About the Kenwood CMOS-230
Any car will do
Any car will do
Kenwood's CMOS-230 backup camera is tiny — less than a cubic inch — so it's a natural fit on the rear of almost any vehicle. Once installed, shifting into reverse will let you check out the view behind you on your receiver's video screen. The camera captures a 128-degree horizontal view and 103-degree vertical view, so you'll really get the big picture — especially handy if you're trying to back up in a large vehicle or if you're towing something.
The 24-foot cable and harness assembly is long enough for most vehicles and includes a composite video connector, which means it'll work with almost any video receiver. Mounting bracket included.
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.
Note: A rear-view camera provides an additional view when reversing your vehicle. It is intended to be used in conjunction with your rear- and side-view mirrors to give a fuller picture of what's behind you. It is not intended as a replacement for your mirrors.
- waterproof CMOS backup camera
- 128-degree horizontal and 103-degree vertical view
- 330,000 pixels
- compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
- dimensions: 15/16"Wx15/16"Hx15/16"D
- built-in power supply
- 24-foot cable harness and mounting bracket included
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # CMOS-230
What's in the box:
- Rear-view camera w/ bracket (attached 5' cable)
- 24' Signal/power/ground harness
- Mounting screw
- Rubber waterproof plug
- Instruction Manual
- Kenwood Warranty Card
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Features & specs
|Features and Specs|
|Lux Rating||0.9 lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||128 degrees|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||103 degrees|
|Plug type||Composite video|
Compatibility: The Kenwood CMOS-230 universal rear-view Camera can be used as a back-up camera with Kenwood in-dash navigation and DVD receivers. However, the standard composite video output (RCA plug) extension cable makes it compatible with virtually any in-dash mobile video receiver.
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.
Waterproof Chassis: The camera is built into a compact waterproof aluminum case, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.
Super Wide Viewing Angle: The 128° horizontal and 103° vertical viewing angles provide an excellent near field view of anything behind you. The camera gives you a mirror image for rear view confirmation.
CMOS Optics: The 1/3.6" color CMOS image sensor has approximately 330,000 pixels to deliver a high quality picture.
Illumination Range: The rear-view camera provides an illumination range of approximately 0.9 to 100,000 lux. It offers less light distortion from nearby light sources.
Mounting Bracket: The CMOS-230 rear-view camera includes two brackets to either mount the camera to a horizontal or vertical surface on the outside your vehicle. Once mounted, you are able to physically adjust the angle of the camera. Make sure the camera's "Kenwood" logo is facing up.
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