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Ok, now that my navi's on order, lets talk backup cameras.

What are the vital stats to know you'll have a solid image, work well in low lighting, color, wide angle, etc.?

Any recs on a good priced, good specs, small sized unit for mounting in my license plate area?

Big question! Do I want the reverse image view or not? Is it better to have the image match the rear view or be opposite basically?

Thanks!!

Adam
 

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NDBC1 is the pionner one - I love it - i love it so much i front mounted it on my bike :) works well in the dark also. All BU cams reverse the image automatically for you - i would think that not haveing the image reveresed would mess with you head since you mind is already trained on the oppisite :shrug:
 

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Do I have to run the pioneer one? Is there a better spec one or is the pioneer the one to go with?

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adam & chris...pm me for some info on the eclipse back up camera ;)
 

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There look like some good ones on ebay but I am not sure. I tried asking this question awhile ago but could never get a response
 

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Well then it's time for us all to learn now :) Who's got the knowledge? I know you want a certain number of lumens for low lighting conditions...any input?
 

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whatever you do stay away from Farenheit or Power Accoustik back up cameras....they have crappy seals and leak all the time
 

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OK, noted that. Keep the input coming, I hear one rec for Pioneer thus far?
 

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i know Chris is waiting for me to promote eclipse ;)

it's a great piece, and with some new found knowledge...it makes it even more desirable :)
 

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Can I read reviews of these anywhere?
 

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Pioneer:

Chassis: The camera is built into a compact waterproof aluminum case, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.

Automatic Sensitivity Compensation: The camera automatically adjusts to the available light, from 1.5 lux to 100,000 lux. The 1.5 lux rating ensures you'll have visibility at night in low light, while the 100,000 lux rating means the picture won't be washed out in bright sunlight.

Wide Angle Lens: The 112° horizontal and 82° vertical viewing angles provide an excellent near field view of anything behind you.

CCD: The 1/4" color CCD imager has approximately 250,000 pixels (491 x 512 pixels), delivers a high quality picture.


Kenwood: (Looks like better specs here wider viewing angle, more pixels, no light info though)

Chassis: The camera is built into a compact waterproof aluminum case, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.

Wide Angle Lens: The 120° horizontal and 84° vertical viewing angles provide an excellent near field view of anything behind you.

CCD: The 1/4" color CCD imager has approximately 270,000 pixels (492 x 542 pixels) to deliver a high quality picture.

Compatibility: This camera is designed for use with Kenwood in-dash monitors, however, the standard composite video output (RCA plug) makes it compatible with virtually any mobile video monitor.


$145 bucks best I could find on Kenwood

NESA Vision CCD-2 Rear View Camera ($99 bucks)

Product Description:

* Bullet Color Camera
* Waterproof to 100 Feet
* 1 Lux Low Light Color Camera
* RCA Outputs and DIN Connector
* Operatiing Temperature: 14°F - 131°F
* 310,000 Pixels (CCIR)
* 1-year Authorized Manufacturer's warranty

Hmm, looks to be even better specs there...

Soundstorm has one for $30, looks like crap though.


Performance Teknique ICBM-5201 ($89 bucks)
Key Features:

* Rearview color camera with night vision
* 0 LUX night visibility
* Automatic light compensation
* NTSC system
* High resolution
* Water resistant
* 1/4" image sensor
* Hard metal casing
* Mounting bracket included
* 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

No pixel rating, but zero lumens sure sounds good. No viewing angle info either. hmmmm


NESA Vision BCC-02 Rear View Camera ($109 bucks)

Product Description:

* 100 Foot Waterproof Under Water
* Bullet Style Color Camera
* 1 Lux Low Light Color Camera
* RCA Outputs & Din Connector
* Bullet-In 11 LED for Night Vision
* 310,000 Pixels (CCIR)
* Operating Temperature: 14°F to 131°F
* 1-year Authorized Manufacturer's warranty

Looks like solid pixels, low lumens, but it has LED lighting (which I'm not sure I want or not), hmmm

NESA Vision BCC-03 ($99)
Product Description:

* Waterproof to 100 Feet
* Bullet Style Color Camera
* 1 Lux Low Light Camera
* RCA Outputs and DIN Connector
* Operating Temperature: 14°F - 131°F
* 310,000 Pixels (CCIR)

No LEDs, but good specs there.


NESA Vision LPC-1
Product Description:

* License Plate Rear View Camera System
* 1 Lux Illumination
* Water, Fog, and Dust Proof
* 1/4" CCD One Chip Package
* Wide Angle Lens(150 degree)
* Designed for installation on the rear license plate
* Damage, theft, and scratch resistant
* Backlight Compensation Circuit
* Electronic Iris
* Up to 70 ft. visibility
* Compatible with any monitor
* Easy installation
* Ambient Temperature: -10°C ~ 50°C
* 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

This one is a license plate frame mounted cam. Kinda neat since it is all mounted and ready to go



PME Video VB21C-RV ($199)
Product Description:

* High Resolution Full Color Camera: 512x492
* Built-in to universal license plate frame
* Remarkably True Color Reproduction
* Excellent Auto White Balance
* Reverse Polarity Input Protection Circuit Built-in
* Reverse Image
* Min. Illumination: 0.3 Lux at F2.0
* Wide angle lens for easy viewing
* 180 degrees vertical swivel for various vehicles -- will adjust to your exact vehicle needs and accommodate any installation.
* Waterproof design
* Night Vision -- superior night vision quality
* Anti-theft design for optimum security -- Recessed mounting holes for bolts to install into. Once installed, the bolts can only be removed from inside portion of vehicle.
* 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Huge viewing angle, all ready mounted and good to go on a frame (which is silver though...), low light needs, can't tell on the resolution, is that equivalent to the others? I'd have to multiply it out i guess....



http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_249.html
Found some of the cams there...

Hope that helps someone or that someone can help me further decide from here :)
 

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Has anyone converted their Supra to electronic boot pop, and mounted a reverse camera in the hole in the tail light?

Dan.
 

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Sicarius123 said:
Has anyone converted their Supra to electronic boot pop, and mounted a reverse camera in the hole in the tail light?

Dan.
Just an FYI, the typical key hole cameras aren't as commonly as high of spec as some of the more common license plate ones, though the eclipse may work there for that use.

I have a lexus, so I am not too interested in electronic pop for a supra at this moment :)
 

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Yea I'd completely expect most of the key hole sized camera's to be of sub-par quality, especially with the number of them for sale on fleabay and similar. But surely there must be something like that which is high quality?

Dan.
 

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The Z1 uses an standard composite video input so as long as the cam uses composite video signal - you are good.

I thought the eclipse BEC was propritarty to the eclipse screen????
 

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minguezCD said:
I thought the eclipse BEC was propritarty to the eclipse screen????

it is.........................or is it? ;)
 

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It is...unless you are able to obtain the wiring codes for the cam :)
 

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:lol: hackers!
 
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