By 2018, a backup camera system will be mandatory in 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 rearview 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 top rear view cameras that are moderately priced and one does not have to buy the camera from the car dealer. There are many aftermarket rear view cameras that are sold with display and transmitters that can easily be installed using a simple screwdriver or drill.
Best Backup Cameras | Top 10
Here's a list of the top rated car backup cameras of 2016. Click a camera title to go to the full review, or just scroll down to view all of the reviews:
|Rear View Camera||Angle View (Degrees)||Night Vision/Infrared||Screen Size (in)||Buy Now|
|1. Rear View Safety Wireless RVS 091406||130||Night Vision||4.3"||Buy Now|
|2. Yada Digital BT53328M-1||110||Night Vision||4.3"||Buy Now|
|3. Tadibrothers 53575||120||Night Vision||5"||Buy Now|
|4. Optix RVC910IR||165||Infrared||None||Buy Now|
|5. HDE E336||170||Night Vision||None||Buy Now|
|6. Falcon Zero F360||120||Night Vision||3.5"||Buy Now|
|7. Buyee T475||170||Night Vision||4.3"||Buy Now|
|8. Esky EC170-11||170||None||None||Buy Now|
|9. Alpine HCE-C155||190||None||None||Buy Now|
|10. Pyle PLCM7200||120||Night Vision||7"||Buy Now|
How We Tested
The following top rear view 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 – The best rear view 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.