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Top 10 Best Reversing Cameras in the UK 2020

Manufacturers are making cars larger and larger, as the demand for more spacious vehicles has increased. However, car parking spaces don’t seem to be getting any bigger, and with the traffic in towns increasing, as well as the demand for limited parking, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and try and squeeze your car into the first space that becomes available!


If your car isn’t already fitted with one, then buying a reversing camera kit is sure to make parking your vehicle that much easier. We’ve pulled together a handy buying guide along with our top 10 ranking list of the best reversing cameras to buy in the UK. Whether you want something to attach to your rear view mirror, or a Bluetooth enabled mounted camera with a screen read on for our favourites on Amazon and eBay to help make parking that bit more straight forward.

  • Last updated: 21-11-2020
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What's the Difference Between a Reversing Camera and a Dash Camera?

What's the Difference Between a Reversing Camera and a Dash Camera?

Reversing cameras are often confused with dash cameras. Although they both use outwardly facing cameras, they each perform an entirely different function.


Dash cameras, also known as dash cams, record out the front of your vehicle. These are used to record video while you’re driving, so that if you are involved in an incident you can use the footage as evidence of what occurred.


Reversing cameras face out the rear of your vehicle and don’t record any footage. They are purely an aid to help provide a clear view of what’s behind you as you perform any kind of reversing manoeuvre. 

How to Choose a Reversing Camera in the UK– Buying Guide

There are quite a few different reversing cameras available to buy online. So it’s important that you do your research and consider each option before you decide. To make it a bit easier, we’ve covered the main points in our buying guide to help you find the right one!

Check the Camera Will Work With Your Car and Any Existing Systems

Check the Camera Will Work With Your Car and Any Existing Systems

You want to make sure you buy a camera that will work with your car. There are various different ways a reversing camera can be integrated with your current set up, so let’s have a look at what they are.


Some cameras come with a separate screen to install. This is easy to set up as you simply hook up the camera and use the screen provided to view the reversing display. Screens come in a variety of sizes, so you’ll need to make sure there’s somewhere suitable to put it within your line of sight. Usually the dashboard is a good place, especially if it uses the cigarette lighter for power.

Check the Camera Will Work With Your Car and Any Existing Systems

Rear view mirror mounted are the easiest to install. You pop it over the top of your rear view mirror and the integrated screen gives you your reversing display These cameras will work with pretty much any car and can cut down the amount of clutter on your dash.


Some cameras work with your car’s existing touch screen. These connect either via a cable or Bluetooth signal and can be a bit more complicated to install, as you'll need to ensure the model is compatible. Similarly, some cameras connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, so you use your phone as the display.

Make Sure It's Got All the Features You Need

If you’ve got specific things in mind that you’d like your reversing camera to have, or be able to do, then it’s worth checking the different features available. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover something you didn’t know you needed, but can’t live without! 

Parking Lines Provide Physical Guidance on Screen

Parking Lines Provide Physical Guidance on Screen

Many reversing cameras provide onscreen parking lines. These are virtual guidelines superimposed onto the camera image that show you where you are in relation to any obstacles, to help you park more confidently


On some models these can be turned on and off, or can be adjusted to suit your particular situation.These really are an indispensable tool to quickly and safely reverse your car. 

Choose a Camera With a Mirror Image Feature to Avoid Confusion

Choose a Camera With a Mirror Image Feature to Avoid Confusion

If you’ve got your rear view mirror and your reversing camera both in your line of sight, reversing can cause your brain to become confused. This is because one is a mirror image, and the other isn’t! 


To make it easier for your brain to process, the “mirror image” feature will flip the image so that your reversing camera is in the same orientation as your rear view mirror.

A Wide Angle View Will Give You a Better Field of Vision

A Wide Angle View Will Give You a Better Field of Vision

A reversing camera is designed to allow you to see more clearly while you’re backing up your car. So it makes sense that you would want to be able to see a much as possible! The camera's field of vision is given in degrees. The higher the number of degrees, the more you’ll be able to see in the camera. 


We recommend choosing a camera with a minimum 120° FOV. If you require a wider angle, perhaps for for parallel parking on a busy street, you might prefer an FOV of 150° or even 170°.

Check That the Camera Will Still Work in Low Light and at Night

Check That the Camera Will Still Work in Low Light and at Night

You’re going to need a reversing camera at night just as much as you will during the day – maybe even more so! To make sure that you’re not going to be left in the dark, check that your chosen reversing camera can deal with low light situations.

Consider How the Camera Will Be Mounted on to Your Car

Consider How the Camera Will Be Mounted on to Your Car

The camera itself will need to be mounted somewhere on the exterior of your car. Luckily, there’s a few different to do this. Mounting the camera under your registration plate means it is fairly well hidden and won't stick out like a sore thumb. Plus, you've got the whole area under the sill to position the camera exactly where you'd like it, while avoiding the worst of the rain and any spray. 


Bracket mounted cameras come with their own bracket and screws, so you can decide exactly where on your vehicle you want to position the camera. This gives you much more freedom to place the camera somewhere that works well for you, and you don't mind leaving holes for the screws. Unfortunately, they aren't as seamless looking as they tend to be a bit bulkier.


Cameras with magnetic mounts are the quickest way to install a reversing camera. You simply need to attach the camera somewhere metallic. It's incredibly straight forward and can easily be repositioned if required. 

Top 10 Best Reversing Cameras in the UK

Now we've compared the different options available, it’s onto the ranking of our top 10 favourite reversing cameras to buy online in the UK. So let’s dive straight in! 

10
Type Smartphone connection
Screen Size-
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle120°
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountMagnetic
9

OBESTWireless Reversing Camera and 4.3" Monitor Kit

£39.99

Type Camera and screen
Screen Size4.3"
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageNo
Viewing Angle170°
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountBracket
8

PathsonCar Rear View Kit With 7" Monitor

£62.99

Type Camera and screen
Screen Size7"
Parking LinesNo
Mirror ImageNo
Viewing Angle120°
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountBracket
7
Type Connects to your car's touch screen
Screen Size-
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle140°
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountBracket
6

CamparkMirror Mounted Backup Camera and Dash Cam

£38.99

Type Mirror mounted
Screen Size5"
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle120°
Low Light SettingsNot stated
Type of MountBracket
5
Type Camera and screen
Screen Size4.3"
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle170°
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountRegistration plate
4

TOGUARDMirror Dash Cam and Backup Camera

£39.99

Type Mirror mounted
Screen Size5"
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle120°
Low Light SettingsNot stated
Type of MountBracket
3

AUTO-VOXSolar Powered Wireless Reversing Camera Kit

£129.99

Type Camera and screen
Screen Size5"
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle-
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountRegistration plate
2
Type Camera and screen
Screen Size7"
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle120°
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountBracket
1

PORMIDOMirror Reversing Camera Dash Cam

£139.99

Type Mirror mounted
Screen Size12"
Parking LinesYes
Mirror ImageYes
Viewing Angle150°
Low Light SettingsYes
Type of MountBracket

Compare the Best Reversing Cameras

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1
 PORMIDO Mirror Reversing Camera Dash Cam  1

PORMIDO

2
TOGUARD Reversing Camera Kit 1

TOGUARD

3
 AUTO-VOX Solar Powered Wireless Reversing Camera Kit 1

AUTO-VOX

4
TOGUARD Mirror Dash Cam and Backup Camera 1

TOGUARD

5
BOSCAM Reversing Camera Kit 1

BOSCAM

6
Campark Mirror Mounted Backup Camera and Dash Cam 1

Campark

7
POMILE Car Reversing Camera 1

POMILE

8
Pathson Car Rear View Kit With 7" Monitor 1

Pathson

9
OBEST Wireless Reversing Camera and 4.3" Monitor Kit  1

OBEST

10
Aeo Wireless Reversing Camera 1

Aeo

Name

Mirror Reversing Camera Dash Cam

Reversing Camera Kit

Solar Powered Wireless Reversing Camera Kit

Mirror Dash Cam and Backup Camera

Reversing Camera Kit

Mirror Mounted Backup Camera and Dash Cam

Car Reversing Camera

Car Rear View Kit With 7" Monitor

Wireless Reversing Camera and 4.3" Monitor Kit

Wireless Reversing Camera

Features

A Crystal Clear Display That Gives a 360° View

Heavy Duty Camera That Supports Two Video Outputs

A Wireless Solar Powered Camera That Only Needs Charging Once a Year

Touch Screen Mirror With the Reassurance of Protected Recordings

Camera With Superior Night Vision and a Simple Dash Mount

A Reversing Camera and Dash Camera in One Device

A Tiny Camera With a Great Field of Vision

A Two Camera System For Greater Flexibility

A Good Sized Screen and a Wide Viewing Angle

Quick to Install Wireless Camera

Price£139.99£59.99£129.99£39.99£40.99£38.99£15.49£62.99£39.99£87.99
Type Mirror mountedCamera and screenCamera and screenMirror mountedCamera and screenMirror mountedConnects to your car's touch screenCamera and screenCamera and screenSmartphone connection
Screen Size12"7"5"5"4.3"5"-7"4.3"-
Parking LinesYesYesYesYesYes Yes Yes NoYes Yes
Mirror ImageYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYes
Viewing Angle150°120°-120°170°120°140°120°170°120°
Low Light SettingsYesYesYesNot statedYesNot statedYesYesYesYes
Type of MountBracketBracketRegistration plateBracketRegistration plateBracketBracketBracketBracketMagnetic
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Summary

Reversing your car into tight spaces, or out of the way of oncoming traffic, can be really tricky if it's dark or you're somewhere you don't know. So if you're regularly trying to squeeze your car back into the garage, we hope this article has helped you decide on the right reversing camera to make driving that little bit less stressful. Happy driving! 

Author: Catherine Torrance

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