Thank you for installing the host software for our cameras, including the ThorCam imaging application.
If you wish to run ThorCam, you can exit this page and run it from the start menu (Press the Start button, then select Thorlabs -> Scientific Imaging -> ThorCam).
Scientific Cameras have a large black and red aluminum case. All cameras in the Scientific family share the same drivers (USB 3.0, Camera Link, and Gigabit Ethernet) and SDK. The Scientific and the Compact Scientific family (below) share the same USB driver.
Compact Scientific Cameras have a smaller black and red aluminum case than Scientific and are USB only. The Compact Scientific Camera family and the Scientific family (above) share the same USB driver and .NET interface. In the future, they will share the same SDK.
Compact Scientific Cameras
Both Scientific and Compact Scientific Camera files are located in the following folders
- Documentation: C:\Program Files\Thorlabs\Scientific Imaging\Documentation\Scientific Camera Documents
- Third-Party Support, SDK, and Examples: C:\Program Files\Thorlabs\Scientific Imaging\Scientific Camera Support
DCC- or DCU- (also referred to as DCx) Compact USB Cameras are small with either a black/stainless steel or grey plastic case, depending on the model. The DCx Camera family has its own USB drivers, SDK, and third-party support.
DCx Camera files are located in the following folders
- Documentation: C:\Program Files\Thorlabs\Scientific Imaging\Documentation\DCx Camera Documents
- Third-Party Support, SDK, Interfaces, and Examples: C:\Program Files\Thorlabs\Scientific Imaging\DCx Camera Support