Which Truck Has the Best Camera Tech and Visibility? Ford F-150 Raptor vs GMC Sierra AT4 vs Ram Rebel vs Nissan Titan Pro-4X (Video)

Camera Tech and Visibility? Ford F-150 Raptor vs GMC Sierra AT4 vs Ram Rebel vs Nissan Titan Pro-4X

Each truck was judged on three categories.

Camera technology has been sweeting the automotive industry for the past few years. Apart from just having a backup camera, which is now mandatory by U.S. law, automakers have been fitting more elaborate and sophisticated 360-degree camera systems to cars and SUVs. But it’s not just those vehicles that see the benefit these days.

Trucks are also seeing the benefit, like the Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram 1500 Rebel, GMC Sierra AT4 and the Nissan Titan Pro-4X. These are all off-road focused trucks, where visibility is king. It’s one thing to have sophisticated off-road equipment, beefy off-road tires and courage to tackle the terrain. Simply put, being able to see where you’re going can mean the difference between a fun day’s off-roading and getting into serious trouble.

So, which of these four trucks have the best camera tech and visibility on the market today? We pitched all four against each other to find out. We judged the trucks based on how easy it is to activate the camera, how many angles does each truck offer, and whether you can access the camera while you’re on the move.

4) Nissan Titan Pro-4X

Despite Nissan’s pioneering effort in bringing 360-degree camera tech to its whole range of vehicles, the Titan Pro-4X fell short here. It has a relatively small infotainment screen, and it only offers four distinct angles.

There’s the standard reverse camera (with steering angle display, which is nice), plus a bird’s eye view, plus a forward camera and an angle over the passenger side front wheel. That gives you a good idea as to where the truck’s at relative to its surroundings. However, the other trucks in this test score more points on ease of use and sheer camera angles.

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

3) Ram 1500 Rebel

Now, on the Ram 1500 Rebel, there is no 360-degree camera option. Nor are there any cameras on the front end or over the sides. On the camera tech front, that’s a major drawback.

However, this particular Rebel has an 8.4-inch display, which has much better resolution than the Nissan Titan. The one camera it does have on the tailgate also provides hitch guidance and has a much better display resolution. For those reasons, the Rebel scores a bit higher than than Titan, at least for rear visibility.

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2019 Ford Raptor

2) Ford F-150 Raptor

The Ford F-150 Raptor also offers fairly good resolution over its camera modes. There’s front and rear view as well as a 360-degree bird’s eye camera. You can also see multiple angles at the front and the back, offering a total of eight accessible camera angles. On the camera tech front, then, it bests both the Titan and the Rebel.

One point against the F-150 Raptor comes down to the rearview camera. Unfortunately, that view is not available while you’re towing, which was a minus for us.

1) GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

Finally, there’s the GMC Sierra. On this AT4 model, you get five total cameras around the truck. Not only that, but it offers a total of thirteen different angles, way more than any of the other trucks. The actual display offers pretty good resolution, but the Sierra also has a party trick. It’s rearview mirror doubles as a reversing camera when you want it to.

All the available angles cover pretty much every possible angle of the truck, making it much easier to judge where it’s at when you’re going off-road. For that reason, we thought it was the most versatile truck of the bunch when it comes to camera tech.

Zach Butler is the Managing Editor for TFLcar.