An integrated remote video camera with a pan-tilt head, the new AW-HE120 has a compact design approximately 60% both smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the AW-HE100, as well as a more powerful 20 x zoom lens and a 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. 3-MOS image capture system with support for Full HD video. warranty

In addition to preserving compatibility with remote controllers designed for earlier remote camera systems, the AW-HE120 supports remote operation via an IP connection as well. The camera is designed to be easy to install and is available in two colors, pearl white and black metallic, to match a variety of usage situations. The AW-HE120 has a 20 x zoom lens that covers an extended range of focal distances, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto - 32.1 mm at the wide-angle end to 642 mm at the telephoto end (both figures converted to 35 mm equivalents).

This optical zoom lens is also supplemented by a 10 x digital zoom function. The built-in four-position ND filter (clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64) allows adjustment of the exposure. The imaging elements, also used in Panasonic´s P2 HD series products, are 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel U.L.T. MOS sensors that enable Full HD superior picture quality. A 3-MOS configuration is used to ensure excellent color fidelity. Multiple HD and SD video signal formats are supported: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 480/60i and 576/50i. SDI (HD/SD, BNC), analog component (D-SUB 15P) and HDMI outputs are provided.

Selecting HDMI output enables the higher picture quality of 1080/59.94p and 1080/50p. The AW-HE120 is equipped with a high-performance Digital Signal Processor (DSP) used in Panasonic broadcast camera recorder. It processes fine image rendering such as gamma and various detail enhancement functions with exceptional precision. It achieves a low power consumption of 21 W, approximately 48% less than the previous model. It also features a Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function that minimizes blocked shadows and blown highlights in scene with mixed contrast.

A gamma curve and knee slope are estimated to match the contrast of each pixel, and applied in real time. The images that result are enhanced by a visually wide dynamic range. . In spite of the compact design, the pan-tilt head covers a wide range with a pan of +/-175° and a tilt of -30° to 210°. The newly developed pan-tilt driver combines a high level of responsiveness with very exact static precision. An NC (Noise Criteria) 35 level of quietness is maintained.

The AW-RP50 remote controller, available separately, allows the recording of up to 100 preset positions. The AW-RP50 can connect to one or more AW-HE120 units over an IP link using a LAN cable (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, RJ45). A single AW-RP50 can control up to 100 AW-HE120 units. Of course, the AW-HE120 maintains compatibility with other optional devices employing serial and other pan-tilt systems manufactured by Panasonic.

This makes the AW-HE120 an ideal choice as a replacement camera for existing systems. The compact design of the AW-HE120 is approximately 60% smaller and lighter (AW-HE120 weights approx. 3kg (approx. 6.6 lb)) than the earlier AW-HE100. Its attractive appearance is less conspicuous and blends better with the situations in which it is used. It is available in two colors to match a variety of decors.

The pearl white model (AW-HE120W) is suitable for settings such as chapels and wedding halls, while the black metallic model (AW-HE120K) is ideal for capturing theatrical performances or events. It has a turn-lock mechanism that allows ceiling mounting in the same manner as a lighting fixture, and its light weight means it can be installed easily by a single person. The control wiring consists of a standard LAN cable, greatly reducing the cost of installation. 

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Specifications

Power Requirements DC 12 V (AC Adapter supplied)
Power Consumption 1.75 A
Operating Temperature 0¡C to 40¡C (32¡F to 104¡F)
Allowable Humidity 35 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -20¡C to 50¡C ( -4¡F to 122¡F)
Weight Approx. 3.0 kg (Approx. 6.61 lbs) (Including mount bracket)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 180 mm x 228 mm x 220 mm (7-3/32 inches x 8-31/32 inches x 8-21/32 inches)|excluding protrusions, cable cover, direct ceiling mount bracket)
Image Sensors 1/3 type Full-HD 3MOS
Lens Motorized 20x zoom, F1.6 to F3.4|(f=4.5 mm to 90 mm; 35 mm equivalent:32.13 mm to 642.5 mm)
Focus Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance Entire zooming range:600 mm, Wide end:400 mm
Colour Separation Optical System 3MOS
Minimum Illumination 7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, + 18 dB)
Horizontal Resolution 1 000 TV lines Typ (Centre area)
Gain Selection Auto, 0 dB to 18 dB
Frame Mix*1 0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB
59.94Hz 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
Gamma Off, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
White Balance AWB A, AWB B, ATW, 3 200K, 5 600K
Scene File Scene1, Scene2, Scene3, Scene4
HD 1080/59.94p*2, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50p*2, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
Synchronization System Internal/External synchronization (BBS/Tri-level sync)
Input Connector DC 12 V IN, G/L IN (BNCx1)*3|*BBS (Black Burst Sync), tri-level sync supported
HDMI HDMIx1
HD/SD SDI Out BNCx1 Compliant with the SMPTE292M/SMPTE259M standards/75½
Video Output BNCx1 NTSC/PAL 1.0 V[p-p]/75½
HD/SD Analog Out Y/PB/PR or R/G/B D-sub 15 pin x 1
LAN LAN connector for IP control (RJ-45)
Pan/Tilt Operation Speed MAX 60¡/s
Panning Range ±175¡
Tilting Range*4 -30¡ to 210¡
Quietness NC35
Standard Accessories Mount bracket for installation surface (Hanging*5/Desktop), Drop-prevention wire, Drop-prevention wire mount screw (already attached to the unit), Bracket mounting srcrews (bind-head) M4 x 10 mm, Main unit mounting screw (with flat washer, spring washer) M3 x 6 mm, Cable cover, Power cable (1.8 m [5.9 ft]), AC adaptor
SD 576/50p*2, 576/50i, 480/59.94p*2, 480/59.94i
RS-422 CONTROL IN RS422A (RJ-45)
50Hz 50.19 Hz to 537.13 Hz