The Generic Interface for Cameras standard is the base for plug & play handling of cameras and devices.


Today’s digital cameras are packed with much more functionality than just delivering an image. Processing the image and appending the results to the image data stream, controlling external hardware, and doing the real-time part of the application have become common tasks for machine vision cameras. As a result, the programming interface for cameras has become more and more complex.


The goal of GenICamTM (Generic Interface for Cameras) is to provide a generic programming interface for all kinds of devices (mainly cameras), no matter what interface technology (GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, CoaXPress, Camera Link HS, Camera Link etc.) they are ... read more

GenICam News

December 2018 GenICam GenDC Release 1.0 November 2018 GenICam GenDC: Ballot in progress Updated GenICam Pixel Format Values & PFNC.h September 2018 Meeting at National Instruments in Austin June 2018 GenICam Release Version 2018.06 New GenICam reference implementation v3.1.0 New ... read more


The official public releases of the GenICamTM standard are available for download below. Complete GenICamTM downloads GenICamTM Package Version 2018.06 consists of GenApi 3.1.0, GenTL 1.5, SFNC 2.4, GenTL SFNC 1.1.1, GenCP 1.2 CLProtocol 1.1 and FWUpdate 1.0. GenICamTM Package ... read more

Group Members

How to join the GenICamTM standard group? Any company can become an associated member of the GenICamTM group (individuals and organizations are not accepted). The membership application form is part of the GenICamTM license. It has to be filled in ... read more


GenICamTM contributors, meetings and milestones Starting with a kick-off meeting in June 2003 many actively contributing companies pushed the standard's development forward realizing a true success story. The following list shows the attendees of the GenICamTM meetings held up to ... read more

Compliant products

There are basically three types of GenICamTM compliant products: cameras, transport layers, and software libraries. The rules specifying which products are considered to be GenICamTM compliant are listed in the GenICamTM license document. The GenICamTM standard committee will provide a ... read more