After seeing the new Wyze Cam V3 release I started to wonder how Wyze could further improve on their design for the next iteration of the smart cam (Wyze Cam V4, Wyze Cam PRO, Wyze Cam Pan V2, ect).
One of the biggest things I’ve wanted to see in a affordable smart camera is some form of optical zoom. Wyze seems to have a trend of sticking to 1080p streams which is great considering it doesn’t wear down your wifi network with all of the bandwidth a 4K (or simmilar) stream would require. Unfortunately there are many times where I would like to really zoom in and grab detail from a clip. This problem has been solved on professional PTZ security cameras for years with optical lenses that zoom in and out. This would be quite expensive to implement on a sub $100 consumer camera, so why not just do what Apple does with their iPhones and implement multiple cameras with different focal lengths for the purpose of zooming in optically without loosing quality. I made a quick rendering to show what I mean.
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