The camera mirror works both ways by flipping a dimmer tab that toggles between reflective and projected images. It works instantly and when the mirror is in its reflective mode, you will not notice any difference between it and any other vehicle you have driven in the past.
The main advantage is that drivers can see so much more with the new rearview mirror. With a legacy mirror, the view was restricted by the view offered out of the back window of the vehicle, which can be blocked by people or cargo. Rear camera mirrors are behind the vehicle, so it doesn’t matter what is in the back seat. You can see the entire view all of the time.
The rear camera mirror view is also much wider and taller than a traditional reflective rearview mirror.
Thirdly, the resolution and brightness of the rear camera mirror are dramatically better than what you see with the naked eye in a reflected mirror. In the daytime the image seems brighter, and at night the difference is even more impressive. — John Goreham/BestRide.com