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Sony XAR800C

Rear-view camera

Item # 158XAR800C

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Item # 158XAR800C

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About the Sony XAR800C

No more inching back out of a shopping center parking space while you check for pedestrians. Put your car in reverse, and this XAR800C rear-view camera will display what's behind you on the screen of your Sony video receiver. The camera offers an extremely wide view of what's behind you and off to each side — a big plus when you're backing out of a driveway with a limited view. This camera is compatible with Sony video receivers with a rear-camera input.

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.

  • 1/4" color CCD sensor lens with 16:9 aspect
  • 138 degrees horizontal and 92 degrees vertical viewing area.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # XAR800C

What's in the box:

  • Rear view camera (with attached 10' power/ground/signal cable terminated by a 5-pin molex connector)
  • Hideaway module (with attached 40" power/ground leads with in-line 0.5A fuse)
  • 16.5' Composite video cable
  • Mounting bracket
  • Shroud
  • Rubber bushing
  • Rubber wedge
  • 4 Philips-head mounting screws
  • 2 Hex-head machine screws
  • Hex-key
  • 5 Self-adhesive cable clips
  • 4 Velcro-strips
  • Operating Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Limited Warranty Information
  • European Guarantee Information Document

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear view
Resolution 510 x 492
Parking Guidelines No
Lux Rating 1.0 to 100,000 Lux
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Y
Horizontal Viewing Angle 138
Vertical Viewing Angle 92
Wireless No
Plug type RCA Composite
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Product Research



Rear View Camera: The Sony Xplod XA-R800C rear-view camera helps to improve your view while backing up your vehicle. The XA-R800C rear-view camera is ideal for trucks, SUVs, mini-van, and larger sedans. The Sony Xplod rear-view camera offers flexible mounting options with adjustable tilt, and features 138° horizontal x 9 vertical viewing area for increased visibility. The Sony Xplod XA-R800C rear-view camera is designed for use with mobile video in-dash headunits featuring a rear-view camera Input (composite video).

Compatibility: The Sony Xplod XA-R800C rear-view camera is designed for use with Sony and other manufacturer in-dash mobile video headunits that feature an integrated monitor and rear view camera input (composite video).

Aluminum Chassis: The rear-view camera features a compact waterproof aluminum housing, making it perfect for mounting outside the vehicle.

CCD Sensor: The Sony rear-view camera features a 1/4" color CCD sensor lens with approximately 250,000 total pixels (510 H x 492 V). The CCD sensor provides a 16:9 NTSC mirror image on your connected monitor.

Wide Viewing Angle: The Sony Xplod rear-view camera offers a 138° horizontal x 92° vertical viewing area which provides an excellent near field view of anything behind you.

Automatic Sensitivity Compensation: The rear-view camera automatically adjusts to the available light, from 1.0 lux to 100,000 lux. The 1.0 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.

Auto Switching: You can hookup the Sony rear-view camera to your vehicle's reverse light signal input for auto-switching with compatible mobile video in-dash headunits.

Composite Video Output: The Xplod rear-view camera features a composite video output and includes a 16.5' composite video cable which connects to your compatible mobile video in-dash headunit's composite video, rear-view camera input.

Hide-Away Power/Signal Module: The hide-away power/signal module features a 5-pin molex connector, a 40" power/ground lead (with in-line 0.5A fuse), and a composite video output. The rear-view camera's attached 10' power/ground/signal harness attaches to the hide-away module's 5-pin molex connector. The hide-away module's 40" power/ground lead connects to your vehicle's +12-volt reverse lamp wire and gets grounded to a metal surface of your vehicle. The included 16.5' composite video cable is connected between the hide-away module's composite video output terminal and your compatible mobile video in-dash headunit's rear-view camera input. 

Convenient Mounting: The Sony Xplod rear-view camera comes supplied with plastic mounting shroud and metal mounting bracket. The mounting bracket lets you adjust the angle of the rear-view camera up or down. The mounting bracket can be installed using its two-sided tape or using the four supplied mounting screws.


Power Requirements: 12 V DC car battery (negative ground)

Operating Temperature: -22° to 140° F

Video Output: NTSC mirror image (75-ohms)

Sensor: 1/4-" color CCD sensor (16:9 aspect)

Number of Pixels: 510 (horizontal) x 492 (vertical); approximately 250,000 total pixels

Lens: focal length of 1.22mm, F value of 2.8

View Angle: 138° (horizontal), 92° (vertical)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: more than 40 dB

Horizontal Resolution: approximately 300 lines

Illumination Range: approximately 1.0 to 100,000 lux


Rear-View Camera (alone):

  • Width = 0.9375"
  • Height = 0.9375"
  • Depth = 1.25" (with attached cable)

Rear-View Camera (with shroud):

  • Width = 1.5"
  • Height = 1.125"
  • Depth = 1.3125" (with attached cable)

Hide-Away Box:

  • Width = 2.75"
  • Height = 1.4375"
  • Depth = 4.0625" (with cables)

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Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

How long is the RCA composite cable that comes in the kit (#7 in the instructions)?
[ John  Jan 21, 2016 ]
2 answers
Eight feet.
[ Christopher  Jan 22, 2016 ]
I installed this in a 2007 Grand Prix. I had ample length for the cable to route to the stereo unit from the rear license plate frame. I can not give a specific length though.
[ Noel  Jan 22, 2016 ]
Can this camera be hooked up with Gentex GENK332 Auto-dimming Mirror with 3.3" Hi-Definition Rear camera Display for my 2008 HONDA CR-V LX? Thank you.
[ David  Dec 29, 2013 ]
1 answer
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current 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.
[ Jeff  Dec 30, 2013 ]  Staff

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