Some spots that I watch, like the far end of the driveway, would really benefit if there were a lens attachment to boost magnification. I know you can digital zoom, but it would be better to have 5x or 6x optical zoom before using digital zoom. This would allow better identification at the far end and more selective triggering for recording. Cell phones have lens kits to boost their telephoto ability. How about WyzeCams?
I’m a total noob on optics so I don’t know how best this could be implemented. I too often would like a better zoom feature when running the cams.
Are there any plans to add a more sophisticated optical zoom so we can not lose video quality as we attempt to see distant targets? Thanks in advance!
I’d be in favor of a simple telephoto lens, possibly in several optional magnifications. I’d just like maybe a 2x, but I could see some folks needing up to maybe a 5x at most. It would be nice for looking through windows or at bird feeders.
Even something as simple as a high-quality plastic lens that could attach to the front of the housing could work. This could then be a relatively low cost item to where a kit could come with a variety of lenses; one wide angle, two or three telephotos.
UV transparency without causing glare from the LEDs might be an issue. Not insurmountable if the lens only covered the active portion of the sensor.
And I’m not quite sure how you would make one for the pan cam to allow for vertical angle changes if it was externally fixed.
something that could just clip onto the camera housing would be cool
Lens kit we we can have other options than wide Angle. Especially panning, when wide angle lens has no real purpose. It would be very cool to have a little lens kit containing say a 55M lens for a landscape/vista recordings.
Hit Amazon and YouTube for parts and instructions. Lots of options available to swap out the lens.
It would be great if we can add zoom lenses to the wyze cams. maybe the best way is to design an adaptor for offtheshelf lenses.
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I could use a macro lens. I watch my birds feeding but they are too close to the cam to get details.
If Wyze even allowed a non factory semi connected Wyze modification operation to perfect and resell 1-telephoto Wyze, with a modified sized QR code to allow it to auto install, connect and 2 -extended distance External directional antenna