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Front camera options?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Ceriksson, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Sep 8, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Ceriksson

    Ceriksson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to replace the front camera I got with the anytime backup camera kit.

    I want something with a large field of view like the fisheye lens on the backup camera.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Sep 15, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    Here's a photo posted by another member here showing the view with the Nakita camera and the anytime backup kit.


    As you can see, it's got a pretty large field of view.

    Thanks to @Gen3TacomaOBX for his photo. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Sep 15, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    After considerable research on every similar form factor camera on Amazon (Canada)

    I found this one on Amazon and was really happy with the improved fov and the little button controller to change settings like image shift, mirror, and the grid lines.

    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B071XHK2NZ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    It has way better fov than the claimed 170degree cameras. The 170degree turns out is the diagonal angle.

    This one has a true 120 degree with a fisheye lens which is way bigger than the 170 degree claimed ones which I'll add is what the anytime full kit comes with. Such a marked improvement.

    I wanted my front bumper visible for a point of reference on proximity.

    MVIMG_20190912_164026.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 21, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    so that one wires up to the head unit? any mod needed to the head unit harness or was there a spare a/v (yellow) cable open back there?
     
  7. Sep 22, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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    It does but you need the anytime backup camera harness. I ordered their kit that comes with a camera but the camera wasn't very good so I bought this one. Used the same wiring that goes through the firewall so only has to rewire the portion under the hood
     
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  8. Sep 22, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    oh. ok. this is conflicting info. with all of the youtube installs I've watched and what they and many customers say on their product page.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    If you was wanting to do this mod I would recommend getting the kit that has everything BUT the camera then buy a good camera for it. The new camera also came with the wires that run through the firewall but I didn't use them.

    Generally speaking, to do it properly, you need the harness, a switch (like an OEM style switch), and the camera with its wiring.

    I think you would want the switch kit with no camera. https://www.anytimebackupcamera.com/products/anytime-backup-and-front-camera?variant=21463643947086
     
  10. Sep 22, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    I see the confusion now, I was referring to this one. Don't need any switches or additional harnesses, cheaper than the anytime camera kit as well.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DKH6J4W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  11. Sep 22, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    Ah ok cool I'm not familiar with that one
     
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    No worries. I didn't know about it either until yesterday. Super slick. Watch a youtube on it.
     

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