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

Next meeting will presumably take place virtually in October 2020! August 2020 GenICam GenTL SFNC Release 1.2 June 2020 GenICam SFNC Release 2.6 GenICam GenDC Release 1.1 May 2020 Meeting as part of Virtual IVSM Spring 2020   November 2019 ... read more


The official public releases of the GenICamTM standard are available for download below. Complete GenICamTM downloads GenICamTM Package Version 2019.11 (previously announced as Package Version 2019.07) consists of GenApi 3.2.0, GenTL 1.6, SFNC 2.5, GenTL SFNC 1.1.1, GenCP 1.3, GenDC ... 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