The Yuwei Digital Wireless backup camera has a lot of great features we found in the best products, but it also had a bunch of quirks.
The first problem we ran into with the Yuwei was with the lack of installation instructions. The user manual has system specs, button functions and suggested camera mounting locations, but it offers no help when it comes to wiring the camera into your car for power, which is the most difficult part of the installation.
The system is in two parts: the dash monitor and the rearview camera. They connect to each other wirelessly using a digital signal with a range up to 100 feet. The 4.3-inch LCD display mounts to your dash or windshield using a suction-cup mount, and it plugs into your vehicle’s 12V charging outlet for power. It has six labeled buttons and a small indicator light that shows when the monitor is in pairing mode. On the monitor, the distance scale lines seem off in most helpful configurations, which defeats the purpose of having them on at all. The display’s color is also weird. Though this didn’t affect the backup camera’s functionality, it was a little distracting.
The camera itself mounts to the back of your vehicle and wires into your reverse lights. While there are no instructions to help with this part, it is straightforward. The camera is mounted on a bar that sits behind your license plate. You can adjust its angle up or down, and it offers a 140-degree horizontal viewing angle. It has an IP69 rating, so it can survive rain and submersion, as well as any dust your car kicks up. It is also equipped with LEDs and night vision.
The Yuwei backup camera is not bad, but its odd-colored display, inaccurate scale lines and lack of helpful instructions make it a bit disappointing compared to similarly priced products.