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Alpine HCE-C1100

Rear-view camera

Item # 500HCEC110

Alpine adds High Dynamic Resolution to the HCE-C1100 rear-view cam to give you their best picture yet.

Alpine adds High Dynamic Resolution to the HCE-C1100 rear-view cam to give you their best picture yet.

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About the Alpine HCE-C1100

A spectacular picture

Alpine adds High Dynamic Resolution to the HCE-C1100 rear-view cam to give you their best picture yet. With HDR, you'll see more detail whether you're backing up in a bright parking lot at noon or a dark parking garage at midnight. 
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A spectacular picture

Alpine adds High Dynamic Resolution to the HCE-C1100 rear-view cam to give you their best picture yet. With HDR, you'll see more detail whether you're backing up in a bright parking lot at noon or a dark parking garage at midnight. 

So small you'll hardly notice it

Measuring about one cubic inch, this ice-cube sized camera pairs stealthily with Alpine's low-key KTX-C10LP license plate mounting kit to give you a 131º horizontal viewing angle on the world behind you. With a view this expansive and clear, you'll dare to parallel park in spaces most people would avoid.

This camera is compatible with any in-dash receiver or front-mount screen with a composite video input.

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Product highlights:

  • NTSC rear-view camera with standard RCA and direct connectivity
  • High Dynamic Range for improved exposure adjustment
  • automatic white balance adjustment
  • CMOS image sensor
  • high low-light performance
  • fits Alpine KTX-C10LP license plate camera mounting kit
  • 131° horizontal viewing angle
  • camera dimensions: 0.929"W x 0.929"H x 0.944"D
  • black-box dimensions: 1.5"W x 0.59"H x 0.94"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # HCE-C1100

What's in the box:

  • Rear-view camera (with attached 20" cable terminated by a 4-pin connector)
  • 23' Power/Ground/Signal harness (w/ 4-pin connector on one end and 6-pin connector on other end)
  • 9.5' Power/Ground/Signal harness (w/ a 6-pin connector on one end and a male composite video RCA connector on other end along with power/ground signal wire)
  • 2-Piece mounting bracket
  • 4 Machine screws
  • 4 Self-tapping screws
  • Rubber sleeve
  • Rubber wedge
  • 3M tape
  • 5 Wire-ties
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution 307,200
Parking Guidelines No
Lux Rating 1.5 lux (min)
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Mirror
Horizontal Viewing Angle 131 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle 103 deg
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video
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Features

Rearview Camera: Alpine's all new HDR backup camera (HCE-C1100) offers makes maneuvering your vehicle in reverse easier and safer. A rearview camera is a great way to improve your parking skills and make backing up safer.

  • Weatherproof housing
  • 1/3.7" color CMOS image sensor with a 4:3 aspect ratio
  • 640 x 480 (307,200) effective pixels
  • 131° horizontal viewing angle, 103° vertical viewing angle
  • Illumination Range of 1.5 lx to 100,000 lx
  • F=1.34 focal length
  • F=1:2.0 brightness
Note: This rearview camera is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

CMOS Images Sensor & Wide-Angle Lens: The Alpine HCE-C1100 is equipped with a 1/3.7" CMOS image sensor with an effective resolution of 640 x 480 (307,200 total pixels). The image sensor offers automatic metering and automatic white balance adjustment for high-quality rearview images. The rearview camera's wide-angle lens has a focal length of f=1.34mm and brightness of f=1:2:0, with a 131° (h) x 103° (v) field of view.

Note: Because this is a wide-angle lens, there is a difference in distance perspective between what is normally seen behind the vehicle and what appears on the screen of your in-dash receiver.

HDR (High Dynamic Range): Thanks to HDR technology, the picture quality is much better compared to regular camera systems, for even better visibility behind your vehicle when backing up, with a high-resolution and high-detail camera image. The HCE-C1100 offers incredible image quality in varying levels of light with a wide illumination range (1.5 to 100,000 Lux). HDR (High Dynamic Range) and automatic fast exposure adjustment eliminates image wash-out common when going from areas of heavy shade into areas with bright sunlight (for example underground parking, tunnels, etc).

Compatibility: The HCE-C1100 rearview camera can be used with Alpine multimedia & navigation receivers which feature a proprietary multi-pin camera input, as well as Alpine & other brands of receivers with a composite video camera input.

  • Proprietary Harness: If you are connecting an Alpine receiver with a proprietary camera input, then use the included 23' harness with proprietary multi-pin connectors on each end (you will not use the composite video harness).
  • Composite Video Harness: If you are connecting an Alpine or other brand of receiver with a composite video jack, you will use both the 23' proprietary harness and the 9.5' composite video harness. This type of installation will also require you to hardwire power & ground.

Weatherproof Housing: The Alpine HCE-C1100 employs a weatherproof (IP67) housing to protect the backup camera from the outdoor elements.

Surface Mount Bracket: The included mounting bracket allows you can be install the backup camera on the rear bumper or by the license plate of your SUV, truck, van, or car. The mounting bracket attaches to the camera with four included machine screws. The mounting bracket also has an adhesive backing, along with four included self-tapping screws to secure the camera to your vehicle. Once mounted, you can adjust and tilt the mounting bracket up or down for the best camera angle and view.

Note: The HCE-C1100 is also compatible with Alpine's KTX-C10LP rearview camera license plate mounting kit (500KTXC10L, sold separately). 

Optional Multi-Camera Selector Interface: The optional Alpine KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface (500KCXC250, sold separately) allows as many as three camera systems (Front, Rear, & Side) to be connected to and controlled from select Alpine in-dash navigation receivers.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I selected the Alpine HCE-C1100 to go along with my Alpine stereo to ensure quality and common connectivity. [ Courtenay  Nov 30, 2019 ]
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Great picture quality and durable [ VDUBS  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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Consistently good reviews concerning image quality and build quality. [ Timothy  Aug 28, 2019 ]
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Has HDR, I am hoping it has a decent picture. [ Matthew  Apr 20, 2019 ]
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Wanted a backup camera for the car. [ James  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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quality after much i'net research [ S  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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wide angle, hdr [ Jack  Oct 14, 2018 ]
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This is a good and compatible camera for the Alpine head unit that I purchased for my 2008 Honda Accord. [ Eric V.  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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I need a back-up camera on my lifted truck. This camera has better features than others in a similar price range. [ BRYAN  Feb 04, 2018 ]
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5 questions already asked

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Does this camera have guide lines?
[ John  Mar 01, 2019 ]
11 answers
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It has images of traffic cones along the side and cross hares in the center at different distance
[ Richard  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Yes
[ Robert  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Yes it does
[ TING  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Yes it has guide lines. In fact it even has an option if you have a hitch to accommodate that. The lines by default are off but it's easy toggle them on. I have mine hooked up through a alpine unit so I can't speak for it you do plan on using with a different brand.
[ David  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Yes it does
[ joyce  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Yes. You program them to your specific vehicle
[ VDUBS  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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I already answered this question no. THen I saw the other answers as yes. I think that some head units have the ability to add guide lines, but not sure they would be very accurate. I also believe that this camera comes in a configuration with the module to add the lines, and possibly cameras for multiple angles, but I am not sure of that. I bought mine from Crutchfield, even though it was available many places....because their product experts are really that, experts at the products they sell. If you call the number and ask they can tell you for sure. Good luck. If you car does not have a camera, you'll really like it after being added. Oh, should have also added. That some cars (especially with OEM radios) need to have a configuration setting turned on for the factory unit to work. Simple thing, can be done in minutes, but the dealer will likely charge you to do that...especially if this is the only reason you are in their service dept. I would expect that the Crutchfield guys can tell you if the RCA type plugs will work with your unit, and if it requires a jump start :-) from the dealer. Good luck.
[ Greg  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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It has what I would call static guidelines with green, yellow, red bars, which is not perfect but better than nothing.
[ Nabeel  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Nope it doesn't. I believe there are modules that you can run this through to add lines, and do other tricks too. I don't think there is an aftermarket that has bending lines (the kind that move when you turn the steering wheel. This is a pretty slick little unit. Clean lines, nice image, nice wire setup for running to the interior of car, and then a separate wire that runs once inside the car to the front of the car. I also used it with the adaptor to switch to the wire input for a Jeep. Worked slick. I mounted it to a bracket other than the one that came with the camera. I'm pretty sure the box is made out of machined aluminum, not molded plastic. Like I said a small, well built unit
[ Greg  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Yes
[ Randy  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Yes it does.
[ Richard  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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Will this camera fit into a 2011 ram tailgate camera mount?
[ Chad  Feb 21, 2019 ]
1 answer
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We don't have any information on whether or not it can fit/mount there but I do have replacement tailgate latches with new cameras built in and some selections for a 2011 Ram pickup. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation on the best one for you. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Feb 26, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will this work on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler mounted in the license plate (using Alpine KTX-C10LP) with a compatible headunit? My concern is that the license plate is not centered, so wondering how that affects the display. Thanks!
[ Gonzalo  Jan 11, 2019 ]
1 answer
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While it can work with the license plate frame mounting bracket, the offset position of the factory plate will not provide the best angle for your rear-view. The HCE-C1100 does come packaged with a surface mount bracket you can use to custom secure the camera in a more centralized location on the back of your vehicle. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Jan 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will this work on a 2010 Jeep Wrangler mounted in the license plate (left from spare tire)?
[ Greg  Sep 14, 2018 ]
1 answer
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I don't know about your Jeep, but I mounted mine on a 2002 Explorer near the hitch without any problems with a bit slack left in the cable.
[ Craig  Sep 14, 2018 ]
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will this camera work with the new Kenwood DDX9905S?
[ mav2u  Apr 06, 2018 ]
1 answer
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Yep! The Alpine HCE-C1100 camera features a composite (RCA) video connection which you can use with virtually any brand/model receiver that has a composite video input; including the Kenwood DDX9905S. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps :)
[ Larry  Apr 16, 2018 ]  Staff
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