Discontinued] Mirror Cam R MRC-2020R Mirror Type Drive Recorder Front/Rear Camera + Digital Mirror Right Camera Specification
This product is no longer available. New productMirror-cam 2Please consider the new product.
The most powerful driver's recorder from NeoTokyoMirror CamR」Appearance!
The image captured by the rear camera is projected by a digital mirror andgreatly expanding the rearward field of view.The rear view is greatly expanded by using a digital mirror to project images captured by the rear camera. This reduces blind spots and enables safer driving.Luggage and rear seat passengersand rear seat passengers do not obstruct the view.
In addition, both front and rear camerasPowerful night vision performancewith strong night vision performanceSony IMX307 sensorwith a It projects images brighter than the naked eye even on pitch-dark nighttime streets.
Full HD (1920x1080) high resolution for both front and rearand the license plate numbers of the car in front and behind are also captured.Equipped with GPSThe dedicated application allows you to play back your driving route on a map.
Installation is as easy as attaching the unit to an existing interior mirror with the included rubber band and plugging it into a cigarette lighter socket. Rear cameraIP67 waterproofspecification, and can be installed either inside or outside the car.
1.97 million yen/900 supporters at the time of product launch on GREENFUNDINGand sold out in just one week. The product has also been introduced in various media such as AV Watch and engadget.
The highly popular Mirror Cam is now available forMirror CamR」The new model is a minor change to "Mirror Cam R".
The changes from the previous model are as follows
1. frontRight sideTo camera specifications
2. The rear camera cable is10mto
3. antireflection sheetStandard Attachmentto
No other changes at all. Firmware is also the same.
OverwhelminglyReduced blind spots
Normal interior mirrors allow rearward vision only through a narrow rear window. Some cars often have a complete blind spot at the rear pillar.
However, with "Mirror Cam," a camera installed in the rear of the car projects the image of the rear view camera, so you can check the rearward view of the car.The field of view is overwhelmingly wide.Fewer blind spotsEnables rearward vision.Rainy daysThe rear view is not obstructed by water droplets on the glass or windshield wipers.
Unlike ordinary mirrorsLarge luggage and rear seat passengers in the interiorand rear seat passengers will not be disturbed at all.
High image quality of front and rear Full HD + Sony sensor
Cameras both front and rearFull HD (1920x1080) resolution + Sony IMX307 sensorresolution + Sony IMX307 sensor.
In addition to high resolution that can clearly record the license plate numbers of the vehicles in front and behind, the Sony sensor also provides night vision performance that is brighter than the naked eye, even at night.
Sony IMX307 sensor
Clear recording of front and rear license plate numbers
Cheap cameras often have a full HD quality front camera but a low quality rear camera. In many cases, the license plate number of the vehicle behind is blurred, and the light is blown out.
However, "Mirror Cam" has the following featuresFull HD (1920x1080) for both front and rear camerasresolution for both the front and rear. It can even capture the license plate number of a car coming up from behind.
Front and rear Sony sensors provide brightness at night and in tunnels.
Both front and rearSony IMX307 sensorThe use of Sony IMX307 sensors in both the front and rear mirrors provides excellent night vision performance. Even on dark nighttime roads where ordinary rear view mirrors would only show pitch-darkness, the system projects a bright, easy-to-see image.
As with resolution, many cheap cameras cut corners on the rear camera. They claim to use a Sony sensor. but in fact only the front camera is used, or even that is a misrepresentation in the worst cases. Please be careful.
(ReferenceFalsified specifications on Amazon.com）
Since you cannot tell the difference at all from the external appearance, and you need to disassemble it and have further expertise to know the difference, the current situation is that the drone recorders on certain websites are full of falsified specs.
You can clearly see the difference by comparing nighttime images. Cheap sensors are forced to brighten the image by electrical processing, resulting in a noisy, grainy image and low contrast, which makes it difficult to see dark areas.
The sensor produces a bright and clear image in tunnels as well as at night. Even in situations where there are extreme differences in brightness, such as at entrances and exits, the power of the Sony sensor minimizes the amount of jumps.
Also for prevention of distracted driving
When you get behind the wheel of a car equipped with Mirror Cam, you can clearly see your car reflected on the screen. The large screen is especially noticeable at night because, unlike normal mirrors, it is self-illuminating.
This makes it easier to see your car's reflection on the screen."Just by putting on the mirror cam, the car behind me starts to take up more distance."We have received many reports of this. Not only does it expand rearward vision, but it also reduces dangerous "stirring up".
Large 11.88-inch touch screen
The digital mirror screen is11.88-inch large screenThe screen is 11.88 inches wide. It is much larger and easier to see than a regular digital camera, and recorded images can be played back on this screen.
Operation is as followsTouch panelTouch panel for easy operation.
The display can be switched to show not only the rear camera, but also the front camera, and the front and rear cameras simultaneously with a single touch. Slide your finger to change the angle of view and adjust the brightness.
A short press on the button below the unit will turn off the display, allowing the unit to be used as a normal mirror. In this state, the camera continues to record as a driver's recorder. It is also possible to set the screen to automatically turn off after a certain period of time.
Anti-reflective sheet is included as standard.
Mirror Cam R comes standard with an anti-reflective sheet to prevent glare. This sheet provides a clear view even in bright daylight. Fingerprints are also less likely to show up, giving the product a more luxurious appearance.The photo above shows the actual state of the anti-reflective sheet.
When an antireflection sheet is attached, the mirror can no longer be used as a mirror. Also, the contrast will be slightly reduced.Anti-reflective sheets can be purchased additionally.Please use them according to the situation of your car.
Parking Guideline Display
A convenient guideline function is provided for parking.Automatically lights up when reversingautomatically lights up when reversing. The angle of view can also be set to automatically display downward (the vertical position can be changed by sliding up and down as desired).
When using this function, it is necessary to wire the red wire of the rear camera cable to the 12V + pole of the reversing lamp (core wire diameter 0.5 mm).
In rare cases, this function may not work properly in some vehicles due to unstable current at the 12V+ pole of the backup light. Since it is difficult to confirm this in advance or to deal with this problem on our side, please refrain from ordering this product if this function is essential. Also, when requesting wiring for this function from the installer, please be sure to ask them to confirm that this guideline is displayed when the vehicle is in reverse.
Compatible with LED signals throughout Japan
Although it is not widely known, videos taken with imported or cheap drive recorders can be very difficult to record.not show the light of the signal in western Japan.This phenomenon occurs in western Japan.
This is because LED signals in western Japan are blinking at a speed of 120 times per second* (too fast to be seen by the naked eye). The normal video recording format is 30 fps, and 120 is a multiple of 30 fps, so for a few seconds when the timing is just right, the signal appears as if nothing is shining. This would make it impossible to prove that the signal on your side of the road was green in the event of an accident.
As a countermeasure to this problem, our product has increased the speed at which the front camera takes pictures.27.5fpsThis prevents the signal from disappearing anywhere in Japan. This prevents the phenomenon of signal loss anywhere in Japan.
*Depending on the AC power frequency, it is 100 times per second in eastern Japan.
With shock monitoring function
Mirror Cam's built-in battery and shock sensor allow monitoring even when the power is turned off while the camera is parked. If an impact is detected while the camera is parked, it automatically starts recording and automatically turns off after 10 seconds. Files recorded by this monitoring function are automatically protected against being overwritten. When the built-in battery is fully charged, the camera can record about 20 times.
The camera is only a simple monitoring system and is not guaranteed to capture images of all accidents due to the detection by the impact sensor. For those who expect more advanced monitoring, we recommend that you purchase a camera equipped with a constant monitoring function.Mirror-camProwhich is equipped with a constant monitoring function.
Equipped with GPS to record driving routes
Equipped with GPS receiver as standard. VideoLocation (latitude and longitude) and speed informationand speed information are automatically recorded. This allows the exact location of the accident site and the speed at the time of the accident to be determined. The time display is also automatically corrected by GPS, so it is always accurate.
In addition, by using the dedicated application* (for Windows/Mac), theThe driving route can be displayed on the map application.The application can also be used to overlay the driving route on a map application (Windows/Mac). Not only does this allow for a more accurate understanding of the accident situation, it can also be used as a record of your driving memories.
The URL to download the application is provided in the manual.
In addition, GPS reception can be used toSpeed and directionby GPSAccurate time and datecan also be displayed on the screen. Display can be turned off by setting
32GB microSD card included
A microSD card (Class 10) is used for video recording, and a 32GB microSD card is included as a standard accessory, so you can start using the product right away.
Q. How long is the recording time?
A. The video file size varies depending on the contents, so this is just a rough estimate, but if you use the included 32GB card, you can expect a total of about 3 hours of recording (with front and rear cameras in operation, full HD recording; 1 minute of recording consumes about 90MB per camera). (When operating the front and rear cameras and recording in full HD, one minute of recording consumes approximately 90 MB per camera.)
Recordings are saved separately every minute as standard. When the card fills up, the oldest file is automatically overwritten, and the file at the time of the accident is automatically locked against overwriting by the shock sensor detection. Therefore.In normal use, there is no need to be aware of the recording time, and it is no problem to leave a single card inserted.
If you need more capacity, you can use theA separate high-capacity card (supports up to 128 GB)If you need more capacity, you can exchange it with a
Super easy to use
The system starts automatically when the engine is started (i.e., the cigarette lighter socket power supply is turned on). Rearward images will be displayed and recording will start.
When the engine is completely stopped (i.e., cigarette lighter socket power is turned off), the system automatically shuts down. The built-in battery stops the recording without damaging the files being recorded. After shutdown, the mirror becomes an ordinary mirror.
In other words, in normal use, theEven if you do nothing.You can use it.
Easy to install
Even a completely inexperienced person can install a rear camera in a car by himself in about 20 to 30 minutes. Please refer to the following for details.
Super easy! How to install a rear view mirror type camera
If you have trouble installing the system by yourself, or if you would like to ask a professional to install it outside your car, you can find a contractor below.
Q. Can you install it on my car?
A. Yes, as long as your car has a cigarette lighter socket (12V/24V) and an interior mirror. Most car models can be installed without any problem. When installed, the L-shaped cable plug is attached to the top of the main unit, so an additional space of about 15 mm is required above the main unit. Considering the angle adjustment, a space of about 20-25 mm above the unit is recommended.
Main unitFront camera on the right sideis located on the right side of the main unit, so it will protrude to the driver's side. Please make sure that there are no obstacles on the front right side of the existing mirror.
Also, some large mirrors and mirrors with ETC may protrude from behind the mirror cam, which may be a problem for those who are particularly concerned about the appearance of the mirror cam. Please check the size of your interior mirrors carefully with the size listed in the specifications section of this product in advance. The hooks are flexible and spread up and down quite a bit, so they should not be used to hold the mirror cam in place.If you are not concerned about the appearance of the product, it is unlikely that you will not be able to physically attach it to your mirror.。
We do not confirm the installation of each car model or answer whether it is possible to install the product or not.
Q. I am not sure if it can be installed in my car due to its structure.
A. When you receive the product, first check if it can be installed by placing it temporarily without removing the protective film. If the product has not been used (no protective film removed, no stickers used, complete with accessories, no noticeable scratches or stains, etc.) within 7 days of receipt, it can be returned. However, you are responsible for return shipping costs. If you wish to return the product, please contact our support department as indicated in the manual.
Rear camera can be used inside or outside the car.
The rear camera can be used4-layer near-infrared compatible lensspecifications. The built-in Sony sensor is prone to high temperatures, so a metal case is used to ensure good heat dissipation.IP67 waterproofIP67 waterproofOutside the carThe camera can also be installed outside the vehicle to capture clearer images.
The bracket for installation istwo types of brackets for inside/outside of the car.for both inside and outside of the car. You can start by attaching it to the rear window as soon as possible, and then take your time to install it outside the vehicle when you have more time.
For referenceIs it better to install a rear camera inside or outside the car?
Review of actual equipment
We've got a review for you from the very popular Youtuber, Mikasu-Channel!
Mikasu is a former professional car dealer, and he explains in great detail how to install the system. If you want to install the wiring by yourself and cleanly, this is a must have! If you want to install the wiring neatly by yourself, this is a must-see. (If you are not confident, ask a car shop to do it for you.)
Youtuber Koji Kawai also gave us a review! He tried to install it on an old model Jimny.
We have also received examples of installation on various models of cars from users on various social networking sites. Please refer to them.
The upper and lower hooks are flexible and spread up and down considerably. You can also see it spreading widely up and down in the pictures of the installation example on the MINI on this page.
When installed, the L-type cable plug is attached to the top of the main unit, so an additional 15mm of space is required at the top of the main unit.
The front camera is located on the back right side when viewed from the driver's seat.The angle of the front camera can be changed by hand.The angle of the front camera can be changed by hand.
The lens is covered with a protective plastic when delivered. Please peel it off when you use it.
Model number: MRC-2020R
Body size: 293mm x 72mm, Weight: 377g
Rear camera size: 60 x 25 x 30 mm, weight: 95 g
Operating temperature: -25 to 70°C (front camera), -30 to +75°C (rear camera)
Viewing angle: 115° horizontal, 61° vertical, 136° diagonal (front camera); 112° horizontal, 60° vertical, 140° diagonal (rear camera)
Resolution: 1920x1080, 2 megapixels (front and rear cameras)
Camera sensor: SONY IMX307 (front and rear cameras)
Screen size: 11.88 inches, with manual/automatic brightness adjustment
Screen resolution: 1480 x 320
Main unit operating voltage: 4.5 V to 5.5 V
Cigar socket: 12V/24V compatible
Built-in battery: Lithium polymer battery 500mA (used for parking monitoring and automatic shutdown after engine shutdown)
Video encoding method: H.264, 1080P/27.5fps (front), AHD, PAL, 1080P/25fps (rear)
Video recording medium: microSD card (32GB/Class 10 attached, max. 128GB) *Movies are not recorded on the mirror cam main unit.
Includes shock monitoring function when parking (shock detection recording by G-sensor + built-in battery)
HDR/WDR, loop recording function, simultaneous audio recording, automatic recording start by power input/automatic shutdown by power off
Rear camera IP67 waterproof
Warranty period: 1 year for the product itself, 3 months for the rubber band/cable/bracket/microSD card, anti-reflection sheet is not covered by the warranty except for the initial defect. The warranty does not cover scratches and scuffs on the main unit that do not cause any problems in use, and installation-related costs.
Manufactured and sold by NeoTokyo Co.
Some designs and specifications are subject to change without notice due to product improvement.
The white letters in the photo are printed on the protective sheet.
Mirror drive recorder main unit (front camera included), rubber band for mounting the main unit (with 1 spare set), rear camera, extended cable for rear camera (10m), bracket for rear camera installation (for inside/outside of car, 2 types in total), cigar socket cable (3.5m), GPS receiver, 32GBmicroSD card, anti-reflective cover (3.5m), and a USB cable. Cigar socket cable (3.5m), GPS receiver, 32GB microSD card, anti-reflective sheet, Japanese manual, support contact card
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I install the system in my car?
A. Please refer to the "Easy Installation" section of this page for more details. Basically, if your car has a cigarette lighter socket and an interior mirror, it can be installed. We do not confirm the installation of individual car models or answer whether installation is possible or not, so please do not place an order if you are unable to make a judgment on your own.
Q. Will the product pass vehicle inspections?
A. Interior mirrors are not required for vehicle inspections, so there is no problem at all. Also, since the installation is only by fastening with a rubber band, it can be removed during vehicle inspection if you are really worried about it.
Q. Won't the reflection of outside light make it difficult to see?
A. If outside light is reflected, depending on the situation, it may be difficult to see the mirror.angle downward a little.Unlike normal mirrors, the rear view does not change even if the angle is changed.In addition, by attaching the anti-reflection sheet that comes as standard, the reflection will be greatly reduced.
For referenceHow to reduce screen glare
Q. If the digital mirror malfunctions, won't I be able to drive?
A. No. It can be turned off and used just like a regular mirror. Also, the mirror cam itself is only held in place by a rubber band, so it can be removed in less than a minute. Please do not worry.
Q. Will it interfere with the sun visor or driving assist mechanism?
A. Since the front camera is located on the right side of the main unit, it is a few centimeters longer on the right side than the interior mirror. For this reason, it may hit the driver's side sun visor when it is opened or closed in some Japanese right-hand drive cars. Also, if there is an obstacle in front of the front camera, the front recording may not work properly. If this is a problem, please use a car with an independent front camera.Mirror Cam Prowhich uses an independent front camera.
Q. Will there be noise on the digital TV or car navigation system?
A. Yes, it is designed with electromagnetic noise countermeasures (ferrite core attached to the power cable, shield installed in the internal circuit of the main unit, etc.). However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no noise or interference. If you have any concerns, please refrain from purchasing this product. If noise is found, it can be resolved in most cases by modifying the wiring or power acquisition path to keep it as far away from the target as possible.
Q. I am already using a separate cigar socket and there is no room left. What should I do?
A. You can use a commercially availablecigarette lighter socket distributorA. You can use multiple cigar-socket compatible units by using a commercially available cigar-socket distributor. Although the mechanism of the distributor is simple, it seems to be relatively prone to problems, so we recommend that you purchase a first-class product from a leading manufacturer such as the one linked above.
Q. Can I get power directly from the fuse box?
A. This is not supported by our company, but it is possible by using a commercially available adapter.How do I install my own DVR?A. We do not support the use of commercially available adapters, but it is possible to use them.
Q. Will the rubber band for installation deteriorate?
A. Basically, rubber bands are consumable items, and we recommend replacing them after about one year. A spare set is included with the product. You can replace them as needed.Click herefor additional sets as needed. For thick mirrorsLonger bandare also available.
Q. Do you have a longer rear camera cable?
A. This product comes standard with a 10m cable. A longer cable is available as an option.15m cableis also available.
Q. Are there any driver assistance functions such as ADAS or LDWS?
A. No, it does not. These functions are simply software analysis of the camera image, which is not very accurate and often causes problems. This is based on the fact that we have actually manufactured such products many times in the past at our manufacturing plant.
Specialized products, not driverless recorders, use specialized chips and sensors for hardware processing and are more accurate, but such specialized chips and sensors are naturally more expensive and cannot be offered at the current price. For these reasons, we do not offer the ADAS/LDWS function.
Q. Why does the signal blink during video recording?
A. This is due to the fact that LED signals blink at high speeds that cannot be detected by the naked eye, and if the shooting speed is set to a non-blinking speed, the signal light will be completely lost for a certain period of time, which is a fatal problem. For this reason, basically all the DVRs manufactured for the domestic market in Japan are like this.
Q. Is there a function for smoked glass in the rear camera?
A. No, there is no such mode, but it can be used with no problem if the glass is as black as thin privacy glass. Also, we have attached two types of brackets for the rear camera, one for inside and one for outside of the car, so you can install the rear camera outside of the car if necessary.
Q. Is it better to install the rear camera inside or outside the car?
A. It depends on the type of car and your preference. There is no significant difference in image quality. One thing to note is that if the camera is mounted outside the car at a low position, it may be difficult to see at night because it is directly exposed to the headlights of following vehicles. Also, the use of a car wash is not recommended.
Inside a car, especially in a sedan, the lower part of the car may be hidden, making it difficult to see when parked, or the image may be darkened if the car has dark smoked glass. In addition, the brightness tends to be unstable in cars with a recessed rear glass because the interior is reflected in the image.
If you are in doubt, it is better to try both types of brackets in a temporary installation since they are available for both inside and outside of the car.
Reference article: Is it better to use a rear camera inside or outside the car?
Q. In the pictures on this page, the lights of the car behind me seem to be dazzling. Is there any kind of anti-glare function that is usually found in mirrors?
A. The illumination of the display can be adjusted automatically or manually. To begin with, unlike regular mirrors, you are not looking directly at the actual rear car lights, so it is unlikely that you will feel dazzled by them. Think of it as the same as looking at your smartphone or car navigation system in the car.
Q. Is there any error in the GPS speed measurement?
A. In most cases, GPS speed measurements are more accurate than vehicle meters. The standard meter on the vehicle uses a sensor to detect the number of rotations of the axle and calculates the speed based on that number. Incidentally, the allowable range for vehicle inspection is 30.9 km/h to 42.55 km/h for actual speed, while the speedometer reads 40 km/h. In other words, an error of about 10 km is normal. This means that an error of about 10 km is normal.
In contrast, GPS-based speed calculations are theoretically more accurate than standard vehicle meters because they are based on the vehicle's location. In reality, there is a problem with the frequency of satellite reception, etc., so the display will have a slight time lag when speeding up or down rapidly, but when maintaining a constant cruising speed on highways, etc., a more accurate speed display can be expected than a vehicle's speedometer.
Q. Regulations have been tightened against "driving while distracted"; is this a problem?
A.See this articlefor a detailed explanation by an expert. This law does not apply to equipment necessary for driving, such as interior mirrors and speedometers.
Q. I am considering replacing my old mirror cam MRC-2020. Can I reuse the rear camera and power cable?
A. Yes, the rear camera, rear camera extension cable, and power cable can be used with the MRC-2020R simply by replacing the mirror cam main unit.
Q. What should I do in case of initial failure or malfunction?
A. Please contact the support desk listed at the end of the manual. Our staff in Japan will be happy to assist you. Our service center for repair and replacement is also located in Japan. Please be assured that our products are not like the products sold by overseas vendors on certain websites, where if it breaks, it's the end of the line.
- This product is manufactured using general-purpose parts to reduce costs, and there is a possibility that similar products using the same parts may be available from overseas vendors. Please be careful. Reference article: (Japanese only)Counterfeit specs on Amazon.com, etc.
- Mirror Cam" is our registered trademark.
Which Mirror Cam is right for you?
|34,800 yen||24,800 yen|
|3 cameras (front, interior, rear)||2 cameras (front, rear)|
|Front and rear: Sony IMX307 (FHD), interior: infrared (HD)||Front and rear: Sony IMX307 (FHD)|
|Independent front camera||Front camera on the right side of the unit|
|9.88" screen, 1600x400, 900 cd/m2 brightness||Screen 11.88", 1480x320, brightness 800cd/m2|
|Fuse box power supply (optional cigar socket power cable can also be used)||Cigar socket power supply|
|Time-lapse constant monitoring, shock monitoring||Shock monitoring|
|Equipped with GPS||Equipped with GPS|
|10m rear camera cable and anti-reflective sheet included as standard||10m rear camera cable and anti-reflective sheet attached as standard|
|View details||View Details|