like in the upper right of this image taken from Wyze Facebook page.
Well, the base only rotates in two axes, so depending on location, it’s not always straight forward. In the photo below, I have a camera mounted tight up in the corner of the room next to the ceiling. To get it to sit upright, it is necessary to have the base attached to the wall at a 45 degree angle.
That said, I can’t create a situation where mounting the camera horizontally is necessary. I’ve love to see a photo from the OP where this is necessary.
Portrait mode is useful for pointing the cam down a hallway. I have my front door cam in portrait mode. I see it sideways in the phone app but it’s correct when I go full screen. (Except all the controls are sideways)
That makes sense as a use case… where the area to be monitored is much taller than wide.
There have been times when mounting the camera sideway would be best for a certain application. Software mod would probably be easier (guessing) than adding a removable mount and attachement point to the side of teh camera body.
portrait mode makes sense as a use case. Let’s see how many people will end up voting on this feature.
Playing around with this amazing camera last night i did come across one flaw. Not being able to rotate the image 90 degrees. I had it mounted on my fridge sideways like i seen in a Youtube video. Only to find out that it was not the case you can only rotate the image 180 degrees. So Wyze team get to work!
lol Jk but it would be a nice feature that would help mounting the camera in odd spaces.
Wyze Cam Mounting Options. Would be greatly increased if the picture could be rotated in 90 degree increments.
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Didnt want to start a new thread but…
PLEASE add support for rotate image 90 and 270 degrees!
- Though already mentioned in an earlier review, I just want to emphasize that we really need the ability to rotate the image 90 degrees in both directions in addition to the 180 degree flip currently available. One location in my home has a vertical surface that would be ideal to attach the camera to but I couldn't place it there due to the lack of a 90 degree rotation ability. Please add that to a future software update!
I wished for the same thing, but because the image sensor is not square, the only options would be to not use all the the available image, or to distort the image aspect ratio. Neither of these is acceptable in my opinion.
What is really needed is some way to change the physical orientation of the camera. Something that the current mount doesn’t allow, as you have stated.
Something like https://www.wyzecam.com/forums/topic/mounting-options/#post-72308 would allow you to convert the vertical serface to horizontal. I don’t have any great suggestions, but I don’t see how doing a 90 degree rotation of a non-square image would turn out the way you would want it to.
Here is a post with a picture of the v1 and v2 image sensors on the circuit boards.
This would also be very helpful when aiming the camera down a long narrow hallway, mounting high. I had to mount this way for my entry way. See pic. Great coverage, you just have to tilt your head sideways to view - LOL
I have a similar mounting location/view. The camera points out of the side window of the door to get a view of visitors. It is oriented sideways for two reasons: 1) It is mounted next to the molding and entends out to look through the window. Mounting it above is not possible due to a low ceiling. Mounting it on the above (or on the ceiling) would give a wide angle view which would not be a great view for that location. A sideways view is preferable for areas like hallways, entries, etc.
I don’t understand the image issue. The native view of a phone is perpendicular, not horizontal. Right now when I view my back room camera (mounted for horizontal view) I have to physically turn my phone sideways to get a full screen view.
A more intuitive approach would to show the feed just as it does now, but horizontal or vertical depending on the setting.
Then TAP TO EXPAND! It would bring the feed into full screen. No need to play around with tilting your phone or your head trying to get a better view.
I’ve done a lot of UI development, and adding suppoer for vertical view should not be a major change.
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I would like to mount my Wyze Cam sideways and be able to rotate the video in 90º increments to get the correct orientation.
It would be nice if i could rotate 90 degrees or 270 degrees, not just 180. Thanks.
I do!!! Need to mount on a wall so 90 deg rotation would be great.