BirdDog Eyes A300 Rugged, Waterproof PTZ Camera

BirdDog Eyes A300 PTZ Camera: Weatherproof Full NDI PTZ.

BirdDog has a lot to be proud of over this bad boy; the rugged, weatherproof Eyes A300 PTZ camera. For 2022, the team at BirdDog upgraded the software package to this camera which now also includes color matrix and camera control.

The A300 PTZ Camera was specifically designed for fixed outdoor installations such as sports. This camera also boasts an IP67 rating and an unbelievable Wind Load Durability rating equal to that of a category four (4) hurricane. In short, the A300 can pretty much withstand nearly any weather condition.

By teaming up BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip, a Sony CMOS backlit sensor, and a true Sony image module A300 has lightning auto focus, incredibly sharp images, and insanely fast zoom. A300 has frame rates up to 1080p60, 30x optical zoom, and outputs SDI and Full NDI® simultaneously.


Image Sensor1 / 2.8 inch CMOS 2.13MP
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom12x
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: 360° continuous pan
(Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.01°〜80°/s)
Tilt MovementVertical: +90° to -30°
(Zoom Adaptive Speed Range: 0.1°〜90°/s)
Preset Positions255 (Speed adjustable: Up to 150°/s)
EnvironmentalOutdoor/Indoor, IP67, corrosion resistant treated housing, Wind load durability 60m/s, Nitrogen filled housing
Operating Temperature-40 to 60 °C / -40 to 140 °F
Operating Humidity≤80%
IlluminationIR Laser, illumination up to 500m
Video Interface
Video OutputNDI/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 PTZ ControlNDI Control (auto configuring), VISCA IP
Serial PTZ ControlRS422/RS485 Connector
Serial Control ProtocolVISCA / PELCO D
Power & Dimensions
Power InputAC 24V, PoE 97W (BirdDog PoE 97W Injector, optional)
Power ConsumptionMin: 36W; Max: 76.68W(Fully loaded operation with heater and IR Laser on)
Dimensions180 x 180 x 423 mm / 7 x 7 x 17 in.
Weight10.2 kg / 22.5 lbs.
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