17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Solidly made but hard to mount,
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The camera is pretty well made. The entire housing is made from solid metal and it has a certain "weight" to it that makes it feel high quality.
The video image is very good in well lit situations but the color fads out when it is dark. With the back-up light of the car illuminating, though, it's not a big problem.
There are some "distance lines" in the camera that cannot be turned off. I don't find it particularly useful but it doesn't hurt to have.
As noted in other reviews, the camera comes ready to be mounted in a hanging position. to top-mount it (have it sit on a top surface), the bracket need to be taken off from the housing and rotated 180 degrees. Not a huge problem.
The problem is the depth of the camera (distance from the lens to the back) makes it hard to hide under the narrow overhang of the license plate area. Furthermore the cable comes directly out from the back, taking up additional space. This make it susceptible to rain water getting on the lens. Overall from the lens surface to the back (including the extra space taken by the bracket) is 1.75 inch.
Overall I would say between 3-4 stars. The Video is good, but getting it mounted property is difficult.