Panasonic Connect Announces New Rugged Outdoor-Ready 4K PTZ Camera
Panasonic Connect Europe announces a new outdoor PTZ camera, the AW-UR100, available in the third quarter of calendar 2023. The new model combines rugged reliability and high-precision shooting capabilities, such as 4K/60FPS, with cropping functionality and a dynamic image stabilising system (DISS) to overcome the challenges of working outdoors. The camera is ideal for a wide range of outdoor environments, from stadiums to warehouses and airports to ocean-going vessels.
For shooting from various angles at large-scale events, the UR100 offers both a 74.1° horizontal wide-angle lens for panoramic pull-backs and 4K/60P compatibility for 24x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. It also features three types of image stabilisation systems for shake-free video: optical image stabilisation (OIS), electronic roll correction (EIS) and pan-tilt image stabilisation (Dynamic Image Stabilising System—DISS).
Rugged Design for Reliable Performance
The UR100 is built to withstand challenging outdoor environments, such as shooting in high-corrosion salt-air locations or in rain, wind, snow or intense sunlight. The camera is hermetically sealed to keep out wind-blown dust and sand, and a defroster warms the lens to prevent the formation of frost, ice or condensation in extreme temperatures down to -15°C (-4°F). There is also a convenient wiper to keep the lens clear in wet conditions. In numerous tests simulating diverse outdoor conditions for waterproofing, dustproofing, salt spray and more, the UR100 has proven its rugged ability to perform reliably in a wide range of demanding environments.
Adaptability and Multiple Interfaces
Designed for the different needs of outdoor shooting, the UR100 includes many interfaces for major baseband transmission, such as 3G-SDI, 12G-SDI and fibre, as well as support for various IP protocols including NDI and SRT. FreeD is also supported for AR/VR systems.
Andre Meterian, Director of Professional Video Systems for Panasonic Connect Europe, says, “The Panasonic PTZ camera recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and this addition for precision shooting and broadcasting in outdoor environments is another valuable addition to the range. It’s the ideal device for those working outdoors and is designed to support the accelerating shift to IP-based remote video production while ensuring video quality and production efficiency in the field.”