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Kenwood CMOS-320

Universal rear-view camera with 4 view modes

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Kenwood CMOS-320

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Our take on the Kenwood CMOS-320

Kenwood's CMOS-320 universal camera helps keep you aware of your surroundings so you can drive more safely. Mount it as a rear-view camera, 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 190-degree horizontal view and 145-degree vertical view, so you'll really get the big picture — good news if you're trying to back up in a large vehicle or if you're towing something.

Panoramic view

Kenwood's CMOS-320 universal camera helps keep you aware of your surroundings so you can drive more safely. Mount it as a rear-view camera, 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 190-degree horizontal view and 145-degree vertical view, so you'll really get the big picture — good news if you're trying to back up in a large vehicle or if you're towing something.

Four view modes

The camera gives you four view modes, including overhead, ultra-wide, wide, and corner views. The package includes a dash-mount button that allows you to switch modes, and you can also use the touchscreen on a compatible Kenwood receiver to switch view modes.

Front view too

The CMOS-320 also works as a front-view camera. You can connect it to the A/V input on select Kenwood receivers, set it as a front camera in the menu, then switch views between the front and rear cameras. The 25-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. Kenwood includes the mounting bracket, power cord, and mode-switching unit.

Note: A rear-view camera provides an additional view when reversing your vehicle. It is intended to be used in conjuction with your rear- and side-view mirrors to give a fuller picture of what's behind you. It is not intended as a replacement for your mirrors.

Nice and easy install, great camera for backing up to trailer. 4 different angles to view from.

James, sandusky, OH

What's in the Box:

  • Rear-view camera with bracket (attached 5' cable terminated by a molex connector)
  • Switch unit with attached 40" cable
  • 25' Camera control function harness
  • Mounting screw
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Rubber waterproof clamp
  • Instruction Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Kenwood Warranty Card

Product Highlights:

  • rear-view camera with view selection button
  • 195-degree horizontal and 145-degree vertical view
  • 330,000 pixels
  • built-in power supply
  • multiple view modes
    • Ultra Wide View: 195-degrees
    • Wide View: 135-degrees
    • Overhead View: displays image as if from straight above vehicle
    • Corner View: views as seen from two corners displayed on left and right halves
  • can be used as a front camera with the Kenwood DNX7160, DNX7180, DNX7190, DNX771HD, DNX891HD, DNX9960, DNX9980, DNX9990 in-dash navigation receivers
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Kenwood CMOS-320 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

2007 F-150 XLT

Written by: James from sandusky, OH on February 24, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice and easy install, great camera for backing up to trailer. 4 different angles to view from.

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A Great Replacement Upgrade

Written by: FirstTimeInstaller from San Jose, CA on June 28, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. The Crutchfield installation instructions were easy to follow. The recommended transition harness worked great. The head unit has all the features that I need and want. Sounds great! Works first time installed.

Pros: A great looking unit that does not over do the glitzy and flashing LEDs etc. The features work great. The Garmin navigation system is just like the standalone units that I have used in the past. The radio, CD, IPOD all work well and are well integrated. Not using the other units so cannot comment on those.

Cons: The transition harness does not supply a connection to the dimmer. Must be there but will need to figure this out. Still looking to get the traffic info on the unit.

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What's in the box?

Download the Kenwood CMOS-320 manual

  • Rear-view camera with bracket (attached 5' cable terminated by a molex connector)
  • Switch unit with attached 40" cable
  • 25' Camera control function harness
  • Mounting screw
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Rubber waterproof clamp
  • Instruction Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Kenwood Warranty Card

Product Research

Features

Compatibility: The Kenwood CMOS-320 Universal Multi-View Camera can be used as a rear-view camera with many 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 monitor.

Note: The CMOS-320 can also be used as a front camera with the Kenwood DNX7160, DNX7180, DNX7190, DNX771HD, DNX891HD, DNX9960, DNX9980, DNX9990 in-dash navigation receivers.

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 195° horizontal and 145° 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 multi-view camera provides an illumination range of approximately 0.9 to 100,000 lux. It offers less light distortion from nearby light sources.

Settings: From a compatible Kenwood DNX series head unit or using the remote-switch with non-DNX head units you can adjust the camera's display mode, view/hide the guidelines display, and adjust the camera to better suit your vehicle.

  • Display Modes: The CMOS-320 camera system can display 4 different camera images.
    • Ultra Wide View: wide-angle image covering a horizontal angle of approximately 195°
    • Wide View: camera image covering a horizontal angle of approximately 135°
    • Overhead View: image seen from the viewpoint straight up above the vehicle
    • Corner View: the views seen from the two corners of the vehicle are displayed on the left and right halves of the screen
  • Image Adjustments: The multi-view camera features the following image adjustments.
    • Centering: adjusts the center of the camera installation position
    • Right-and-Left Angle: adjusts the horizontal angle (in the rotary direction) of the camera installation position
    • Up-And-Down Angle: adjusts the vertical angle (inclination) of the camera installation position
  • Guideline Adjustments: The multi-view camera features the following guideline adjustments.
    • Size: adjusts the overall size of guidelines displayed in the wide or overhead view mode
    • Horizontal Direction: adjusts the left-right positioning of the guidelines displayed in the wide or overhead view mode
    • Red Line Position: adjusts the position of the red line display in the wide or overhead view mode; the red line can be used independently to set the reference line for the vehicle parking position
Note: The remote switch is needed when installing non-DNX series head unit from Kenwood.

Mounting: The multi-view camera comes with a pre-installed metal mounting bracket that attaches to your vehicles with its self-adhesive backing or included mounting screw. Once the camera is installed in the mounting bracket the camera's angle can be adjusted to work in your application. The dash-mount switch unit comes with two-sided tape to attach the switch unit to your dash, near the driver seat.

Note: The multi-view camera should be installed at a height of 1.8' or more.

Dimensions:

  • Camera (with bracket): 1.385" (w) x 1.015" (h) x 1.345" (d)
  • Control Switch: 1.145" (w) x 0.465" (h) x 1.485" (d)

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Why did you buy this?

Better camera more features [ Timothy  Jun 09, 2016 ]
My other one btoke [ Brandon  Feb 16, 2016 ]

6 questions already asked

You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Apr 06, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes it will. I installed it on my dodge Ram. I worked extremely well but only required very little fabrication. [ Jeremy  Mar 15, 2016 ]
It uses a standard video input jack, so as long as you can get power to it I don't see why it wouldn't work, that's all I can really tell you [ Aaron  Jan 19, 2016 ]
yes, it will but it is better Asa front because you can reverse or mirror the image on screen to orient correctly to the real world (that is, objects on your right will appear on the right on the screen). Most reverse cams, like the kenwood cmos-230, don't work well as front cameras because their screen output is transposed left to right on the screen. [ William  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Yes. This camera will work great with the DDX672BH. [ Jeff  Mar 25, 2015 ]  Staff
No, once you set the position of the lines (you set them up once after installing the camera) they are static. The lines only 'move' if you change between the different views of the camera - they automatically move so no matter if you are in wide-angle or narrow-angle view they correctly show the width of your vehicle. [ Don  Nov 21, 2014 ]
The guidelines move as i back up and turn so i'm aware of distance to objects. [ Johnny  Jul 10, 2014 ]
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  Jun 22, 2014 ]  Staff
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