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Papago RAY

Rear-view mirror monitor with dash cam and backup camera

Item # 974RAY

We installed the Papago RAY here at Crutchfield in a '00 Jeep Cherokee Sport, and then took it for a spin with...

We installed the Papago RAY here at Crutchfield in a '00 Jeep Cherokee Sport, and then took it for a spin with...

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About the Papago RAY

Unclutter your rear view

We installed the Papago RAY here at Crutchfield in a '00 Jeep Cherokee Sport, and then took it for a spin with the way-back fully loaded. Why load up the way-back just for a joy ride? To try out what makes this rear-view camera system so unique — it provides a delay-free HD video feed of your rear view in the included 7.8" mirror monitor. The RAY supplies an ultra-wide-angle view of traffic behind you and loop-records it to boot, great news if your vehicle is packed to the gills for a road trip, if you have a brutal blindspot, or if a tinted rear window makes changing lanes problematic. Oh, and Papago fits a dash cam into the mirror monitor as well.

Unclutter your rear view

We installed the Papago RAY here at Crutchfield in a '00 Jeep Cherokee Sport, and then took it for a spin with the way-back fully loaded. Why load up the way-back just for a joy ride? To try out what makes this rear-view camera system so unique — it provides a delay-free HD video feed of your rear view in the included 7.8" mirror monitor. The RAY supplies an ultra-wide-angle view of traffic behind you and loop-records it to boot, great news if your vehicle is packed to the gills for a road trip, if you have a brutal blindspot, or if a tinted rear window makes changing lanes problematic. Oh, and Papago fits a dash cam into the mirror monitor as well.

Rear-view camera

Mount this wired, weather-proof camera on the rear of your vehicle.

Your new rear-view cam

The included rain-proof rear-view camera uses enhanced wide dynamic range technology to give you the clearest possible picture, whether it's high noon or dusk. With a crisp view that fills every millimeter of your new rear-view mirror, the Papago RAY is a serious step up from your standard, old school mirror. Additionally, the RAY works as a backup cam, showing you an angled-down view of what's behind you when you shift into reverse.

Your new rear-view mirror

Papago makes great use of the included replacement rear-view mirror, which mounts onto most OEM unpowered mirror brackets. It works as a standard 7.8" reflective rear-view mirror as well as a monitor for the included rear-view and dash cams. At any point in your drive, you can cycle through a full rear-view, a full dash cam view, and a picture-in-picture view (dash view inset in rear view).

Always recording

Whether it's your rear view or your built-in dash-cam view, the Papago RAY is always recording in HD. A built-in G-sensor ensures that if you're involved in an accident, the RAY saves crucial video files onto a microSD card up to 64 GB. Playback is also always available via the mirror monitor.

Installation

Some wire-tapping is involved in the installation of the Papago RAY. The package includes a 23-foot cable that connects from your rear-view camera to the mirror monitor.

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Product highlights:

  • replacement mirror monitor with rear-view and dash cam
  • included 23' cable
  • includes 64GB micro-SD card
Camera Specifications:
  • ultra-wide-angle lens
  • Full HD resolution
  • waterproof rear-view camera uses screw-in/adhesive-backed mount
  • wide dynamic resolution for clear image in bright and dark situations
  • day and night adjustable brightness
  • wired DC 12V/24V power required
Monitor Specifications:
  • built-in G-sensor
  • resolution: 1280 x 400
  • 7.8" video monitor with 16:5 aspect ratio
  • fits most unpowered mirror brackets
  • wired DC 12V/24V power required (hard wire option uses available fuse panel)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RAY
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What's in the box:

  • Mirror w/attached 17" cable
  • Windshield mount
  • Rearview camera w/attached mounting bracket and 18" video cable
  • 23' Video cable terminated in a proprietary 12-pin plug on mirror end and a proprietary 8-pin plug (with 4' bare ended Reverse wire) on camera end (mirror plug also includes 11.5' power/ground harness terminated in mini fuse taps w/inline 2A fuse on battery wire)
  • 64 GB Micro SD card (installed in mirror)
  • Micro SD card adapter
  • Two 1/4" Phillips head screws
  • Five 1/2" Phillips head machine screws
  • 1.5" 3M padding w/adhesive backing
  • 6" x 6" Lens cloth
  • User manual
  • Warranty registration card

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Features

Overview: The Papago Ray is a 7.8" monitor that replaces the factory rearview mirror and is able to display images from the included rearview camera along with the display's built-in front facing camera. The monitor allows you to switch between the two cameras and includes a picture-in-picture mode that displays both images simultaneously. The system also features Papago's proprietary Digital Overlap Wide Dynamic Range (DOL WDR) feature which helps render a clear image in both underexposed and overexposed situations.

Cameras: The Papago rearview camera offers a much wider field of view in the display than most traditional rearview mirrors, helping to lessen blindspots. The included IPX7 rear-mounted camera is both rain and fog resistant, allowing it to be mounted on the outside of the vehicle without visibility issues. The rear camera wiring includes a reverse wire that, when hooked to the reverse light wire of the vehicle, will adjust the camera image slightly downward when in reverse, allowing a closer view directly behind you. The front-facing camera, built into the back of the display, can be angled for the optimum front image.

Recording: The Papago Ray will start loop recording after the system is powered on and the included micro SD card is inserted into the display. Recorded files are 3 minutes long with the oldest files being replaced first when the micro SD card is full. The unit also has a built-in G-Sensor that, when activated by a sudden impact, will automatically record and backup a 15 second file - 3 seconds before and 12 seconds after the impact. The impact sensitivity of the G-Sensor can be adjusted in the Setup menu. The system can also record audio with the built-in microphone and be heard through the small speaker on the back of the display when recordings are played back. Recorded files can be played back on the display or on a computer with SD card reading capability.

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Customer Q&A

Q
Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
A
I have a truck with a truck cap. Between the two tinted rear-windows and anything that might be stored in the truckbed, rearward visibility is very limited. The PAPAGO RAY May offer an elegant solution while also giving me camera protection both fore and aft. We'll see how it works out. [ DAVID  Sep 22, 2018 ]

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Do you have the L x W x H measurements of the camera module, without the mounting bracket?
[ shappy  Jul 24, 2018 ]
1 answer
A
The replacement mirror/screen measures 8.88" (w) x 3.5" (h) x 5.25" (d) **mounting bracket included. I'm afraid we don't have the measurements without the bracket at this time. For more details or to discuss further please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
[ Larry  Jul 25, 2018 ]  Staff

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