Choose Exposure point/area

maybe-later
#1

In order to avoid under exposing a room with a visible window (or similar high-contrast views) I’d love to be able to choose the area used for exposure calculation.

For example, I’d have the cam exposure for the rest of the room and not a window or the top of a lamp or the like.

Better exposure control
Enhancements
#2

Different exposures point/area during night vision would also be nice.

#3

Allow night and day exposure to be separately and manually settable. I don’t know what the light is bouncing off of but it gradually gets brighter till it gets to this unusable image. Or another method might be to select an area on the image to get proper exposure priority.

#4

Is this camera behind some kinds of glass or plastic. It doesn’t look like the usual IR glass reflection, but I suppose it could be.

Or is there an outside light source that’s making reflecting off the top of the van, especially one that has a high infrared content?

#5

It’s under a soffit and nothing is in front of it. I originally had it in a silicone housing but I found the silicone reflected this light right back at it with the same results.
There’s a downspout right under it and the house just to the right, I assume this is light leaking back from the side. If I move it even with house front which leaves it open to the elements this glare goes away. The crazy think is that it looks perfect for about 1-2 second right after the ir is turned on before it adjusts to this crazy bright level. Maybe there’s something wrong with the lens but everything looks perfect during the day. I will try to clean the lens and try again tonight.

Also the light on top of the garage is an led bulb and I have another camera that looks almost directly at the same kind of bulb with no problems.

#6

The change you are seeing is the auto exposure kicking in. I think you’ll have to find a way to point or shield the cam from the light source.

#7

I decided to go out this afternoon and wipe the lense with a damp towel and I got this, looks much better. There must’ve been something greasy under the plastic film it shipped with that was picking up light reflections. I never touched the lense, in fact I didn’t even remove the plastic cover till I had it mounted and the lense looked perfectly clean prior to me wiping it.

I am still convinced that even with a dirty lense I could’ve made it work with manual af controls, but for now I am doing much better.

Thank you very much for your help.

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#8

That’s a great tip for when folks have problems with fuzzy pictures.

#9

I have a hydroponic garden that I want to set up a time lapse photography on because it grows very quickly. However the UV light from the hood obliterates the picture I can’t adjust the brightness or contrast of the camera. It would be really great if we had that capability to set that up in the settings of the camera

#10

I would like to be able to adjust the brightness and contrast levels of Wyze cams. I have my camera pointing to an area that is too bright and I cannot modify the light or where it is placed and the location of the camera is the only position available. The ability to adjust the image would beneficial.

#11

The video from Wyze Cam v2 is not bright when used indoor. It would be extremely beneficial to have the ability to manually adjust the brightness (as well as contrast) in the Wyze app.