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Strong addition to the Professional 12V System: Two new Bosch inspection cameras for professionals

Visual checks now even easier and faster

  • Larger display for good overview combined with robustness and durability
  • Higher resolution for more details and sharper image, for example for checking pipes,
    shafts or for automotive inspection
  • Self-explanatory operation and orientation thanks to practical help features
  • Simple documentation using images or even video

Stefanie Schaefer >


With the GIC 12V-5-27 C Professional and the GIC 12V-4-23 C Professional, Bosch is launching two high-resolution inspection cameras that will make it easier for tradespeople such as installers, electricians, and automotive mechatronics engineers to inspect hard-to-reach areas. They are perfect for quickly viewing inside pipes, drains, or shafts, to trace leaks or blockages without having to break through walls or ceilings, for example. Even extremely hard-to-reach areas like inside the engine compartment when inspecting cars can be reached by the cameras, and the inspection can be documented with images or, if using the GIC 12V-5-27 C Professional, even a video, giving users the relevant evidence conveniently to hand and underscoring the professional handling of the job. Both tools are part of the Professional 12V System, in which the same rechargeable battery can be used for operating different tools, from screwdrivers to hand-held circular saws. This saves tradespeople time, space, and money.

Robust tools with high level of detail accuracy

What sets the inspection cameras apart is their large, high-resolution camera image combined with the tools’ robustness. The GIC 12V-4-23 C Professional has a 4.3-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels, while the GIC 12V-5-27 C Professional has a 5-inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels. Thanks to their robust construction, high level of protection against dust and splash water as well as ergonomic handle, which is already well established in the thermo cameras range and very popular, users can give their undivided attention to the task at hand. Both inspection cameras are especially robust thanks to the shock-absorbing rubber casing. The display is also slightly set back to further protect it from impacts. The IP54 protection rating guarantees that the tool can be used in areas full of dust or splash water without any issue. The cable and camera together have an IP67 protection rating and are also resistant in saltwater, ethanol, diesel, engine oil, gasoline, and AdBlue® for 30 minutes, making them suitable for automotive inspection.

Simple orientation through the “AutoUp” feature and compass needle

Both inspection cameras make it easy for users to guide the camera cable in the right direction during the inspection. The GIC 12V-5-27 C Professional comes with the “AutoUp” feature. The image automatically rotates upward thereby providing the user with the optimum orientation. The “Up Indication” feature of the GIC 12V-4-23 C Professional displays a small arrow at the bottom left of the screen to show users where “up” is at all times, making it easier for them to interpret the image. This is especially useful when orientation is difficult, such as inside empty water pipes.

Documentation made easy

The condition of the pipes, shafts, laid cables, or the engine compartment can be precisely documented using images taken by the cameras. There is space to store 30 images with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels on the camera. When used with a micro-SD card, the GIC 12V-5-27 C Professional offers extra storage space for images and even for whole inspection videos. Photos and videos can be viewed directly on the camera screen or downloaded onto a PC via the USB-C® cable.

The GIC 12V-5-27 C Professional and GIC 12V-4-23 C Professional inspection cameras will be available from the middle of October. All prices are recommended retail prices and do not include VAT.

You can find the tool specifications table in the PDF, see “download”.
Subject to change.

Contact person for press inquiries:
Stefanie Schaefer
Phone: +49 711 758-1488

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2022, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 5.9 billion euros, about 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2024, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 48,000 are software engineers.

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