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1/2.3" Full-HD MOS Sensor, SDI Output; 4.3 to 129mm Zoom Lens; 30x Optical & 10x Digital Zoom; Pan/Tilt Speed of 90°/sec; ±175° Pan Range; -30 to 90° Tilt Range; IP Live Preview; Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
Panasonic AW-HE40SK PTZ Camera w/ HD-SDI Output (Black) Panasonic AW-HE40SK PTZ Camera w/ HD-SDI...
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Introducing the AW-HE40 line of cost- effective, integrated full HD PTZ cameras, with advanced features including Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) and IP-live video monitoring. The AW-HE40 pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporates newly-developed 1/2.3-type full HD MOS sensors and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution and superior video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.

The HE40 camera is designed to produce great results in a variety of applications that require high-quality video and precise control—such as conference video, event capture, staging, distance learning and houses-of-worship. Thanks to their precision 30X optical zoom lenses, wide field of view, smooth PTZ functions and exceptional image quality, HE40 cameras are ideal for demanding remote production and IMAG use. With IP-Preview transmission and control, and support for PoE+ (which allows power to be supplied via a LAN cable), the HE40 also offers the flexibility needed for easy installation and management.

In addition to a 30x optical zoom, the HE40 also feature a 1.4x digital extender to capture crisp close-ups even in large auditoriums and lecture halls. The HE40 delivers an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of 54dB (F4/2000lx, minimum illumination, .35 lx), 1000 TV lines of resolution and 16-axis color matrix control for precise camera “painting” and matching. Audio input and embedding is also available via a switchable, stereo MIC/LINE input.

The HE40 already includes many innovative standard features developed to expand the capabilities of professional video system users. In addition to Panasonic's Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and advanced Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), an ingenious High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode helps to produce very good video even in extreme contrast and lighting conditions. For shooting in virtually total darkness, the HE40's Night Mode makes it possible to automatically switch to the capture of high-quality, HD monochrome video with the use of an (optional) IR illuminator in the 850nm range, making the camera ideal for reality show production, sleep lab research and staging support.

The HE40 camera incorporates the versatile IP/Serial/Web control system and IP pioneered in Panasonic's AW-HE60 series cameras. IP, RS-422, RSN/A232C in/out interfaces are included, and a built-in Web-server enables both Browser control and IP-live preview and setup of up to 16 cameras. Serial and IP control is available using Panasonic's AW-RP50N, AW-RP120G controllers and AK-HRP200G paintbox, as well as appropriately programmed systems from Crestron, AMX, Winnov, and other manufacturers. A new Freeze-During-Preset function can be enabled to store and display a video still-frame during preset recall and camera movement to improve the viewer experience during rapid on-air moves or in single camera use.

The HE40 camera, with POE+, full IP remote control, and IP-live preview, enables simpler integration, easier remote production and engineering, and lower cost for multiple location systems. IP monitoring is displayed in 16:9 at up to 30fps in VGA (640 x 480) and QVGA (320 x 240) using either M-JPEG or H.264 encoding. Multi-view monitoring of up to 16 cameras in a single Browser window is available in M-JPEG mode only. Remote IP-live video monitoring of HE40 series cameras is also available on mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets and phones.

The HE40 camera incorporates a highly-accurate pan-tilt head (with a pan of +/-175° and a tilt of -30° to 90°) that offers precise, fast, fluid movement in all directions, enabling the capture of both slow and fast-moving objects without excessive vibration and bounce. The cameras deliver many international HD signal formats including: 1080/59.94p/50p (HE40H only), 1080/59.94i/50i, 1080/29.97p/25p, 1080/29.97PsF/25PsF, and720/59.94p/50p.

Other key features include three-step gamma correction and seven-step chroma level adjustment for exceptional creative control, up to 100 pre-set memories for rapid and precise shot recall, an electronic shutter with synchro scan, and built-in tally light for remote studio use. The cameras' included ceiling mount attaches with a simple turn-lock mounting mechanism to facilitate quick and easy installation. The HE40 series cameras can also be used with Panasonic's cost-effective optional outdoor housings.

What's Included

  • Panasonic AW-HE40SK PTZ Camera with HD-SDI Output
  • Mounting Bracket


Product Specifications


Power Requirements:  DC 12 V (Supplied AC adaptor) DC 42 to 57 V (PoE+ power supply)
Current consumption:  1.2 A (Supplied AC adaptor) 0.4 A (PoE+ power supply)
Ambient operating temperature:  0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage Temperature:  -20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F)
Allowable humidity ranges:  20 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Mass:  Approx. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D):  160 mm x 186 mm x 166 mm (6-5/16" x 7-41/128" x 6-17/32") (excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket)
Finish:  AW-HE40HW / AW-HE40SW: Pearl white, AW-HE40HK / AW-HE40SK: Metallic black
Controller supported*1:  AW-RP50, AW-RP120G, AK-HRP200G


Input connector:  DC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
MIC/LINE input:  Stereo mini-jack (ø3.5 mm) Input impedance: Approx. 2 k (unbalanced)
[Mic input] Supported microphones:
Stereo mic (plug-in power,on/off switching via menu), Supplied voltage:2.5 V +/- 0.5 V, Mic input level:-60 dBV +/- 3 dBV
[Line input] Input level:-10 dBV +/-3 dBV


HDMI (AW-HE40H):  HDMI connector: HDCP and Viera Link are not supported.


LAN:  LAN connector for IP control (RJ-45), Equipped with straight/crossover cable auto detection function
RS-232C:  Mini DIN 8-pin (IN), Mini DIN 8-pin (OUT)
RS-422:  CONTROL IN RS422A (RJ-45)
USB:  Mini-B port (Used for maintenance)
SD card:  microSD card slot (Used for maintenance)


Imaging Sensors:  1/2.3-type MOS
Lens:  Motorized 30x zoom, F1.6 to F4.7[f=4.3 mm (11/64 inches) to 129 mm (5-5/64 inches); 35 mm (1-3/8 inches) equivalent: 31.6 mm (1-31/128 inches) to 962.0 mm (37-7/8 inches)]
Focus:  Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance:  Entire zooming range: 1.2 m (3.94 ft) Wide end: 10 cm (0.33 ft)
Color Separation Optical System:  On-chip color filter system
Minimum illumination (59.94 Hz):  0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/60 without accumulation), 0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/30 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 dB])
Minimum illumination (50 Hz):  0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/50 without accumulation), 0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/25 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 dB])
Horizontal Resolution:  1000 TV lines Typ (Center area)
Gain Selection:  Auto, 0 dB to 48 dB (3 dB step)
Frame mix*2:  Auto, Off, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB

Electronic shutter speed

During Full Auto:  1/30 to 1/2000[59.94 Hz], 1/25 to 1/2000[50 Hz]
During Auto:  1/60 to 1/2000[59.94 Hz], 1/50 to 1/2000[50 Hz]
During Manual:  1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000[59.94 Hz]; 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000[50 Hz]
Synchro scan:  59.94 Hz to 660.09 Hz [59.94 Hz] (255 steps), 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz [50 Hz] (255 steps)
Gamma:  Off, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
White Balance:  ATW, AWB A, AWB B, 3200K, 5600K, VAR (2400K to 9900K)
Chroma Amount Variability:  +/-3 step
Scene File:  Full Auto, Manual1, Manual2, Manual3
Color Bars:  FULL BAR
Output Format:  1080: 59.94p/50p (AW-HE40H only), 1080: 59.94i/50i, 1080: 29.97p/25p, 1080: 29.97PsF/25PsF, 720: 59.94p/50p
Synchronization System:  Internal synchronization
Image Stabilization:  Electronic
Installation method:  Stand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*4
Camera/pan-tilt head control: IP Connecting Cable:  When connecting through a hub: LAN cable*5 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When using a PoE+ hub: LAN cable*5 (category 5e or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When a hub is not used: LAN cable*5 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
Camera/pan-tilt head control: AW Protocol Connecting Cable:  LAN cable*5 (category 5 or above,straight cable), max. 1000 m (3280 ft)
Camera/pan-tilt head control: Standard Protocol Connecting Cable:  Mini DIN 8-pin cable, male
Pan-tilt operation speed:  Maximum speed during preset:300°/s, Maximum speed during manual:90°/s
Panning range:  +/-175°
Tilting range*7:  -30° to 90°
Quietness:  During preset: NC40 or less, During manual: NC35 or less
Network: Image Resolution:  JPEG, VGA (640 x 360), QVGA (320 x 180) Max. 30 fps
Network: Supported Protocol:  IPv4: TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS
Network: i-OS, Android Support:  JPEG image display
*1:  It may be necessary to upgrade the version of the controller in order to support the unit. For the latest information on supported OS/browsers, please refer to "service and support" section on the Panasonic website (
*2:  During Auto, 6 dB to 48 dB (6 dB step) are available for AGC Max Gain setting.
*3:  During Auto, 0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB and 18 dB are available for Auto F.Mix Max Gain setting.
*4:  To ensure safety, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied.
*5:  Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended.
*6:  Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be reflected in the image.


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