Panasonic launch user friendly remote cam

Panasonic has launched a new remote camera with a range of features that make it ideal for the lecture, conference and leisure market.

Featuring a newly developed 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and a Digital Signal Processor, for high sensitivity and high resolution, the AW-HE40 allows simple set up and operation.

In addition to a 30x optical zoom, the camera features an additional digital zoom, meaning it’s possible to achieve a 40x zoom, while maintaining high resolution thanks to Super Resolution technology.

The camera’s ‘night mode’ makes it possible to capture images in low light conditions, and the AW-HE40 can be set to switch to night mode automatically depending on surrounding light levels.

Power can be supplied via LAN cable and, because it is not necessary to install a power supply or even a local AC outlet, installation costs can be significantly reduced.

Panasonic Product Marketing Manager, Markus Naegele said, “This new remote camera shines in a variety of applications thanks to its high performance zoom, wide angle view and outstanding color reproduction.

“It’s very easy to install thanks a single cable Power over Ethernet connection, while you can control the camera remotely from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.”

The quiet in operation pan-tilt camera, has a pan range of ±175 ° and can move through 90° in a second, for fast control.

The AW-HE40 will be available in two different versions and colours. The AW-HE40H is equipped with HDMI connectivity and the AW-HE40S with HD SDI video output. Both cameras will be available in pearl white or metallic black and are available from January 2015 (HDMI version) and February 2015 (HD SDI version).

Find out more on Panasonics range of remote cameras here.