About the Pioneer ND-BC8
While you're at it...
While you're at it...
There's no better time to install a backup camera in your vehicle than when you're already installing a new DVD or navigation receiver. Take advantage of your in-dash video capabilities by gaining a wide-angle view of what's behind you every time you shift into reverse. The Pioneer ND-BC8 backup cam enhances your rear view by counteracting harsh overexposure on bright days as well as giving you a sharp picture in low light.
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.
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- backup camera with standard composite video cable
- compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
- 1/4" CMOS image sensor with approximately 310,000 pixel resolution
- color video output
- 129-degree horizontal and 105-degree vertical viewing angles
- 0.9 Lux minimum for night driving
- weather-proof camera housing
- universal mounting hardware and 30-foot power/video cable included
- camera dimensions: 15/16"W x 15/16"H x 1"D
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # ND-BC8
What's in the box:
- Rear-view camera w/ bracket (attached 9' power/video cable)
- 23' Power/video cable
- 6 Self-adhesive clamps
- Rubber wedge
- Two-sided tape
- Owner's Manual
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Features & specs
|Features and Specs|
|Lux Rating||0.9 Lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||129 degrees|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||105 degrees|
|Plug type||Composite video|
Compatibility: The Pioneer ND-BC8 universal rear-view camera is designed for use with Pioneer and other manufacturer in-dash Multimedia/Navigation head units that feature an integrated monitor and rear-view camera composite video input.
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 Aluminum Chassis: The camera is built into a compact waterproof aluminum case, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.
CMOS Image Sensor: The ND-BC8 universal rear-view camera utilizes a 1/4" color CMOS image sensor that has approximately 310,000 pixels to deliver a high quality picture. A CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor offers improved resolution and eliminates the vertical light "smear" phenomenon that occurs when a camera using a CCD sensor is exposed to a very bright light source or direct sunlight.
Wide Angle Lens: The 129° horizontal and 105° vertical viewing angles provide an excellent near field view of anything behind you.
Automatic Sensitivity Compensation: The camera automatically adjusts to the available light, from 0.9 lux to 100,000 lux. The 0.9 lux rating ensures you'll have visibility at night in low light, while the 100,000 lux rating means the picture won't be washed out in bright sunlight.
Mounting: The rear view camera comes supplied with a pre-installed self-adhesive bracket which can tilt the camera up and down.
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