What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

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What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by Shefffielder » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:35 am

Hi all,

Tried searching the forums in case this has come up before but can't see anything

The 2017 pre-facelift Tekna I have got has the worst resolution cameras known to man to the point that they're barely useable

Would this be caused by low resolution cameras or a low resolution screen or both?

e.g could anything be upgraded to give a higher resolution image?

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Re: What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by Buffy » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:51 am

My J11 N-Connecta had an acceptably sharp picture for what its intended to be used for, so long as they are cleaned very regularly
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Re: What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by calnorth » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:55 am

Note that it will not display jpg files and the like. The camera processing is a sort of industry bare minimum. All very simplistic you might say.
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Re: What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by Shefffielder » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:57 am

I think the cameras around the car show up really poorly on the display to the point where I struggle to see what is going on

Was thinking of upgrading the cameras or the head unit to get more clarity?

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Re: What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by calnorth » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:01 am

Shefffielder wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:57 am
I think the cameras around the car show up really poorly on the display to the point where I struggle to see what is going on

Was thinking of upgrading the cameras or the head unit to get more clarity?
You might get somewhere with an Android Entertainment Box which is well discussed on this site. Camera will be tricky to get and fit i'd say?
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Re: What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by Shefffielder » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:21 am

calnorth wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:01 am
Shefffielder wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:57 am
I think the cameras around the car show up really poorly on the display to the point where I struggle to see what is going on

Was thinking of upgrading the cameras or the head unit to get more clarity?
You might get somewhere with an Android Entertainment Box which is well discussed on this site. Camera will be tricky to get and fit i'd say?
I wonder if just changing the head unit would improve the camera screen resolution and picture?

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Re: What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by calnorth » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:25 am

Shefffielder wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:21 am
calnorth wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:01 am
Shefffielder wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:57 am
I think the cameras around the car show up really poorly on the display to the point where I struggle to see what is going on

Was thinking of upgrading the cameras or the head unit to get more clarity?
You might get somewhere with an Android Entertainment Box which is well discussed on this site. Camera will be tricky to get and fit i'd say?
I wonder if just changing the head unit would improve the camera screen resolution and picture?
Look around here and other posts similar:
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Re: What is the cause of the low res cameras picture?

Post by gloucester » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:14 pm

Automotive screens are often low rent.
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