Backup Cameras have one main mission to accomplish: increased safety in backing up any vehicle. These rear view camera devices are designed to easily install in almost any vehicle by placing a mini video camera attached to the exterior, rear of the vehicle and having a monitor in easy view of the diver. These backup cameras are moderately priced.

Below is some suggested criteria you may wish to consider when considering these products.


A Backup Camera wouldn’t be considered unless it were able to incorporate easily into the field of vision of the driver. These products are popular because they are compact, and reliable.

Image Size and Quality

There are numerous features found on backup camera monitors devices that enhance its image quality. Some of these features include high density color image as measured in megapixels. A seven inch screen size seems to be the most popular.

Field of view

As measured in degrees some cameras are as low as 90 degrees a good field of view would range from 120 and up.

Night Vision

Look for models which specifically state they are equipped with special night vision illumination. They will usually state in distance how many feet behind the vehicle is illuminated.

Wired vs Wireless

This important consideration is often personal preference. Wireless backup camera systems are usually easier to install but may be more sensitive to use because of fragile antennae. Wired systems installation may contain extra steps but are viewed as more reliable by some individuals.

Mounting Options

Rear view cameras come with different water proof mounting options and are usually influenced by the type of vehicle. For standard sedan type vehicles a license plate mount may be sufficient. For SUV or RV a flat exterior mounting bracket which allows a higher mounting of the backup camera may be preferred.

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