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Alpine HCE-C2100RD

Multi-view backup camera — designed for Alpine video receivers

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Our take on the Alpine HCE-C2100RD

Already decided on an Alpine touchscreen car stereo? Alpine's HCE-C2100RD rear-view camera is an essential accessory that provides an excellent, expanded view when you're backing up. With your compatible Alpine receiver, you can choose from four different viewing modes: rear-view, corner, ground, and panorama.

For use with select Alpine receivers

Already decided on an Alpine touchscreen car stereo? Alpine's HCE-C2100RD rear-view camera is an essential accessory that provides an excellent, expanded view when you're backing up. With your compatible Alpine receiver, you can choose from four different viewing modes: rear-view, corner, ground, and panorama.

The Alpine super-cam with HDR

High Dynamic Resolution gives you the best picture yet, no matter which of its viewing modes you use. 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. This camera gives you a 180º horizontal viewing angle on the world behind you, so you won't miss a thing.

One square inch

This tiny camera measures less than one square inch, so it'll fit just about anywhere. The package includes a 34-foot cable with a proprietary Alpine plug that allows the camera to connect to a compatible Alpine car stereo.

Frame it

Looking for another mounting option? The HCE-C2100RD is compatible with Alpine's KTX-C10LP license plate mounting kit (not included).

Front, back, or side cam

Alpine's KCX-C250MC multi-camera selector (not included) lets you use this camera plus two other cameras to display front, rear, and side views of your rig on your Alpine radio's touchscreen.

Product Highlights:

  • rear-view camera with proprietary Alpine cable
  • High Dynamic Range for improved exposure adjustment
  • mounting hardware and 34-foot power/video cable included
  • 1/4" CMOS image sensor
  • color video output
  • 4 viewing modes:
    • rear-view
    • corner (split right/left views)
    • ground (downward view)
    • panorama (larger rear-view perspective)
  • illumination range: 1.5 to 100,000 Lux
  • 180° horizontal viewing angle
  • weather-proof camera housing
  • dimensions: 15/16"W x 15/16"H x 1"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Multi-view camera (attached 20" harness terminated by 5-pin harness)
  • 32.5' Power/Video harness (with female 5-pin connector on one end and a male 6-pin connector on other end)
  • 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)

Alpine HCE-C2100RD Reviews

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(1 Review)

Alpine HCE-C2100RD

Crutchfield customer from Kennewick, WA on 2/3/2019

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The camera was easy to install, Quality built unit and harness. (I'm an automotive instructor and technician, I have seen a lot of lesser quality) A little more costly than other models, but well worth it. I will be buying another one for the rear of my camper trailer.




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Features and Specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Multi-view
Resolution 1,228,800
Parking Guidelines Yes
Lux Rating 1.5 Lux (min)
Selectable Views rear/corner/ground/pan
Reversed Image Mirror
Horizontal Viewing Angle 180 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle 70 deg
Wireless No
Plug type Alpine Proprietary

Product Research


Multi-View Backup Camera: The HCE-C2100RD multi-view camera will show you the obstacles around the rear of the vehicle from different angles to assist you with parking, backing up, and to even connect a trailer.

  • Rear View: Displays an image of the area directly behind the vehicle. Use this when backing into a parking space.
  • Corner View: Displays a divided image left and right of center. Use this when checking the left and right area directly behind your vehicle
  • Panorama View: Display a general perspective of what is behind the car. Use this when  you want to check mainly behind the vehicle.
  • Ground View: Displays an image from above down to the lower section for the vehicle. Use this when determining the vehicle's position in relation to the curb, a trailer hitch, etc..
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.

Compatibility: The HCE-C2100RD multi-view backup camera is compatible solely with Alpine in-dash multimedia and navigation receivers which are equipped with a proprietary multi-pin camera input. The HCE-C2100RD comes with an extra-long cable to run the power and signal from the camera to your compatible Alpine receiver.

CMOS Image Sensor + Wide-Angle Lens: The HCE-C2100RD multi-view backup camera employs a 1/4" color CMOS image sensor with 1280 (h) x 720 (v) effective number of pixels (1,228,800 megapixels). Plus an automatic exposure adjustment and white balance adjustment delivers clear viewing day or night. The Alpine HCE-C2100RD multi-view backup camera features a wide-angle lens (180° horizontal x 70° vertical) for an extended view behind your vehicle to reduce your blind spot areas. The camera's lens has a focal length of f=1.27mm and brightness of f=1.8.

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-C2100RD 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).

Parking Guidelines: This multi-view backup camera includes convenient Parking Guidelines that can be fully adjusted to match the width of your vehicle. This makes parking safer and more convenient compared to a regular backup camera without Parking Guidelines.

Rugged Housing: The Alpine HCE-C2100RD employs a water & dust proof housing (IP68) to protect the multi-view backup camera from the outdoor elements.

Mounting Options: The multi-view backup camera comes supplied with a bracket designed to mount to the rear of your vehicle. The mounting bracket comes supplied with a self-adhesive pad and mounting screws. The bracket allows you to adjust the camera angle up or down.

Note: The HCE-C2100RD rearview camera 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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Why did you buy this?

Was not going to be happy with the downgraded video quality from connecting the factory rearview camera to new Alpine Halo 9 HU [ David  Feb 23, 2019 ]
Crutchfield made it easy to compare the specifications of each camera that I was interested in. Between the comparisons and the reviews I thought that this camera would best suit my needs because of its panoramic views and compatibility with the Alpine stereo that I purchased. [ GIGI  Jan 30, 2019 ]
HDR camera compatible with my ILX-207. [ Terence  Oct 02, 2018 ]
great camera [ Jeffrey  Mar 05, 2018 ]