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Kenwood CMOS-320

Universal rear-view camera with 4 view modes

Item # 113CMOS320

Kenwood's CMOS-320 universal camera helps keep you aware of your surroundings so you can drive more safely.

Kenwood's CMOS-320 universal camera helps keep you aware of your surroundings so you can drive more safely.

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Item # 113CMOS320

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About the Kenwood CMOS-320

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.

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.

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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
  • MFR # CMOS-320

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

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear or Front
Resolution 330,000
Parking Guidelines Selectable
Lux Rating 0.9 Lux (min)
Selectable Views Y
Reversed Image Both
Horizontal Viewing Angle 195 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle 145 deg
Wireless No
Plug type RCA Composite

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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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Best quality backup camera compatible with my Kenwood receiver, and FJ Cruiser. [ Keith  Aug 28, 2019 ]
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I needed a backup camera to go with my Kenwood DDX6903S head unit. [ MARK H H  Aug 22, 2018 ]
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Great feed back from people that purchased this item. [ scott  Aug 07, 2018 ]
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I want a very nice camera and this gives the driver a number of options to help operate safely. [ John  Feb 10, 2018 ]
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Better camera more features [ Timothy  Jun 09, 2016 ]
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My other one btoke [ Brandon  Feb 16, 2016 ]
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13 questions already asked

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Can I replace my tacoma backup cam with this? As in, is there a way to use this in the same place as the tacoma cam? While on the subject, how could I use the other two cam inputs in the best possible way? Dash cam sounds good, but how do I maximize the three cams in the Kenwood DDX9906 (maybe wrong serial #).
[ Stephen  Oct 12, 2019 ]
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Hi Stephen, thank you for your question. Replacement of your Toyota's factory backup camera would be considered a custom application, our research does not include sizing of the stock camera location, of other information that may be necessary for that type of install. If you're interested in using the Kenwood Excelon DDX9906XR's full potential with additional cameras, you could configure the unit's 3.5mm AV input with the included minijack-to-composite video adapter cable to act as a camera input for adding a side-camera. Or you can use the dedicated, proprietary input for the DRV-N520 Drive Recorder, and use the other 2 camera inputs as a front camera, and of course rear view camera. Chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, one of our Advisors will be happy to discuss your needs with your further.
[ Jess  Oct 25, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will this camera work with my excelon 893s as a rear camera with controls on the touchscreen?
[ PaulE  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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Not sure. I would ask Crutchfield.
[ John  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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THE CAMERA COMES WITH A 25 FT CABLE IS THERE AND EXSTENION CABLE FOR THAT MY MOTOR HOME IS 35 FT LONG ?
[ wally  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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I don't know did not install it audio shop installed it
[ HUBERT  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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bought the item for a pickup truck. So, the length was fine.
[ WILLIAM  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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You will need to pick up a composite video extension cable from your local electronics store. Should be under $20
[ Christopher  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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Have kenwood dnx9980 with cmos300 rear camera and cmos 320 as front camera. Both cameras work however the front 320 shows things backward things on right show on left. How do I fix this? Thanks Scott
[ Scott  Oct 27, 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/.
[ Kenny  Oct 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will this work as a front view camera with the DNX693X or DNX773X?
[ hechbech18  Oct 05, 2016 ]
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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
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THaIs it compatible with 2015 BMW X5 , XDrive 35i, with factory fitted in-dash navigation and rear sensors ? I understand that it has grid lines, but do they move with steering wheel ?
[ chandra  Apr 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  Apr 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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Will the CMOS-320 work with DDX720?
[ Richard  Mar 14, 2016 ]
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Yes it will. I installed it on my dodge Ram. I worked extremely well but only required very little fabrication.
[ Jeremy  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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Will this work with a garmin 68 LMT gps?
[ m  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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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 ]
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Will this camera work with the DNN 992? For front and reAR?
[ David  Dec 14, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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The kenwood cmos -320 is comparable with DDX672bH?
[ Armando  Mar 25, 2015 ]
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Yes. This camera will work great with the DDX672BH.
[ Jeff  Mar 25, 2015 ]  Staff
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Are the guidelines on the camera in a static position, or do they bend and move as you turn the steering wheel like factory-installed units?
[ Harvey  Jun 19, 2014 ]
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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 ]
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The guidelines move as i back up and turn so i'm aware of distance to objects.
[ Johnny  Jul 10, 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  Jun 22, 2014 ]  Staff
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