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Panasonic AW-HE40SW PTZ Camera with HD-SDI Output (White)

Panasonic AW-HE40SW PTZ Camera with HD-SDI Output (White)
Key Features
  • 1/2.3" Full HD MOS Sensor, HD-SDI Output
  • 4.3 to 129mm Zoom Lens
  • 30x Optical & 10x Digital Zoom
  • Pan/Tilt Speed of 90°/sec
The white Panasonic AW-HE40SW PTZ Camera with HD-SDI Output features a 1/2.3" MOS sensor. When connected to the Internet, this IP camera allows you to control PTZ actions and monitor the surveillance area from a remote location via a Web browser. This provides you with several advantages like reduced integration costs, easy remote production and engineering, and lower cost for multiple location systems.
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Panasonic AW-HE40 Overview

The white Panasonic AW-HE40SW PTZ Camera with HD-SDI Output features a 1/2.3" MOS sensor. When connected to the Internet, this IP camera allows you to control PTZ actions and monitor the surveillance area from a remote location via a Web browser. This provides you with several advantages like reduced integration costs, easy remote production and engineering, and lower cost for multiple location systems.

Equipped with a 4.3 to 129mm zoom lens (35mm equivalent is 31.6 to 962mm) with 30x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom, and a 1.4x digital extender, this PTZ camera enables you to zoom in on activity in the monitoring area for a closer look. The Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) minimizes blocked shadows and blown highlights. When it gets too dark to record normal footage, this Full HD PTZ camera uses Night Mode to capture clear images in monochrome. The camera supports audio input, allowing you to capture and embed audio within the video signal. It is PoE+ compatible, allowing you to power the unit using only a single LAN cable.

Highly accurate pan-tilt head offers precise, fast, and fluid movement in all directions, enabling the capture of both slow- and fast-moving objects without excessive vibration and bounce
Freeze During Preset function may be enabled to freeze the video during preset playback. The immediately preceding still image is output during preset movements, so that the swiveling movement is not displayed.
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) for minimizing over exposure in highlights and detail blocking in dark areas. The AW-HE40SW is equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. When shooting and synthesizing two images with differing exposure times, the AW-HE40SW can create video with high visibility that corrects for halation and black defects, even under backlit conditions
Hybrid 2D/3D Digital Noise Reduction (Hybrid DNR) allows clear image capture with minimum after images, even in dimly lit areas
Switching to Night Mode makes shooting possible, even in low-light conditions. The AW-HE40SW can also be set to switch to the mode automatically, depending on surrounding light levels.
The AW-HE40SW also supports audio input, embedding and encoding. The input from the camera's switchable mic/line input can be combined with the HD-SDI, HDMI, and streaming outputs for mixing, recording or transmission.
Pan/tilt speed adjustment from 2 to 4 steps
  • Preset memory up to 100 positions.
  • Functions such as freeze during preset, digital extender zoom, and color temperature settings can be assigned to the user buttons on optional Panasonic controllers.
  • Equipped with RS-422 remote terminal; up to five units can be controlled via serial control from a controller.
  • Equipped with RS-232C remote terminal (standard serial communication support). Up to seven units can be controlled via daisy chain connection.
  • Up to four units can be operated with a wireless remote controller (AW-RM50G sold separately).
Serial (RS-422), IP, and IR remote control capabilities
100 preset memories for rapid and precise remote recall
By connecting network devices that support the IEEE802.3at PoE+ standard, power can be supplied via LAN cable. This can lower installation costs since it is not necessary to install a power supply or even a local AC outlet.
Can be placed on the desktop as a standalone unit or suspended from the ceiling
Compatible with Android and iOS devices
UPC: 885170232778

Panasonic AW-HE40 Specs

Image Sensor
Image Sensor1-Chip 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
Horizontal Resolution (TV Lines)1000 TV Lines
Gain0 to 48 dB
Minimum Illumination0.7 Lux at 1/60 Shutter Speed
White Balance2400 to 9900K
Shutter Speed1/25 to 1/10,000 sec
Max Digital Zoom16x
Built-In ND FilterNone
Flip / Mirror SupportImage Flip
Optical Zoom Ratio30x
Focal Length4.3 to 129mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 31.6 to 962mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.6 to 4.7
Minimum Focus DistanceWide: 3.9" / 10.0 cm
Telephoto: 47.2" / 1.2 m
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Video Output
Embedded AudioHDMI/SDI
IP StreamingH.264: 1080p, 720p
IP Multi-Stream SupportYes
Recording ModesNot Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Recording2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
Memory Card Slot1 x microSDXC
Move Speed90 to 300°/sec
Movement RangePan: 350° (-175 to 175°)
Tilt: 120° (-90 to 90°)
Supported Control ProtocolsRS-232
Video Output Connectors1 x BNC
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic/Line Level Input
Control Interface1 x 8-Pin Mini-DIN (RS-232)
1 x RJ45 (RS-422)
Other I/O1 x RJ45 (LAN)
PoE SupportPoE+ 802.3at
Power Connectors1 x Barrel / Coaxial (12 VDC at 1.2 A)
Power ConsumptionDevice: 12 VDC at 1.2 A
PoE: 42 to 57 VDC at 0.4 A
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Operating Humidity20 to 90%
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Sound LevelNC40 (at Normal Speed)
Dimensions7.3 x 6.5 x 6.3" / 186 x 166 x 160 mm
Weight3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.98 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.375 x 11 x 9.75"

Panasonic AW-HE40 Reviews

Useless in low light

By Daniel
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-08

If you are planing to use this on a theater or recital hall, think twice...and don't get it. Yes, the PTZ is great (hence the 2 stars) but the image is, at best, garbage for any low-light situation. In the defense of the camera, I inherited them as part of a previous install so the mistake is on the so called AV integrator that has no idea what we do. This camera would probably be fine for church services with lots to light and happening during daytime hours.

Great PTZ camera for the price

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-18

I work for school system here on Long Island NY Recently purchased one of these cameras for our middle school television studio,Presently we can do Multi camera switch productions and our studio,Auditorium and gymnasium during the latest videos show here in New York I checked out many different PTZ cameras None of them except for this one for this price range had the ability to do matrix Color Correction except for this camera so now I can switch between our studio Cameras and this new PTZ Cameras Have them color match, Great PTZ Camera. Bob K

Panasonic PTZ

By Mim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-10

Panasonic has stepped up to the plate these cameras are the best out of any camera brands I've ever used, easy to operate set up quick

Poor low-light performance, smooth motion

By Michael V.
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-30

This camera has excellent PTZ control that is very smooth. Smooth enough to be able to do on-air moves from the controller even when zoomed in quite a bit. Unfortunately, the camera requires a lot of light and if you don't have excessive lighting then you are going to be cranking the gain. While the noise reduction is good, there was still a significant amount of noise when running the gain at 24db, which is where we needed to be even with dedicated video lighting in a small room.


By jeremy
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-26

We own three of a previous generation of Panasonic PTZ camera and they have worked great for ten years. The PTZ functionality and smoothness of the Panasonic products is impressive. I purchased the AW-HE40 to replace one of the older units and was excited to have POE functionality...which was good as it doesn't come with an a/c adapter. Unfortunately when there is motion from the camera or the subject on camera (walking, moving your hands, turning your head) the picture quality suffers drastically. Have to return and look for something else.

Great camera

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-10

easy to install/set up. performed as advertised. would definitely use again.

Solid device for our needs

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-05

This is the second AW-HE40 that our church has bought. We purchased the first one over 2 years ago. The camera works very well. The zoom and low-light performance is great. We use it with a network connection that provides POE. There is about a .25 second delay in the video over the network. I'm not sure if the delay is the same when using a HDMI connection. The interface API to control the device is pretty simple. I wrote an application to remotely control the camera using a X-box controller.

Fantastic Picture quality

By Shaun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-26

The HE40SW was our choice over the HDMI version for a number of reasons. firstly, We use CAT6 (POE) and an SDI cable and that's it. This means I don't need to run separate power. 2 Cables and the cameras are up and running. SDI also gives us much longer cable runs than HDMI and using the BlackMagic Television Studio 4k means we have no converters.

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Asked by: Anonymous
The Panasonic AW-HE40SK PTZ Camera comes with a Panasonic USA Limited 1-Year Warranty against workmanship and defects.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


any red light issues? not flashing red light, just solid red light..?
Asked by: TERRELL B.
Regarding redlight issues, Panasonic says: Pilot light blinking red check points:- This product is compatible with IEEE802.3at PoE+ (plus) powering standard, and it has no compatibility with IEEE802.3af, previous PoE standard. Check if your TCP/IP hub device supports PoE+ standard (Not IEEE802.3af).- Check if LAN cables satisfiy Category5e or higher. Category5 or lower ones can cause power supply failure.- Check if power consumption amount of the equipment powered from the hub device is not beyond the maximum permissible level of the device.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


can this camera be controlled from a remote location via internet?
Asked by: Anonymous
Though I have not done so, you should be able to access it from a remote location via the internet, but you would have to setup port forwarding in your router to do so and preferably a static IP address that does not change from your ISP.
Answered by: Mills River S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can this camera output NDI and HDMI ...

Can this camera output NDI and HDMI simultaneously? Because of the latency in NDI|HX, as compared to straight SDI or HDMI and full power NDI, can this camera send the signal over HDMI and also NDI for two separate uses? For example, if we were recording and streaming the show, but also wanted one camera for image mag with little to no latency?
Asked by: Dave
For support: 855-772-8324 Option 2 Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm EST Product Support [email protected] Order Parts [email protected]
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-07-16


I already own a Sony RM-BR300 controller that uses RS232C or RS422 to control the camera. The specs for the Panasonic includes these interfaces. Can anyone confirm that the BR300 will actually work with this camera?
Asked by: Gary
Normally PTZ camera's and controllers are by made by the same manufacturer. However, our opinion after looking at the pin configurations is that these two should work together. Remember that B&H has a 30 day return policy.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will this work with the Vaddio ProductionView ...

Will this work with the Vaddio ProductionView HD_SDI MV?
Asked by: Eric
Hi Eric, thank you for the question. Please contact the support team for PTZ cameras at the following: to get assistance on this particular model. -A
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-12-21


Can This Cam be controlled with the IP-Joy controller?
Asked by: K R.
Yes it can be. The AW-HE40SK can be controlled with B&H #PAAWRP50, which is the Panasonic Remote Camera Controller that offers IP.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does anyone know of a good resource for modifying the default settings to get the best image quality from this camera?
Asked by: Jeff
Once the camera is hooked up to your system, you can access the camera's settings to the ones you choose.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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