The 10 Best Backup Cameras
This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Driving in reverse can be dangerous, especially so at night when your vision is limited. Even if you're in broad daylight, you still have to be aware of blind spots, and vehicles like loaded work trucks and cargo vans offer notoriously poor visibility. To prevent property damage, protect pedestrians and line up your trailer hitch more easily, use one of these wireless backup cameras. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
December 19, 2020:
People choose wireless backup cameras to avoid the hassle of wiring. With this in mind we added the Boscam SunGo Pro, which has a solar powered camera, eliminating the need to tap into your taillights' power system or even change batteries. We also added the Amtifo A9 as a dual-camera system for those who need multiple viewing aspects of what is behind. Though the Rear View Safety RVS-83112-WiFi was a nifty idea, with the ability to stream video to your smartphone rather than a dedicated monitor, its app just proved to have too many glitches, resulting in us replacing it with the Rear View Safety RVS-83112. This latter model comes with a display, allowing it to avoid those issues.
May 14, 2019:
If you want to reduce the chances of bumping into anything when you reverse, one of these wireless backup cameras is the way to go. Since they don't require you to run a cable from the back of the vehicle all the way to the front, they are considerably easier to install than their wireless brethren. If you have a large truck or RV, we recommend that you take a look at the Emmako IP69K or iStrong Dual. This doesn't mean some of the other models wouldn't work for you too, but these two options include a large seven-inch screen and either come with or can be expanded to include two cameras, providing you with multiple angles of view. Those who solely need a backup camera for attaching a trailer to their vehicle would be well-served by the iBall Pro and Rear View Safety RVS-83112. These are simple magnetic options that are designed to be used for short periods of time, rather than left on the vehicle at all times. Their cameras run on battery power too, so you won't have to access the taillight's wiring system. Another option that runs on battery power, but is designed for a more permanent installation in passenger vehicles is the Quickvu Digital. Models like the Auto Vox CS-2, iStrong 4.3-inch, and Lastbus Five-Inch come with a reasonably-sized screen that most users will find looks nice in their car's interior, but if you just can't stand anything cluttering your dash area, you'll appreciate the Audio Vox T1400, which displays the camera's feed in the included rearview mirror.