ISTALED VERY EASY AND GETTING CABLE TO FRON SCREEN NOT HARD. ALSO PUT ONE OF FRONT OF CAR, IT TOO WORKS GREAT.....JON
OK, I would like to preface this by saying that I ordered my camera off of eBay from a US seller for less but it is the same camera.
And for those who are not sure what type of camera to get, CCD or CMOS...... In this case, for this application CCD is by far the best picture quality. Plus this camera is higher res than some other CCD brands/models.
As stated by the item description, "[Newly Updated] Esky EC170-08 100% Waterproof Vehicle Car Rear View Backup Camera High-definition CCD 170 Degree Viewing Angle - Rear view Camera" I agree with most of the description with exception to one big problem that is easily solved. That is of this unit being 100% waterproof. While it holds the ability to be 100% waterproof, it was no where near that way out of the box for me.
When I opened it up, picked it up, & moved the camera around I could tell that there was movement between the two metal pieces that are holding it together. So, I grabbed a small Phillips screwdriver to first test and see if the screws were just loose and needed tightening. Nope, they were all as tight as could be. So, I was then convinced that I knew what was up before I opened it up to check in side. Once doing so I quickly found out that there was NOT an "O-Ring" between the two metal pieces that were held together by two screws.
I had anticipated that I might need some 100% silicone caulk so I had some of that to apply to the groove in the camera where the O-Ring should have been. In addition I used the silicone everywhere on the camera that I thought moisture might get in so that it wouldn't be damaged right away or so it wouldn't just fog up and be useless.
So, the bottom line is that the picture quality on this camera and the guidelines that are built in are very nice. But, if you want a waterproof camera. You are most likely going to have to make it that way your self.
NOTE: If you take your camera apart, pay attention to which side is up so you don't put it back together wrong. If you do, your image will be upside down once you get everything up and running.
I purchased this camera because of the cost and I was pleasantly surprised. The only fault so far is, the screws holding it together being loose when it came out of the box. This wasn't really a problem because it was only $40 and I was planning on sealing the case with silicone anyway. Just made my job easier. It was an easy install if you're mechanically/electrically inclined. It provides a perfectly clear picture through my Kenwood DNX570HD. It has been on the back of my truck, mounted under the bumper for 1 month now. It has seen snow, ice, heavy rain and single digit temps. Works flawlessly every time.
Great camera. Installed it with an Chinese navigation works great. Very clear. Make sure to ground the black wire and connect the red to 12v reverse light +
Works well with nice clear view of backing up even at night. Really like it and does its job well.
This camera works very well. It is easy to mount and the picture is clear. It is small compact and easy to mount and connect.
These are great little cameras when used in conjunction with Fifth wheel travel trailers. I have installed one of these on the last two units I've owned and they have work flawlessly.Yes you have to run power to the camera and coax cable to the cab but when you consider the cost difference over a wireless system, I saved about $700 for a days work.
These cameras make backing solo into camp sites a very easy task, and it's also good to see if alouf people are walking behind your rig (as they will do) as you try to back down (had this Happen).
I found it reassuring to see out the back when changing lanes during heavy traffic but fundamentally rely on mirrors, it just a good back check.
A small 6 to 7" monitor works great on the dash to make the system complete.
This is the best backup camera I've ever used.
I did take the advice of previous reviewers and use silicone sealant on all of the seams to prevent any possible water intrusion.
I mounted this camera high on my trucks utility box.
Not only do I get a wide-angle horizontal view, but the vertical angle is quite good as well.
The camera provides a usable vertical image from the bumper up to the horizon.
The built in guide marks that superimpose on the monitor are very helpful.
They are as wide as my F-150, and are incremented in one-foot sections out to six feet.
The result is a 'safety box' that I can use to back into tight spots. I can easily tell when I'm getting close to a fence or wall, and whether I have enough width available for the F-150.
If at all possible, mount the camera as high as possible.
I made an enclosure for it out of light gauge aluminum rain-gutter parts from Home Depot. It helps to keep it secure from theft and keeps rain off the lens.
By the way, the backup light provide sufficient illumination for a good picture at night.
Note: I did have to use an extra four feet of cable for the video run to the cab. I have an F-150 with the eight foot bed.
The image of this cam is quite clear and also the night vision works very well. Works great, highly recommended.
Excellent Camera, works great easy installation, sharp clear image and excellent value; have recommended this product twice since the installation.