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Kenwood CMOS-210

Universal Rear View Camera w/ Electronic Iris System & Waterproof Chassis


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Kenwood CMOS-210

Universal Rear View Camera w/ Electronic Iris System & Waterproof Chassis


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CMOS-210 Features:

  • High Resolution Rear View Camera
  • Designed specifically for Kenwood and eXcelon in-dash video units
  • The ideal add-on component for safety and security
  • Uses CMOS optics for greater clarity
  • Integrates a smaller on-board chip with faster operating speeds
  • Does not receive as much light distortion from near-by light sources
  • Approximately 310,000 visible pixels
  • Waterproof chassis perfect for all vehicles
  • Flexible mounting base
  • Reverse line switching
  • High voltage protection
  • Wide angle lens
  • Electronic iris system
  • Interlace scanning system
  • Synchronizing system internal
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

CMOS-210 Features:

  • Output Video: Wide-Angle Mirror Image (Rearview)
  • Sensor: 1/4 inch color CMOS sensor
  • Angle of View:
    • Horizontal: Approx. 130°C
    • Vertical: Approx. 101°C
  • Color Signal System: NTSC
  • Focal Length: f=1.41, F value 2.3
  • Illumination Range: Approx 0.9 to 100,000 lux
  • Operating Voltage: 14.4V (9.0 - 16 V allowable)
  • Iris System: Electronic iris
  • Scanning System: Interlace
  • Synchronizing System: Internal synchronization
  • Current Consumption: Approx. 60mA
  • Grounding System: Negative Ground Type
  • Operational Temperature Range: -30°C - +70°C
  • Dimensions (Camera): 15/16"W x 1"D x 15/16"H
  • Camera Cord Length: 1.5M (4.92ft)
  • Power Cord Length: 7.5M (24.6ft)
  • Total length: 9M (29.52 feet)

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood CMOS-220)

General Features

Color Type
This will denote whether the displayed image is color or black & white.
Night Vision
Some cameras are equipped with additional lighting for improved performance in low light conditions. LED lights will drastically improve range visibility and maintain a color image. Infrared LED lights have an even further visible range but lack a color image; this is a true night vision feature.
Sensor Type
Currently, cameras will typically use a CMOS, CCD or CMD sensor type. A CMOS camera is your most common type due to its low cost and quality performance. CMOS cameras also use much less power than a CCD but are more susceptible to noise interference. A CCD camera is much more sensitive than a CMOS camera so the pictures are cleaner and less grainy and perform much better in low light situations. A CMD camera is right in between the two as it has a better image quality over CMOS cameras and a comparable picture quality to the CCD cameras without being quite as expensive.
Video Output
This is how the video signal is outputted to the receiver. Most items use RCA composite cables, while other units use wireless transmitters or other video cables.
RCA Composite Cable
Mounting Type
This is the manner in which the unit is attached to the vehicle.
Remote Mount
Adjustable Tilt
This means that the item can be tilted and adjusted to achieve the perfect view for the user.
Weatherproof items are protected from the elements. They usually are treated or coated with special materials that help protect them. Normally, weatherproof units are sealed to keep any water from getting inside.
Reverse Image
Mirror Image is feature which horizontally flips the camera's image before it is output to a display. This is necessary when the camera is being used as a backup camera so that the orientation of viewed image is the same as if the driver is looking in a rear view mirror. Cameras without this feature are to be used to view images in front of the driver.
Built-in Microphone
Some cameras have built-in microphones in order to provide an audio feedback of the environment outside, or to record audio when using the camera for security purposes.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Camera Housing Material
This is the material that the housing of the camera is made out of.
Minimum Illuminance
Essentially the amount, or intensity of, the visible light required for a clear picture. A lower Lux rating designates a camera that will function better with less light.
0.9 lx
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Kenwood CMOS 210

September 16, 2012

Great camera, easy to install. Really wide angle view. Seems like a great product the resolution of the image is very clear and it works great at night with just the reverse lights. I would highly recommend it!

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Netcong, NJ

Great Camera

June 26, 2013

You can get back up cameras for a fraction of the cost of this one but this camera is worth every penny. The quality is great and you get decent pictures even at night. The picture quality is better than what I have seen in many luxury cars. Only drawback is it does not show the guiding lines when you back up but that its hardly needed.

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Rochester, MN

Kenwood CMOS-210 satisfied customer

January 25, 2014

Pretty happy with my backup camera. Does not have backup lines and the camera lens creates a fish bowl view- very wide angle. After you get used to it the panoramic view is helpful to make sure there are no hazards but not so good with detailed information such as backing into a garage- it is hard to tell if you have clearance on the garage door sides. I purchased this particular camera to match my Kenwood DDX770 deck to stay with the same manufacture. No installation headaches, pretty straight forward. The manual also includes CMOS-310 options and I had my hopes up that there were settings available to adjust the view and add guidelines. Not so for the 210 model. To avoid messing with the factory wiring of my 2014 Kia Optima I ran a single wire to the rear of the car and carefully soldier it to the reverse light for the reverse gear sensor wire- no splicing or cutting of factory wires, just used the space on the crimped backup light connector.
Overall- Wide angle lens :(
Value- Great price
Look- Very big camera compared factory installed or others I have seen.
Durability- Construction seems very good and no parts to rust- camera box is metal.
Features- Ouch, no view settings, no backup lines, it is a COLOR image :)

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CMOS-210 wired Camera

September 16, 2013

Purchased this from Sonic Electronix at a very competative price. Arrived in good time and once installed has worked perfectly for the last 6 months.

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