PYLE PLCM10 License Plate Mount Rearview Camera with 0 Lux Night Vision




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  1. John R. Fuda "John" says:
    69 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good value, average performance, January 26, 2010
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    John R. Fuda “John” (Fayetteville, NC, USA) –
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    This review is from: PYLE PLCM10 License Plate Mount Rearview Camera with 0 Lux Night Vision (Electronics)

    Bottom line up front: Don’t expect a $30 CMOS backup camera to perform like your $600 camcorder.

    This camera is good for the price. I installed it rather quickly in conjunction with my Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT. It added a Pyramid 10-amp noice filter ($3) as close to camera as possible to ensure it got clean power. It works fine. I can see anything behind me, day or night. Between the IR illuminators on the camera and your backup lights, anything close enough to be of concern at normal reversing speeds are illuminated.

    After careful aiming, I know right where the “sweet spot” is for backing closse to other car’s bumper and other obstacles behind me and still have a save 6-12″ buffer. I now get in and out of tight spots with ease.

    Important notes:
    - Don’t expect this to look like HDTV. It’s a $30 CMOS camera.
    - Use the $3 noise filter.
    - Route your cables carefully. You should ground the negative lead as close to the camera aspossible and run the positive lead to your choice of power supply (the reverse lights, of you want the camera on only when you’re backing, or an accessort power, if you wnat it on when the car’s on – as in my case where my head unit has a “rear view” mode for viewing trailers and such while moving forward). If conecting to accessory power, you’ll likely have to extend the cable to the front of the vehicle. Keep it a few inches from the from the video cable, and make sure both the video and power cable cross each other and other cables at 90-degrees, and avoid parralle runs. Also, be prepared to extend the video cable. I had to add a 6-foot extension to mine in order to get it to reach the head unit.

    I don’t understand wht someone would spend over $100 for a higher quality camera for the purpose of just backing up, unless they’re using it for some sort of high-speed reversing and/or using a really large screen, in which case I would personally use a 0 lux securty-type camera with a differnt mounting location.

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  2. John VanHouten says:
    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Buy, July 20, 2011
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    This review is from: PYLE PLCM10 License Plate Mount Rearview Camera with 0 Lux Night Vision (Electronics)

    I’m surprised what people expect out of a $20 backup camera. The best review I saw was a video even though the user gave it a bad rating. The camera is just what you expect out of a backup camera. I’ve found most of the bad reviews were using it for other purposes and some were expecting HD quality. I’ve had experience with a OEM product and I can say that I believe this camera to have a better quality picture that it.

    Some points that others have made:
    Low light ability: I found that all cameras have problems with low light. But this camera does what it needs to do. You can see the objects even though they are grainy. My video camera is grainy with low light.

    Color: I’ve seen people gripe about the color, but the problem was that it was sunny. Even the best cameras will make everything look white in direct sunlight. Don’t compare to professional videos. They usually film early in the morning. Direct sunlight is the worst for filming.

    Quality of picture: This is a backup camera. It is not meant to be used as a video camera. The purpose of the camera is to see what is behind you.

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