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Old 06-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #11
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Okay, I brought in a small trailer brake battery and took some pix with the camera connected to the RCA video in on my plasma TV. Excuse the various reflection on the screen but needless to say, I'm quite pleased with this $40 camera's quality.





I also took this picture of a lace tablecloth to show the resolution, which isn't bad.



This camera is also IR so night vision should be pretty good. I will take a photo of its output after the sun sets tonight.
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[QUOTE=babaei;4765003]Interesting. Like you said, the factory camera that came with my 2013 sedan was entirely separate from the latch, not even in a surrounding plastic frame. I don't see them that often (and my car is a weird SE/camera combo), so I don't know how common this layout is in 2013.

That is exactly what I saw on all the Focci on the lot.
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Okay, I brought in a small trailer brake battery and took some pix with the camera connected to the RCA video in on my plasma TV. Excuse the various reflection on the screen but needless to say, I'm quite pleased with this $40 camera's quality.
I'm imagining backing your car into the room to take the pictures.

But seriously, those are great looking images for $40. I'll be interested to see what it looks like at night - my factory camera is surprisingly good in low light.
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I went by my Ford store to look at factory BU camera installs on cars in stock and I found a number of 2013 cars that had Backup Assist but did NOT have Parking Assist AND had backup cameras.
"Reverse Sensing System" is a $255 option on the 2013 SE and it comes standard on the 2013 Titanium, but you need park assist to get the camera.
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"Reverse Sensing System" is a $255 option on the 2013 SE and it comes standard on the 2013 Titanium.
A rear view camera didn't come with reverse sensing in the '12, you had to buy the parking assist package at $375 - and I now wish I had ordered it. Ford did listen to the gripes from the '12 buyers and gave them/us cameras in '13 without having to buy a system to automatically park your car.
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I'm imagining backing your car into the room to take the pictures.

But seriously, those are great looking images for $40. I'll be interested to see what it looks like at night - my factory camera is surprisingly good in low light.
Don't tell me you keep your car in the GARAGE! Mine is in the living room right next to my cycle. Or would be, if I wasn't married, that is.
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Looking good! Possible mod for my future. I read somewhere the lockpick allows you to install a front camera too that will turn on under 6mph for pulling into garages/parking spots. Are you planning on installing that as well at some point?
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A rear view camera didn't come with reverse sensing in the '12, you had to buy the parking assist package at $375 - and I now wish I had ordered it. Ford did listen to the gripes from the '12 buyers and gave them/us cameras in '13 without having to buy a system to automatically park your car.
Ah, ok. I've got a lowly SE, so I'm not as up on what the Titanium comes with.

To its credit, the park assist is pretty fun to use and does a consistently good job. It's also nice to have the front parking sensors (plus it gave us the camera, which has completely spoiled me).
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"Reverse Sensing System" is a $255 option on the 2013 SE and it comes standard on the 2013 Titanium, but you need park assist to get the camera.
Not true. I have the camera on my '13 Ti and don't have park assist.
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Looking good! Possible mod for my future. I read somewhere the lockpick allows you to install a front camera too that will turn on under 6mph for pulling into garages/parking spots. Are you planning on installing that as well at some point?
Thanks SilverPony. Yes, you can install a front camera and a kiddy cam for the back seat or some other camera, or you can install left and right cameras. There are two RCA connectors that can be accessed from a mounting point under the dash, for instance, after you complete the harness installation. I will be putting in front left and right corner cameras I think.
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