PART: L: J
BUY THE BEST- CAR REVERSE PARKING CAMERA!
ust don’t be carried away by the seller’s words…
There are some definite things to be noted while choosing a right reverse parking camera!
I learned now while choosing the best one for my ALBUS!
The most important things – the Electronic chip, Resolution, Viewing Angle, Lux & Impact resistance. The Electronic Chip:
There are three different types of rear-view reversing cameras are for cars on the market. The first type, called a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) is the more expensive of the two cameras as it uses digital technology and has higher clarity.
The second type, the CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) camera is cheaper because it is mass-produced and uses analogue technology.
Third one is CMOS (CMD) type, produces a better image, almost HD than a standard CMOS sensor, higher clarity than the standard CMOS. Resolution:
Go for more effective pixels and TV lines for the better picture clarity. But we need also a better LCD screen to get the best of the camera. Wider 16.9 screen capable of displaying higher pixels, will make you to enjoy the screen. Today’s monitors are compatible for both NTSC OR PAL colour system. Somehow I prefer NTSC colour system. And, at least a 800* 480 Resolution screen of 6 to 8 inches display! Viewing Angle:
There is a noticeable deference in the viewing angle between cameras. This is mainly due to the size of the lens. Generally cameras use either a 1.7mm or 2.8mm lens for the greatest viewing angle. Some cameras have a larger mm lens and a greater viewing distance but tend to be limited on viewing angle. LUX Rating
-The Lux rating on cameras refers to the sensitivity to light, the lower the Lux rating the better the camera responds to light. This is very important for night vision. Weather-Proofing & Impact Resistance:
Should be capable of managing vibration, shock and water proof.
There are two different types of weather proof ratings available for reverse cameras being for dust and water. The IP67/68 rating refers to a water proof rating, this allows for the camera to be submersible to a pre-determined depth suitable for vehicle applications. All cameras with this water rating exceed the dust rating for vehicle applications. Please note: Cameras shouldn’t be cleaned using high pressure water as this pressure exceeds the IP rating or being used in salt water will damage it . CMOS
Cheap and common type.
Consumes less power.
Uses analogue technology.
Inferior to the CCD sensor - which is of a lower resolution to a CCD camera and is considerably slower to react to low light conditions.
Some cameras feature Infra-Red sensors with LED’s bulbs fitted to them, to draw in light to improve visibility, the downside is that in pure daylight the image can wash out due to too much light being drawn in.
CMOS cameras can also be prone to a fish-eye appearance due to a high viewing angle but lower sensor technology. CMOS (CMD)
Pros: CMD is said to be as good as CCD sensor during the day.
Inferior to the CCD sensor
Uses analogue technology.
CMD camera has a similar night vision to that of a CMOS (standard) camera. CCD
Uses digital technology and has higher clarity.
Anti-fog, glass lenses
Higher clarity especially in low light viewing conditions. Have the clearest night vision.
Cons: Expensive, need a good digital LCD panel support to get the best of it. SOME MORE FEATURES:
Warnings and Alerts: Some sensors has the detection zone, alarm sounds, increasing the intensity in proportion to distance from the object. Some models with displays show the distance via indicator bars or/and by meterage.
Front Mounted Sensors: Specially designed, generally mounted on the front bumper bar and are activated by pressing the foot brake. The angle that the sensors respond to on this kit is designed for front use which differs from the rear one.
AWS (Active Warning System) Technology: The system actively warns any approaching vehicle towards our parked car by the indicators flashing or horn chirping. This, I feel, no way suitable or work in right sense here in INDIA as most of our people have no respect & love to bang others car! What I bought:
I could see different versions of CCD types: Drill on Bumper / Drill on License Plate / 360 Degree / Car Specific.
360 degree has a convenient to focus as we like, but has to be fixed under licence plate lamp cover, requires drilling on the dickey lid for wiring. The same case with Drill on License Plate type.
Honestly, I don’t know how would it get fixed, the car specific type. I doubt whether it will suit to ANHC 3rd Gen Model. It appears as if for CIVIC licence plate lamps socket.
Therefore, I ordered the common Drill on Bumper type from Ali-express and got it.
I am waiting for my ICE to arrive and shall post some snap shots of display soon!