By 2018, a backup camera system will be mandatory for all vehicles leased or sold in the United States. This decision was fueled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), and part of the 2007 Driving Safety Act, and was triggered by the growing number of accidents, injuries and even deaths from reversing vehicles in the past years.
There are many variations of rear view backup cameras on the market today. Some brands use a Bluetooth connection to send video to the driver while others used a wired connection. Some have mounting or mirror mounting, warranty differences, price, lenses used and etc. There’s even a rear view camera that flips open when the car is put into reverse gear.
For those who have cars without a backup camera and have no plans of buying a new car, the good news is that there are a number of products that are moderately priced. You don't have to buy one from the car dealer to find the best rear view backup camera. There are many aftermarket cameras that are sold with display and transmitters that can easily be installed using a simple screwdriver or drill.
Here's a list of the top rated rear view backup cameras 2017 to help you find the best products for your car. Click a camera to go to the full review, or just scroll down to view all of the reviews:
Best Rear View Backup Cameras | Top 10
|Our Rank||Rear View Camera||Angle View (Degrees)||Night Vision/Infrared||Screen Size (in)|
|1||Rear View Safety Wireless RVS 091406||130||Night Vision||4.3"|
|2||Yada Digital BT53328M-1||110||Night Vision||4.3"|
|3||Tadibrothers 53575||120||Night Vision||5"|
|5||HDE E336||170||Night Vision||None|
|6||Falcon Zero F360||120||Night Vision||3.5"|
|7||Buyee T475||170||Night Vision||4.3"|
|10||Pyle PLCM7200||120||Night Vision||7"|
How We Tested
The following car backup cameras were assessed based on the following criteria:
Features – Sure, you can buy a generic rear view camera but why settle for something ordinary when you can get extraordinary for a few more dollars?
Value for Money – It is important to many buyers to know that a product is a great deal not just because of its features but also because of its value.
Installation – One of the challenges of buying accessories for vehicles is being able to install it without incurring additional costs.
User-Friendliness – Backup cameras should be easy to install with instructions that come in acceptable English and straightforward instructions, right?
After Service – There is nothing more frustrating about a purchase than indifference from the vendor or manufacturer especially if you encounter problems on the first year.