The SC-350 is an ultra-light, compact, camera system with the SC-166 water well camera designed for water wells, boreholes, and vertical shafts as small as 2 inches (5 cm) to 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. Additional lighting accessories are available to expand the viewing capabilities. 

SC-350 Borehole Camera System
SC-350 Water Well Camera for up to 500'


The winch is manually operated with a collapsible handle to make it completely compact, portable and easily shippable. The brake lever allows the user to stop the reel at any point for a thorough inspection. 

The system comes standard with the winch, control center, monitor, SC-166 Camera, and power cable. The SC-350 is also compatible with Laval’s R-Cam line of equipment which allows the option to upgrade to an R-Cam System or compliment their existing R-Cam. Contact your local dealer for the full offering of SC-350 Accessories including the depth-counter tripod assembly.

SC-350 Front Angle
SC-350/SC-500 Portable Water Well Camera

SC-350 Winch

  • Cable:  350 feet (107 meters) or 500 feet (152 meters) of Kevlar Reinforced Coaxial Cable
  • Cable Head:  Detachable Laval Quick-Connect Cable Head, Pressure Rated to 5,000 PSI with Built in Strain Relief.
  • Drive: Manual Hand Crank Reel with Collapsible Handle for Maximum Portability
  • Power Supply:  12VDC Power Cable. Optional 12V Battery Pack or 120VAC/220VAC Adaptor
  • Brake:  Interlocking, Manual Brake with Actuator Lever for 360 degree Stopping Capability
  • Dimensions: 17 Inches High (43 cm), 15.5 inches Wide (40 cm), 15 inches Deep (39 cm)
  • Weight:  22 lbs (10 kg) without cable.  30 lbs (13.6 kg) with 350 feet (107 m) and 33 lbs (15 kg) with 500 feet (152 m)
  • Monitor:  7 inch LCD Color Monitor with Adjustable Mounting Bracket
  • Depth Counter:  On-screen depth Display measured in feet and tenths or meters with Optional Tripod
  • Tripod:  Optional Tripod with Telescoping Legs extends from 33 inches (84 cm) to 48 inches (122 cm) with Adjustable Sheave Roller.  Optional Optical Depth Encoder, Counter Wheel, and Connecting Cables Available.

SC-166 Camera Specification

  • Camera Diameter: 1.66 inches (4.22 cm) O.D.
  • Overall Camera Length: 16.5 inches (42 cm)
  • Housing: Stainless steel
  • Lens: BK-7 glass
  • Total Camera Weight: 9 lbs (4.1 kg)
  • Pressure Rating: Pressure tested and waterproof to 750 psi
  • Camera Resolution: Downhole greater than or equal to 540 TVL (both NTSC and PAL)
  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 50° C (32° to 122° F)
  • LED Lighting:  18 High intensity, long life, shock proof LEDs
SC-166 Camera for Boreholes and Water Wells
SC-166 Camera for Boreholes and Water Wells

Note: Specifications subject to change; please confirm when ordering.

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Uses + Applications

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New Construction Inspection

Enhances construction inspection with advanced depth and camera capabilities.

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Recover Lost Tools

Facilitates tool recovery with efficient tracking and location features.

Ground Water Monitoring

Determine Quality, Mineral Conditions, Geological Strata, etc.


What Customers Say

The camera is excellent and it makes a night and day difference in our business.

Gary Shawver

Shawver Well Company

I used to borrow a friendly competitor’s camera.  He had a small one with a hand reel and a tripod made of PVC.  It worked for me at times, but the R-cam 1000 is heads and shoulders above that.

Scott Miller

Northern Virginia Drilling

I hoped we would use our new R-CAM 1000 at least 1 time per month... but we're averaging closer to 10. Plus, I don't have to subcontract the work out to my competition anymore, and I'm picking up a bunch of additional well rehab work.

Al Boone

Boone Water Systems, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

The downhole facing SC-166 is suitable for boreholes up to 10 inches in diameter. The R-CAM dual view camera can view boreholes up to 16 inches in diameter. The DC5150 is suitable for borehole diameters up to 30 inches in diameter. Please note, visibility downhole will be impacted by the clarity of the fluid and the available light.

Some manufacturers will claim that a wide-angle down-view lens can provide just as much viewing area as a dedicated side-view camera module. This is simply not the case. To achieve the clearest, most detailed view of the side of the borehole you will need a dedicated side-view camera. The R-CAM dual view camera and DC5150 come equipped with 360-degree side-view and dedicated down-view cameras.
When you view the system as a whole, the cable is one of the least expensive components at the time of purchase, yet one of the most difficult to upgrade at a later time. Our recommendation is to equip your system with more cable than you initially think you’ll need. A camera system will be in service for many years, and while you may only survey wells that are 500 ft. today, in seven years you may be surveying wells that are 600-700 ft. deep. Additionally, the cable will be removed periodically when replacing the cable head as a part of normal maintenance. Having additional cable is a great way to future-proof your system and ensure your peace of mind.
While a real-time video survey is preferable to having no down-hole data at all, the real value of a down-hole survey is the video data is generated and can be analyzed and reviewed at a later time. With this in mind, nearly all of our systems come equipped with state-of-the-art DVR’s that easily capture and store your video data. These videos are stored on an included 16 GB thumb drive for easy sharing with customers.
Having your depth displayed on-screen in real-time is a critical data point when conducting an underground survey. Without your depth count on screen, it is very easy to become disoriented down-hole and miss critical bits of information, like a break in the well casing. Nearly all of our down-hole camera systems are equipped with a highly accurate digital encoder, ensuring you know the exact depth of your camera while conducting a survey.

Every camera system will eventually require a repair to the cable head, the point at which the cable and camera physically connect. Over time, the internal connections within the cable head can be strained to the point where they disconnect and cause interference or a complete loss of the video signal. To expedite the repair process, we have cable head repair kits available for both portable systems and large vehicle-based systems.

Conducting surveys with the included centralizers and available lens shield accessory is the best way to ensure that the camera head remains protected downhole. When not in use, store the camera head in an area where it will be safe from unintentional drops or damage. If your camera system is damaged, we offer full repair services at our headquarters in Fresno, California.

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