Jensen's JCAM1 rear-view camera takes the guesswork out of backing up. The camera supplies a wide 130-degree horizontal view that's an invaluable aid when you shift into reverse in a tight spot.

The camera's composite video connection makes it an ideal match for almost all video receivers with a rear-view camera input. Jensen includes a 23-3/4' video cable that runs from the rear camera to the video screen in the front of your vehicle, along with a 6-1/2' power/ground cable.

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not weatherproof

Written By FrankB, Hamptonburgh, N.Y. on Sunday, November 25, 2012

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My Camera also Leaked in Water. I think it came from the wires into the unit. Also worked great for 9 months. Took it apart, cleaned it, and sealed the wires. We'll see.

Pros: good picture.

Cons: Not weathproof

great back up camera till it gets rained on for a while

Written By Justin, Arkansas on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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this camera is great, ive had it for a long time since last year of November. but probably 3 weeks ago water got inside it some how and now it doesnt work cant see anything. This doesnt work for me how do you go buy a back up camera and its not even weather proof?? now im going to buy another camera that is weather proof. but i will say this if you wanna buy this its a great buy, image is clear! at night its ok but could be a lil better

Pros: Easy install image is clear


Very Good Camera

Written By jerryp58, Virginia on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Very pleased with this camera. I mounted it under the rear bumper and it provides a great view.

Pros: Very good picture and angle. Has no problem with providing a good picture at night with the light from the back-up lights.

Cons: None.

Jensen JCAM1

Written By Anonymous, Reidsville, NC on Sunday, July 15, 2012

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Finally took the time to install my Jenson rear view camera. Very easy to install to my system. Wiring very direct and easy. Routing wiring from rear wheels back on my Avalanche took time making sure everything was wire tied and secure. Camera is very clear and my wife says she is going to really like it when backing up the large vehicle. No problems yet and dont anticipate any.

Pros: Clear pic on monitor,,,,easy to operate

Cons: Istructions say connections are not waterproof and should be made inside vehicle,,,used waterproof tape and wrapped all connections when routing wiring.

Awesome Backup Camera

Written By pflugerbird, Austin, TX on Monday, January 30, 2012

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Awesome backup camera! Really works great. Came with all the cables needed. Installation is easy and with options. Can hardly see it when installed.

Pros: Easy to install. Optional installation methods. All cables included. Nice wide-angle view. Works perfect!

Cons: No zoom control

Simple camera

Written By JoeyT, Alexandria, VA on Monday, May 02, 2011

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As I decided on the Jensen VM9324 for my 2005 Tacoma DoubleCab TRD-Sport, suddenly Crutchfield offered this Jensen camera free. I love it so far. I must say, I wouldn't pay this much for it. It's a simple fish-eye lens, with no markers or guidelines built in.

This doesn't give you much in terms of versatility. It comes with 1 piece of 2-sided stick tape shaped like the base that the camera sits on & 2 holes for 2 screws. I installed the camera next to my trailer hitch as far down on the rubberized plastic part that sits in the middle of my bumper above my hitch & below my license plate. There is a sticker on either side of the camera, 1 came off easily, the other did not (says, "warranty void if removed" which is stupid because it's on the top side for all to see). So I took that off & it removed the paint! I tried to use black metal paint, but it just didn't want to be painted. So I used paint thinner & carefully made it look like the top of the camera was stainless steel (which it is). Looks fine.

If you install the camera as it looks in this Crutchfield picture, the image will be looking left but will be upside down! ;-) All you have to do is swivel the camera to the position you want then tighten the screws on the side (shown as the chrome/silver screws in the Crutchfield pic above). I used 5 min epoxy on those 2, as well as the 2 screws that I used to screw into my bumper just for extra reinforcement.

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  • Rear-view camera (with integrated mounting bracket and attached 34" power/signal cable)
  • 6.5' Power/ground wire
  • 23.75' Composite video cable
  • Two-sided tape
  • 2 Mounting screws
  • 2 Wire-crimps
  • Installation Instructions

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Overview: The Jensen JCAM1 rear-view camera helps to improve your ability to see what is behind your car, SUV, truck, or mini-van; when connected to your vehicle's in-dash monitor.

Composite Video Connector: The rear-view camera features a female composite video output jack attached to the camera by a 34" cable. A 23.75' composite video cable is supplied to connect the rear-view camera to your in-dash monitor's composite video camera input.

Resolution: The Jensen JCAM1 rear-view camera offers a 656 (h) x 492 (v) resolution.

Viewing Angle: The camera lens features a 130-degree wide angle view.

Low Light: The <1.0 lux rating ensures you'll have visibility at night in low light.

Adjustable Mount: The Jensen JCAM1's integrated mounting bracket lets you adjust the angle (up/down) of the rear-view camera.

Mounting: The Jensen JCAM1 rear-view camera is designed to be mounted at the rear of the vehicle using the integrated mounting bracket. Mounting screws and two-sided tape are supplied.

Power Supply: The Jensen JCAM1 features a 6.5' power/ground lead with an in-line glass-fuse on the power lead. The red power lead hardwires to your vehicle's reverse lamp (+12V) power wire. The black ground lead should be grounded to the metal chassis of your vehicle.

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