I originally purchased the one with guidelines, but they accepted my return and I ended up getting the one without guidelines. My head unit has it's own guidelines that you can enable/disable and also adjust, so the one without the guideline made more sense to get.
Color on this is great during the day. And at night, with the reverse lights on, I can see what I need to see, so night vision is not something I'm missing. I have it hooked up so that I can turn it on without my vehicle needing to be in reverse, but it will also automatically come on when I put it in reverse.
It is very small and that is what I liked about this one. I have it mounted so that it's not entirely exposed to the weather, it rains a lot, so it's pretty shielded from direct rain.. but it gets wet, and I haven't had any issues of water getting in the housing... but, if there is water on the lens, your view is not so great when it's activated.. I usually wipe it off when going by the back of my ride before getting in..
If there is one thing that I don't like, it's the distance of what you are seeing, reason why I wanted to use my own guidelines instead of the one that is on the camera. Things are WAY closer than they actually look. Also, the viewing angle on this camera is more like a fish-bowl type of view. Wish it was more of a true wide view instead of a fishbowl view.. (ok, so that was 2 things that I didn't like/bugged me).
I will try to upload some pictures...
I am using this camera for continuous rear viewing while riding my motorcycle (for safety, not running). It has a great field of view and the motion while riding is smooth. To make this a more effective purchase, I need a little bigger monitor or a more narrow field of view. Since the field of view is so wide, you can only see things really close to the bike; therefore you will need a bigger monitor than 4" screen.
The system was SUPER easy to install. I ran my wires back to the 'glove box' on the bike and spliced into my license plate light for power… Taped everything to aid in waterproofing and prevent disconnecting; done in 30 mins and it is a VERY clean install…
I have not run into any rain situations, so I do not know how well this will hold up in wet weather. I definitely recommend this product. Even if it messes up, its cost is sooooo much cheaper than buying the professional ones for $100 or more. It can be easily replaced.
This camera works great, and has a nice clear picture. I mounted this on the back of my travel trailer, and ran the video feed to a monitor in my truck. This thing is nice and small, and I was able to add it without making it an eyesore on the flat wall of my trailer.
Nice and small and has a great picture. For the price you cant beat it. Tool only a few minutes to install
Small. Build quality seems good. Shipping was very fast. Im hooking it up today to check out the picture quality and any delays there may be. Fingers crossed.
I liked this item so much, I install one on my wife's vehicle as well.
I have not had any problem with moisture getting in.