My wife has a 2010 Acura TL. Last week, I was in her car and my wife put her TL in reverse. I was amazed as how clear/sharp her rear camera image was.
So I went to my white 2011 MDX and began looking at it. During the day, and with the normal view, it was sharp and looked normal.
At night, I noticed a couple of things. I noticed that my view camera picks up a big portion of my white bumper. I am wondering if that is affecting the camera automatic gain/adjustment compensation, since the white bumper reflects a bright white pattern to the camera. Like when you have a cheap digital camera and you put a bright object, in your camera view, and the camera self adjusts to the bright object and not for all the areas of the screen, causing the other non-bright areas to darken.
Secondly, I noticed that the MDX camera lens is more spherical that the one in the TL, comparing the MDX normal view. The image on the MDX seems a little bit spherically distorted compared to the one in the TL which shows a flatter, non-spherically distorted, image view and and image that one will expect from a normal camera.
It is not really a problem, but I wonder if the spherical screen lens, the lens material, and/or maybe the camera quality itself may be affecting the quality of the night views?
I wonder if we can get the camera specs and the lens specs of the TL and the MDX to compare them.
I just took delivery of a 2011 Tech/Ent MDX, upgraded from an 2003 (still keeping it for backup duty, 200000 on the odometer)
. My question is in regards to the rearview camera resolution. On the 2011, there is appreciably more grains than on the 2003, when operating at night time
. That's kinda strange to me, it's supposed to be clearer than the older car. Do you guys have any comments on this "issue"?