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    Budget rear-view camera?

    Has anyone used one of these cameras?

    I just picked up a Kenwood DNX7100 and want to get a backup camera that I can flush-mount.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Color-BackUp-Rea...QQcmdZViewItem

    The price is right, but I'm unsure of the quality.

    Any input?

    Thanks!

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    One thing I should note, apparently my headunit only has a single line-in camera feed. There is one yellow connector on the headunit's pigtail so I need a camera compatible with that.

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    Don't know, but it looks a lot like this one over at Deal Extreme. You can read the reviews there.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5891

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    That's exactly what I am looking for. It doesn't give any specs but the reviews seem decent and it looks like it'll work perfectly with the Kenwood. The Kenwood is NTSC and everything.

    I'll order one and try it out. If it doesn't fit in the key-hole, I'll drill and mount it in my license plate with quick-connect disconnects. Certainly looks waterproof enough...

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    Please post back when you get 'er going. Let us know how it works. I'm especially interested in hearing about the IR-mode.

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    Will do. It'll probably be a few weeks before I go to install everything. Still trying to find out how illegal it is to drill a hole in a license plate.

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    Hi,

    I've fitted one similar to my car:







    nick

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    I got mine at gooddeals18.com
    or something like that... googel it...

    25 bones and its great...awesome prices too

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    Please post SPECS & IMPRESSIONS -on image /build quality ASAP!

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    For those of you that may receive a shipment of the ones in the link in post #3 from dealextreme...(or elsewhere)

    PLEASE post the SPECS of the camera and your IMPRESSIONS of them ASAP !

    Two reasons for hooking up the camera's right away:

    A: Your impressions (Good, Bad, junk- Good pic/ bad pic -Good /bad build quality, etc ) would be appreciated by others in the market for a decent camera.

    B: Another reason for hooking up the cameras, testing right away is I'm sure if you have to return it would make that easier.

    (NOTE for those who can't get the cameras hooked up for weeks as mentioned above- Supply 12vdc to cameras and you can plug them into ANY TV set that has a RCA jack Video input.)


    I myself have used the contact form on the website asking for SPECS, about 1am Sat March 1-2008. (More than likely they will not have any specs- the only way to get specs being from maybe some paperwork that might be in the box /printed on the box.)


    PS: For those reading specs off the instruction sheet /box camera comes in the specs posted below can be used a a "form" so you don't have to type up a bunch of stuff.

    Note below unit is CCD, instead of CMOS, most of Febay being CMOS cameras...

    SPECS should look like this- this being off a similar camera on Febay..


    Model: HTC33 Flush mount water proof Night Vision camera 1/3" Color CCD sensor with sharp Len.
    Color image sensor: 3.0mm
    Scanning System: 2:1 Interlace
    Resolution: 420 TV Lines
    Minimum Illumination: 0.5, 0 LUX /F1.2 with IR
    AGC: auto
    White Balance: Auto
    Electronic Shutter: 1/60 ~ 1/10,000 Second
    current Consumption: Max. 100mA
    Power Supply 12V DC
    Lens: f=2.8mm /F=2.0 92 degree view angle.
    Operating & Storage Temp. <> -20C to + 60C Rh95%Max.
    Dimension: 2.5"(D) x 1.25"(H) x 1.37(Dia)
    IR LED Night Vision: 10 LED Lights about 20ft at low light condition




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    As soon as it arrives, I'll post the specs. It'll have to wait a few weeks for a review though.

    What's the difference between CCD and CMOS?

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