Wyze Cam v3 Tested Versus v2, Axis, And Hikvision

By Derek Ward, Published Dec 16, 2020, 09:15am EST

Wyze has released the Wyze Cam v3 claiming "Brighter, Bolder, and Better than ever", claiming a starlight sensor, improved night vision, and more.

IPVM Image

We purchased the Wyze v3 and tested it against the Wyze Cam v2, Axis M3065-V, and Hikvision's Performance Series, examining the following:

  • How does the Wyze Cam v3 compare to the v2?
  • How does image quality compare to Axis and Hikvision?
  • How does it perform in the dark with IR on?
  • How does it perform in low light in color mode (~0.1 lux)?
  • How does bandwidth compare in day, low light and in the dark?
  • What other new features are available with the Wyze Cam v3?

Note: We plan to perform an updated test of Wyze's person detection, which no longer uses Xnor, in an upcoming report.

*******

*** **** *** ** is * **** *********** over *** **** *** v2, **** *********** ******** low ***** ***** *** dark/IR *******, ******** ** illumination ***** *** ******** due ** *** ************ of ****/*** ****, **** rating *** ******* ***, and ************* ***** ******** in *** ***** *** dark ******.

*******, ***** ******* ** WDR ****** ** ********* poor, **** ******** ********** washed *** ******* ****** backlight. ************, ********** ******* are ******* ** ****** phones/tablets ****, **** ** desktop *** ******* *** the **** *** ** lacks *** ******** **** support ***** ** **** v2.

Compared ** **** *****-* / ********* *********** ******

******** ** *** **** M3065-V *** ********* *********** Series (****), *** **** Cam **'* *** ***** and **** *********** *** significantly ******, **** **** noise *** ****** *******, especially ******* *********** ****'* $20 *** ***** **. $170 *** ********* *** $270 *** ****.

*******, **** **** *** Hikvision ***** **** ****** WDR *********** *** *** option ** *** ***********, not ******** ***** **** v3 (**** ****** **** ******* is ** ***********).

*******

*** **** *** ** sells ***~$** *** ******** ** Wyze's *******(********* ** ***-*****), ************* less ********* **** **** typical ***-**** ********** ****** (such ** ***~$*** **** *****-****~$*** ********* **-***********-******* ****), *** ** the **** ***** ** the******** **** *** **.

**** ******* ** ***** than ***** ********-***** *******, such **:

Wyze *** ** *********** ******** ** ************

*** **** *** **'* IR ************ ******* ** drastically ****** **** *** Wyze *** **, **** even ******** ********** *** field ** ****, ******* the **** ** ***** barely ****** * ****** standing ~**' ** ***** of *** ******.

IPVM Image

**** ****** **, *** v3 ** **** ** produce ***** ****** ******* and ******* ***** ** text. *** ** ** too *** ** ******* subject ******* *** ****** illuminates *** **** ** the *****.IPVM Image

*** **** *** ** has * ********* **** of ** **** *** either "***" (*******/**** *****) or "****" (******/***** *****) environments, ***** *****. ***** lights *** **** ***** visible ** *** ***** eye ** * ********, though *** ******'* **** status ***** ** ******* (but *** ** ********).

IPVM Image

Drastic ***** *** ***** ************

***** *** ***** (** low ** ~*.* ***) is ****** ******** ** the ** ******** ** the **, **** ******* and **** ***** ******* easy ** *** **** minimal ***** *** *********.

IPVM Image

*******, *** *********** ** both ******* ** ********* poor. **** ****** ************ in *** *****, *** v3 ****** ******* ** the **, **** ************ obscuring *** ******* ******* and **** *****.

IPVM Image

Strong ***** *** ***** ******* **. **** *** *********

**** *** **** *** v3's "*********" ******, ****** color *** ***** ***** quality ** ~*.* *** is ******** **** *** Wyze *** **, ***** looks *** *** ** hard ** ******* ******* even ** ~**'. **** the **** *** ********* cameras ****** **** ****** weaker **** *** ** at **** *** *****.

IPVM Image

**** ******* **** ** ~20', *** **** *** v3 ** **** ** produce ****** ******* ** the *** *** ***** chart, ******* *** ***** cameras ****** ******* **** chart ******* *** ******** either ***** ** ****.

IPVM Image

**** *** ******* ******* through *** ***** ** ~0.1 ***, ** *** track *** ********* **** the **** ** *** camera. *******, ** ** difficult ** *** ****** details, ****** *** **** logo *** *** ***** of *** ******* *** pants *** ** ****.

IPVM Image

** ******* * ***** from **** ****** ****** this ****, *** ***** that *** **, **** and ********* ******* *** had ************ ********* **** facial ******, ****** *** IPVM **** ** *** shirt ** ** ***** identifiable.

IPVM Image

********** *** ***** **** ~1 *** *** *****, the ******* ******* **** identifiable, ****** *** ** does ********** *** ****** portion ** *** *****, as ** ******.

IPVM Image

Strong **** / ** *******

** ***** **** ** enabled, *** **** *** v3 ******** ******, **** illumination ** ~**', **** the ***** **** *******.

IPVM Image

*** **** *** ** outperforms *** ********* *********** Series ****** ** **** scene, **** ******* ***** details *** **** *****. The **** *****-* **** not **** ** **** and ******** ** ****** details.

IPVM Image

******** *** ** ******** dims ** *** ** to ***** ************ ** subjects *** ******* ****** towards *** ******, ****** it ***** * ****** to ******. ***** ** a ****** ********** ******** trail ****** *** ******* as ** **********.

IPVM Image

Full ***** ******* ******

** ****, ****, ********, both **** *** ******* solid ******* ********** ** the **** *** ********* cameras ******.

IPVM Image

Poor *** ***********

**** *** **** *** v3 *** ** ****** from **** *** ***********. In *** *** *****, the ******** ******* ** the ***** ** ****** out, *** ***** ****** in ** *** ********, obscuring **** *******.

IPVM Image

******* **** *** ******** details ** *** ******* standing *******, ***** **** and ********* ******* *** see ***** ********** *** the *******'* **** (********* especially). ******, *** *******'* face ******* ****** ***, though ***** ******* *** now ** *********.

IPVM Image

** *** ******* *****, our ******* ***** ******* the **** *** **'* FOV, ******* *** ******** door, ***** ****** *** camera. **** **** *** subject ** ****** *** details ** *****.

IPVM Image

Wyze *** ** ****-*****

*** **** *** ** is ***** **** *** outdoor ***, ***** *** v2 ** ***. *** major ********** **** *** camera **** * ******** standpoint ** *** ********* pigtail ****** *** *** back ** *** **, which ******* *** ********** for *****. *** ********** is **** ******* ********, so **** *** **** have **** ** * chance ** ********* **** power.

IPVM Image

** ******* *** ****** outside ** **** ** our ****** ***** *** parking ***. *** **** falling **** *** *** can ** ****, *** we *** *** ********** and ***** ** *********** from *** ****** ****** the *** ** *** outside. ** **** ** leave *** ****** ******* during * ***** ****** storm **** **** ** see *** ** ********.

IPVM Image

Bandwidth **********

*** **** *** ** had ******** ** ************* less ********* *********** **** the ** ** *** scenes ******, ********** ** night, ***** *** ***** on *** ** **** half **** ** *** v2. *******, ****'* ************ levels (**-**) *** ******* higher **** **** *** Hikvision, ***** **** ******* ~28-29, ******* **** **** is **** ******* *********** video **** **** ******* to ****** *** *****.

IPVM Image

Small ******** ****

*** **** *** ** is * ******** ******* cube **** ****** **** the **, ****** **** Wyze ***'* *** ******* than ********-***** ******* **** as ** *** ********. Compared ** *** **** M3065-V ********, *** **** Cams *** ******** ******.

IPVM Image

Made ** *****

**** **** **** *** made ** *****.

IPVM Image

Sensor & ****** ****

**** *** **** *** v3 *** ** *** an******* ***, ***** *****:

IPVM Image

**** ****** *** **** v3 ****** **** * "starlight" ******. **** ********** of **** ******'* *******, they ****** ** ** the **** ****. ***** the ** ***** ** bigger, **** **** ** not ******, ****** ** the ***** ** ** Wyze's *******.

IPVM Image

Firmware ****

*** ********* ******** *** used *** *******:

  • **** *** **: *.**.*.***
  • **** *** **: *.*.*.***
  • **** *****-*: **.*.*
  • ********* **-***********-*: **.*.*

Comments (21)

*****, **** ****!

**** ******** / ********* context *** *** $** Wyze ******. **** ******** recently **** *** ***** margin *** **** *** v3 ** *%, ****** "what ** *** ***** is **** ** ******":

** ***** ***** **** him **** *% ***** margins *** '**** ** insane'. **** ***'* ****** how **** ********* ***** margins *** **'* ******** that **** *** ********* losing ***** ** ***** sale **** *** ****** costs (**** ******* *** cloud ************ *** ********) are ******** **. ****** that, **** *** *** covering ******** **** ****.

** *** **** ****, consumers ********** ****** ** thrilled ** *** ***** quality **** *** ******* at **** *****. ***, like ******, ***** *** leaders ** **** ******** worked, **** '**** ****** ** ** opportunity' ******** ***** ********** lead ** **** ******** a ******** *** ******** or **********.

Agree: 3
Disagree
Informative: 1
Unhelpful
Funny

* *% ****** ** absolutely **********. *** ** this * *********** ******** model?

* ****** ** ** to *** *** **** them ****, *** *** why **'** ****** ***** to ** ***** ** magnitude **** *** ***** camera *** ******* ***********. But *** **** *** margin *** **** ******** that's **** ******* ***** Wyze's ******** ***** * don't ***** *** ******** businessperson ***** **** ** equitable ** ***********.

*****, **** ** ** $20 *** *****'* ****** it ***** *** **** insight ** ** **** sort ** ******* *** big **** *** ********. They ********* **** **** to **** ** ****** competitive.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

*****, **** ** ** $20 *** *****'* ******

*** *** ** *** Hikvision ****** ** ****** higher, ********* ****** ** greater ********** *** ******** that ********* ******.

* ****** ** ** to *** *** **** them ****, *** *** why **'** ****** ***** to ** ***** ** magnitude **** *** ***** camera *** ******* ***********.

** ******** ** *********, it **** ****. *** example, ** ********** **** other ******* *** *** a **** ** ******** / ******* **** **** does ***.

*** *** **** *** margin *** **** ********

** ********* ** **** all **, **** ** actually ****** ***** ** this ****** *** **'* not ***** *** **** is *********** *** ** their ***** *** *** product.

*** ** **** * sustainable ******** *****?

** * ********* ** the**** $*.** ******* ************ Home **********, *** **** **** of *** ***** ** that ** ** ******** them ** ***** ** a ******* ******** **** very ******* - * customer **** **** ********* no ******* ** **** space *** ***** *** the *** *** *** took ****, **** *****. There's ********* ***** ** having **** * *** customer ****, ******* **** is ****** *** *** well **** *** ********** capitalize ** ** ******* to ** ****.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

** ******** ** *********, it **** ****. *** example, ** ********** **** other ******* *** *** a **** ** ******** / ******* **** **** does ***.

** ******** ** ****, that **** ** ************* isn't ********* ** ********* to ***. ** **** chose ** ******* ** ONVIF ****** **** ***** be ****** ** ** NVRs *** *****, **** if ************ **** ** *** camera, ****'* ***** *** below ***'***************.

* ***** *** $** was * ****** **** of ****** ******* **** at $** ** $** this ** ***** * bargain, *** ** ***** net **** *** **** profit. ******* ***** ********* has * ****-**** ********, I'm **** **** ******* to **** **** ** is. *** **** **-****** to **** *** *** this **** ** ******* with ** ****** ******?

Agree: 1
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

*'* **** **** ******* to **** **** ** is. *** **** **-****** to **** *** *** this **** ** ******* with ** ****** ******?

***, ***** ** *******,*** ** ********* ********,$** ******* ******* ***.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

****** *****, ****** *****, market *****. ** ******, mind *****. ** **** can ***** * ********* that **** *** *** IoT ****** *** ********* and ***** ********, **** can ******** **** *** kinds ** ******-****** ******. Monitoring, ******* ******* ********, higher ******* ***** ** higher ****, ********* ****** app ***** ***** **** get * ***, *** data ******* (**** ***** homes, **********, ****** ** visitors, *** ***** ** stuff ***** ** ********** and ****, ********** ** not), *** **** **** on. ** ************ *** lower **** ** * standard *********** (*** ****** Amazon **** **** ********, for *******), ** **** the **** ** *** market ** ***** ***** more **** ** **** Wyze. **'* * ***** warrior ******* *** ****** out - *** ******** is ******** ** ********, and *** ******** ******* have * **** ****** time **** ****.

***********, **'* ********** ***********. Wyze's **** ***'* ****** per ******, ** ******** not **** ********* ******* on ********, ***** ** markedly ********* **** *** surveillance ****** *************.

*** ******** ** *** much (****** **********) ********** damage **** ***** ** on *** ********** ** medium-size ******** ******, ******* prices **** ** ****** that *** ** ************* for **** ******** *********** to *******.

Agree: 2
Disagree
Informative: 1
Unhelpful
Funny

#*, **** ********, **** questions!

**** *** ******** **** for ***** ** ******-****** things. **********

* ******* **** ***, then**** $*.** ******* ************ Home **********. * ***'* ********** why **** **** *** need ** ** ** at **** *** ***** of **** (**** ***** in * **** ******) when **** *** *** lowest ***** **** ****** competitor. *** *** **** one **** ** *** their ******?

********** ****** **** ***** be ** *** ********** or ******-**** ******** ******

* **** *** **** or ***** ** ********** damage ** *** ********** or ******-**** ******** ****** as **** (** ***** for ***) ** ******* home-oriented ******** (******, *******, etc.). ****** ****, **** are ********* ******* **** buyers *** ***** *** have ****** *** ************ cameras **** ******** ****** priced ** **** **** known *******.

* ** ******* **** residential ******* ************ ********* - ***** (*****), ***** Owl, ***** (*********), ***. are ***** **** ** this ***** ***** *** the **** ****** ***********. Anyone **** ****** ********* on **** ****, *'* be ******* ** **** feedback ** * ** wrong ****, ***.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

****, *** $* ***** crazy ***. ****** *'* sure ****'* ***** ** their ********* ** *** easy ** ** ** raise ****** ********* ** monthly ********* ******* **** you **** * ******** customer - *** *******, etc. *** ****'** ***** it's **** ******** ***** they **** ******** ****** in *** ******** ****, not **** ******* ******.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

**** ***** **** ** scary ********.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

******* * **** ****** for *** ***** *****. One ** ** ******* complaints ** *** ******** ability ** *** ******. Unless *** ******** * standard ****** ***** *** have ** ***** *** camera ******** ** ** the **** *** ****. This ** **** **** of ***** ******** ******* cam. ***** ***'* ****** movement ** *** ******** mount ** *** *** camera ** * ****** and **** * ***** view ** *** *****. Another ********* ** *** mount ** *** **** cheap ******* *** ****** cheap ****** **** ******** to ******* **** ***** products.

**** *** ** ***** with ****** ** **** their ******** ******* **** everyone **** *** *** most ****. ** **** point * ******, ******** it **, *** ** too ***** ** ** effective.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

* **** *** ** these *******, *** ** my **** *** *** in ** ********. * have * * *** garage **** * **** be ****** ******* ****** to ******* ***** ****** cameras *** ******* *** can ** ****** **********. I ** ******* ************* and *** ***** ** fantastic *********** *** ****. I ****** **** ***** up * ****** ** years *** ** *** out *** ******, ***** then * **** ********* the ********* ****, *** the *******, ** **** as *** ***** ******. I'm ********* ** ** all *** **** ******** to ******** *** ** personal *** *** **** recommended ** ***** *** have ********* ********. *** the *****, *** **** affordable *** **** ****** at **** *** **** concerns ***** **** ** going ** ** *** house ***** **** *** away. ***, *'** ***** I'm * *** ***.

Agree
Disagree
Informative: 1
Unhelpful
Funny

**** ****** **** ************ which ******** ******** ** uses? * ***** "*.**** WiFi" ******.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

***** ***** *** ******* a *** *******: *** brand *** *** ***** of *** **** ******. Many ****** *** ** tweaked ** *** ****** manufacturer ** *** ******** (such ** *** ******, compression *****), *** *** sensor ******* *** ************ (such ** ***** ***********, which ** ****** ************ to *** ***** ****, crosstalk ******* ******, */*, sensor-level ************). ***** *** only ******* ****** ******* around (****, *******, ** Semiconductor *** **********), *** each *** **** * couple ****** ******* *** security ************, ***** ** a **** ******* ****** than ****** ********** - i.e. ** ****** ** possible ** ******** ***** on ***** ***** *** packaging ****. ********* ****** do ********* (** **** ask *************) *** ***** what's **** *** *****, as ******* ****** ** uses **** ****** ***** iPhone * *** ****** with **** (**-****** ************) function. ** ***** *****, you ***** ** *** eval *********** *** *** known **** *** **** 3 *** ********* *** the **** ****** ******.

Agree
Disagree
Informative: 1
Unhelpful: 1
Funny

*** ******* * *** finding: *** ***** *** the ***** ** *** CMOS ******.

***, ** ** ********* we **** ****** ** identify *** ***** *** model. ** *** **** pictures ** **** ** and ** ******* ** anyone *** *****.

*** ***** ** *** eval *********** *** *** known **** *** **** 3 *** ********* *** the **** ****** ******.

**, ******* ***** ****** swap ** **** ******* inside **** ** ******* like **** ** *********.

* ** ***** ************ it ***** ** *********** to **** ** **** somehow *** ** ****** sensors ****** **** ********* but, ** ********, ****** are ***** **** *** sensor *** ****** *****.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

*** ******* *** "*********" tag ***** ** * new ** **** ****** with *.* **** **********. Is **** *** ********** you ********? ** ****'* the ***, **** ** a ****** **** ***** 4.2 ** ******, ***** would **** **** ***** CCTV ******* ** *** market ** ***** ** light ***********. *** * doubt **'* *** *** since ****** ** * $27 ****** ** *** 1000!

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

***** **** ********'* ******** the ****** ******** ***** to *** ********. *** to **** ** ****** money ** ******** ** attract ** **** ********* as ********, ***** *** turn * ******.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

******: **** *** *********** raised *** ***** ** the **,******:

**** ** *** *** suppliers ******** ** **** would **** ** **** to ****** ***** ⅓ of *** ***** ** need ** **** **** Cams.

****'* **************** ********* **:

***** ***, ***** *** two **** ** *** the **** *** **. Cam **** *********** ******* paying *** * ************ can **** *** ** for $** (**** $* for ********, ** *****). Everyone **** **** **** to ****** *** $** (plus $* *** ********) for * **** *** v3 **** * **** of *** ****, ** you'll **** ** ********* to *** **** ********** ($2 * ***** ** $15 * ****) *** qualify *** **** $** pricing. ********** ******* ** top ** *** $** price **** **** **** $20, ** *** *** add *** $** ****** to **** **** *** then **** ** ** the $** ********, *** the **** *** ** does *** **** *** Plus ** ****, ** you *** *** *** for * ****** ** cancel **** ************ ***** purchase.

**** **** **** **** will ** ******* **** non *** ********:

We’ll ** ********* **** ***-*** ********.

*** **** *** **** research ***** **** ****-******* tech ******** **** **** pricing *** ***** ****** after ** *** ***** even **** **** ****’* WiFi-based. *** *** ******** vacuum, *** *******, **** out

** **** ** *********** to *** *** **** of * ***** **** represents ** ***** * general *********** **********/********. ** could ** **** ********** certainly **** ****** ***** off ** **** **** cam (** ***** ****** could ** ****** ** an ********** ** ******* a ******** **** ** sell ******* *** ***** gadgets **).

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

* ********** ** * fan ** ****, ***** during *** ******** *** lockdowns *** ******* ** to ******** ***** *** garage, *** ********** ******, the ****, *********, **********. Integration **** ***** *** sensors *** **** *****. And ***, *'* **** these ** ** **** "open" *** ******* ***** or ****, ** **** I ***** *** ** own ***** *********, ** enable *********** **** *** party *******... *** * totally *** *** **'* go ******* ***** *********. The **** ****** *** them ** ** ******* this *** ** **** a *** ***** *****, is ** ***** ** have * **** ******* locked-in ****** *** ******* services *** ***-***. *** also **** **** * large ******** **** ****'** amassing, ** **** ***** a ***** ****** **** pay * *** ** buy *** *******. ** they ***** ** *** an ***.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

******:****'* ******* ******* **** **** *** no ****** ********* ** developing **** ********:

IPVM Image

**********, **** **** **** were "*******" ** ** RTSP ******* (*****) *** supported **** ** *** V1/V2 *** **** *** Pan.

IPVM Image

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

******: ************ **** ******** *** the ** ***********:

IPVM Image

** **** *** ****** this. * ********** **** multiple ** ******* **** RTSP ******** ***** *** been ******, *** ** v3s.

Agree
Disagree
Informative: 2
Unhelpful
Funny

**** ** * **** the ****, **** ** a "**** *******".

*** *** ***** ***** receive, ******, *** ******* RTSP *****?

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny
Read this IPVM report for free.

This article is part of IPVM's 7,334 reports and 972 tests and is only available to subscribers. To get a one-time preview of our work, enter your work email to access the full article.

Already a subscriber? Login here | Join now
Loading Related Reports