Panasonic AW-HE42 Full-HD Professional PTZ Camera

  • 1/2.3″ MOS Sensor with 20x Optical Zoom (extendable by iA zoom)
  • Excellent HD video via 3G-SDI, HDMI, USB & LAN
  • High Dynamic Range function (HDR), suitable for backlit condition


The Panasonic AW-HE42 Full-HD Professional PTZ Camera offers outstanding video output in full HD. The AW-HE42 PRO PTZ remote camera is designed to produce great results in a variety of applications that require high-quality video and precise control—such as event capture, staging, distance learning, lecture capture, livestreaming and more. Thanks to the precision 20x optical zoom lens, a wide field of view, smooth pan/tilt/zoom functions and exceptional image quality, HE42 cameras are ideal for demanding remote video productions and IMAG use. With IP preview transmission and control, support for PoE+ (which allows power to be supplied via a LAN cable), and versatile control / workflow options, the HE42 also offers the flexibility needed for easy installation and management.




1/2.3″ MOS Sensor
The AW-HE42 PRO PTZ camera is equipped with a 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for high sensitivity and high resolution video production. The HE42 delivers an impressive signal-to-noise ratio, 1000 TV lines of resolution and 16-axis color matrix control for precise camera painting and matching.

20x Optical Zoom Lens
In addition to its high-performance 20x optical zoom, ultra-high-resolution technology has enabled intelligent camera zoom of up to 30x, while maintaining high resolution. This enables capture of crisp close-ups, even in large auditoriums and lecture halls. The camera can also be set with 12x digital zoom*5, or 1.4, 2.0, 4.0, 6.0 or 8.0 digital extender zoom options.

Optical Image Stabilization
Shaky video is heavily reduced with both optical (O.I.S) and digital 4-axis automatic image stabilization that detects mounting surface vibration that may be caused by audio equipment and opening/closing doors. The AW-HE42 optimizes for shooting stability, wherever it may be mounted.

Quad Drive Lens System
The AW-HE42 is equipped with a powerful Quad Drive Lens System, featuring three zoom lenses and one focus lens which are all driven independently, yet simultaneously. Driving each of the four lenses individually enables a reduced lens size and drive range, allowing for a smaller camera body size with exceptional quality zoom and incredible image magnification.

External Sync Signal
The AW-HE42 robotic camera is also equipped with an external sync signal*1 input connector (genlock) as well as BBS (Black Burst Sync) and tri-level sync.

Full HD video output is enabled with HDMI, SDI, USB and LAN cable compatibility.

Pro Protection Plans
Exceptional standard warranty, service and support, with enhanced service and warranty packages available. Our PRO PROTECTION Premium plan provides you with the peace of mind of accidental damage coverage up to $7,000 for the lifetime of the product. Learn More

Night Mode
For shooting in virtually total darkness, the AW-HE42’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, wildlife documentaries and staging support. The camera can be set to switch to the mode manually or automatically depending on surrounding light levels.

Optical ND Filter
Equipped with a motorized optical ND (neutral density) filter wheel allows the AW-HE42 to be utilized in varied lighting environments.

HDR Mode
The AW-HE42 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. When shooting and synthesizing two images with differing exposure times, the HE42 can create video that corrects for halation and black defects, even under backlit conditions.

The AW-HE42 embraces the Power of Ethernet+ (PoE+) technology for easier system installation and setup.

Freeze During Preset
The freeze during preset playback function is great for single-camera operations, allowing for clean preset transitions. Setup your shot, freeze the video, make your preset transition without it going live, and return to the live video. Perfect for situations where you’re streaming live directly without a switcher.

Preset Memory
Equipped with a JPEG Image Saving function that enables camera video to be saved, played back and deleted on a microSD card as still JPEG images.

Smooth Pan/Tilt
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.

Whisper Quiet Operation
The AW-HE42 operates super quietly at a sound level of NC35 or even lower. This allows use of a remote camera in a house of worship, lecture hall, museum or any venue where noise could be distracting to the audience or performers.

Innovative Design
Integrating the full components of a professional camera, adding the mechanics of panning/tilting and keeping it in a small form factor is no small task, but our engineering team has been able to do it without compromise. Along with input from the forward-thinking Consultants, Architects and Designers working on the projects of today and tomorrow, our product design team has embraced their inspiration to craft a camera that fits in a wide range of environments. In turn, our PRO PTZ cameras have been carefully sculpted with minimalistic lines, sleek chiseled corners, and reserved styling, allowing them to be unobtrusive where installed, yet pleasing to the eye when seen. With included cable clamps and cable covers, we help keep your installed camera clean and tidy. Pick the color that matches your space, with a choice of Pearl White or Metallic Black and matching wall mount accessories.