If it has a static IP address preset and not configured to use DHCP by default, it probably still has. In this case, you should connect it to a private network (just a computer and your camera for example) with the same network and netmask to configure it.
If it uses DHCP, you can ping all your network and look in your ARP cache for the MAC address of your camera. For example:
nmap -sP 192.168.0.0/24
arp | grep <the MAC address with ':' as separator and lower case letters>
EDIT: (considering the information provided)
If you connect your camera directly to your notebook, you are able to access the camera configuration (it may be a web page, or a simple telnet menu...). In the manual of your camera, you can figure out what is your default camera's IP. You have to configure your notebook by setting a static address in the same network.
For example, if your camera's address is
192.168.0.1, you can configure your notebook with
ifconfig 192.168.0.2/24 up. You should then be able to ping your camera and modify its configuration (static IP address, DHCP setting, etc.). You'll then be able to connect your camera in the network you want.