There’s no easy answer for this. When I look at the specs for Wyze Came V2 and Wyze Cam Pan, I’d have to say these cameras are not meant for ‘long driveway’. You’ll set a better understand if you google
'focal length and aperture size vs photo sharpness
- Video Resolution vs FPS (Frames Per Second)
I’ve use manual cameras for a long time to become somewhat cognizant of some of the camera settings and will try to offer my layman’s understanding of how two terms related to your problem, hopefully without tripping over my tongue.
I have installed two Wyze Cam V2 that has a view of our street 35+ ft away and they don’t give me a clear view of the license plate of cars passing our house, I am quite convince that I’d need a better security camera (also more expensive). If you need a clear picture of a car in your street with a camera, it needs have a zoom length that has a maximum aperture of F 4 to F 5.6. That zoom lens can maximum the size of a man but show less of his surroundings within the camera frame and make the background blurry. The Wyze Cam V2 and Wyzw Cam Pan has fixed aperture of F 2.0 and F 3.5 respectively. That makes that man much smaller but show more of his surroundings, what the Wyze cams are meant to do. To read the license plate of a car that far away, Wyze Cam needs to have a zoom lens (big piece of glass at ~$300). For enough light to enter the camera so that the license plate is not blurry, the lens needs to be big enough to need a tripod (big and heavy piece of glass at $1000+). Don’t think Wyze Cam or most door-bell security cameras are meant to do that. Without those big piece of glass to let in the required lighting, a camera shutter needs to stay open longer to capture sufficient light for a sharp picture. Keeping the shutter open longer will give a blurry picture of a moving object. Professional photographers use this trick to take a picture of a speeding race car and produces a blur for its wheels and a trailing blur of the car to better emphasize its speed.
I think many of us are familiar with the quality of our iPhone’s videos. According to an article on ’ Video Resolution VS. Frames Per Second’ on
An iPhone offers these options for video resolution and Frames Per Second:
- 720p HD at 30 fps
- 1080p at 30 fps
- 1080p at 60fps
- 4K at 30 fps
Wyze Cam V2 and Size Cam Pan both advertise a daytime FPS of 15 fps, Minimum video to be considered HD is 720p, and an iPhone captures 30 frames per second. The Wyze Cams capture frames at 15 fps will produce a blur (pixelated video frames).
Bottom line, there is not much you can do with the Wyze Cam’s that is probably built to catch trespassers trampling your flowers or stealing your Amazon shipments.