Kenwood CMOS-220

Universal rear-view camera

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Wide angle

Kenwood's CMOS-220 rear-view camera helps keep you aware of your surroundings so you can drive more safely. Shift into reverse, and you can check out the view behind your vehicle — the picture shows up on your receiver's screen automatically. The camera captures a 128-degree horizontal view and 103-degree vertical view, so you'll really get the big picture — especially handy if you're trying to back up in a large vehicle or if you're towing something. 

The 24-foot cable and harness assembly is long enough for most vehicles and includes a composite video connector, so it'll work with almost any video receiver. Mounting bracket included.

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  • rear-view camera
  • 128-degree horizontal and 103-degree vertical view
  • 330,000 pixels
  • built-in power supply
  • 24-foot cable harness and mounting bracket included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Rear-view camera with bracket (attached 5' cable terminated by a molex connector)
  • 24' Camera wiring harness
  • Mounting screw
  • Rubber waterproof clamp
  • Instruction Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Kenwood Warranty Card

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Compatibility: The Kenwood CMOS-220 Universal Rear-View Camera can be used as a back-up camera with Kenwood in-dash navigation and DVD receivers. However, the standard composite video output (RCA plug) extension cable makes it compatible with virtually any in-dash mobile video receiver.

Waterproof Chassis: The camera is built into a compact waterproof aluminum case, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.

Super Wide Viewing Angle: The 128° horizontal and 103° vertical viewing angles provide an excellent near field view of anything behind you. The camera gives you a mirror image for rear view confirmation.

CMOS Optics: The 1/3.6" color CMOS image sensor has approximately 330,000 pixels to deliver a high quality picture.

Illumination Range: The rear-view camera provides an illumination range of approximately 0.9 to 100,000 lux. It offers less light distortion from nearby light sources.

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4 out of 5

Kenwood CMOS-220 camera

Written By Sam, Mt. Pleasant SC on Sunday, October 19, 2014
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In June 2014 purchased a Kenwood radio a cheaper backup camera. The camera was defective and I bought this unit to replace it. The first problem I had was during installation, Crutchfield had not included the necessary information needed to install the additional wiring needed for my car and it was not included in the Kenwood instructions either. I hooked up the camera to the radio per the instructions and it would not work. A call to Crutchfield Technical solved the problem and an email instructions gave the missing information. The mounting bracket leaves room for improvement. Overall the camera produces a great picture and is very effective. I should have spent a few dollars more up front and purchased this camera first.

Very good picture and well built unit.
Better installation instructions from manufacturer and Crutchfield. A better mounting bracket would be useful.
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View is Great

Written By JeremyA, Ponchatoula, LA on Wednesday, September 03, 2014
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This camera was very easy to install and has the same, if not better, viewing quality as factory cameras. Just wish had the grid lines fro backing to my trailers.
Easy installation, good view
no grid lines
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As good as advertised

Written By AllenH, OKC on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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The camera does everthing advertised and I only wish it would have the brid lines as well. Otherwise I'm completely satisfied.
Wide angle view
No grid lines
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will this product work with KVT-516? [ rosco  May 30, 2014 ]
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  • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Staff  Jun 04, 2014 ]

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