PTZ Camera Systems

* Based on Futuresource PTZ Camera Report 2020.
Panasonic is No.1 PTZ Camera Value brand in worldwide from 2017 to 2019.

Acting as a Small Professional Camera Operator to Meet Expectations
— Facing Customer's requirement and evolving together —

Panasonic's concept of “Shooting Beautifully” is a prerequisite to enabling natural camera work as if shot by a professional Camera Operator. Our thoughts on development are the same with PTZ cameras that require remote operation. We will continue to be particular about every little detail such as the pan-tilt performance, vibration correction, image quality and operation response, incorporate industry-leading technologies and create PTZ cameras that will lead the industry.

Even after conducting our business, we will provide after-sales follow-ups and updates in order to build better relationships with each other. We will continue to always work closely with our customers to develop our products.

AW-UE160W/K Voice of DevelopersAW-UE160W/K Voice of Developers

Technology 1

Picture Quality

Panning × Vibration Correction × Lens

Pursuit of Smooth and Natural Movements

Panasonic's PTZ cameras combine lenses and video processing cultivated in the development of broadcast cameras and in addition to improving the camera performance, realizes detailed panning technology. Natural camera work is achieved with the smooth panning and highly accurate vibration correction.
We have combined the vibration correction according to the movement of the camera with lens and video processing cultivated in the development of studio cameras and system cameras. Thanks to these technologies, it is possible to create the same natural movements shot by professional Camera Operators.

Panning Technology: Motor and gears that control delicate movements

Motors and gears play an important role in the panning speed control. With a gear-driven PTZ camera, the rotation angle is sensed with high accuracy to make the rotation of the motor smoother. Also, the gears that were created with high precision eliminate speed unevenness.
Furthermore, we achieved a smooth response and high accuracy that exceeds the gear type with the New Direct Drive System with no gear configurations that was newly developed for the AW-UE100.

Gear Mechanism Design Optimized for Each Model

Panasonic's gear mechanism is optimally designed for each PTZ camera model. We are independently developing various gear system mechanisms according to the requirements for accuracy, responsiveness and quietness of each model by utilizing precision equipment design knowhow and high-precision machine manufacturing technology.

Panasonic's Gear Design Concept

  • — Backlash* removal mechanism that combines high position reproducibility and responsiveness —
  • — Fusion with servo motor control technology that increases accuracy
    and responsiveness according to the gear configuration —

* Backlash... Refers to "gaps" and "play" intentionally provided in the direction of movement when a pair of gears mesh with each other and move.

Focus on

New Direct Drive System

The industry's first*1 4K professional-use PTZ camera (AW-UE100) equipped with a Direct Drive (D.D.) System.
While the conventional D.D. System is highly accurate, it was said that it was difficult to control in the ultra-low speed range, but thanks to Panasonic's unique technology, we have succeeded in realizing stable and smooth movements.
High position reproducibility and smooth movements up to ultra-low speed have been realized due to the unique control algorithm that detects the rotation angle of the D.D. motor with high accuracy and provides feedback. The smooth movement of the D.D. motor is directly transmitted to the camera without being affected by the backlash*2 of the gear, and enables users to shoot beautiful panning videos even in the ultra-low speed range.

Mechanism of the Direct Drive Motor

Stable and Smooth Movements

*1: According to Panasonic research as of August, 2020.

*2: Backlash... Refers to "gaps" and "play" intentionally provided in the direction of movement when a pair of gears mesh with each other and move.

Target product AW-UE100W/K

Vibration Correction

The vibration control technology for consumer cameras that we have accumulated knowhow of for over 30 years is applied the PTZ cameras. In addition to suppressing vibrations, we have repeated various trials and errors to take realistic images, and pursued a control method that is not unnatural.

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OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization)

Vibration correction for panning. Developed to support vibrations in the direction of the rotation in addition to vibrations from up, down, left and right. We have performed further rigorous tests to deliver a high-quality camera.

OIS & EIS Hybrid

Target product AW-UE100W/K


The lens performance of each of Panasonic's lenses is adjusted by the human eye and an automatic adjuster.
Even when combined with a studio camera or cinema camera, it is possible to record with comparable image quality to support low-cost, high-quality content production.

Lens Performance Adjustment Technology

Lenses are very delicate items. Before assembly the lenses and parts are cleaned with ultrapure water to remove foreign matter.
Also, because the lens is made by processing glass, there will be a slight difference in individual shapes. To fill this gap, optimal adjustments are made for each lens (tilt/decenter correction) to maximize the lens performance.

Visually check each lens one by one.

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Technology 2

Easy Operation

Remote Camera Controller × Preset × Installation Properties

Easy Installation and Easy-to-use Design

Panasonic's PTZ cameras feature the preset memory function that can accurately stop at the control position and can be easily and stably operated with the intuitive remote controller design. Designed to reduce the complex installation process and costs at the time of introduction.

Remote Camera Controller Operability

Panasonic's remote camera controllers are developed to enable easy operation and long-term use by users. Immediacy and certainty are required on-site, so they have been designed with consideration to the placement of levers and buttons in the position of the user's hands. Furthermore, the arrangement of up/down/right/left levers and iris focus button can be switched, so it can be customized to suit your control style. To make it easier to incorporate it into the system you are using now, it has a wide range of compatibility from the latest models to successive models and devices of other companies.

Target product AW-RP150GJ

Focus on

Technological Itinerary of the Remote Camera Controller

Panasonic identifies on-site problems of customers and outputs solutions to our products. We are constantly growing based on requests and knowhow up until now.

Evolved points

AW-RP655 2006 Multi-function Controller
AW-RP120 2013 Remote Camera Controller
AW-RP150GJ 2018 Remote Camera Controller

Accuracy of the Preset Memory Function

The camera can be pointed with almost no deviation in the preset angles. Achieves stable, high-quality shooting without correction by the Camera Operator.

Stable Zoom in

Easy Installation

Panasonic's PTZ cameras can be installed anywhere. Thanks to the compact size that can be operated with fewer cables, you will not have to worry about the system environment and space. Furthermore, since the mounting top plate is the same one used in the past, it is easy to replace. (The top plate is attached to the main unit.) This contributes to cost reduction by shortening the camera setting time.

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EasyIP Setup Tool Plus

Software developed to meet customer needs. Easily set camera detection and network functions with a single PC screen from the setup stage. It also identifies cameras that need to be version upgraded, and downloading firmware and upgrading versions can be conducted with an app to save the hassle of maintenance and management.

Firmware Updates Can Also Be Centrally Managed

Target product EasyIP Setup Tool Plus

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Technology 3

System Flexibility

Compatible with Cutting-edge Technology

Achieves Flexible Operation

The IP technology cultivated with Panasonic's security cameras is applied to the PTZ camera. Up to 200 cameras can be controlled with a single remote controller (serial, IP control). Also, by supporting a LAN connection, restrictions on the distance between the shooting site and settings and operations can be resolved, which contributes to improving work efficiency of content production and reducing costs for system introduction. We have introduced the power supply using a LAN cable (PoE technology) ahead of the industry, and have improved installability by proposing a one cable solution that combines IP technology transmission (video/control).

The number of supported control protocols is one of the highest in the industry. We partner with many software development companies to make regular updates to reflect the voice of our users. Therefore, the latest features are always included in Panasonic's PTZ camera, and we will continue to provide flexible shooting.

IP Technology

One Cable Solution

Supports Various Communication Protocols

Video streaming protocol

RTP/RTCP over RTSP, RTMP, RTMPS, SRT, MPEG2-TS over UDP, NDI®|HX, High bandwidth NDI®

External device linkage protocol

FreeD, TSL5.0, SNMP

As of February 2021
* For details, check each product page.

*1: Power over Ethernet Plus, IEEE 802.3at

* NDI® is a new live video production workflow support protocol for IP use developed by NewTek in the United States. In this instance, NDI® is used to indicate high bandwidth NDI®.

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Auto Tracking Software Key

By installing the automatic tracking software to high-performance servers and PCs, it is possible to easily build an automatic tracking system. Because there is no need to add new equipment such as a position detection sensor, it is easy to configure the system and the initial costs can be reduced. It automatically begins tracking after detecting the target subject, so you will be freed from the hassle of operation.

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Technology 4


Strict Design and Management Standards

High-quality Products that Support Professionals

At Panasonic, parts are assembled in a strict clean room to preserve the high level of professional quality. In the quality/durability tests, we strive to inspect and improve quality from the user's point of view.

Lens Quality Control

The assembly of camera lenses is carried out in a clean room with a thoroughly controlled manufacturing environment to prevent dust and dirt from getting inside the equipment. This is because if even a small amount of dust adheres or mixes inside the lens that reflects high-definition objects, it may occur of quality deterioration and camera defects.

Strict Clean Room

The assembly of Panasonic’s lenses is carried out in a clean room. Particularly in the assembly area, work is carried out in a class 100 high level environment (similar level to semiconductor factories). The assembly station is constantly supplied with clean air through a HEPA filter.

The dust adhered on the lens is thoroughly removed with air.

Required Cleanliness Class

The clean room cleanliness is expressed as the number of fine particles (amount of debris in the air) in 1f3 (cubic feet ≈ 28.2 liters). In other words, the lower the cleanliness class, the cleaner the environment is.

Remote Controller Quality Control

The joystick part of the remote controllers is checked to make sure it does not break even if it is used for a long time. We conduct tests to confirm that it can be used without problems even if you rotate the joystick hundreds of thousands of times. Panasonic's products are developed so that they can be used for at least eight years (one use time is assumed to be eight hours). Also, assuming the industries where PTZ cameras are used, we careful so that they can be used in any scene without any problems.

Joystick Endurance Test

After rotating them with a dedicated machine, we conduct a test to see whether the rubber part of the joystick breaks.

Joystick Harness Twist Test

After rotating them with a dedicated machine, we conduct a test to see if any problems occur with the harness that passes through the moving parts of the joystick.

Technological Itinerary

We will continue to refine PTZ's core technology and develop products that will make worksites more convenient by understanding the needs of customers around the world.

Two-piece Camera



One-piece w/ One Arm Concept

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  • AW-HE100


IP Control

  • AW-HE50S/H
IP Support


Slim and Compact

  • AW-HE120W/K


Video Over IP w/ Control

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  • AW-HE60SN
  • AW-HE60HN
  • AW-HE2
PoE Support


Video over IP w/ Control and PoE support



4K30p support
w/ 3G SDI

4K Support


Outdoor IP65 w/ Wiper

Built-in NDI® | HX



4K 60p/50p*1 support w/ 12G-SDI



Ultra-wide-angle Lens

V-log, FreeD, HDR.BT2020 Compatible

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New Direct Drive System and FreeD Compatible

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The Middle Range Model has been Fully Upgraded

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Supports SMPTE ST 2110 and Newly developed PTZ mechanism

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*1: Actual output format is UHD(3840 x 2160) 56.94p/50p.

*2: Based on Futuresource PTZ Camera Report 2020. Panasonic is No.1 PTZ Camera Value brand in worldwide from 2017 to 2019.

* NDI® is a new live video production workflow support protocol for IP use developed by NewTek in the United States. In this instance, NDI® is used to indicate high bandwidth NDI®.


  • Won 2022 NAB Show
    Product of the Year Award

  • TV Technology Announces
    NAB Best of Show Awards

  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2021

Award-winning Product AW-UE150, AW-UE100, AW-UE80 and AW-UE50/40

from Developer and Planner

Munenori Miyaji
PTZ Camera Project Leader
Product Design Group
Media & Entertainment Business Div.
Panasonic Corporation

Our recent PTZ camera represents what was sublimated during the development of the original AW-HE100. We put three main elements into products when developing them.
First, this is a camera for taking pictures. So we sought natural color and color reproducibility. Accordingly, adjustment functions are comparable to high-end studio cameras.
Second is moving/stopping reproducibility. It has a robotic mechanism so it must be very accurate, stop crisply and move smoothly.
Third is total system cost reduction by workflow innovation using PTZ cameras. We switched from serial to IP control, and to one-cable IP solution for video, control and power. We have been adopting the latest technologies, such as NDI®|HX and fiber solution, which realize easier installation and simpler cabling.

* NDI® is a new live video production workflow support protocol for IP use developed by NewTek in the United States. In this instance, NDI® is used to indicate high bandwidth NDI®.

Kazunori Masamura
Professional AV Planning
(Product Planning)
Media & Entertainment Business Div.
Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic has been offering box cameras and pan-tilt heads since before.
In 2008, we used this know-how to develop a product integrating a lens, a camera and a pan-tilt head.
It has been 10 years since our PTZ cameras were first launched.
We make efforts in listening carefully to voices of customers and introducing better products that meet customers' expectations.

AW-UE160W/K Voice of DevelopersAW-UE160W/K Voice of Developers

Developing from the Voice of Customers

Support for V-Log

We responded to requests from users in the production industry to provide support for V-Log output and HDR/BT.2020 to use remote cameras with the same workflow as production cameras such as the Netflix approved VariCam.

AW-UE160 AW-UE150 AW-UE100

FreeD Compatible

Realized in response to requests from the broadcasting industry to perform simple and labor-saving operations using the PTZ in a virtual studio.

AW-UE160 AW-UE150 AW-UE100 AW-UE80

SRT Introduction

In response to growing demand for remote video production using a public line as IP conversion continues to progress, we adopted SRT, which has been gaining momentum in the industry.

AW-UE160 AW-UE150 AW-UE100 AW-UE80 AW-UE50/40

Improved Operability of the AW-RP150GJ

In response to customer requests for easy and intuitive operation, we adopted a 3D joystick (can be operated with one hand with the PTZ). Furthermore, we also supported 3rd party device control such as robotics.


Adoption of High Bandwidth NDI®

In response to requests to build a higher quality, lower latency NDI® workflow, we adopted the high bandwidth NDI®.

AW-UE160 AW-UE100 AW-UE80

Robotics Systems

To produce attractive and engaging content more efficiently, Panasonic support Robotic camera systems and providing smooth camera movements that can be created and managed remotely.

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SMPTE ST 2110 compatible

We responded to requests from users in the growing demand for using PTZ cameras in the increasingly IP-based broadcast industry, we adopted SMPTE ST 2110, which has been gaining momentum in the industry.

JPEG XS compatible

In response to the increasing demand for the utilization of large-volume, high-quality video in line with the development of high-speed telecommunications, we adopted JPEG XS.

* NDI® is a new live video production workflow support protocol for IP use developed by NewTek in the United States. In this instance, NDI® is used to indicate high bandwidth NDI®.