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Audiovox CMOS2

Rear-view camera

21 Reviews

Item # 110CMOS2

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Audiovox's CMOS2 rear-view camera adds safety and convenience to your vehicle. And with five different mounting options and included hardware, you're sure to find a good spot for installing your camera.

Audiovox's CMOS2 rear-view camera adds safety and convenience to your vehicle. And with five different mounting options and included hardware, you're sure to find a good spot for installing your camera.

Connect the CMOS2 to your in-dash monitor, and you automatically see what's behind your car or truck when you shift into reverse. The 170-degree wide-angle view gives you a great view of potential trouble spots. The camera comes with a 7-foot cable, so you'll need a composite video cable to route through your vehicle to your in-dash monitor. Warranty: 1 year.

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:

What's in the Box:

  • Rear-view camera (with attached 7' power/signal cable)
  • 1A AGU fuse (installed on power cable)
  • Trim-ring
  • Locking-ring
  • Slim-angle ring
  • Fat-angle ring
  • Surface-mount bracket
  • Short butterfly mounting bracket
  • Long butterfly mounting bracket
  • 2 Self-tapping screws
  • 2 Machine screws
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Wire-crimps
  • Instruction Manual

It's cool back camera I like the all mounting ideas

Anonymous, Riverbank, CA


Audiovox CMOS2 Reviews

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(21 Reviews)

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Anonymous from Riverbank, CA on 10/24/2016

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It's cool back camera I like the all mounting ideas



Quality is lacking

Bob from Spring, TX on 4/12/2016

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I originally purchased a different brand that, while a quality camera in every way, did not work out for my application. The Audiovox was sent to replace that camera. This camera was more expensive camera than the first one but the quality of this camera is very lacking. The threaded ring to secure the camera is very thin as are the threads. I hope it will hold up on rough roads and road vibration. The picture is not near as clear as the lessor expensive camera. It only came with a seven foot cable so I had to purchase a longer cable in order to plug it into the back of the stereo head unit.

Pros: It can be mounted in several ways.

Cons: Very thin housing and mounting brackets. Poor quality picture. Cable is too short.

Great product

Works well from Michigan on 10/26/2015

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Great camera with great accessories for hooking it up. Night view is excellent.

Pros: Great night viewing.


CMOS back up camera

Bobby from Woodbridge, VA on 10/14/2015

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This product during the day is excellent. It has excellent picture but the camera is very grainy at night. I only wish the camera was just a Little smaller. Other than my preference for the size and the gaininess. I am going to enjoy this camera.

Pros: The camera has an excellent picture in day light. The camera comes with 5 different brackets making the install very good.

Cons: The camera is very grainy at night.

Camera is good, missing a feature

BC from Richmond, Virginia on 4/4/2015

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I like that the camera is round and can easily be oriented in the drilled hole, I do wish it had distance lines on it though.

Pros: Round body

Cons: No distance/guidance lines.

Very cheap quality

United 777 from Crown Point, IN on 1/24/2015

Very poor picture quality but good enough for back up camera. Any light source at the night time will blur the picture. It lasted a little over a month and moisture got inside of the lens. No way to remove the moisture so camera became completly useless. You get what you pay for. I just ordered new Clarion cc510 to replace it.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: -comes without av cable -many different brackets but most of them useless -not waterproof and moisture got inside of the lens in 1 month -pretty big size

very dim at night

Tim from Bay Area, California on 2/13/2013

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Camera is very dim at night. I have a cheaper model on my truck & the picture looks much better. Also, be sure to notice that it does not come with a cable. A cable will set you back $-$$.

Pros: Comes with a bunch of differnt mounting brackets so it gives you a lot of options for mounting

Cons: Camera is very dim at night, & any lights wash things out. You need to supply your own cable with this and "thin" video cables for backup cameras are hard to find. I settled for a thicker higher quality cable but routing was more dificult.

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Carole from Atlanta, GA on 2/5/2013

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I am very happy that I got this product for rear view protection. The picture is very clear and gives me a wide view. This was hooked up with a Pioneer receiver.

Pros: Great, clear picture with a wide view.


Better suited to replace unit that was previously installed

Dave E from DFW Texas on 1/8/2013

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If you are replacing a previously installed unit then this would be fine. If you are doing an original instal then recommend you buy the Audiovox unit with license plate mount that includes male to male cable. Does not include the male to male adapter cable to run into back of head unit--difficult to install.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Does not have all materials for original install, no male cable to connect to head unit, requires drilling to mount (Other Audiovox unit does not).

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Steve from Guam on 10/30/2012

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I just installed this camera on a suburban and it works well. Installed it through a Kenwood DDX 419 and picture looks good with the exception of a small portion of the top left corner that is blacked out. I'm not sure if it is my camera or HU. Overall, it meets my needs.

Pros: picture looks good

Cons: top left corner of my screen is blacked out

Excellent Choice

TMLanz from Minnesota on 4/28/2012

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Installed in a 2005 Chevy Avalanche: Fit perfectly in the rear gate bezel

Pros: Excellent image Small Good Daytime quality Good install options

Cons: Could have a wider field of view, but is ok Short cables, you will need to purchase your own video cable to install Night quality is not that great, however it works fine and I wood rather have the better daytime quality and no wash-out in the sun tthan perfect nightime. have to comprimise should have alignment marks

conversion kit

Thomas from Rockville, Maryland on 4/15/2012

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I wish I had got a better Camera with sound, but this is my first venture with this technology.

Pros: It worked


Needs better cabling

trb from Woonsocket, RI on 4/3/2012

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When I had this working (for about 10 minutes) the video feed was crisp and gave a great rear view when mounted to my 2008 Toyota Tundra's rear bumper. Unfortunately the power cables are way too thin of a gauge (22g) for a 12 volt application. They should be at least 18g and probably 16g. I am trying to splice it into my factory trailer hitch wiring and the wires keep on breaking. At this point it is not worth returning it, so I will probably try opening it up and see if I can solder in some thicker gauge wires and see if that fixes my problems.

Pros: Great image, nice wide angle.

Cons: Wiring not appropriate for a 12 volt automotive application.

Works better than expected

Wheels55 from Plano, TX on 1/30/2012

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Using this with a Clarion NZ501. Mounted it in the rear bumper. Works far better than I expected it to. Looks close to HD video, far better video and viewing angle than I have seen in some factory vehicles.

Pros: Simple design, great day/night video, plenty of mounting options.

Cons: none.

Great Camera!

Joe from Sparta, NJ on 11/17/2011

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I mounted this camera on my 2011 Chevy Silverado HD with a JVC Navigator. With all the mounting options I figure it wouldn't be hard to put it in the factory location. Went to the dealer and for 30 bucks got the factory bezel. With a little carving and an over-sized O-ring to fit a round peg in a square hole. The truck looks like it came with it. Now I feel much more confident backing up. I highly recommend this camera!

Pros: Great picture. Ten times better then my wife's stock camera. Mounting system extremely versatile.


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Jeff from Lusby, Md. on 10/15/2011

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great camera during the day tends to glare at night a bit if there is any street lights around but definately worth the money..happy with my purchase




BRIAN W. from Philadelphia,PA on 8/6/2011

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This Is What You Call Clear View When Backing Up It Has The Best Clearest Images Ever On A Back Up Rear Cam.I Have It Hook Up With The SONY XNV-770BT And It Is Great I Highly Recommended This One.



Peek a boo.. I see you.

Anonymous from Lincoln NE on 6/6/2011

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The camera gives good images. It's a little hard to get leveled and the locking nut could be a little larger (more thread and larger in diameter) or an additional nut could be added to the kit. Be careful where you mount it. On an F350 the hole that exists in the bumper may look tempting... until you want to lower your spare tire... doah! Do yourself a favor and either mount it away from the lic. plate light or remove one of the bulbs. It doesn't do well with a light shining right at it.



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johnh from burlingto,nj on 3/25/2011

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Cool Camera!

George from Colorado on 2/13/2011

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I installed this camera in the drivers side of the tail gate latch of a 2007 F150 Crew cab. I already had a factory back-up obstruction detection system but wanted more. Frankly I needed to see better backing out of parking spaces and this camera does a great job in daylight and dark. It has enough of a wide angle that it help you see other cars aproaching. Installation is pretty easy although the instructons aren't the greatest. I installed this with a Kenwood DNX-5160 player which has an option to turn the camera on when you shift in to reverse and a button that turns the camera on. So here is where I might save somebody a few head aches. If you just want the camera to work when you shift in to reverse then wire it like the instructions say by wiring the camera power to the back-up lights PLUS you will need to run a wire from the back-up lights to the sensor wire on your Audio/video receiver if it has one. Now if you want to use the camera when you are NOT in reverse then you need to run a power lead from an ignition switched source to the camera's power lead. One beef I have is that the top of the camera isn't marked and aligning the camera is more of a pain than you might guess. It is marketed by a good company so it should last awhile. Bottom line is it made backing up in a large truck a whole lot easier and safer.



Great Camera

TMF from Ohio on 11/1/2010

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Very easy installation. Nice wide view and very clear. Makes backup much easier. I think it looks better than my 2007 Tahoe built in camera system. I hooked this up to a Pioneer Radio.




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Features and Specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear or Front
Resolution 250,920
Parking Guidelines No
Lux Rating Not given
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Both
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle Not given
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video

Product Research


Overview: The CMOS2 5-in-1 high-resolution rear-view camera kit can be installed 5 different ways and will improve your ability to see what is behind your car, SUV, truck, or mini-van.

Composite Video Connector: The camera features a female composite video output jack attached to the camera by a 7' cable. You will need a composite video cable to connect the rear-view camera to your in-dash monitor's composite video camera input.

Adjustable Viewing Mode: The CMOS2 rear-view camera has a selectable image view, Normal or Mirror (cut the Monitor Control wire loop to change the view).

Wide Angle View: The camera lens features a 170-degree wide angle view.

Mounting Options: The CMOS2 camera can mount five different ways - Surface, Drilled, Snap-in, Short Butterfly, or Long Butterfly.

Paintable: The trim of the rear-view camera can be painted any color to match your vehicle's exterior color. The body of the rear-view camera should not be painted.

Power Supply: The CMOS2 features a 7' power/ground lead with an in-line 1A AGU fuse on the power lead. The red power lead hardwires to your vehicle's reverse lamp (+12V) power wire. The black ground lead should be grounded to the metal chassis of your vehicle.

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