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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.
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.
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.
Better to have than not.
Randy, Old Forge, PA
Average Customer Review(s):
Great product. Came to me fully ready to install. No trouble installing
Better to have than not.
Pros: Good video quality
Cons: Lense housing could be designed nicer.
Great picture. Love the switchable views. Super easy install. Love that it is designed to work with my KENWOOD head unit.
Pros: Tons of features, easy to install. Designed for my KENWOOD head unit.
Cons: None yet.
great camera except the remote control does not work, although I can change views with my Excelon 994S
Absolutely love this back up camera
Nice and easy install, great camera for backing up to trailer. 4 different angles to view from.
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.
|Features and Specs|
|Camera Type||Rear or Front|
|Lux Rating||0.9 Lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||195 deg|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||145 deg|
|Plug type||RCA Composite|
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.
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.
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I needed a backup camera to go with my Kenwood DDX6903S head unit. [ MARK H H Aug 22, 2018 ]
Great feed back from people that purchased this item. [ scott Aug 07, 2018 ]
I want a very nice camera and this gives the driver a number of options to help operate safely. [ John Feb 10, 2018 ]
Better camera more features [ Timothy Jun 09, 2016 ]
My other one btoke [ Brandon Feb 16, 2016 ]
I am using a pair of these cameras with a Kenwood DNX874S and they work flawlessly through the touch screen of the unit. The instructions were not the best in detail, and I contacted Crutchfield at least once in configuring the system, but in the end I am using a CMOS-320 as a front and rear camera and have had no problems. They give multiple viewing options and you can pick what works best for you. [ Robert Sean Dec 29, 2018 ]
Not sure. I would ask Crutchfield. [ John Dec 29, 2018 ]
I don't know did not install it audio shop installed it [ HUBERT Dec 03, 2017 ]
bought the item for a pickup truck. So, the length was fine. [ WILLIAM Nov 27, 2017 ]
You will need to pick up a composite video extension cable from your local electronics store. Should be under $20 [ Christopher Nov 27, 2017 ]
Camera has about 6 feet of cable then a harness that connects to wire going to vehicle. [ travis Apr 14, 2017 ]
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/. [ Kenny Oct 29, 2016 ] Staff
Yes, the CMOS-320 can also be used as a front-view camera. You can connect it to the A/V input on either the Kenwood DNX693S or DNX773S receiver, then set it as a front camera in the menu. I hope that helps! [ Larry Oct 07, 2016 ] Staff
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