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Has Ford mentioned anything about the RS coming with a background Camera? Is that now an option with the 2015 Focus ST?
 

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In the global reveal, you can see the backup camera mounted above the license plate holder location.

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But I haven't seen anything about it in the press releases.
 

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I did see a press release that did say it would have a backup camera.
I'm sure it will be standard just like it is on the 15 STs.
^^This.

Also, NHTSA "RULE" will require all new light vehicles, including cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks to have "rear-view visibility systems" (in effect: back up cameras).
According to the NHTSA "RULE", manufacturers of those vehicles must begin phasing this in on May 1, 2016 and 100% compliance is required by May 1, 2018.
 

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Nice, this is one option I wish my ST had. It's been one of my few complaints since day 1.
 

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Best thing is it came standard in the focus ST in Australia, However we only got one version. No option for sunroof, full leather seats etc.
 

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Nice, this is one option I wish my ST had. It's been one of my few complaints since day 1.
Completely agree. Why is this car harder to park / see out of then my truck? I think you'll find that same problem in most new vehicles with a high beltline like the focus.
 

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It does have the camera, but either I have a bad component or it sucks in quality compared to all the other screen/cam combos I've had in my ST/GT/Raptor or wife's C-Max. Very washed out picture even when setting stuff manually.
 

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You must have something wrong. Ford has some of the best rearview camera setups out there. Every time we get a trade in from another brand I'm amazed at how crappy their cameras are!?
 

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It does have the camera, but either I have a bad component or it sucks in quality compared to all the other screen/cam combos I've had in my ST/GT/Raptor or wife's C-Max. Very washed out picture even when setting stuff manually.
yah i'd get it checked out, mine works really well.
 

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It does have the camera, but either I have a bad component or it sucks in quality compared to all the other screen/cam combos I've had in my ST/GT/Raptor or wife's C-Max. Very washed out picture even when setting stuff manually.
Is it possible there is some protective plastic film over the camera still? I know my cell phone camera looked bad until I removed it.
 

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Can anyone confirm if the camera on the RS uses this style of display? That actually shows where the car is going to go when you turn the wheel?
https://practicalmotoring.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IMG_1023.jpg
Confirmed.

Is it possible there is some protective plastic film over the camera still? I know my cell phone camera looked bad until I removed it.
Check, none. Fleet Mgr at dealer took a look - she said 'bad camera'. I'm starting a 'punch list'.
 
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