“Back to the basics, with a huge leap forward”? Or is it really more like going backward instead of forward? Why introduce yet another camera that doesn’t include native support for RTSP / ONVIF ? And for anyone who can get past that (which I can’t), why make it look less attractive than the V3? Why not just add a V3 Telephoto? And then the next obvious question has to be, why not a V3 Pro Telephoto?
Maybe it’s no good asking questions that will never be answered by Wyze, but they seem almost BENT on perpetuating mediocrity. I don’t think they can imagine a place for themselves in the professional camera market. And yet, they seem to have most of the pieces that they need to make it happen.
They already have starlight sensors and decent noise reduction, which together, produce pretty nice-looking images. They have a small form-factor that no “professional” camera can currently match. Most of what is missing can be expressed by the acronyms POE, RTSP, ONVIF, and WDR.
Great POE is way easier to implement than great Wi-Fi. They have already accomplished RTSP / ONVIF, even if the method was less than ideal. True hardware WDR might be more challenging, but I’ve seen some otherwise terrible cameras with better (software) WDR than Wyze, so if that’s all they can manage, then so be it. Speaking for myself, the selling price doesn’t need to be under $50 - I’m willing to pay more to get more.
I’m willing to pay more to get a built-in web server for local authentication and management. I don’t think the actual hardware cost needs to be significantly different, but the selling price needs to be high enough for Wyze to justify selling them without also selling cloud services. Of course, they can still sell cloud services too, if they want to. After all, there are a great many POE and Wi-Fi security cameras out there that bundle awful mobile apps with cameras that don’t actually have any need of those apps. Wyze could easily beat the competition in that regard, while also filling a void in the professional camera market! Wyze would be the only company offering compact POE cameras that work properly with NVRs and/or Blue Iris.
And for the love of Mike, give it a name that is more unique than “V3 Pro”, which is so different from the V3 that it would have made a LOT more sense to call it “V4”!
Wyze could own that market!