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HD Integrated Camera

AW-HE42W [White Model]

AW-HE42K [Black Model]

High-performance lenses and a variety of interfaces support a wide range of live video production environments

The AW-HE42W/K is a full HD camera with an integrated rotating base equipped with 3G-SDI and a variety of other output connectors. The four types of output interfaces and the genlock function support smooth large-scale shooting with multiple cameras. The camera is perfect for a wide range of environments, from recording and broadcast of lectures, to live streaming at concerts and other events.

The Four Drive Lens System: Zoom with Incredible Image Quality

The camera is equipped with the Four Drive Lens System, where three zoom lenses and one focus lens are driven independently but simultaneously. Driving each of the four lenses individually enables reduction in lens size and drive range to achieve a reduced-size body with zoom of high image quality and magnification. Despite its compact size, the camera boasts optical 20x zoom and high performance, ultra-high-resolution 30x zoom.

External Sync Signal Input Connector Plus Four Types of Output*1 Connectors: HDMI, SDI, USB and LAN

Full HD video output is enabled with HDMI, SDI, USB and LAN. The camera is also equipped with an external sync signal*1 input connector as well as BBS (Black Burst Sync) and tri-level sync. The camera enables flexible system construction ready to handle any purpose or environment.

Supported formats with each output connector














For details, please see ‘List of Supported Multi-Streaming Outputs’.

*1: External sync is through the SDI video signal. The HDMI and IP video signals cannot be synced.

List of Supported Multi-Streaming Outputs (When priority mode IP is selected)




59.94 Hz
60/30/15/5 fps
30/15/5 fps
30/15/5 fps

50 Hz
50/25/12.5/5 fps
25/12.5/5 fps
25/12.5/5 fps

Bit rate
up to 24 Mbps otherwise

Voice transmission
Yes (AAC48 KHz)


*Depending on the output mode, certain restrictions apply.*2: Settable when HDR is ‘Off’.*3: Settable when HDR is set to ‘Off’ and the frame rate is other than 60fps (or 50fps).*4: Not settable when HDR is ‘Off’.1/2.3-type MOS SensorEquipped with a 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for high sensitivity and high resolution.High Performance Optical 20x Zoom Lens/Super Resolution 30x ZoomIn addition to optical 20x zoom, ultra-high-resolution technology has enabled zoom of up to 30x while maintaining high resolution. 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.*5: Picture quality is lower with the digital zoom.Optical / Four-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer (OIS) for Shooting StabilityImage shake is reduced with both optical and digital 4-axis automatic stabilization that detects mounting surface vibration caused by audio equipment and opening/closing doors.Night Mode (supports automatic switching)Switching to Night Mode makes shooting possible even in low light conditions in which shooting is normally difficult, such as when observing wildlife*6. The AW-HE42W/K can also be set to switch to the mode automatically depending on surrounding light levels.*6: Video output is monochrome.Equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) ModeIn addition to conventional Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), the AW-HE42W/K is equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. When shooting and synthesizing two images with differing exposure times, the AW-HE42W/K can create video with high visibility that corrects for halation and black defects even under backlit conditions.Outputs Still Image During Preset Movements;Supports One-Camera OperationsThe Freeze During Preset function enables 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, making operations possible with one camera.Audio Input FunctionThe AW-HE42W/K also supports audio input, embedding and encoding. Audio output to IP is also supported. The ALC (Audio Automatic Level Control) in the AW-HE42W/K can be switched ON/OFF and an equalizer function can be used. By reducing low-frequency sound from air conditioners, projectors, and other devices, it is possible to emphasize and increase the clarity of the spoken words.MicroSD Card Recording Function*7Camera video and audio can be recorded in MP4 format on microSD card (sold separately) inserted into the unit. In addition, using an IP network, it is possible to externally control recording start/stop and download the recorded files.1080/59.94p,1080/50p,1080/29.97p,1080/25p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 720/29.97p, 720/25p*7: There may be instances where it is not possible to record in the same format as the output video.Full HD Video Output Via IP TransmissionHDMIIP transmission as well as HDMI, SDI and USB output are supported to enable IP video output of up to 60 frames per second. Multi-streaming output (H.264 streaming) of up to four channels*8 per camera and video transmission to up to 14 terminals are supported*9, enabling a variety of system layouts as needed for the application.*8: 1920 x 1080 60 fps output is 1ch display only. For 2ch or more, display is max. 30 fps. Also, JPEG output is up to 3ch.*9: Depends on your network environment.NDI | HX Compatibility for Excellent Video Streaming QualityThe AW-HE42W/K can be upgraded to an NDI | HX compatible model if purchasing a license from the 4K/HD Integrated Camera NewTek NDI HX Support Information. Highly efficient NDI | HX compatibility enables excellent broadcast streaming by encoding and transmitting high-quality video in real time. This technology eliminates the need for IP decoders, allowing input to be sent directly to the switcher.IP Control with Image Monitoring Using PC, Mac and Mobile TerminalsUsing an IP browser, the camera can be controlled from a remote location, and IP video monitoring and remote camera control can be performed from a PC, Mac or mobile terminal such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device, enabling easy operations.

Other Functions

Equipped with a night mode for shooting with low light levels. Equipped with an optical ND filter. USB Video Class 1.0, USB Audio Class 1.0 supported. PoE+ enabled for charging via a LAN cable. Up to 100 AW-HE42W/K units can be controlled from a single Remote Camera Controller via IP connection. Control of up to five Remote Camera Controllers is enabled for a single AW-HE42W/K. Equipped with a RS422 remote terminal, serial control of up to five AW-HE42W/K units is enabled from the controller. Preset memory holds up to 100 positions. Freeze, color temperature settings, digital extender and other functions can be set to user assignable buttons of the Panasonic controller. Equipped with the RS232C remote terminal (standard serials communication). Daisy chain connection enables control of up to seven AW-HE42W/K units. Up to four AW-HE42W/K units can be controlled via wireless remote control (AW-RM50G, sold separately). Equipped with a turn lock mechanism for easy installation.