reversing / sideview cameras ?

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  1. greyman1

    greyman1 Read Only Funster

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    as my original b/w reversing camera set up has finally give up, i have decided to get a new colour set up off ebay . as usual nowadays , nothing is straightforward, so any advice is appreciated . there appears to be a choice of 2 metal square box type cameras ,one is CAMOS and the other is CCD [ the latter apparently gives a slightly clearer image, esp at night ?] the kit ive been looking at actually comes with 2 cameras that each give a 120 degree view . so as i only need to fit one of these cameras at the rear for backing up and my van being LHD, i was thinking of fitting the other camera on the R/H mirror stem to help me at some roundabouts and junctions in the UK . so can anyone tell me, would this angle of lens be suitable for this and perhaps more importantly, as the cameras are predominately to give a rear view mirror image, would this type of camera be even suitable for looking to the side so to speak or can they be set to suit the image required ? cheers garry
     
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    I have the CCD Twin Camera with a 7" rear view monitor, I can highly recommend, one camera 90 degree shows the rear view when driving , any more than 90 and it is hard to judge the distance of following traffic, and the other camera 120 degrees for reverse parking, I didn`t have that wired into my reverse gear, as I now have the option of using which camera I want in any given situation, the twin cameras are next to each other on a bracket, doubt whether one can be set to show side view, someone may be along who knows different.

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    thanks margaret , i looked at the duo lens type like yours originally but i figured that as i already had a general rear traffic view via my cab mirror and lounge window i might be able to make better use of 2 seperate cameras . how do you find the IR night view ? regards garry
     
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