3 Best Backup Cameras Reviewed by Consumer Reports

We don’t think anyone will disagree with us if we say that reversing a car is something every car driver has to do at least once a day. While using the view from your back windshield is a good idea to have some clarity regarding what’s coming from behind, there is nothing that helps as good as a rear video.

If your car comes equipped with such a luxury, its great. If it doesn’t, don’t worry because you can always use a backup camera for the same purpose. These cameras are the need for every car and new models do have these installed. If your car is older, then a way to update it is to get an aftermarket backup camera and get its adjusted. You’d love yourself for taking this step!

#1 LeeKooLuu LKL-080

$20.00
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Consumer Reports and Reviews

Got this one for my KIA Sorento, 2010 model and so far it has been great. As for the wiring, it was very easy to hide and I have it all in the trim. Only 8 inches are visible in the area between the steering and the display screen which doesn’t bother me to be honest. I just wish the wiring diagrams were made a bit more big and clearer for someone like me who is 80+  in age. I think its better to test it before installing it to avoid any issues. Overall, its great.

 Ratings: 4.8 
Edith
Edith
I was a bit skeptical about this initially. Less than $40 to install a camera in 2012 model of Hyundai Tucson? Isn’t it fishy? But I took the plunge and when it arrived, it looked pretty good. The wiring and adjusting parts were a bit annoying and consumed a lot of my time. However, the rest was pretty simple and flexible. As for the picture quality, it is way too good for the price and even great during the dark. I didn’t attach it to the reverse light because I want to use it otherwise too. Rather, I used a nut and a strong tape to hold the camera on the dash. The seller is also very helpful and provides great service.

 Ratings: 4.9 
Edward
Edward
I was very bad with reversing my car and what not but then, this camera came in and changed my life. Also, I have a trailer and it would take me multiple back and forth turns to park it. With this camera, it doesn’t happen. That one makes backing the vehicle very easy. The monitor shows accurate distance left between my vehicle and the next thing it can touch. The entire setup was very easy, and I am loving this device. The winner for me is the great night vision of this camera for sure.

 Ratings: 4.8 
Patricia
Patricia
I am in love with this system. It is very cheap but comes with features that make it look like I am using some high-end camera system. A simple device that goes a long way. Oh and no review mentions it but this device is waterproof – something really important for a rear camera. My curious nature led me to open its back cover too. There was a sealant filled in which made me proud of this maker.

Just go through the instructions on the manual and you can do it all easily. The setup is very simple and takes a little time but still smooth and no rocket science is involved in there. There is also input option for second camera on screen too. The only issue is that it is a bit hard to tilt. You might want to remove the four tiny screens on the license plate mount to make it a bit less hard to tilt.

Now, I have this one of two of my cars and the performance as well as the vision quality are consistent on both.

 Ratings: 4.8 
Sandra
Sandra
Hate it. It is nothing but a waste of money. I won’t believe these makers ever again who told me it was waterproof. Had it on my truck just for 14 days and then a spell of rain took it away. It is full of water now and has no use for me.

 Ratings: 1.5 
Frances
Frances

#2 NATIKA WD-011

$20.00
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BIG HORN OUTDOORS Pizza Ovens Wood Pellet Pizza Oven Wood Fired Pizza Maker Portable Stainless Steel Pizza Grill
  • 【Premium & Safe Stainless Steel】Outdoor Ovens pellet pizza oven is constructed with high-quality stainless steel. This sturdy and compact oven is safe for cooking all types of foods
  • 【Great Oven for Neapolitan Style Pizza】Our pellet pizza oven is ready to cook in 18 minutes. It reaches temperatures up to 860°F (460°C), cooking delicious pizza in 90 seconds or less, as well as roasting steaks, fish, lamp chops, burgers, salmon and vegetable dishes and so much more

Consumer Reports and Reviews

Amazing camera for its price. I use it on my 10 Ford F150 pickup truck and it is on the tailgate handle of the truck. Exactly the product I was looking for. You just need to spend some time in getting it adjusted and then it fulfills its promise. Very neat picture quality. The view at night is also something to enjoy. Bright, clear, and perfect colors. No grains or lines at all.

I think everyone should get this one instead of wasting their times with other weird cameras.

 Ratings: 4.6 
Odessa
Odessa
Cannot be happier. Got my hands on this one and installed it exactly how I was told to. Works great and I would be buying this for my other cars too. Recommended. Night visions is LIT.

 Ratings: 4.9 
Steven
Steven
I take picture and build quality of any camera very seriously and this one helped me achieve both of these things together. The build looks like the camera will last me years which is great considering the price point. I have this one installed in my 4Runner because I wanted to get rid of blind spots when going over the hills. The installation was super smooth.

I also want to talk about how I had some confusions and issues regarding the setup and how the sellers were kind enough to respond patiently. They also offered me a free new camera if this one didn’t work. I know that this one doesn’t have the highest quality video, but still better than many others.

 Ratings: 4.7 
Kimberly
Kimberly
Excellent quality and I’m so happy to get this one. I have a SUV and this one was very easy to install in it. The picture and resolution are amazing and clear. The wide angle feature was a must and the makers seemed to have missed out not even on a single detail. As someone who washes his car all the time, waterproofing feature of this product is a great advantage.

 Ratings: 4.7 
Judith
Judith
Not impressed. Got this installed around 15 days ago on my 2007 model Yukon XL. The wiring is so short and not helpful at all. I am an electrician, and no one can tell me that I did not make the connections right. Even then, it went black within 2 days of use. I had it in my back gate and I had to tear it apart again to remove this stupid product. Will never recommend to anyone.

 Ratings: 1.5 
George
George

#3 RAAYOO RYL002

$20.00
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BIG HORN OUTDOORS Pizza Ovens Wood Pellet Pizza Oven Wood Fired Pizza Maker Portable Stainless Steel Pizza Grill
  • 【Premium & Safe Stainless Steel】Outdoor Ovens pellet pizza oven is constructed with high-quality stainless steel. This sturdy and compact oven is safe for cooking all types of foods
  • 【Great Oven for Neapolitan Style Pizza】Our pellet pizza oven is ready to cook in 18 minutes. It reaches temperatures up to 860°F (460°C), cooking delicious pizza in 90 seconds or less, as well as roasting steaks, fish, lamp chops, burgers, salmon and vegetable dishes and so much more

Consumer Reports and Reviews

An amazing product for the price that works great even without the fanciest of features. I just tap the reverse light to get this camera started and everything else if flawless too.

 Ratings: 4.9 
Meghan
Meghan
Great picture quality. Easy to install too. I got it for my F250 that lacked the rear camera and I could do nothing without it to be honest. Then I also got the same to put it on the front of my trailer, that is how much I liked its view and resolution. The cameras deserve an award for how they work especially in this price. I highly recommend it.

 Ratings: 4.7 
Terry
Terry
I previously had an after market camera that also had a head unit but then replaced it with this one and I can’t be more thankful for the decision. It fitted perfectly on the old camera holes and what not. I love the resolution provided and also think that night vision is perfect enough to allow you a seamless viewing experience.

 Ratings: 4.7 
Robert
Robert
The picture and everything else is very good for the price. I would have liked some more instructions though. I got it installed on 1500 RAM. I would say you don’t connect the ground wire to the camera. Also, try to keep the cameras away from the tail if you want to put it along the reverse lights. This keeps the vision from going blank. I did some experiments and was finally able to wire it well enough to enjoy maximum picture. I think you can get it but be patient when installing it, otherwise you might give up on it without even using it for once.

 Ratings: 4.2 
Colton
Colton
It is not the worst camera to be honest, but it is not even the best. There are no IR LEDs so night visibility only depends on your reverse taillights. The resolution and picture quality are good enough for the price. The ‘hole saw’ is not worth it at all, it should not have been there in the first place. Cutting a mounting hole is so hard on this one, I literally wanted to call someone for help. The instruction manual is of no use either. I say you hire someone experienced enough with the camera fixings otherwise you are doomed.

 Ratings: 3.5 
Mary
Mary

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