Full HD camera with integrated pan-tilt for lectures, meetings and a wide variety of applications

The integrated full HD camera AW-HE38HW/HK performs in a wide variety of onsite shooting applications that require high-quality video, such as conferences, lecture capture and other events, thanks to its high-performance zoom, wide angle of view and outstanding color reproducibility.
In addition to IP video transmission, support for PoE+*1 enables power to be supplied via a LAN cable*2. The result is installation exibility. It also supports HD-IP video output, output of video and audio via USB, and SD card recording.


High Quality Video Shooting

Developed 1/2.3-type MOS Sensor

Equipped with a developed 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for high sensitivity and high resolution.

High Performance Optical 22x Zoom Lens/Super Resolution 30x Zoom

In addition to a 22x optical zoom, the AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK can zoom up to 30x while maintaining high resolution thanks to Super Resolution technology. It also features a 16x digital zoom* and a 1.4x digital extender, which enable the AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK to shoot in large conference halls and classrooms.

Equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode

In addition to conventional Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), the AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK are newly equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. When shooting and synthesizing two images with differing exposure times, the AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK 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 Operations

The new 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.

With Freeze During Preset function OFF and ON

Audio Input Function

The AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK also support audio input, embedding and encoding. Audio output to IP is also supported. The ALC (Audio Automatic Level Control) in the original AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK 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.

Equipped with a JPEG Image Saving Function*

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.

  • * Use may require a software version update.

Flexible IP Control

Supporting PoE+* for Lower Installation Costs

By connecting network devices that support the IEEE802.3at PoE+ standard, power can be supplied via LAN cable. Since it is not necessary to install a power supply or even a local AC outlet, installation costs can be significantly reduced.

  • * Abbreviation of Power over Ethernet Plus.

Flexible IP Control Architecture Simplifies System Design and Operation*

Up to 100 x AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK cameras can be controlled via IP from a single AW-RP120G/RP50 or PC. The AW-HN38HW/HK and AW-HE38HW/HK can also be simultaneously controlled by up to five AW-RP120G/RP50’s via IP.

  • * Controller upgrade required.

NDI | HX Compatibility for Excellent Video Streaming Quality

The AW-HN38HW/HK is NDI | HX built-in model and AW-HE38HW/HK can be upgraded to NDI | HX with purchasing a license from the NewTek website. 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.

  • *1: Power over Ethernet Plus, IEEE 802.3at
  • * Contact your local Panasonic vendor for further information.
  • * NDI® is a new protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. that supports IP video production workflow.
  • * NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
  • * In this instance, NDI®|HX is used to indicate high efficiency low bandwidth NDI®|HX.
Power Requirements DC 12 V (Supplied AC adaptor), DC 42 V to 57 V (PoE+ power supply)
Current Consumption 1.2 A (Supplied AC adaptor), 0.4 A (PoE+ power supply)
Ambient Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Allowable Humidity Ranges 20 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F)
Mass Approx. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 160 mm x 186 mm x 166 mm (6-5/16 inches x 7-41/128 inches x 6-17/32 inches)
(excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket)
Finish AW-HE38HW / AW-HN38HW: Pearl white
AW-HE38HK / AW--HN38HK: Metallic black
Controller Supported*1 AW-RP50, AW-RP120G, AK-HRP200G
Camera Unit
Imaging Sensors 1/2.3-type MOS
Lens AW-HE38HW/HK : Motorized 22x zoom, F1.6 to F4.3[f=4.3 mm (11/64 inches) to 94.6 mm(3-23/32 inches);
35 mm (1-3/8 inches) equivalent: 31.6 mm (1-31/128 inches) to 705.0 mm (27-49/64 inches)]
Focus Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance Entire zooming range: 1.2 m (3.94 ft) Wide end: 10 cm (0.33 ft)
Color Separation Optical System On-chip color filter system
Minimum Illumination 59.94 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/60 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/30 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 dB])
50 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/50 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/25 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 dB])
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines Typ (Center area)
Gain Selection*2 Auto, 0 dB to 48 dB (3 dB steps)
Frame Mix*3 Auto, Off, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB
Electronic Shutter Speed During Full Auto 1/30 to 1/2000 (59.94 Hz)
1/25 to 1/2000 (50 Hz)
During Auto 1/60 to 1/2000 (59.94 Hz)
1/50 to 1/2000 (50 Hz)
During Manual 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000 (59.94 Hz)
1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000 (50 Hz)
Synchro Scan 59.94 Hz 59.94 Hz to 660.09 Hz
50 Hz 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz
Gamma Off, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
White Balance AWB A, AWB B, ATW, 3200K, 5600K, VAR (2400K to 9900K)
Chroma Amount Variability ±3 steps
Scene File Full Auto, Manual1, Manual2, Manual3
Output Format HD 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
Synchronization System Internal synchronization
Power DC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
MIC/LINE Input Stereo mini-jack (ø3.5 mm)
Input impedance: Approx. 2 kΩ (unbalanced)
Mic input
• Supported microphones: Stereo mic (plug-in power, on/off switching via menu)
• Supplied voltage: 2.5 V ± 0.5 V
• Mic input level: -60 dBV ± 3 dBV
Line input
• Input level: -10 dBV ± 3 dBV
Video Output HDMI HDMI connector
• HDCP is not supported.
• VIERA Link is not supported.
Input/Output Connector LAN LAN connector for IP control (RJ-45),
Equipped with straight/crossover cable auto detection function
RS-232C Mini DIN 8-pin (IN), Mini DIN 8-pin (OUT)
RS-422 CONTROL IN RS422A (RJ-45)
USB Mini-B port
SD Card microSD card slot
USB Connection * This may vary depending on the operating environment.
Video Output USB Video Class Ver1.0
Video Compression Format Motion JPEG
Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
Frame Rate max 30 fps (System frequency 59.94 Hz), max 25 fps (System frequency 50 Hz)
Audio Output USB Audio Class Ver1.0
Audio Compression Format Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2 channels
Supported Models Devices standardly equipped with a USB 2.0 compatible port
Pan-tilt Head Unit
Installation Method Stand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*4
Pan/tilt Operation Speed Maximum speed during preset: 300°/s, Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
Panning Range ±175°
Tilting range -30° to 90°*5
Quietness During preset: NC40 or less
During manual: NC35 or less
Camera/Pan-tilt head control
IP Connecting Cable When connecting through a hub: LAN cable*6(category 5 or above), max. 100 m (328 ft)
When using a PoE+ hub: LAN cable*6(category 5e or above), max. 100 m (328 ft)
When a hub is not used: LAN cable*6(category 5 or above), max. 100 m (328 ft)
AW Protocol Connecting Cable LAN cable*6(category 5 or above, straight cable), max. 1000 m (3280 ft)
Standard Protocol Connecting Cable Mini DIN 8-pin cable, male
SD Card Recording
SD Card Type micro SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB), micro SDXC (64 GB to 128 GB), Speed class 10 or higher
System Frequency 59.94 Hz/50 Hz
Video Compression Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC (48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch, 128 kbps)
SD Card Recording MPEG-4 AVC file standard compliant (.MP4)
Recording Format 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 1920 x 1080/50p, 1920 x 1080/29.97p, 1920 x 1080/25p, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 1280 x 720/50p, 1280 x 720/29.97p, 1280 x 720/25p
Resolution JPEG VGA (640 x 360), QVGA (320 x 180) max.30 fps
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.30 fps
H.264 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.60 fps
i-OS, Android Support JPEG image display
  • *1:It may be necessary to upgrade the version of the controller so that the controller will support the unit.
  • *2:During Auto, 6 dB to 48 dB (6 dB steps) are available for AGC Max Gain setting.
  • *3:During Auto, 0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB and 18dB are available for Auto F. Mix Max Gain setting.
  • *4:To ensure safety, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied.
  • *5:Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be reflected in the image.
  • *6:Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended.

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