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Sony XAR800C

Rear-view camera (New Stock)

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by Ken Nail
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No more inching back out of a shopping center parking space while you check for pedestrians. Put your car in reverse, and this XAR800C rear-view camera will display what's behind you on the screen of your Sony video receiver. The camera offers an extremely wide view of what's behind you and off to each side — a big plus when you're backing out of a driveway with a limited view. This camera is compatible with Sony video receivers with a rear-camera input.

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  • Rear view camera (with attached 10' power/ground/signal cable terminated by a 5-pin molex connector)
  • Hideaway module (with attached 40" power/ground leads with in-line 0.5A fuse)
  • 16.5' Composite video cable
  • Mounting bracket
  • Shroud
  • Rubber bushing
  • Rubber wedge
  • 4 Philips-head mounting screws
  • 2 Hex-head machine screws
  • Hex-key
  • 5 Self-adhesive cable clips
  • 4 Velcro-strips
  • Operating Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Limited Warranty Information
  • European Guarantee Information Document

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Features

Rear View Camera: The Sony Xplod XA-R800C rear-view camera helps to improve your view while backing up your vehicle. The XA-R800C rear-view camera is ideal for trucks, SUVs, mini-van, and larger sedans. The Sony Xplod rear-view camera offers flexible mounting options with adjustable tilt, and features 138° horizontal x 9 vertical viewing area for increased visibility. The Sony Xplod XA-R800C rear-view camera is designed for use with mobile video in-dash headunits featuring a rear-view camera Input (composite video).

Compatibility: The Sony Xplod XA-R800C rear-view camera is designed for use with Sony and other manufacturer in-dash mobile video headunits that feature an integrated monitor and rear view camera input (composite video).

Aluminum Chassis: The rear-view camera features a compact waterproof aluminum housing, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.

CCD Sensor: The Sony rear-view camera features a 1/4" color CCD sensor lens with approximately 250,000 total pixels (510 H x 492 V). The CCD sensor provides a 16:9 NTSC mirror image on your connected monitor.

Wide Viewing Angle: The Sony Xplod rear-view camera offers a 138° horizontal x 92° vertical viewing area which provides an excellent near field view of anything behind you.

Automatic Sensitivity Compensation: The rear-view camera automatically adjusts to the available light, from 1.0 lux to 100,000 lux. The 1.0 lux rating ensures you'll have visibility at night in low light, while the 100,000 lux rating means the picture won't be washed out in bright sunlight.

Auto Switching: You can hookup the Sony rear-view camera to your vehicle's reverse light signal input for auto-switching with compatible mobile video in-dash headunits.

Composite Video Output: The Xplod rear-view camera features a composite video output and includes a 16.5' composite video cable which connects to your compatible mobile video in-dash headunit's composite video, rear-view camera input.

Hide-Away Power/Signal Module: The hide-away power/signal module features a 5-pin molex connector, a 40" power/ground lead (with in-line 0.5A fuse), and a composite video output. The rear-view camera's attached 10' power/ground/signal harness attaches to the hide-away module's 5-pin molex connector. The hide-away module's 40" power/ground lead connects to your vehicle's +12-volt reverse lamp wire and gets grounded to a metal surface of your vehicle. The included 16.5' composite video cable is connected between the hide-away module's composite video output terminal and your compatible mobile video in-dash headunit's rear-view camera input. 

Convenient Mounting: The Sony Xplod rear-view camera comes supplied with plastic mounting shroud and metal mounting bracket. The mounting bracket lets you adjust the angle of the rear-view camera up or down. The mounting bracket can be installed using its two-sided tape or using the four supplied mounting screws.

Specifications

Power Requirements: 12 V DC car battery (negative ground)

Operating Temperature: -22° to 140° F

Video Output: NTSC mirror image (75-ohms)

Sensor: 1/4-" color CCD sensor (16:9 aspect)

Number of Pixels: 510 (horizontal) x 492 (vertical); approximately 250,000 total pixels

Lens: focal length of 1.22mm, F value of 2.8

View Angle: 138° (horizontal), 92° (vertical)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: more than 40 dB

Horizontal Resolution: approximately 300 lines

Illumination Range: approximately 1.0 to 100,000 lux

Dimensions

Rear-View Camera (alone):

  • Width = 0.9375"
  • Height = 0.9375"
  • Depth = 1.25" (with attached cable)

Rear-View Camera (with shroud):

  • Width = 1.5"
  • Height = 1.125"
  • Depth = 1.3125" (with attached cable)

Hide-Away Box:

  • Width = 2.75"
  • Height = 1.4375"
  • Depth = 4.0625" (with cables)
 
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5 out of 5

I See You

Written By Datastar, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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I got this camera on a special for $20 with my Sony XAV-701HD . I thought it was just thrown in and not worth it. WRONG! THIS IS A GOOD CAMERA and the picture of my HU is awesome. Daytime is clear even when backing towards the sun. I can see color at night with only the reverse lights. The three color horizontal line is a plus for gaging distance. I love it and recommend this camera.
Pros:
Installation was not too hard and you get plenty of cabling. The camera seems sturdy
Cons:
The body is a little large' which limited the installation spots on my SUV.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

perfect

Written By Anonymous, Chapel Hill, NC on Sunday, June 30, 2013
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This is the perfect rear-view camera. The wire kit was complex but well documented, the wires were just long enough to get the job done. Worked perfectly with my sony receiver.
Pros:
* power on with backup light works perfect and easy to wire thanks to tap-splice kit * wires were long enough to get the job done with a little bit of play left for mounting the stereo * easy to aim * easy to assemble
Cons:
* wire plugs were large and required lots of effort to squeeze through the chasis holes from exterior to interior * I scratched the camera lens on accident during final install because of bubble shape of camera * very pricey
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5 out of 5

Sony XAR800C

Written By duane, puyallup, wa on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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great field of view, nice enhancehment to sony stereo, as always excellent crutchfield price
Pros:
everything is great about it for backup,
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

backup camera

Written By Travis, Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, April 29, 2013
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camera functions correctly, image quality is good
Pros:
great image
Cons:
Cable from the power supply to the camera is too short for bigger trucks and suvs. the power supply is designed to mount outside of the dash. On my long wheel base ford f-250 super cab I had to cut and add additional multi-conductor wire to even get it to an area under the back seat. I cut the wire and soldered all the connections and covered with heat shrink and it did work fine with no perceivable interference.
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5 out of 5

love it

Written By Steven, Montana on Friday, March 22, 2013
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This camera works great I have it hooked up to my xnv770bt receiver and I pull a lot of trailers so once I got the distance down I back right up and hook and go.
Pros:
works great day or night
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5 out of 5

Works Great

Written By Jim, Mich on Sunday, August 05, 2012
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Works great. Since upgrading the system mite as well put in a back up camera.
Pros:
Can now see what I am backing into!
Cons:
Pricy
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great!!

Written By Ronnie, Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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I too have the Sony XNV-770BT A/V Receiver and added this camera, love it... Had to run the wire to the radio red wire for the camera to have power, works great, thanks to the support of Crutchfield's support tec guys.....
Pros:
Great picture night or day....
Cons:
Cables not long enought... I have a F150 and the control unit has to be inside the cab.... But got it in there with 6 in to play with...
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent Camera

Written By Steve, St. Albans, WV on Tuesday, April 05, 2011
 
Great picture day or night...clear. Sony Quality.

BOB the lines are for adjusting the area you can back up into safely. It shows
the area (size) of your vehicle and where you will be when you back up.

15 out of 15 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony XAR800C

Written By Eric, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, March 05, 2011
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This camera has a great picture and excellent night visablility!
6 out of 8 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Colonel Bob

Written By Colonel Bob, Palm Springs, CAW on Friday, February 25, 2011
 
Have the rear view camera connected to my Sony XNV-770BT A/V Receiver. Becoming accustomed the rear view camera takes some time. View is clear, day and night. Objects appear much farther away than they really are. Also, NOWHERE, be it in the Sony manual for the XNV-770BT or on- line Sony support, is there an explanation of the 3 horizontal lines on the viewing screen. Options allow colors of red, white, and blue, adjustment of the vertical positions of each of the lines as well as the length of each line. No explanation of what they're used for, much less how to do so. Mystery to me and my installer.
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1 question already asked

Can this camera be hooked up with Gentex GENK332 Auto-dimming Mirror with 3.3" Hi-Definition Rear camera Display for my 2008 HONDA CR-V LX? Thank you. [ David  Dec 29, 2013 ]
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  • You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current 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. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 30, 2013 ]

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