Make reverse driving easier and safer with one of the Car, Truck, SUV and Minibus vehicle cameras.
AUTO-VOX CS-2 Wireless Vehicle Camera Kit
If you want easy setup and excellent image quality, the AUTO-VOX CS-2 offers the best of both worlds. Since it is a wireless camera, you will have no problem installing the camera (with built-in wireless transmitter) in the back of your car or attaching the suction cup display to your dashboard. This means you can save money by avoiding setup fees with this wireless system.
While wired cameras are generally more reliable than wireless ones, the CS-2 – like the other wireless cameras we’ve included here – is an exception to this rule. The camera uses digital wireless transmission (unlike analog), which means there is virtually no interference from other signals and no image distortion. Also, the signal is strong as AUTO-VOX recommends the camera for all vehicles shorter than 32 feet.
Note that the viewing angle for the CS-2 rear view backup camera is 110 degrees, which can be too narrow for drivers who want a very wide field of view. However, it works well at 110 degrees for parking in parallel and close spaces as it reduces the amount of image distortion created on the screen.
At $ 120, the AUTO-VOX CS-2 is more expensive than some other vehicle backup camera systems, but high performance and reliability ensure customers are satisfied with the purchase.
eRapta ERT01 Car Camera
If your car doesn’t have a rear view camera and you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, the eRapta ERT01 is hard to beat. This camera attaches easily to a car license plate and includes a 26-foot RCA cable that can be connected to a display with a compatible output. While there are no screens in the camera, screenshots that will work with the ERT01 on many vehicles are already installed – be sure to check yours first, otherwise you may need to purchase a separate screen.
As a wired camera, the ERT01 will be more difficult to set up than an average wireless camera – but very little. User reviews on Amazon talk about the ease of camera setup where only a single RCA cable is required to connect the camera to the display. The kit also includes a cable to power the camera.
The entire package costs only $ 26, but that’s not the only reason the ERT01 is Amazon’s best-selling backup camera. In addition to being easy to use, a durable waterproof camera operates in a temperature range of -50 to 80 degrees Celsius and has a 149-degree field of view. All in all, it is a reliable product offered at an affordable price.
Rear View Safety Camera System
Unless you are a professional truck driver, a caravan is much larger than any other vehicle you will drive. In this case, it makes sense to spend more and make sure that you, your passengers and the people around you are safe.
The Rear View Safety 4 Camera Setup with Quad View Display enables RV drivers to get the most complete view of their surroundings – and they can get everything at once. There are four cameras in total: two to be mounted at the rear of the RV (with a 130-degree viewing angle) and one for both sides (with a 120-degree viewing angle). The split screen monitor can show feeds from all cameras at once or only the driver has chosen to see.
In addition to streaming video, this RV backup camera system also transmits audio, so even if your air conditioner is blowing up or playing some music, you’ll be aware of the sights and sounds of the road. Also, the fact that this is a wired camera system ensures the integrity of the transmission – and while you need professional assistance to install this rear view camera, some Amazon reviewers reported that they were able to do this on their own without too much trouble.
Toguard 1080P Mirror Camera
You are used to looking in your rearview mirror periodically. Not only did we teach many of us to initially include the mirror when backing up, it’s also the only way to see what’s going on behind you as you move forward if you don’t have a display with a certain ability.
Toguard’s Backup Camera combines this natural curvature with the high-tech features of today’s driving experience through a display that replaces your rearview mirror and provides a similar – yet superior – view. The display functions as a touch screen and has picture-in-picture capabilities to show a feed provided by the included dash cam. All images can be recorded and played.
And if you’re not in the mood for all this fancy stuff? Just touch the power button on the screen and it functions exactly like a normal rearview mirror. Even if the screen is in “mirror mode”, both cameras will continue to be on and recording in case there is any image you need to examine.
Best camera for trucks
eRapta Camera 2.0
We’ve already seen that the eRapta makes the best backup camera for drivers on a budget, so it’s no wonder they make a relatively inexpensive model that works well for larger vehicles. This model, eRapta Backup Camera 2.0 is a great choice to make truck driving a little safer and easier.
Like the Rear View Security system, Backup Camera 2.0 has four different cameras intended for mounting in the back and sides of a vehicle. The 7-inch split screen can display one, two or four camera feeds simultaneously, providing a near-all view of your surroundings.
The eRapta Backup Camera is a 2.0 wired model and there is potentially a lot of wiring involved with four separate cameras. While you always have the option to seek professional installation, eRapta markets the model as easy to install. As with many other wired camera models on this list, this claim of convenience is backed by user reviews on Amazon.
Best vehicle camera for SUVs
Zeroxclub W01 Digital Wireless Car Camera System Kit
When it comes to finding a backup camera for an SUV, you want something that can give you the precision of a car camera and the coverage of a truck camera. You also want to simplify setup, because installing the wrong wired camera on a larger vehicle can turn out to be a huge (or expensive) job.
The Zeroxclub W01 Digital Wireless Backup Camera Kit covers all these basics. Installation is very easy as it is a wireless camera, if the monitor is included it plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter plug The signal is strong too, Zeroxclub says “100% free of interference,” and it’s a working transmission while driving at speeds of up to 85 miles per hour.
The built-in LCD screen is 7 inches with a resolution of 1280 × 720, which allows the driver to see clearly what is happening behind their vehicle. The camera itself is waterproof with infrared lights, a high resolution image processor and a 149-degree field of view. All these features come together to ensure the Zeroxclub camera is both accurate and durable; this is important for a product no matter what tool you use.
Yakry HD 720P Digital Wireless car Camera Set
Fitting a trailer in your car poses some challenges when it comes to driving and visibility. First of all, you are driving a vehicle that is much larger than you normally would, which means you won’t have the level of familiarity or comfort you would do if you’re driving a caravan or truck. Second, you cannot use a wired backup camera as it will require a permanent connection between the trailer and your vehicle’s dashboard.
Yakry’s HD 720P Digital Wireless Backup Camera is an ideal choice considering these limitations. The wireless camera signal is strong, and Yakry recommends use in vehicles up to 45 feet long, a range covering a wide variety of trailers. The model also offers the ease of installation that drivers demand in the wireless camera model.
Of course, when it comes to safe driving, vision is the most important. Not only is the signal strong, but the camera is fog proof and the 150 degree viewing angle provides a wide field of view on the included 5 inch monitor. The camera can also be set to work continuously, but again, be aware of the dangers of using a backup camera this way.
Best camera for
vans DoHonest HD 1080P Digital Wireless Backup Camera Kit
When it comes to versatility and ease of setup and use, few cameras come close to the DoHonest HD 1080P Digital Wireless Backup Camera. This, combined with its wide 150-degree viewing angle, makes it an ideal choice for a larger vehicle such as a minibus.
The DoHonest camera fits easily in a vehicle license plate holder and has a built-in transmitter, eliminating the need for any extra devices. The camera is waterproof and the six-lens glass construction faithfully reproduces colors in shots. Night vision capabilities are greatly appreciated in Amazon’s customer reviews.
Connected to the camera via a digital signal that can reach up to 100 feet, the screen projects an HD 1080P image and can be attached to your dashboard or windshield. Overall, the DoHonest model is one of the most user-friendly backup cameras available, and it’s not hard to see why it’s one of the most popular models, given its reasonable price tag.
LeeKooLuu 1080P Digital Wireless Car Camera
When it comes to putting a backup camera in an old car, the biggest hurdle is the lack of a console screen. While many camera kits have their own displays, there are drivers who prefer to use a single console-mounted display for all their display needs. If your car is built before a certain point, you may not have this option if you are not ready to break the bank and install one.
LeeKooLuu’s 1080P Digital Wireless Backup Camera is an easy-to-use model with a customizable 5-inch display that ensures any driver’s comfort — and while it may not be mounted in your dashboard, it’s the next best thing. Qualities like brightness, color saturation and contrast can be altered, while the driver also has the option of switching between a mirrored or facing view. That makes it possible to use on the front license plate, if necessary (but remember, there’s no substitute for looking at the road).
The LeeKooLuu backup camera itself is mounted in a license plate holder, so it is easy to install. It is also waterproof, has a viewing angle of 150 degrees and has eight infrared LED lights for night driving. All-in-all, this is the perfect upgrade if you want to make your old vehicle a little easier to maneuver backwards.