Backup camera image quality

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  1. ricomtl

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    Just got my hands on my new Prime last night. Spent hours configuring and playing around. Love everything so far....

    I upgraded from a Prius V Technology to Prime Technology and noticed a drastic change in the quality of the image of the back-up camera.

    I played around with brightness/contrast settings, but everything appears to be blurry when backing up (like it was a cheap camera lens). I did cleaned the lens and ensure there were no protective plastic film stuck on it.

    Compared to the V, everything was crisp and clear (regardless of day or night time).

    Has anyone noticed or experienced this?

    Thks!
     
  2. bisco

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    My old car is crisp too. I don’t recall anyone else reporting this (n)
     
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    It's my first backup camera and it generally looks like crap, figured that's how they all were.
     
  4. Tideland Prius

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    I felt my Gen 3 Prius (probably the same camera as your v) had a better image quality than my Prime so you're not alone.

    For me, I found the image quality poorer (even with the 1920x1080 11.6" screen) and dimmer. I adjusted the brightness and contrast in both DAY and NIGHT mode for the camera and it has worked for me as a patchwork. I still notice the degradation in quality but at least the image is brighter.
     
  5. prius4-me

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    Sometimes cleaning off the lens helps.
     
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    Mine was a huge improvement of by 2012 Prius. Like Prius4-me said try cleaning the lens. If that does not help I would have the dealer check it.
     
  7. ricomtl

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    It's sparkling clean, trust me. I backed-off from the dealer and noticed it right away, thinking perhaps it was a peel-off protective film.

    Everything looks smudged, like a low quality cam.

    Already got used to it after a month driving my Prime.
     
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    Sorry. Love Montreal!
     
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    They must’ve downgraded the camera quality with the midlife update in 2012. (Or it’s the 6.1” Display Audio screen). I haven’t quite gotten used to it. Downsides of parts sharing. (Downgraded the MFD resolution from Gen 2-3 when we shared nav units. Now the backup camera is shared with the Corolla).
     
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    I wish an aftermarket company would come in and solve this issue.
     
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