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AW-HE40H HD Professional PTZ Camera (HDMI) Discontinued

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AW-HE40H $$2,850 MSRP

Product details

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.


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Key features

  • 1/2.3-Type MOS & 30x optical zoom
  • PoE+ Support for single cable power, streaming and camera control
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode
  • HDMI Video Output Format: 1080/50p, 1080/59,94p, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/25ü, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25psF, 1080/29.97psF,  720/50p, 720/59.94p
  • IP connection allows control of up to 100 AW-HE40H/S units by using AW-RP50E & IP Image output function allows Image monitoring by IP connection with a PC


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Specification Description
Dimensions (W x H x D) 160 mm x 186 mm x 166 mm
(6-5/16 inches x 7-41/128 inches x 6-17/32 inches)
[excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket]
Power DC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
Input/Output Connector 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
SD card:microSD card slot
Storage Temperature –20 °C to 50 °C (–4 °F to 122 °F)
* HDCP is not supported. * VIERA Link is not supported.
HD SDI OUT: [AW-HE40SW/SK] Compliant with the SMPTE292M standards/75 Ω(BNC x 1)
Imaging Sensors 1/2.3-type MOS
Finish [AW-HE40HWPJ9], [AW-HE40SWPJ9], [AW-HE40HWEJ9], [AW-HE40SWEJ9] Pearl white
[AW-HE40HKPJ9], [AW-HE40SKPJ9], [AW-HE40HKEJ9], [AW-HE40SKEJ9] Metallic black
Allowable Humidity Ranges 20 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Mass Approx. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Controller supported*1 AW-RP50, AW-RP120, AK-HRP200
Mic/line input Stereo mini-jack (ø3.5 mm)
Input impedance: Approx. 2 kΩ (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
FunctionS And Perfomance -
Camera Unit -
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)]
Synchro scan 59.94 Hz : 59.94 Hz to 660.09 Hz
50 Hz : 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines Typ (Center area)
WHITE BALANCE AWB A, AWB B, ATW, 3200K,5600K, VAR (2400K to 9900K)
Output Format HD
Color separation optical system On-chip color filter system
Focus Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance Entire zooming range:1.2 m (3.94 ft)
Wide end: 10 cm (0.33 ft)
Gamma Off, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
Scene File Full Auto, Manual1, Manual2, Manual3
Synchronization System Internal synchronization
Electronic Shutter Speed During: 1/30 to 1/2000 [59.94 Hz]
Full Auto: 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: 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,
Manual: 1/4000, 1/10000 [59.94 Hz], 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,1/4000, 1/10000 [50 Hz]
Chroma Amount Variability ±3 step
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])
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])
Gain selection*2 Auto, 0 dB to 48 dB (3 dB step)
Frame mix*3 Auto, Off, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB
Frame rate max 30 fps (System frequency 59.94 Hz)
max 25 fps (System frequency 50 Hz)
AUDIO OUTPUT USB Audio Class Ver1.0
Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
Pan/Tilt Operation Speed Maximum speed during preset: 300°/s
Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
Panning range ±175°
Quietness During preset: NC40 or less
During manual: NC35 or less
Tilting Range –30° to 90°*6
Video Compression Format Motion JPEG
Audio Compression Format Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2 channels
Installation Method Stand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*5
[USB connection] * This may vary depending on the operating environment. -
Video output (USB connection) USB Video Class Ver1.0
Supported models Devices standardly equipped with a USB 2.0 compatible port
Pan-tilt Head Unit -
Camera/pan-tilt head control -
IP connecting cable When connecting through a hub:
LAN cable*7 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When using a PoE+ hub:
LAN cable*7 (category 5e or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When a hub is not used:
LAN cable*7 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
AW protocol connecting cable LAN cable*7 (category 5 or above,straight cable), max. 1000 m (3280 ft)
Standard protocol connecting cable Mini DIN 8-pin cable, male
SD card type micro SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB), micro SDXC (64 GB to 128 GB), Speed class 10 or higher
Accessories Mount bracket for installation surface (Hanging*8 / Desktop): 1
Drop-prevention wire (already attached to the unit): 1
Bracket mounting screws (bind-head) M4 x 10 mm: 4
Main unit mounting screw (with flat washer, spring washer) M3 x 6 mm: 1
Power cable (1.5 m [4.92 ft]): 1
AC adaptor: 1
Recording Format 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 1920 x 1080/50p, 1920 x 1080/29.97p,
1920 x 1080/25p, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 1280 x 720/50p,
1280 x 720/29.97p, 1280 x 720/25p
Supported protocol IPv4:
RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/UniCast
NTP, ICMPv6(MLD), RTSPoverTCP, RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/UniCast
System frequency 59.94 Hz/50 Hz
Video compression format (SD) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
Audio compression format (SD) AAC-LC (48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch, 128 kbps)
SD card recording MPEG-4 AVC file standard compliant (.MP4)
Network -
Resolution (Network) JPEG:
VGA (640 x 360), QVGA (320 x 180) max.30 fps
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.30 fps
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.60 fps
iOS, Android Support JPEG image display
Note * 1: It may be necessary to upgrade the version of the controller so that the controller will support the unit.
* 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: AW-HE40HW/HK only
* 5: To ensure safety, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied.
* 6: Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be reflected in the image.
* 7: Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended.
* 8: To ensure more safety, AW-HE40 series can be secured by using the direct ceiling mount bracket (WV-Q105A).

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Enter the World of P.T.Z.

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.

It's All in the Optics

aw-hn40 ptz camera optics

In addition to a 30x optical zoom, the HE40 also features intelligent zoom up to 40x and 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. 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.

See in the Dark

ptz night mode panasonic dark

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.

Versatile, Smooth & Lightweight

aw-he40h field of view FOV ptz camera

The pan range of ±175° and the tilt range of -30° to +90° cover a wide shooting area. Pan and tilt operate at a maximum speed of 90°/second and respond quickly

to remote control operation. They operate quietly at a sound level of NC35 or lower. Up to 100 preset positions and camera settings are stored in the camera, more than enough for the most demanding large venue installation. The camera weighs only 3.3 lbs. and consumes just over 14.4 watts at 12 VDC.

Connected – Professional Interfacing for all sorts of remote production

aw-he40h rear panel ptz camera

Video Outputs: Standard professional interfaces include HDMI, as well as IP/Network for single cable delivery of high-quality content up to 1080/60p. 

Audio Input: Audio input and embedding (on IP, HDMI) are also available via a switchable, stereo MIC/LINE input. 

Serial Control: RS-422 serial compatibility is available for serial-based control workflows (i.e. connection to AW-RP50/120 or previous controllers). RS-232 and RS-422 VISCA protocol is available when introducing a Panasonic camera into an existing control structure. 

USB or microSD Card Recording: The mini-USB connector allows the AW-HE40 to be utilized as a USB camera utilizing standard USB Video/Audio class drivers. Many applications that connect to USB cameras, such as teleconferencing or software switching solutions, will be able to connect to the HE40 without external converters. Alternatively, microSD recording enables ISO MP4/H.264 recording internally in the HE40, transfer of content over the network via web browser or FTP. 

Network Connected: The LAN port on the HE40 unleashes the possibilities

  • Power of Ethernet+ (PoE+) for easier system installation and setup
  • Control the camera via the network with an AW-RP50/120 hardware controller or Panasonic software solutions
  • Access the built-in web interface to monitor and control all aspects of the camera
  • Utilize a supported third party control system from broadcast control systems, switchers, lecture capture systems, AV Control system and more
  • By default, the camera has a built-in H.264/MJPEG encoder for 7 channels of encoding up to 25Mbps. Pair with a supported hardware or software decoder
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Flexible Installation & Mounting

Blend-in: The camera is exceptionally easy to integrate and is available in two colors (-W: pearl white and -K: black matte) to suit a wide range of applications. 

Ceiling Mount: A twist-lock ceiling mount is included as a standard accessory. 

Tripod Mount for Mobile Production: The HE40 is also equipped with a 1/4-20 tripod mounting screw receptacle and a safety lanyard for use with many mounting and grip systems. 

Wall Mount: An optional heavy-duty wall mount is available in either black (FEC-40WMK) or white (FEC-40WMW).