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Pioneer ND-BC8

Universal rear-view camera

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About the Pioneer ND-BC8

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There's no better time to install a rear-view camera in your vehicle than when you're already installing a new DVD or navigation receiver. Take advantage of your in-dash video capabilities by gaining a wide-angle view of what's behind you every time you shift into reverse. The Pioneer ND-BC8 backup cam enhances your rear view by counteracting harsh overexposure on bright days as well as giving you a sharp picture in low light.

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 video cable
  • compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
  • 1/4" CMOS image sensor with approximately 310,000 pixel resolution
  • color video output
  • 129-degree horizontal and 105-degree vertical viewing angles
  • 0.9 Lux minimum for night driving
  • weather-proof camera housing
  • universal mounting hardware and 30-foot power/video cable included
  • camera dimensions: 15/16"W x 15/16"H x 1"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # ND-BC8

What's in the box:

  • Rear-view camera w/ bracket (attached 9' power/video cable)
  • 23' Power/video cable
  • 6 Self-adhesive clamps
  • Rubber wedge
  • Two-sided tape
  • Hex-key
  • Owner's Manual

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution 310,000
Parking Guidelines No
Lux Rating 0.9 Lux (min)
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Mirror
Horizontal Viewing Angle 129 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle 105 deg
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video
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Features

Compatibility: The Pioneer ND-BC8 universal rear-view camera is designed for use with Pioneer and other manufacturer in-dash Multimedia/Navigation head units that feature an integrated monitor and rear-view camera composite video input.

Waterproof Aluminum Chassis: The camera is built into a compact waterproof aluminum case, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.

CMOS Image Sensor: The ND-BC8 universal rear-view camera utilizes a 1/4" color CMOS image sensor that has approximately 310,000 pixels to deliver a high quality picture. A CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor offers improved resolution and eliminates the vertical light "smear" phenomenon that occurs when a camera using a CCD sensor is exposed to a very bright light source or direct sunlight.

Wide Angle Lens: The 129° horizontal and 105° vertical viewing angles provide an excellent near field view of anything behind you.

Automatic Sensitivity Compensation: The camera automatically adjusts to the available light, from 0.9 lux to 100,000 lux. The 0.9 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.

Mounting: The rear view camera comes supplied with a pre-installed self-adhesive bracket which can tilt the camera up and down.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Add to the new stereo and for safety. [ ROBERT  Nov 27, 2019 ]
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Safety. [ L  Oct 02, 2019 ]
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Compatible with Pioneer radio [ James  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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Cause i need to see stuffs [ Michael  Apr 24, 2019 ]
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Needed a backup camera, reviews say its worth it, and is compatible with my AVH-W4400NEX. [ John  Jan 24, 2019 ]
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It had good ratings and it also had a small attachment plug to allow the camera wire to be fed through a small hole rather than having to drill a huge hole in the vehicle to pass the large connector plug through the vehicle's shell. [ Mark  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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Features and size will work my vehicle. [ Tim  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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I liked the product an my "Chat" with Lane confirmed my choice and he answered my questions... [ Michael  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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Lots of good reviews on this camera [ R  Nov 01, 2018 ]
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User manual for my Pioneer MVH-200EX suggested it. [ Albert  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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Need camera [ B  Sep 28, 2018 ]
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I have a pioneer stereo and I love it! I figured it would make the most sense to add on a camera made by the same company. [ Kevin  Sep 21, 2018 ]
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Wanted a front camera to assist wife with parking my one ton mega-cab. [ Robert  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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Matches with head unit. [ Mark  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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Compatible with exiting unit [ Phillip  Aug 22, 2018 ]
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To keep my son from backing into things. [ Chad  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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Good brand [ Sonja  Aug 05, 2018 ]
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because it is a pioneer fits the head unit and it a good price [ L  Aug 02, 2018 ]
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Should fit the platform under rear tag on F150 Crew Cab Ford. Appears to have good picture output. [ Roc  Aug 02, 2018 ]
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package [ RMYeti  Jul 25, 2018 ]
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Had good reviews [ Michael  Jun 16, 2018 ]
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I like to see where i have already been. Like my father always said "you will know the future if you look backwards". [ Jeff  May 11, 2018 ]
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It goes with the Pioneer sound system that my 2008 High Lander have. [ Francisco E.  May 01, 2018 ]
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The rear window of our 2002 Honda CRV is high enough that it blocks the view of anything low behind the vehicle. Added safety! [ Ralph  Mar 18, 2018 ]
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It's the best [ John  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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to go with the poineer DVD head unit I just bought [ M  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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recommended by advisor [ donald  Nov 17, 2017 ]
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hoping it will be easier to install with pioneer stereo system i ordered [ BOBBY  Oct 10, 2017 ]
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compatible with Pioneer Receiver [ Paul  Sep 13, 2017 ]
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Came recommended and free with the in-dash receiver. [ Amy  Aug 25, 2017 ]
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Universal mount [ David  Jul 17, 2017 ]
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Two reasons: 1) To mate up with my Pioneer headunit and 2) Due to good reviews. [ DOUGLAS  Jul 01, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ Gary  Jun 26, 2017 ]
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Highly rated, plus it did not include grid lines. My head unit already includes grid lines. [ John  Jun 18, 2017 ]
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This was the compatible camera for the stereo I purchased, so kind of had limited choices. [ Deo  Jun 01, 2017 ]
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Make parking easier for me. [ Ramon  May 18, 2017 ]
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Ease of install with my pioneer head unit [ K  May 09, 2017 ]
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Works excellent on my Lifted 2006 Tundra . I can actually back up to my boat trailer now by myself and I am able to hitch the boat with no assistance . Works great. [ Jeff  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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I have a Pioneer APP Radio which I believe this camera will compliment nicely. [ Christopher  Mar 15, 2017 ]
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High ratings [ Darren  Feb 08, 2017 ]
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Chose this unit due to its small six and excellent user reviews... [ MICHAEL B.  Feb 07, 2017 ]
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Ratings [ PHILIP  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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Good reviews [ Chris  Feb 01, 2017 ]
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Pioneer has always manufactured reliable systems. Wanted to make sure I had a camera that was fully compatiable with the Pioneer stereo in my Murano [ Brian  Jan 25, 2017 ]
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Price and Crutchfield recommendation. [ Mark  Jan 06, 2017 ]
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My original camera got water in it. This one is the same manufacturer as my car stereo. [ Antony  Dec 20, 2016 ]
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trying not to go cheap on the camera. I think you get what you pay for. Also it should work well with the AVH-4200NEX [ Anthony  Dec 17, 2016 ]
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I've gotten used to backing up without looking [ Raul  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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I'll be using this camera as a front view for my SUV. [ C  Nov 22, 2016 ]
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Universal fit and reliable name brand [ myron  Nov 13, 2016 ]
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It matches the Pioneer radio input [ Buddy  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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Safety [ LORNE  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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Pioneer product for pioneer 8200NEX Hope it works as intended! [ Michael  Jun 14, 2016 ]
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looked compact [ Ron  May 11, 2016 ]
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Same brand as head unit and no in camera guide lines [ Grant  Apr 19, 2016 ]
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so I can see when I back up [ Michael  Apr 14, 2016 ]
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To compliment my earlier purchase of a pioneer radio [ Peter  Feb 29, 2016 ]
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own research [ Jeff  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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Compatibility with the Pioneer head unit. [ Glenn  Feb 12, 2016 ]
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The reviews were good [ RAYMOND  Jan 19, 2016 ]
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Appears to be best camera for my vehicle [ Desi  Jan 02, 2016 ]
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29 questions already asked

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Does this backup camera also record to a SD card to be used as a rear "dash" cam?
[ Shaigirl  Nov 21, 2019 ]
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No
[ Timothy  Nov 22, 2019 ]
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No, it does not
[ KIRK  Nov 21, 2019 ]
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No. Not unless your head unit has the capabilities. Camera simply plugs into back of the head unit. No storage capabilities on camera.
[ DORA  Nov 21, 2019 ]
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No, it is just a camera. It has a cord that carries power and video signal, which must be plugged into something else (such as an AV receiver) for anything to happen.
[ Mark  Nov 21, 2019 ]
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Will this work Pioneer AVIC -W8400NEX to get that dual camera feature?? It only says for rear camera even though receivers can do dual cameras.
[ Andres  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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I cannot see why it will not work. As long as you say your receiver has dual input Ports, the camera does not know if it's a front or rear. The receiver will be able to distinguish the two cameras
[ Michael  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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Is the Pioneer ND-BC8 lens glass or plastic?
[ Bill  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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I have no idea. It is installed inside the vehicle so is not exposed to the elements
[ John  Oct 25, 2018 ]
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Camera will not work when in reverse ?
[ Michael  Jun 16, 2018 ]
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You have to connect it to a switched power source (reverse light typically) and make sure that it is plugged into the correct jack on the back of the receiver. Mine worked fine.
[ THOMAS S  Jun 19, 2018 ]
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Are you getting a reverse signal to the unit from the vehicle?
[ Richard  Jun 17, 2018 ]
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if put on a Pioneer MVH-200EX does it show guidelines?
[ Zachary  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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Guidelines are subject to your head unit. So it depends on your head unit and what it does with the camera you attach to it.
[ Mitchell  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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I have it ass a front camera and it does not have lines.
[ Brandon  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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Is this compatible with the Pioneer MVH-1400NEX ?
[ Travis  Apr 07, 2018 ]
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Yes. They both feature the standard composite video (RCA) connection so, they are compatible.
[ Ryan  Apr 25, 2018 ]  Staff
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Is this product water proof?
[ Hamza  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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I had it for 3 years already and never the rain was a problem, iit seems like it is. My camera it's always expose to the weather.
[ danny  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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I installed this on my JeepWrangler unlimited two years ago, it is still working perfect today. I will have to say it is waterproof
[ Matthew  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Yes. I haven't submerged it, but mine has been hanging on the tailgate of my truck for two years now, no problems.
[ Roger  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ Kyle  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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I imagine it is. I've had mine for almost two years in the rain and snow. Picture quality is the same as when new.
[ ZACHARY  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Well, not water-proof (like under water in your Jeep as your fording a river). However, you can wash your car and spray it with water and it's no big deal.
[ JOHN  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Will this work with a Sony AX-AV100 Receiver?
[ Brad  Sep 24, 2017 ]
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This is a universal camera, and should be able to work with any Head unit that has a video input. I do not have the exact head unit that you do, but if it has a back up camera jack or a video input, should work fine. You will have to POWER the camera though. The unit must be wired into the reverse light circuit and grounded under the dash or to the frame.
[ JOHN  Sep 25, 2017 ]
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Wondering what the ideal location to mount on a 2008 dodge 1500 would be?
[ Bernard  Jul 18, 2017 ]
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I don't have a pickup, but you might want to put it just above the hitch (if you have one). You get a 2-fer. Can sight the ball to the trailer receptacle, and have good visibility too. Have it above the bumper (protect from rocks / dirt, but low enough for you to easily run the wire under the bed.
[ JOHN  Jul 20, 2017 ]
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I have a small car i place on the back plate works great
[ danny  Jul 20, 2017 ]
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Most pickups mount the camera at the tailgate handle. As long as you can see the rear bumper from where you choose to mount, you'll be OK.
[ ZACHARY  Jul 20, 2017 ]
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On my truck application I mounted in in the upper center of license plate area on bumper.Can attach to bumper or I riveted it to license plate.Camera angles up and down for best view.
[ Nathan  Jul 19, 2017 ]
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Will this be compatible with Boss BV760B stereo. Also i have a Rav4 2010. The spare tires might get in the way if i install it near my license plate. Can i install it somewhere else so the spare tire is not blocking some of my view? Thanks
[ Erin D.  Jun 17, 2017 ]
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The Boss features the standard composite video (RCA) input for connecting a rear view camera and the Pioneer ND-BC8 camera offers the same composite video connection. So, yes, the two are compatible. The Pioneer camera comes packaged with a self adhesive bracket which can tilt the camera up & down so, you can secure it in the best spot to get the angle you'll need. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Jun 22, 2017 ]  Staff
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Is it compatible with Garmin Dezel 760?
[ Birdie  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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The Dezl 760 should offer a 3.5mm video input on it's mounting cradle. This allows you to connect a rear-view camera (like this Pioneer) but you will need a Composite Video (RCA) to 3.5mm (minijack) adapter for the connection. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  May 05, 2017 ]  Staff
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What are the dimensions of the camera with the bracket?
[ Patrick  Feb 15, 2017 ]
1 answer
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With the bracket, the Pioneer ND-BC8 measures 1.44" W x 1.13" H x 1.34" D. Hope that helps!
[ Larry  Feb 27, 2017 ]  Staff
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Does this work good with AVH-291BT?
[ sphereboy  Nov 04, 2016 ]
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I'm not sure, I have the AVH-X4600BT. But this camera is extremely clear and looks better than a lot of the factory systems that I've seen.
[ Kimmar  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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Yes
[ ZACHARY  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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I am not familiar with the AVH-291BT. However, I did install this camera on a 2006 4Runner that did not come with a back up camera originally. This camera will work with any head unit that has a backup camera interface. The camera gives a very good picture during the day (at night picture is a little degraded), but well worth the money. I liked the fact that you can tilt this camera, rather than having it in a fixed position. Mounted well and never moved due to vibration or just from being on the rear hatch. You will have to provide power from the backup light system and a ground.
[ JOHN  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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I have no problem with it. The only knock on it that I have is that it's wide view which makes things seem farther back than they actually are. Which might be all cameras. But had it a year and have had no problems.
[ Robert  Nov 07, 2016 ]
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Is there any way to set this up so I can manually choose to look at the camera/ not have to be in reverse to use it? I want to mount to the front of my lifted truck, I have an avh-x7700bt.
[ Jdjuker  Oct 03, 2016 ]
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Power the camera with 12V constant instead of the power from the reverse lamps. The head unit has an option to switch to camera view.
[ ZACHARY  Oct 03, 2016 ]
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I think it would depend on your receiver. I've got the AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) from Pioneer, and there's a mode to leave the camera display on while the car is on. I used it on a camping trip when my car was loaded up quite a bit and I had reduced visibility out the rear window. It definitely came in handy. I'd check in your radio's manual to see if there's a similar feature.
[ Alexander  Oct 03, 2016 ]
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Not sure...I guess it would depend on the radio you use!
[ Steve  Oct 03, 2016 ]
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will this camera work with pioneer AVH-P4300DVD?
[ tim  Sep 29, 2016 ]
1 answer
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This camera will work on that unit. Please be advised that both unit and camera don't offer the on screen gridline guide.
[ Adrian  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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Is this compatible with a SPH-DA120 pioneer? The manual says use ND-BC6. That model is no longer made so seeing if this ND-BC8 would work.
[ Marcio  Jul 18, 2016 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. Yes it will work. On the product page for the Pioneer we have the BC8 listed on the compatible accessories tab. Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Jul 19, 2016 ]  Staff
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I am looking to add a camera for my trailer. I currently ave the AVH 2800 with a back up camera for the truck. What would I need to hook up a camera for trailering purposes?
[ Bobby  Jul 17, 2016 ]
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This camera is hard-wired, so is probably not a good choice for mounting on a trailer. A wireless camera might be a better bet.
[ Mark  Nov 21, 2019 ]
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This camera is wonderful it's small lightweight and shows a very clear picture even at night
[ Samuel   Jul 19, 2016 ]
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what other equipment/software would be needed to show the guidelines when paired with the AVH-3800BHS. Aren't these guidelines crucial for safety? Would it not just make sense to include the piece? Should I buy a different backup camera? Which one would you suggest?
[ DREWDAWG  Apr 08, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Apr 08, 2016 ]  Staff
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When combined with an Avh-x3800bhs would this show the guidelines when viewing on the head unit display?
[ DonMo  Feb 29, 2016 ]
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The Pioneer ND-BC8 in combination with the AVH-X3800BH wouldn't provide any distance guidelines; however we do have some cameras that provide distance guidelines to any video screen unit, including the AVH-X3800BH. If you want to discuss those options, you can reach out to our Product Advisors--either by phone at 888.955.6000 or by chat/email using the "Contact Us" link at the top of our website. I hope that helps.
[ Larry  Mar 01, 2016 ]  Staff
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Is this product compatible with pioneer avic 6000 nex ?
[ Bigvic  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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I installed this with a 6000 series Pioneer and it worked very well. Daytime picture is excellent, night time is a little degraded, but I was more than satisfied for the price. I liked the fact that I could tilt it also rather than being in a fixed position.
[ JOHN  Nov 08, 2016 ]
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Yes I have the 5000 nex and it works well
[ Kyler  Feb 27, 2016 ]
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Is this compatible to a Pioneer AV4000NEX?
[ Glenn  Feb 12, 2016 ]
1 answer
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This backup camera will work with that model Pioneer receiver. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Feb 15, 2016 ]  Staff
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is this compatible with the Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS DVD Receiver?
[ Jesse  Feb 06, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. Yes this universal camera is meant to be able to hook up to any receiver with a composite video rear-view camera input and the AVH-X8500BHS is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Feb 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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Is this compatible with the Avic Z130bt?
[ jcqb15  Jan 24, 2016 ]
1 answer
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This is compatible with the Z130BT.
[ Jeff  Jan 25, 2016 ]  Staff
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Compatible with AVH-X2700BS ?
[ Neil  Jan 13, 2016 ]
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Have not installed yet, but instructions say it is.
[ Ron  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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Not sure about the 2700, but it works great with the 3700. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't the connections look to be the same.
[ JOHN P  Jan 17, 2016 ]
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Yes. This is the combination that I have.
[ John  Jan 15, 2016 ]
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Is it compatible with the stock stereo in a 2014 Chevy Malibu 2LT w/ the pioneer audio system?
[ Lance  Dec 29, 2015 ]
1 answer
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It is listed as Universal, comes with standard composite video cable. You may 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  Dec 29, 2015 ]  Staff
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Would this camera be compatible with the Clarion CAU001? I understand that it wouldn't be listed as such, but I'm just wondering if it could work if the mount/size is standard. Thanks!
[ RACHEL  Sep 16, 2015 ]
2 answers
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Sep 17, 2015 ]  Staff
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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  Sep 17, 2015 ]  Staff
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It's this product compatible with the pioneer avh-x5600bhs?
[ Niljr  Aug 23, 2015 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes, the ND-BC8 is compatible with the AVH-X5600BHS If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Aug 26, 2015 ]  Staff
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Is this product compatible with the Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX receiver?
[ Matt  Aug 01, 2015 ]
1 answer
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Yes. The ND-BC8 will be compatible with the 8100NEX receiver.
[ Jeff  Aug 03, 2015 ]  Staff
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