About the Kenwood CMOS-740HD
HD view of what's behind you
HD view of what's behind you
Connect the Kenwood CMOS-740HD backup cam to a compatible receiver featuring an HD monitor, and you'll enjoy an HD view when you shift into reverse. You'll see HDR-enhanced detail and smooth transitions whether it's day or night, so you'll be confident when you pull out of a space in a busy lot or back into a tight spot on a city street.
Compatible stereos include Kenwood's DNX997XR, DDX9907XR, DMX957XR, DNR1007XR, DMX1037S, and DMX1057XR receivers (all sold separately).
Installing this camera yourself? Here's what you should know.
What does it do? Unless otherwise noted, a backup camera is only intended for use backing up your vehicle. (If you require a front-view or constant rear-view camera, check for that capability.)
What tools and supplies will I need? A panel tool, a wire cutter/stripper, a soldering iron, and a rosin-core solder with heat shrink tubing are recommended, along with whatever tools are needed to remove the radio from the dash.
How much wiring is required? Wiring instructions vary from camera to camera. Some cameras have power wiring that can only be connected near the radio. Others let you power the camera at compatible reverse lights. In all cases, the camera must be wired for power and ground, the camera's video output must be connected to the radio/monitor, and the radio/monitor must be connected to a reverse trigger in your vehicle. Some radio replacement interfaces supply a reverse trigger wire for the radio -- using that wire to power your camera will damage the interface.
Will the included video cable be long enough? You'll need to route the camera's video cable from its mounting location outside your vehicle into your vehicle's cabin and all the way to the screen in the dash. This often requires drilling a small hole in your vehicle or filing some metal and or plastic. You'll also need to estimate the length of cable needed to run from the camera to the dash, which will not be a straight shot. Each camera's cable length is listed.
- HD backup camera compatible
- compatible with select Kenwood car stereos
- resolution up to 720p with compatible HD monitor (not included)
- IP67 rated for water and dust resistance
- 1.0 Lux for excellent night vision
- 180° horizontal/103° vertical viewing angles
- composite video output
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CMOS-740HD
What's in the box:
- Rearview camera (attached 12' cable)
- 20' Extension cable
- 23" Power/ground harness
- 2 Machines screws (with lock and flat washers)
- Self-tapping screw
- Rubber Grommet
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty Card
More details on the Kenwood CMOS-740HD
Features & specs
|Features and Specs|
|Lux Rating||1.0 lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||180 degrees|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||103 degrees|
|Plug type||Composite video|
Compatibility: The CMOS-740HD is only compatible with select Kenwood receivers that feature a high-definition composite video camera input, HD video screen, and onboard HD-TVI (High Definition Transport Video Interface) technology. Compatible Kenwood receivers include the DNX997XR, DDX9907XR, DMX957XR, DNR1007XR, DMX1037S, and DMX1057XR (all sold separately).
Note: The Kenwood CMOS-740HD camera will not work with other non-HD Kenwood receivers and other brands of receivers.
CMOS Optics: The Kenwood CMOS-740HD rearview camera utilizes a 1/3.8" CMOS image sensor with approximately 1,300,000 pixels (1.3 Mega pixels). The camera gives you a brilliant mirror image of what's behind your vehicle for rearview confirmation.
High Definition View: The CMOS-740HD camera will display an image in high definition (1280 x 720p) on a compatible Kenwood receiver with a high-definition composite video camera input and HD video screen. Its able to do this over a composite video cable using HD-TVI (High Definition Transport Video Interface) technology that allows a 720p video signal to be sent over a standard composite video cable. Both the CMOS740HD camera and compatible Kenwood receivers have this special technology onboard.
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology reproduces bright and dark objects more clearly at the same time. HDR helps to reduce "blown out highlights" and "crushed blacks" and ensures clear images in challenging environments; including backlit scenes in daylight, streetlight scenes at night, and places where light-dark contrast is particularly severe.
Wide Viewing Angle: The CMOS-740HD is equipped with a F2.0 wide-angle lens. The 180° (horizontal) x 103°(vertical) angle lens allows you to check your rear right and left sides of your vehicle when backing up and parking. The CMOS-740HD provide an excellent near field view of practically anything behind you.
Note: This rearview camera is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera when backing up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
Illumination Range: The Kenwood rearview camera provides an illumination range of approximately 1.0 to 100,000 luxe. It offers less light distortion from nearby light sources.
IP67 Certified: The Kenwood CMOS-740HD rearview camera is IP67 certified for waterproof and rustproof protection.
Mounting Bracket: The CMOS-740HD comes with a surface mount bracket that allows you to install the camera on top or below your vehicle's mounting surface. Once mounted, you are able to manually adjust the up and down angle of the camera. The bracket attaches to the camera via the included machine screws. The bracket includes self-stick tape and a self-tapping screw to secure the bracket to your vehicle.
Note: Make sure the camera's "Kenwood" logo is facing up so the camera image displays properly; if the camera "Kenwood" logo is facing down, the image will be upside down.
12V/24V Compatible: The Kenwood CMOS-740HD is 12-volt and 24-volt compatible for installation in a variety of vehicle types. The power (red) & ground (black) wires of the camera will need to be hardwired. Power can be obtained from a +12V accessory wire (switched) in the vehicle or at the radio. The ground will need to be connected to your vehicle's metal chassis.
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