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Rear View Camera

Backup Camera Buying Guide: What You Need to Know About Rearview


Before you buy a backup camera, here are some things to consider

There are many backup cameras available on the market, so it can be difficult to choose the right one for you.

Video quality is the biggest concern that most people have. You want the system to show you a clear view of what is behind you in order to make it useful. The quality of both the camera and display will determine the clarity of the image. Like the camera on your phone, clarity can be measured in pixels. The larger the number, both the camera and monitor, the clearer the picture will appear.

The LUX rating is a measure of performance under low lighting conditions. The lower the number, it’s better. Backup cameras may include LEDs or infrared lights that help to illuminate the area around your vehicle.

Rearview cameras typically use either CMOS or CCD sensor technology. A CMOS sensor, which is digital, uses less power. A CMOS sensor is also more sensitive to low light than a conventional CCD sensor. CCD sensors are better at dealing with changing light conditions. Both sensors will withstand normal use. In most cases, it is not possible to tell the difference.

Parking guidelines are an option on some cameras. This option is available on some cameras.

You can only connect to an existing monitor if it is pre-installed. You have the option to install a different size display if you’re installing one. However, the most important aspect is the size and orientation of the view. All new vehicles that were released after May 2018 must have a view of the 10 x 20 ft area directly behind them. A view of at least 170° is required.

You can access multiple angles with some cameras that have advanced functionality. You will need to ensure that the camera is compatible with your display. It is easiest to connect cameras that plug into a touchscreen or radio display.