As you may know, I have been posting a lot in the past few weeks, mostly regarding my new head unit and the aftermarket Sony CCD backup camera
I thought I'd take a few moments to post a review about the camera.
First and foremost, I have said it before and I'll say it again. the camera was less than $20.00 delivered and it wold cost hundreds to get the factory camera installed. But for $20.00 I REALLY happen to like this camera.
The fit was about 99% accurate and it replaces the current light bulb holder for the rear license plate. I had to use the included double sided sticky tape to make it a snug fit or the camera would move and not give me a full view. Once the tape was installed all was well.
The picture quality is great. Daytime especially, whether it is in full daylight or even in the shade. Nighttime the camera gets a bit grainy but I was able to compensate for it by adjusting the output settings on my head unit.
Installation was simple once I figured out what I was doing wrong in setting it up. I had the power to the camera hooked up to my backup bulb but then I also had to have the wire from the head unit hooked up to the fuse panel which I didn't. Once done it works as expected. The only other install note I will make is the RCA cable which runs to the front was a bit short so I bought a F2F coupler and used a spare RCA cable I had in the house to extend the whole thing.
All in all I am very pleased and if given the chance I would do it all over again.