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Kenwood CMOS-320

Universal backup camera with 4 view modes — surface-mount

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.

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 backup 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 backup 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.

Installing this camera yourself? Here's what you should know.

What does it do? Unless otherwise noted, a backup camera is only intended for use backing up your vehicle. (If you require a front-view or constant rear-view camera, check for that capability.)

What tools and supplies will I need? A panel tool, a wire cutter/stripper, a soldering iron, and a rosin-core solder with heat shrink tubing are recommended, along with whatever tools are needed to remove the radio from the dash.  

How much wiring is required? Wiring instructions vary from camera to camera. Some cameras have power wiring that can only be connected near the radio. Others let you power the camera at compatible reverse lights. In all cases, the camera must be wired for power and ground, the camera's video output must be connected to the radio/monitor, and the radio/monitor must be connected to a reverse trigger in your vehicle. Some radio replacement interfaces supply a reverse trigger wire for the radio -- using that wire to power your camera will damage the interface.

Will the included video cable be long enough? You'll need to route the camera's video cable from its mounting location outside your vehicle into your vehicle's cabin and all the way to the screen in the dash. This often requires drilling a small hole in your vehicle or filing some metal and or plastic. You'll also need to estimate the length of cable needed to run from the camera to the dash, which will not be a straight shot. Each camera's cable length is listed.

Note: A rear-view camera provides an additional view when reversing your vehicle. It is intended to be used in conjunction 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:

  • backup camera with view selection button
  • 195-degree horizontal and 145-degree vertical view
  • 330,000 pixels
  • compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
  • 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 select Kenwood receivers — See Details for more info
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CMOS-320

What's in the box:

  • Multi-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 degrees
Vertical Viewing Angle 145 degrees
Wireless No
Plug type RCA Composite

Product Research


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.

Note: This multi-view camera is meant as a driving aid only; never solely rely on the camera when driving. In addition to using the multi-view camera, always look around you to make sure everything is clear when maneuvering your vehicle.

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.


  • 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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30 questions already asked

Can this camera be controlled via DMX8020's touch screen?
[ Can  Jun 16, 2022 ]
1 answer
This camera can be controlled with the DMX8020S touch screen.
[ Z  Jun 17, 2022 ]  Staff
Will this camera 4 view modes controlled by Kenwwod Dmx1057rx touch screen without remote button?
[ Timmie  Feb 28, 2022 ]
1 answer
The DMX1057XR is able to control the viewing angles of this camera directly from the touchscreen interface.
[ Davis  Mar 05, 2022 ]  Staff
will this camera work with the kenwood DDX276BT?
[ Andy  Sep 29, 2021 ]
1 answer
Yes it will. This is a universal camera with the standard RCA composite connection which the DDX276BT does have. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Oct 02, 2021 ]  Staff
will this camera and the 4 modes work with kenwood dnx697s?
[ jason  Sep 22, 2021 ]
1 answer
This camera will work with your Kenwood Excelon DNX697S receiver to be controlled to adjust the display modes and angles.
[ Paul  Sep 26, 2021 ]  Staff
Can the CMOS-320 work with the JVC KW-Z1000w as a front camera... Will it also display the correct viewing or opposite sides?
[ Michael  Jan 18, 2021 ]
1 answer
This camera cannot be used as a front camera on that receiver. I cannot find a mention in the manual of being able to reverse the image to get the correct view of the front. The camera can only do that with select compatible Kenwood radios. We do not recommend it as a front camera. We have advisors that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can discuss your goals to give you a personal recommendation on a front camera.
[ Paul  Feb 03, 2021 ]  Staff
Can the CMOS-320 work with the JVC KW-Z1000w as a front camera... Will it also display the correct viewing or opposite sides?
[ Michael  Jan 18, 2021 ]
2 answers
Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes the CMOS-320 can be used as a front camera although I have not done so. I'm assuming the view will be correct, the manual covers the proper setup for front view on pages 4, 5 & 9-13.
[ Walt  Feb 03, 2021 ]
If I understand the question correctly, you are looking for the view to be correct from the perspective of the camera, right would be on the right... I am reasonably confident you have the ability to flip and 180 the image so that it is oriented correctly. This can be accomplished by the little hardwired remote button as a setup option. It has been a year since I installed mine, but do remember flipping it. You also have the ability to physically rotate the camera on the mounting, which when image flipped would also get you the same place. I believe you are looking for the option to 'reverse' view from the manual.
[ STEPHEN  Feb 01, 2021 ]
Is this compatible with ddx-9703?
[ Shelia  Dec 05, 2020 ]
2 answers
I assume it should considering it's a Kenwood product but not 100% sure, I installed on Kenwood DDX6906S and it works perfectly on my Roadtrek camper van, should've done this years ago. Good luck
[ Walt  Dec 11, 2020 ]
It will have camera image and aotu switch when put in reverse but you will have to control the view switching via the control button not the 9703.
[ RUSTY  Dec 11, 2020 ]
Does this cmos320 back up cam work with a kenwood dmx907s ?
[ Carlos  Nov 27, 2020 ]
1 answer
This camera will work as a backup camera for that Kenwood receiver as well as any receiver that has a composite video input
[ Paul  Dec 14, 2020 ]  Staff
I have a DNR876S Unit. Can I program/setup this camera using the head unit or will I need to use the remote switch?
[ Mark  Oct 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
Depends, I used it for a car rear view, and backup camera and was satisfied using it with my Kenwood radio receiver. Also depends If you want to use your all three views (up, down, and straight forward). The straight view has a good horizontal, and vertical view angle, (fish-eye lens). I had World Wide Stereo install it as a rear camera to the Kenwood receiver (front, and rear camera capable). The Kenwood can switch, and set to all three views manually So I didn't need to use the switch included with this camera. Hope this helps, Good Luck. PS, I asked the mechanic if the switch was necessary, I was satisfied with this setup.
[ Keith  Oct 25, 2020 ]
I would like to use this CMOS-320 on my 05 Roadtrek 170 coupled with the DDX6006S Excelon stereo. I plan on mounting it in the back AC vent cover and adjust the grid lines. My question is, will I be able to monitor my bikes on the back rack while I'm driving or do these cameras only work in Park or Reverse? Thank you
[ Walter  Jun 04, 2020 ]
4 answers
It all in how you install and set up the head unit. So short answer is yes you can monitor your bikes. Just look up your head unit and camera install on YouTube. I'm sure it is there.
[ WILLIAM E  Jun 10, 2020 ]
I am able to use this camera while driving down the road using a Pioneer DMX1500 stereo. So, I would say no issue from a camera perspective. Check the stereo to make sure it supports this feature.
[ BILL  Jun 09, 2020 ]
I have the DMX706S and it has a camera button on the very bottom right hand side corner of the unit. At any time I can always hit that button and it'll show me what's going on on myEnter an answer to this question.
[ michael  Jun 09, 2020 ]
Yes you will be able to view the camera while driving with the DDX6006S Excelon stereo.
[ Michael  Jun 09, 2020 ]
Will Kenwood CMOS 320 work with Avic 8400NEX?
[ Greg  May 30, 2020 ]
1 answer
This backup camera will work with that Pioneer receiver
[ Paul  Jun 21, 2020 ]  Staff
Does this camera have the ability to see IR light?
[ Elijah  Apr 12, 2020 ]
1 answer
No, at least not with my head unit.
[ STEPHEN T  Apr 13, 2020 ]
Do the backup lines fit well for a full size SUV? The cheap one i bought on Amazon doesnt have the backup lines wide enough
[ Nathan  Jan 27, 2020 ]
3 answers
The backup lines are adjustable. This is a really nice unit. During the setup procedure you can adjust the width of the lines.
[ JAY  Mar 05, 2020 ]
I actually use this camera on the front of my truck. You can however adjust the width of the lines.
[ jeff  Mar 05, 2020 ]
Don't know for sure, we used it on our Prius-C hatchback. It has a calibration mode with instructions which allows you to resize the lines. Essentially, it has you park your car in a space with lines and then you move the lines relative to the space's lines as seen through the camera. Instructions walk you through the process. We used it with a matched Kenwood head unit which may have given it the extra calibration setup. One last thing, it has three view modes with one being extra-wide so it will probably work for you SUV. I also just remembered that it includes the extra control button thing for when you aren't using it with a Kenwood head unit. (That is how you change view modes, etc.) It is a fantastic camera and I'm glad I spent extra on this one.
[ Danniel  Mar 05, 2020 ]
Is there a tagplate frame for the kenwood cmos 320?
[ Tony  Nov 21, 2019 ]
1 answer
Hi Tony, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there are no license plate frames for the Kenwood CMOS 320 camera system. The camera setup does come with a pre-installed mounting bracket to assist you with installation. Chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, any of our Advisors will be happy to help you out with any other questions, or recommendations.
[ Jess  Dec 05, 2019 ]  Staff
Is the CMOS -320 a direct plug-in to the Kenwood DMX9706S Digital Multimedia Receiver connected to a PAC RP5-GM11 GM Class II radio interface?
[ John  Nov 05, 2019 ]
1 answer
The CMOS-320 is a universal camera that plugs in via the standard RCA video jack. IT will require power and ground connections, as well as connecting the view switching remote.
[ Calvin  Nov 14, 2019 ]  Staff
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 ]
1 answer
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
Will this camera work with my excelon 893s as a rear camera with controls on the touchscreen?
[ Paul  Dec 29, 2018 ]
2 answers
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 ]
[ wally  Nov 27, 2017 ]
3 answers
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 ]
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 ]
1 answer
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: Or try our online support center:
[ Kenny  Oct 29, 2016 ]  Staff
Will this work as a front view camera with the DNX693X or DNX773X?
[ hechbech18  Oct 05, 2016 ]
1 answer
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
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 ]
1 answer
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
Will the CMOS-320 work with DDX720?
[ Richard  Mar 14, 2016 ]
1 answer
Yes it will. I installed it on my dodge Ram. I worked extremely well but only required very little fabrication.
[ Jeremy  Mar 15, 2016 ]
Will this work with a garmin 68 LMT gps?
[ m  Jan 18, 2016 ]
1 answer
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 ]
Will this camera work with the DNN 992? For front and reAR?
[ David  Dec 14, 2015 ]
1 answer
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 ]
The kenwood cmos -320 is comparable with DDX672bH?
[ Armando  Mar 25, 2015 ]
1 answer
Yes. This camera will work great with the DDX672BH.
[ Jeff  Mar 25, 2015 ]  Staff
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 ]
3 answers
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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