Mirror-cam SE MRC-1022 Digital Mirror + Rear Dashcam [Ship in 2 Business Days].
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The Mirror-cam SE is the only rear camera model with the high image quality and beautiful design same as Mirror-cam 2. The cost has been significantly reduced by making it a rear camera only.
Think of it as a cheaper version of MirrorCam 2 without the front camera and GPS.
This is ideal for those who already have a front camera and only want a rear camera and digital mirror.
The newly developed IPS LCD 10.88-inch screen that displays camera images has a significantly higher resolution of 1920x480 dots. Full HD quality (1920x1080) camera images can be displayed in dot-by-dot horizontal orientation without cropping or blurring. Just one glance at the screen will give you a sense of sharp, high resolution.
Mirror-cam SE(10.88"): 1920 x 480
Mirror Cam 2 (10.88"): 1920 x 480
Mirror-camPro (9.88"): 1920 x 4801600 x 400
Mirror Cam (11.88"): 1480 x 320
Conventional and other companies' products have the problem that the image appears smaller than that of the indoor mirror. In other words, the screen is almost the same size as the existing in-room mirror and projects a fairly wide-angle image, so the image appears relatively small. For this reason, users of conventional models sometimes commented that it was difficult to get a sense of distance.
MirrorCam SE is equipped with a unique rear camera zoom function (patent pending) to solve this problem. With a single touch, the rear camera image can be enlarged to a pre-set magnification ratio.
Since the magnification rate can be set arbitrarily, for example, it can be set to the same size as the image reflected in the door mirror. The image returns to the original wide-angle image with a single touch (it does not return automatically), so it is easy to use the wide-angle image <> magnified image depending on the situation.
The set zoom ratio and zoom ON/OFF status are stored in the memory even if the power is turned off, and the original zoom status will be restored upon restart if the power is turned off while the camera is zoomed.
The zoom function is a digital zoom, so the resolution will be lower when the image is zoomed in. However, recording will be made at the original full HD resolution.
(Top: Mirror Cam SE, Bottom: Conventional product)
Many conventional products and products from other manufacturers leave plugs and cables bare on the top of the main unit for wiring. While this is easy for wiring and makes the main unit smaller, we have received comments from people who are particular about their car interiors that it is unsightly.
The MirrorCam SE, however, uses a unique top-wall structure (patent pending). The top wiring is neatly concealed, making beautiful installation possible.
As a side effect, the larger vertical size makes it difficult for large mirrors such as mirrors with ETC to protrude, and the wiring plug position has been relatively lowered so that there is no need to leave space for the plug above the screen, making installation easier in many cars.
Conventional models require a 1.5 to 2 cm clearance above the interior mirror because the wiring plug sticks out at the top. With the MirrorCam SE, the plug is retracted downward, so only a 0.3cm gap above the interior mirror is needed for the rubber band and cable to pass through.
Dashboard installation is also possible, although not officially supported. In this case, the plug at the top is hidden, so it can be installed beautifully.
Back of the main unit
Note: Due to its structure, the SD card is more difficult to remove than conventional models. If you need to change the SD card frequently, we recommend a different model. (For general use, there is no problem leaving the SD card in.)
Normal interior mirrors only allow rearward vision through a narrow rear window. In many cases, the rear pillar area is a complete blind spot.
However, with "Mirror Cam," a camera installed in the rear of the car projects an image from a camera in the rear of the car, allowing for an overwhelmingly wide field of vision and a rearward view with few blind spots. On rainy days, the camera does not have to be obstructed by water droplets on the glass or windshield wipers, making it difficult to see. Also, unlike ordinary mirrors, large luggage and rear seat passengers in the cabin do not obstruct the view at all.
There are inevitably blind spots in ordinary interior mirrors and through windows. Have you ever had the frightening experience of not being able to see a vehicle or motorcycle behind you when changing lanes or when suddenly being overtaken? The wide-angle rear camera image of the Mirror-Cam greatly reduces such blind spots and improves safety.
✔ Camping, overnight stays, business vehicles, etc., always loaded with luggage.
✔ Rearward visibility is difficult due to the small rear glass of sports cars, etc.
✔ Rear visibility is difficult because people often ride in the back of the car.
✔ Rear blind spots are large due to large rear pillars.
The rear camera uses a full HD (1920x1080) resolution + Sony IMX307 sensor.
Not only does it have a high resolution that can clearly record the license plate number of the vehicle behind, but it also has night vision performance that is brighter than the naked eye even at night thanks to the power of the Sony sensor.
The rear camera is full HD (1920x1080) + Sony sensor for high image quality. It can also capture the license plate number of a car coming up from behind.
The Sony IMX307 sensor provides excellent night vision performance. Even on dark nighttime roads, where ordinary rearview mirrors can only see pitch-black, the system projects a bright, easy-to-see image.
When you get behind the wheel of a car equipped with a mirror cam, you can clearly see your car's reflection on the screen. The large screen is especially noticeable at night because, unlike ordinary mirrors, it is self-illuminating.
For this reason, we have received many reports that "just by installing the Mirror Cam, the car behind you starts to take distance from you. In other words, while ordinary driverless car recorders can only record distracted driving, the Mirror Cam reduces dangerous "distracted driving" itself.
The digital mirror screen is a large 10.88-inch screen. Operation is easy with the touch panel. Recorded images can be played back on this screen. Compared to ordinary digital video recorders, the screen is much larger and easier to view, and audio can also be played back.
The screen can be easily changed by sliding the finger up and down*.
*Although the camera originally captures wide-angle images both vertically and horizontally, only the upper and lower portions of the image are displayed due to the horizontal screen shape. By sliding your finger up and down, you can see parts of the image that were hidden and not displayed. The display position is memorized and will be displayed at the same position the next time the camera is used.
All front surfaces, including the 10.88" LCD screen area, have a glass mirror finish. It has a beautiful and luxurious appearance.
The upper bezel is also mirrored, so by adjusting the angle, it is possible to check on children in the backseat through the mirror on the upper bezel while the rear camera image is being projected.
A short press of the button below the unit turns off the display and the unit can be used as a normal interior mirror. In this state, the drive recorder continues to record. It is also possible to set the screen to automatically turn off after a certain period of time.
Includes a rearview camera function for convenient parking. The angle of view can be automatically turned downward when reversing and the parking guideline line can be lit (the vertical position can be changed at will by sliding up and down).
*To use this function, use the rear camera cable red wire (included as standard, core wire diameter 0.5mm).Wiring to the 12V+ pole of the rear-view light of the rear-view camera (0.5mm core wire diameter) is required.
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 in advance or to deal with this problem on our side, please refrain from ordering this product if this function is essential.
Even if you do not use this function, you can slide your finger up and down on the screen to display the lower part of the image as desired.
If a GPS receiver (sold separately) is installed, location (latitude and longitude) and speed information is automatically recorded in the video. This allows you to pinpoint the exact location of the accident site and the speed at the time of the accident. The time display is also automatically corrected by GPS, so it is always accurate.
Also, by using dedicated software on a PC (Windows/Mac), the driving route can be overlaid on the map application. Not only does this allow for a more accurate understanding of the accident situation, it can also be used as a record of driving memories.
In addition, GPS reception allows speed, direction, GPS-accurate time and date to be displayed on the screen. Display can be turned off by setting.
The shock sensor enables 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.
This function is performed using the MirrorCam SE's built-in super capacitor power supply, but due to its low capacity, it can only make up to two shock monitoring recordings per parking spot (no built-in battery due to risk of ignition). When using the Pro Power Cable (sold separately), the car's battery is used, so it can make as many impact monitoring recordings as necessary until the protection voltage setting of the Pro Power Cable is reached.
The optional Pro Power Cable allows for up to 24 hours of continuous surveillance recording when parked. The rear camera automatically continues recording once per second (time lapse) even when the engine is turned off. The captured video can be played back as a fast-motion video-like movie.
Time-lapse continuous monitoring saves a significant amount of data and power consumption compared to normal recording by shooting only once per second, and enables continuous recording for a long period of time (with normal recording, the SD card fills up in 3 to 4 hours and is then overwritten). (In normal recording, the SD card fills up in 3-4 hours and is overwritten after that, so this kind of long-time continuous recording is not possible).
The MirrorCam SE screen does not light up during time-lapse continuous monitoring.
A microSD card (Class 10) is used for video recording, and a 16GB microSD card is included as standard so you can start using the product right away.
Q. How long is the recording time?
A. The video file capacity is only a rough estimate, as it varies depending on the content, but please consider about 3 to 4 hours when using the attached 16GB card (when recording in full HD; about 90MB is consumed per minute of recording). Recording is saved separately every minute as a standard feature.
Recordings are saved separately every minute as standard. When the capacity of the card is full, 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 a single SD card can be left in the camera without any problems. If you need more capacity, you can replace the card with a higher capacity card (up to 128 GB).
Optional time-lapse continuous monitoring captures only one frame per second, enabling approximately 60 times longer recording than normal recording. Time-lapse continuous monitoring files are also saved separately as a file for each minute of playback time.
This convenient mirror cam is 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 are displayed and recording starts.
Automatic shutdown when the engine is completely stopped (= cigar socket power OFF). The system stops recording without damaging the files being recorded. After shutting down, the mirror becomes an ordinary mirror.
In other words, in normal use, it can be used without doing anything.
I know it's convenient, but can I install it myself?"
YYes, the "Mirror Cam SE" is very easy to install. Even if you are a complete beginner and have never even opened the hood! Even if you are a complete beginner and have never even opened the hood, you can install it in about 30 minutes*. The wiring tool is also included, so all you need is a screwdriver.
For rear camera installation inside the car. Installation outside the car or wiring for the rearview camera function requires additional tools and may take several hours or more.
Installation of a driver's license camera often costs 20,000 to 30,000 yen or more if you ask a contractor to do it for you.
We also encourage those who are willing to try installing it themselves to do so. We would also like this product to be used by those who are willing to try to install it themselves. It would be cool for an adult man to be able to install a driver's license camera by himself.
Please refer to the installation procedure below.
First, install the main unit. As shown in the figure above, install the main unit over the existing indoor mirror. Secure the unit by attaching it to the existing mirror with the attached rubber band.
The MirrorCam hooks to which the rubber band is attached are flexible, so even if the interior mirror is slightly larger vertically than the MirrorCam main unit, the installation itself can be done without any problem.
Next is the wiring of the rear camera cable. Please see the video below. (1 min 43 sec)
As shown here, use your fingertips and an "inner lining remover" (the orange crowbar-like tool in the video. (This tool is included in the product.) Use your fingertips and the "interior peeler" (the orange crowbar-like tool in the video.) to embed and hide the rear camera cable in a gap in the interior.
Some car models may require the interior lining to be removed securely, but for the majority of cars, the wiring can be neatly done by simply embedding it in a crevice.
The rubber gasket on the door is an easy place to embed the cable, so using this area will make it easier to bring the cable neatly to the rear. Even if you don't remove the gasket, you can simply insert the cable into the edge of the gasket to hide it.
Once the cable is routed to the rear of the vehicle, all that remains is to connect the cable to the rear camera body and attach it to the rear glass with double-sided tape.
*However, it may take more time and effort to install the cable in a hatchback car, for example by running it through a bellows hose, if you want to make the installation more neat and tidy.
Next, let's look at the wiring of the cigarette lighter socket power cable. See the video below. (1 min. 6 sec.)
In many cars, there is a gap in the ceiling where the cable can be inserted and wired.
Continue to embed the cable in the rubber gasket of the door. If you can bring it to the lower part of the dashboard, you can then simply place it under the floor sheet or embed it appropriately in the lower dashboard parts and wire it to the cigar socket location.
That completes the installation process!
It's that easy!
*The above video is for MirrorCam 2, so it includes the front camera and GPS connection part, which is not necessary for MirrorCam SE.
Note: We do not provide support for individual installation work.
(1) For some car models, it may be better to install the rear camera outside the car. Please refer to the following for details.
Two types of brackets for the rear camera are included, one for inside the car and one for outside the car. The rear camera is IPX7 waterproof.
2) It is also possible to obtain power from the fuse box instead of the car's cigarette lighter socket by using a commercially available adapter or the like. This can also be done by beginners with a knowledge of electricity equivalent to that of a junior high school student. Please refer to the following for details.
3）If you still think it is impossible to install the fuse box by yourself, you can find an installer below. You can find an installer below.
Body size: 257mm (W) x 88mm (H), 125mm between left and right hooks, 75mm~100mm between upper and lower hooks (flexible and can be extended up and down), 347g
Rear Camera: (1)1080p@25fps / Built-in Sony IMX307 sensor Angle of view: D=140°/ H=112°/ V=60°, Size: W=58.89mm, D=35.3mm, IPX7 waterproof
Screen: 10.88" IPS LCD 1920 x 480
Video Resolution: 1080p@25fps after
Video Format: TS
Main unit rated input: 5V/3A
Cigar socket power cable rated input: 12-24V, rated output: 5V/3A
Operating temperature: -25 to 75°C
Video recording medium: microSD card (Class 10, 16GB/Class 10 standard, max. 128GB) *Movies are not recorded on the mirror cam itself.
Shock detection file overwrite protection function
HDR/WDR on-board, loop recording function, simultaneous audio recording, automatic recording start by power input/automatic shutdown by power off, rear camera upside down
Warranty: 1 year for the product itself, 3 months for the rubber band, cable, bracket, and microSD card. The warranty does not cover scratches and scuffs on the main unit that do not cause any problems in use, or installation-related costs.
Country of manufacture: ChinaShenzhenCity
Manufactured and marketed by: NeoTokyo Co.
(1) Mirror-cam SEMain unit (with 16GBmicroSD card inserted)
(2) Screen wiping cloth
(3) 7m rear camera cable
(4) Cigar socket power cable (12~24V compatible, 3.5m)
(5) Rubber band (long)
(6) Rubber band (short)
(7) Rear camera + bracket for outside of car
(8) Bracket for inside the car
(9) Stripping of interior lining (2 types)
(10) User's manual + warranty card
※User's manual is available online. It is updated frequently based on feedback from our users and includes troubleshooting information, so please refer to it if you have any questions after installation. It can be viewed on both mobile phones and computers.
▼Back of the main unit
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Please understand.
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Q. What is the difference between Mirror Cam 2 and Mirror Cam SE?
A. Think of it as a less expensive version of MirrorCam 2 without the front camera and GPS. The appearance, functions and operation are almost the same except for the front camera and GPS. The rear camera and screen are the same as the MirrorCam 2, and the rear camera image quality is exactly the same.
Q. Can a front camera be retrofitted?
A. No, it cannot. This is because a rear camera-only chipset is used to keep the price low. However, inexpensive front-only DR-Recorders are available from several thousand yen, so we recommend using such a product separately if necessary.
Q. Can GPS be retrofitted?
A. Yes, please order this GPS receiver separately. Please make sure that the plug is an L-type plug, as an I-type plug sticks out from the top, making it difficult to install.
Q. Can I install it in my car?
A. Yes, as long as your car has a 12/24V cigarette lighter socket and an interior mirror. However, there may be appearance issues such as existing mirrors sticking out from the rear due to size, so please make sure that the mirror of the car in which you plan to install the product is within the product size of 257 mm (W) x 88 mm (H) (even if the size is larger than this, the existing mirror will stick out from the rear only a little, but it will not prevent installation). Please confirm that the size of the mirror does not exceed 257mm x 88mm high. We do not provide installation confirmation for individual car models, nor do we provide an answer as to whether or not installation is possible.
Q. My existing interior mirror is too large or too small.
A. No. The existing mirror can be installed simply by attaching it to the existing mirror with flexible upper and lower hooks and elastic rubber bands. However, it may be necessary to make the rubber band longer by connecting two rubber bands, or to use a spacer such as rubber between the mirror and the body.
Q. I am not sure if a 7m rear camera cable is sufficient for my car.
A. Please refer to the "Easy Installation" section of this page, and measure the expected wiring path by yourself. The installation method recommended on this page should be sufficient for a vehicle up to the size of a minivan. If you think it is not enough, please use the 10m/15m cable (sold separately).
Q. Can power be obtained from the fuse box?
A. Yes, you can use a commercially available adapter to obtain power from the fuse box instead of the car's cigarette lighter socket.
Q. Will the product pass vehicle inspections?
A. Interior mirrors are not required for vehicle inspections, so there is no problem. Also, since installation is only by fastening with a rubber band, it is possible to remove the mirror for 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, try turning the mirror slightly downward or upward. Unlike normal mirrors, the rear view does not change even if the angle is changed.
If this is a concern, an optional anti-reflective sheet can be used.
The surface material of the MirrorCam SE has been improved over previous models, making it much easier to see in daylight even without an anti-reflective sheet.
Q. If the digital mirror malfunctions, won't it be impossible to drive?
A. With the power turned off, the mirror can be used as a mirror just like a normal mirror. Also, the mirror cam itself is only held in place by a rubber band, so it can be removed in 3 minutes. Please do not worry.
Q. Will there be any noise on my digital TV or car navigation system?
A. The design of the mirror cam has already taken measures against electromagnetic noise. Although we have taken measures quite firmly, we cannot guarantee that there will be absolutely no noise or interference. If you have any concerns, please refrain from purchasing this product. Even if noise is found, it can be resolved in most cases by changing the wiring or power supply acquisition path to be as far away from the target as possible.
Q. Will the rubber band for mounting deteriorate?
A. The rubber band should be considered a consumable item and we recommend replacing it after about one year. Additional bands can be ordered here as needed. The rubber band is made of silicon rubber, which is much more durable and less prone to breakage than ordinary rubber.
Q. Will the weight of the mirror cause it to fall?
A. Existing indoor mirrors are generally supported by round hinges, and if they become loose over time, the weight of the mirror may cause them to fall by itself. In this case, you can take countermeasures such as inserting something between the loose parts or using butyl rubber to harden the mirror. Since this is a digital mirror, the angle does not need to be adjusted as often as a normal mirror, and in extreme cases, once the angle is set, there is no problem even if the mirror is completely fixed.
Q. Is there a function for smoked glass for 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. Please refer to the following article.
Q. I have presbyopia. Isn't it difficult to see the screen up close?
A. If it is difficult to see, it is possible to increase the distance by installing it on the dashboard, although some DIY work is required. In this case, the existing mirror can also be utilized to ensure a safer view.
Q. Can I use the rear camera and rear camera cable of MirrorCam 2 without modification?
A. Yes, you can use the exact same rear camera and rear camera cable. However, the cigar socket power cable is different (there is no GPS merge wire), so please use the one provided with the MirrorCam SE.
Q. Mirror-camCan I use the rear camera and power cable of the MRC-2020 and MirrorCam Pro without modification?
A. The communication specifications and cable specifications for the rear camera have changed, so they cannot be used as they are. Even if the connection appears to be successful at first glance, problems may occur due to insufficient capacity, etc. Also, since this product is the latest model, each cable and camera have undergone detailed improvements (e.g., thermal countermeasures, electromagnetic noise countermeasures, moiré countermeasures, etc.). To get the full performance of MirrorCam SE, it is basically necessary to reinstall all the cables and cameras.
Q. Why is the image on the screen inverted?
A. Because it is a digital mirror, it is displayed inverted, just like a mirror. However, the recording is made in the positive image, and when the recorded image is played back, it is displayed in the positive image.
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.
If the product is determined to be defective in the initial stage, we will basically replace it. If the product is still under warranty, we will send you a replacement product free of charge. After confirming that the product is working properly, please send the defective product back to us using the return shipping slip and packing materials provided. Replacement can be made only for necessary parts. This minimizes the hassles associated with return shipping, so please rest assured. Please note, however, that we will communicate with you by e-mail to confirm that the item is defective before sending the replacement.
Installation-related costs are not covered by the warranty.
Q. If it malfunctions after the warranty period, can it be repaired?
A. First, please contact the support desk listed at the end of the manual. After confirming the situation, we will propose to replace the failed part for a fee. As explained on this page, this product is designed to be easily installed by yourself and the parts can be easily replaced. For authorized purchasers, parts are available for sale even after the one-year warranty expires, and the product structure and support system allow you to perform long-term maintenance yourself.