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*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

The BirdDog P240 40X NDI PTZ Camera is a full NDI camera that’s designed for capturing sharp and vivid images in resolutions up to 1080p60.

  • 40x optical zoom

  • Full NDI 5.5 support

  • OLED display

  • Integrated ND filter

Comprehensive PTZ Camera Solution. This black BirdDog P240 40X NDI PTZ Camera offers an increased light sensitivity, 40x optical zoom, and an integrated ND filter to keep your images crisp and clear against the forces of sunlight. The camera includes free software tools, such as Central Lite to create NDI sources and drive your NDI streams to any BirdDog Studio NDI or Mini to decode NDI back to SDI or HDMI, Cam Control to allow easy access to settings, and Comms Lite for an audio intercom solution. Additionally included is FreeD, a protocol for sending PTZ positioning data to AR/VR systems including Unreal Engine, Brainstorm, Vizrt’s Viz Virtual Studio, and it’s all built right into the BirdUI.

Sony Exmor Sensor. A back-illuminated Sony Exmor /2.5" CMOS 8.5MP sensor allows the P240 to produce beautiful images with low noise sensitivity and other enhanced imaging characteristics.

Inputs & Outputs. Output options with this camera include NDIHDMI, and 3G-SDI as well as balanced XLR audio via an optional breakout cable.

360° Mohawk Tally & NDI Genlock. The innovative Mohawk tally gives a full 360° view, so you’ll never be caught out wondering which camera you need to be talking to. Enable NDI Genlock to select an NDI source to be the timing master to provide more predictable timing in multi-camera environments.

NDI Video Scopes. The P240 can generate scopes to send out as NDINDI Proxy, or both. This allows for monitoring scopes on the NDI Proxy while sending a clean main NDI feed simultaneously. Choose from histogram, waveform, vectorscope, or RGB parade and the position on the NDI stream!

Q & A

  • How can I control the camera's movement?
    • You can control basic camera moves using the BirdDog IR remote, but for more precise control, the BirdDog PTZ Keyboard is available for rent separately.

  • How can I change the resolution and frame rate?
    • You can adjust the resolution and frame rate through the WebUI and the IR remote. The dial has been phased out in recent firmware updates and can no longer be used to make adjustments.

  • Does this rental include a USB audio adapter?
    • This rental doesn’t include the BirdDog USB audio adapter by default.

    • If you need a USB audio adapter with your rental, please request it in the Special Instructions box during checkout and we’ll add one to your order at no additional cost.

  • Brand


    Camcorder Type


    Camera Type


    Control Presets
    • 128 via IP, RS-232, VISCA, Pelco-D
    Move Speed
    • Pan: 0.05 to 100°/sec
    • Tilt: 0.05 to 50°/sec
    Movement Range
    • Pan: 175°
    • Tilt: -30 to 90°
    Tally Light
    • Yes
    Supported Control Protocols
    • IP
    • NDI
    • Pelco-D
    • RS-232
    • RS-422
    • VISCA

    Operating Temperature

    • 14 to 104°F
    Operating Humidity
    • 80%


    Exposure Control

    Shutter Type

    • Electronic Rolling Shutter
    Shutter Speed
    • 1 to 10,000 Seconds
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • 50 dB
    Minimum Illumination
    • 0.4 Lux
    Flip / Mirror Support
    • Image Flip, Mirror (Vertical)




    • (W x H x D) 9.1 × 7.8 × 6.4″
    • 5.280 lb



    Sensor Type

    • 1/2.5"-Type CMOS Sensor
    Sensor Resolution
    • Effective: 8.5 Megapixel
    IR Cut Filter
    • Yes
    Built-In ND Filter
    • Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear ND Filters
    Focus Control
    • Autofocus
    • Manual Focus



    Video I/O

    • 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
    • 1 x HDMI Output
    Audio I/O
    • 1 x LEMO 10-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input/Output
    • 1 × 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
    • 1 × 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Output
    Other I/O
    • 1 x NDI (NDI) Control/Video Input/Output
    • 1 x RJ45 (RS-232) Input
    • 1 x RJ45 (RS-422) Input
    • 1 x USB-A (USB 2.0)


    Item Type



    Focal Length

    • 4.4 to 88.4mm
    Optical Zoom Ratio
    • 40x
    Field of View
    • Horizontal: 70.2 to 4.1°
    Maximum Aperture
    • f/2 to 3.8



    PoE Support

    • PoE+ 802.3at
    Power I/O
    • 1 x Barrel (12VDC) Input
    Power Consumption
    • 22.5 W


    Video Capture

    External Recording Modes
    SDI/BNC / HDMI / RJ45

    • 1920 × 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    • 1920 × 1080
    • 1280 × 720 at 50/59.94 fps
    Embedded Audio
    Audio Recording
    • Yes
    IP Streaming
    • 1920 × 1080 at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p

    BirdDog P240 40X NDI PTZ Camera

    AC Adapter - BirdDog GME60C-120400FDR (P4K)

    Accessory - BirdDog P4K Infrared Remote

    Charger - Non-Polarized Cable