensor is an activity-controlled, software-based image analysis function for detecting movement of people and objects in a monitored area (full image or section). Unlike existing video motion sensors, which detect all events in the defined motion windows, the MxActivitySensor is very easy to configure and delivers reliable results, even in applications with large amounts of external interference. For example, the camera now distinguishes between movements of vehicles, people or objects that trigger an alarm and movements that are not relevant for alarms, such as shadows, changes in illumination, trees swaying in the wind or rain directly at the lens.

What Is Detected?
The sensor detects objects or people that cross the defined monitored area or move toward or away from the camera.

The snowfall here will not trigger a movement alarm; yet, the person moving from right to left in the background will be detected.

Modular System Setup

The M15 camera platform consists of three main components:

  • Housing with integrated camera electronics, flash memory, external ports (Ethernet, MxBus, MiniUSB) and pre-installed VarioFlex mount for wall or ceiling mounting
  • Front element to hold one or two sensor modules, with microphone, speaker, passive infrared sensor (PIR), outside temperature sensor and status LEDs
  • One or two sensor modules with lens, image sensor, microphone and status LEDs

The M15 Core module comes with VarioFlex mount, connection cables for sensor modules and network, and the front element. The sensor modules, which need to be ordered separately, are pre-focused at the factory and can be supplied in any desired combination of day or night sensors with lens choices from telephoto to wide angle. The modular system, which provides maximum flexibility when configuring the camera, is also easily reconfigured or repaired by replacing a sensor module.