BirdDog P200 Camera Hire

This three-camera kit with controller is great for livestreaming

The BirdDog P200 camera is a great entry level camera for professional internet broadcasting

We acquired a set of three BirdDog P200 cameras in 2020 as the world was further locked down due to the pandemic, and they’ve proven to be a valuable asset. We’ve spent ages going through the cameras and everything they can do before taking them on the road.

Since then, they’ve been used to shoot sporting events, services and broadcast interviews and have proven to be a good set of cameras that get you on-air fast.


The cameras have full 3G-HDSDI and HDMI connections. However, they’re one of the few cameras in the world to utilise full NDI®. This feature allows anyone with a gigabit local network to be able to carry full 140Mbps visually lossless video.

Put simply, you only need one Cat6 ethernet cable to run to each of your cameras to carry full HD video, audio, comms and even power! (From an appropriate 802.3at PoE+ switch/router)

Sensor size and Zoom range

The camera has a Sony 1/2.8 inch CMOS backlit sensor that checks in at 2.13 Megapixels with a 30x optical zoom. The lens runs from 4.3mm at its widest to 129mm at full zoom. It offers 350 degree movement, minus a small section at the rear of the camera.

Size and Mountability

Each BirdDog P200 camera weighs 2kg, allowing them to be mounted almost anywhere with an appropriately strong platform. They can even be mounted upside down from a ceiling or lighting platform for extra flexibility. (With appropriate safety precautions)

Each camera has standard tripod base plate mounting options on the base, allowing you to use any good sturdy tripod capable of holding a 2kg payload.

Keyboard controller

The keyboard allows you to control up to 255 cameras via both NDI or VISCA protocols, allowing you to control older PTZ cameras on the same network. You have full control of each cameras zoom, position, shutter, iris and even colour settings.

This kit includes the following:

  • 3x BirdDog P200 Eyes cameras
  • 1x BirdDog PTZ controller
  • 4x power supplies
  • 3x remote controls
Cost Per Day:
£350 + VAT

Technical information

All of the geeky facts and figures
Image Sensor1 / 2.8 inch CMOS 2.13MP
Optical Zoom30x
Horizontal Angle Of View63.7° (W) – 2.3°(T)
ApertureF1.6 (W) – F4.7 (T)
Min. IlluminationColor: 0.01 lux (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30s, High sensitive mode), 0.1 lux (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30s, Normal sensitive mode)
Shutter Speed1/1 – 1/10000s
FocusAuto, Push, Manual
White BalanceAuto, Indoor, Outdoor, Manual, OPW, ATW
ExposureAuto, Manual, Shutter/Iris Priority
Backlight CompensationYES
Pan MovementHorizontal: ∓175º (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.05º〜100º/s)
Tilt MovementVertical: +90º to -30º (Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.05°〜50°/s)
Preset Positions128 (Speed adjustable: Up to 150°/s)
Preset Speed0-5 Level adjustable
Operating Temperature-10 – +50 (°C)
Operating Humidity≤80%
Noise At Max Movement VelocityMax 43dB at full speed pan
Video Interface
Video OutputNDI /HDMI /SDI
Video Formats1080p 60, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
1080i 60, 59.94, 50
720p 60, 59.94, 50
Audio I/O3.5mm Audio In (Stereo)
3.5mm Audio Out (Stereo)
Control Interface
IP PTZControlNDI Control (auto configuring), VISCA IP
Serial PTZ Control2x RJ45: RS232/RS422/RS485
Serial Control ProtocolVISCA / PELCO D
Power & Dimensions
Power Input12V DC, PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at)
Power ConsumptionMin: 15.2W; Max: 19.7W (PTZ move simultaneously)
Video CompressionFull NDI – i-frame high quality low latency NDI for production
Network ProtocolNDI – Discovery, configuration and control
Web Control InterfaceFull control via Web/Mobile UI including Scene presets
Source:BirdDog P200 Tech Specs – © BirdDog