One thing I just tried with a Pan Cam, as well as the v.2, was to remove the existing lens, and install one of the inexpensive 16mm focal length lenses in it’s place. For long distance viewing, it works great; the magnification works very well. It does take time to ensure the focus is correct. Needless to say, you do void the warranty on the cameras when you open it up to do the swap, and it’s not the easiest thing to do; you can really mess one up in a hurry if you are not careful. There are different focal length lenses available on sites such as Amazon, so I’m going to use one of the v.2 cameras as a guinea pig to see what each focal length is good for.
That being said, and realizing DIY modifications by users is NOT the ideal way to go, it would be nice for Wyze to offer cameras with variable zoom lenses, or offer camera with different lens configurations depending on potential use. I could see Wyze teaming with a third-party company to offer lens modification services at a cost, so as to maintain the warranty issues. (I’ve seen this model used for companies doing DSLR camera mods for astrophotography uses.) That way Wyze could maintain the inexpensive initial camera buy, but offer upgrades for a cost for those who really want it.