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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, Rear back up camera in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Is it just mine or is the back up camera a very low quality (resolution)? My phone has a better ...
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    r34220 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    QuestionRear back up camera

    Is it just mine or is the back up camera a very low quality (resolution)? My phone has a better camera in it.

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    marathonman89 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Rear back up camera

    Mine too. Coincidentally my neighbor's 2013 GMC Terrain's camera is virtually Hi-Def and his navigation screen has much better color and info than CUE.
    The right hand certainly does not know what the left hand is doing at GM.

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    FormerBenz is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Rear back up camera

    It is of horrendous quality... As problematic as my Benz was, the backup camera was crystal clear. I also have a couple of Ford products with crystal clear backup cameras. I have had a few loaner Cadillacs and all have equally as terrible cameras. Tempting to replace it with something that is clearer.

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    Re: Rear back up camera

    Agreed! My 2008 escalade had much better resolution. Come to think of it, my 2000 flip phone had a better camera, too. Cadillac should recall this joke of a camera!

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    Yeah, I want a 1080p 240hz refresh rate with 3D. And I don't want to have to use 3D glasses!

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    13_XTSinPA is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Rear back up camera

    I did a search and found this thread. I bought a 2013 XTS Platinum last week and the backup camera is all blurry. I have a Chrysler and a Lincoln and the cameras are like HD clear. I brought it to my dealer today and the service manager says it is normal. I just can't believe it. Has anyone replaced their camera?

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    Roxor is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Rear back up camera

    I've had better and I've had worse. I am sure it's just a generic camera from the GM parts bin to save a buck.

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    gig229 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Rear back up camera

    Of course it's a cheap camera. GM's cost accountants are at work again to find ways to cut costs. The camera in my Buick Enclave is very clear.

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    Re: Rear back up camera

    Mine is crystal clear in my CTS, almost as good a resolution as the 8 megapixel camera in my Samsung S2.


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