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Clarion CC520

Universal rear-view camera with distance guide lines

Item # 020CC520

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Item # 020CC520

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About the Clarion CC520

Your compact back-up solution

Clarion's CC520 rear-view camera uses a CMOS sensor to deliver a crisp image of what's behind you, and it features a composite video output so that you can pair it with any compatible aftermarket video receiver. Clarion also equips you with multi-colored parking lines and a wide-angle lens to help you park safely and accurately. And with an impressively low 0.1 Lux minimum rating, you'll always have a clear picture, even when it's pitch black out.

Clarion supplies it all

This waterproof camera comes with all the wiring and hardware you'll need to install it. It'll fit in almost any location you pick, even many license plate frames. Use the included lengthy video cable to connect your rear-view camera to your dash monitor or receiver. 

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.

Product highlights:

  • rear-view camera with standard composite (RCA) video cable
  • green, yellow, orange, and red distance guide lines overlay image
  • 1/4" color CMOS image sensor with 322,752 pixel resolution
  • color video output
  • 126° horizontal and 100° vertical viewing angles
  • automatic white balance
  • weather-proof camera housing
  • optional parking lines and reverse image
  • mounting hardware and power/video cable included
  • 0.1 Lux minimum for night driving
  • camera dimensions: 15/16"W x 15/16"H x 7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CC520

What's in the box:

  • Vision-assist camera w/ bracket (attached 31.5' composite video/power/ground cable)
  • Mounting bracket
  • 2 Short machine screws
  • 2 Long machine screws
  • 2 Flat washers
  • 2 Lock washers
  • Owner's/Installation Manual
  • Warranty Card

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear or Front
Resolution 322,752
Parking Guidelines Selectable
Lux Rating 0.5 Lux (min)
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Both
Horizontal Viewing Angle 126 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle 100 deg
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video
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Features

Compatibility: The Clarion CC520 can be used as a back-up or front camera with practically any in-dash video receiver or on-dash video monitor that is equipped with a composite video camera input.

Note: This camera is meant as a visual aid only; never solely rely on the camera. In addition to using the camera, always physically look to make sure everything is clear around your vehicle.

Waterproof Chassis: The camera is built into a compact waterproof (IP67), UV-protected (ASTM D4329) aluminum case, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.

CMOS Optics: The Clarion CC520 camera employs a 1/4" color CMOS image sensor (322,752 pixels) with auto iris and automatic white balance to deliver a high quality picture.

Normal or Reversed Image: The CC520 is capable of providing normal or mirror images based on where you choose to mount it. By mounting the camera on the front of your vehicle, you'll see a normal image. By mounting it on on the back of your vehicle, you'll see a mirror image. You will need to connect the two tiny white wires labeled "Mirror option" to see a normal image.

Wide Viewing Angle: The 126° horizontal and 100° vertical viewing angles provide an excellent near field view of almost anything behind you or in front of you, depending on if you mount the camera in the front or rear of the vehicle.

Illumination Range: The CC520 camera's 0.5 lux rating (at 50 IRE) ensures you'll have visibility at night in low light.

Parking/Distance Guidelines: As a rear-view camera, the CD520 provides visual parking/distance guidelines (Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green). These guidelines cannot be turned off. You will need to connect the two tiny green wires labeled "Parking Line" to turn off the guidelines if you using it as front camera. 

Mounting Bracket: The CC520 camera comes supplied with a self-adhesive mounting bracket which can tilt the camera up and down. Its also compatible with Clarion's CAUU02 and CAU001 license plate mounting kits (sold separately).

Power/Ground/Signal Harness: The CC520 camera includes an attached 31.5' cable terminated by a composite video RCA connector, power lead, and ground lead. The composite video RCA connector plugs into your in-dash monitor's rear-panel RCA camera input. The power/ground leads connect to your vehicle's +12-volt reverse lamp wire and gets grounded to a metal surface of your vehicle.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Good brand, should work with Sony stereo purchased last week. [ Layton  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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I did a comparison and this won out [ David  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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Trish suggested it [ tim  Jun 15, 2018 ]
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Quality camera at a good price. Previously had the CC510. [ Antonio  May 22, 2018 ]
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Had this item before 100% satisfied great camera [ STEVEN L  Apr 21, 2018 ]
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Recommended by crutchfield employee [ Buster  Apr 19, 2018 ]
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Unit has parking lines and reverse image [ D  Apr 17, 2018 ]
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I had it before paired w/ JVC double din on my civic si coupe & made life 2x less stressful backing up [ STEVEN M  Mar 13, 2018 ]
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I chose these because Kenwood doesn't have a camera for the front. [ JUAN  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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wanted to install matching components [ William  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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It came with guidelines for measuring distance when backing up. [ PATRICE A  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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Needed a camera for my wife's Ford Edge. [ STEPHEN  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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My son wants a camera for his truck; he'd already purchased a few items (inc stereo) from your company. Rep was very helpful to him and so hopefully this camera will work for him too! Thanks. [ Molly R.  Nov 15, 2017 ]
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I like the fact that this camera is universal. I also that it has safety lines and parking lines. [ Tracy  Oct 15, 2017 ]
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SO i can see stuff when i back up [ Antonio  Jun 26, 2017 ]
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It was free with the unit I bought. [ TERRY L  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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upgrading my car [ Carlos  Jun 05, 2017 ]
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price & features [ Butch  May 31, 2017 ]
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It was part of a good deal with the receiver [ Chris  May 22, 2017 ]
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This is my second one. I had one on another vehicle and it worked so great that I am getting a second one. [ Jack  May 15, 2017 ]
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Free with purchase [ Chad  May 09, 2017 ]
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The reviews convinced me to buy. [ JOSHUA  Apr 30, 2017 ]
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Needed a front bumper camera with correct view of left and right. [ Bob   Apr 21, 2017 ]
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It Was free [ Carol  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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I've been wanting and needing one, plus it had good reviews. [ Brooks  Apr 13, 2017 ]
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It received good reviews, was priced right and came with long enough wiring that I knew I wouldn't have to worry about extending/splicing wires to reach from the rear of my crew cab pickup all the way to the radio. [ WILLIAM J  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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Because i was told by Crutchfiend rep that it is one of the best camera in the market [ C  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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Needed to keep wife from backing into things. [ Craig  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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Needed a backup camera and this one seems well integrated to the head unit i bought. [ Steve  Feb 28, 2017 ]
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I wanted to see what was behind me. [ Stephen  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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I picked this camera because of its low-light capability and its price. [ Bryan  Feb 20, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Rex [ Lee  Feb 04, 2017 ]
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it was recommended by crutchfield , and it has great reviews , good price too [ SERGEY  Jan 17, 2017 ]
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Looking to make operating my company's work van safer and easier for myself and my employees. [ Barrett  Jan 05, 2017 ]
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good quality backup camera with parking lines [ Lisa  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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It was recommended by your sales team and was an easy plug and play install. [ John  Nov 22, 2016 ]
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To check six. [ Bob  Oct 16, 2016 ]
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Range markers [ Alan  Oct 02, 2016 ]
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I wanted a backup camera and it was free with purchase [ BRENDAN  Sep 27, 2016 ]
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I liked the reviews and it will work with radio unit. [ R  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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I needed a quality backup camera that would perform well with my stereo. [ Jonathan  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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Because I have a Clarion screen in my AV unit n my car [ Laura  Aug 04, 2016 ]
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I wanted a back up camera [ Maggie  Jul 18, 2016 ]
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Long cable. [ Robert  May 31, 2016 ]
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has the best feature set from a well know manufacturer. [ Mark  May 05, 2016 ]
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Wanted to add a back up camera to my system. [ Robert  Apr 28, 2016 ]
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Cheapest best item available [ Michael  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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Better low light performance than the CC510 [ Mark  Apr 12, 2016 ]
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7 questions already asked

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How do you disable the guide lines? I keep seeing that you can snip or connect wires to turn them off. Where are they? Are they inside the camera?
[ Michael  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Hi Michael, yes you can disable the guide lines. Built into the cable are 2 small protruding shielded wires. It lists clearly in the directions that if you want the guide lines "do nothing" but if you want them disabled, you simply connect the 2 wires. Easy as twisting them together! Hope this helps.
[ Joel  Jun 20, 2018 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Jun 08, 2018 ]  Staff
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Does this work with the Kenwood DDX374BT receiver?
[ Sonny  Mar 22, 2018 ]
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Yes. Both your stereo and this camera use the standard composite video (RCA) connection so, they are compatible. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Apr 05, 2018 ]  Staff
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Does this work with the JVC Arsenal KW-V820BT?
[ J. Gregory  Oct 23, 2017 ]
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I have both these items installed in my Miata and they work very well, installed for about a year now.
[ ROBERT L  Oct 28, 2017 ]
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This camera was specially made to fit specific Clarion units. Its been some time since i installed it with a Clarion NZ503 unit and it works perfectly. However, I cannot confirm whether or not this camera will work with another brand of radio.
[ Felipe  Oct 28, 2017 ]
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does it come with a display monitor?
[ amrita  Jun 01, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. You would need your own display/receiver. This is for the camera only. On the product webpage you can check out "What's in the box" to see everything that is included. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Jun 02, 2017 ]  Staff
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Are all features fully functional when used with Pioneer AVH=X2800BS head unit?
[ Paul  Sep 28, 2016 ]
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Yes, extremely happy with the camera and the head unit!
[ ROBERT L  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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I have not spent a ton of time on it, but I cannot get the camera to activate automatically when I put truck in reverse, despite checking the wiring a few times now. I can select it manually and it works well, but it takes several seconds to come up. I would really like it to be automatic.
[ Peter  Sep 28, 2016 ]
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Is this camera compatible with my 2010 f150 factory screen? My truck came with a backup camera, but the camera has gone bad, so can this camera just plug right in?
[ Dwayne  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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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  Sep 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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my Clarion CC510 camera was broken in an accident so I need to replace the camera unit. Can I disconnect the camera at the connector nearest the camera and replace it with a CC520 or do I need to replace all the wiring? I ordered a CC520 from Crutchfield an hour ago and am hoping to minimize the replacement time by not having to remove the Pioneer unit from the dash.
[ Tim  Jul 14, 2016 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Jul 15, 2016 ]  Staff
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