Panasonic AW-UE150

Panasonic has shipped the AW-UE150 ($11,400), a remote-controlled UHD 60p pan-tilt-zoom camera, along with the AW-RP150 remote controller ($4,700).

First announced at InfoComm last year, the UE150 is targeted at broadcast, production, corporate, events, education and houses of worship. It has a one-inch MOS sensor and a 20x zoom lens with a horizontal viewing angle of 75.1 degrees, Panasonic said. It can output UHD and cropped HD simultaneously over 12G-SDI, HDMI, optical fiber and IP.

Panasonic said the camera supports HDR capture and has an optical image stabilization system to compensate for vibrations. A night mode supports infrared shooting.

The camera’s IP output, settings and other options can be controlled from an computer over an IP network or via mobile devices. Panasonic said a single RP150 unit can control up to 200 UE150 cameras, while a single UE150 can be controlled from as many as five different RP150 units.

Panasonic AW-RP150 remote controller

Panasonic AW-RP150 remote controller

The RP150 itself has a seven-inch LCD touchscreen for monitoring and changing menu settings, along with a joystick and lever for zoom or focus control. Scene files and other settings can be saved to an SD card and copied to multiple cameras to reduce set-up of large numbers of cameras.

The RP150 will also work with higher-end Panasonic PTZs and other remote cameras, the company said.

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