Wyze Cam Pan V3 Review

Our look at some of the new Wyze cams continues with a full review of their Wyze Cam Pan V3. This latest iteration of their pan and tilt camera is nicely improved over prior models but it loses a lot of the free functionality those had. See my full review here.

The biggest changes here have to do with its industrial design. The camera now has a wider range of motion (a full 180 degrees vertically) along with an improved image sensor that has great infrared night vision along with a low light color mode.

The camera’s motor, while still audible on recorded clips, is much quieter than before. It also has a neat privacy mode where the camera shuts down and also points itself at the base for added privacy.

Missing though are a lot of the free out of the box features of the prior versions. This model does not support RTSP nor will you get any cloud video storage without having to pay an additional fee. And it’s not compatible with their “name your price” subscription plan called Cam Plus Lite. We detailed most of these changes in my video from last week.

I also got in the new Wyze Cam OG and OG Telephoto. I unboxed both on the Extra’s channel the other day and provided a quick look at their image quality (spoiler, it’s not good). Both of those cameras have the same restrictions for non-subscribers so unfortunately a lot of the value proposition Wyze delivered with their new cameras is not going to continue.

Wyze Cam Pan V3 Unboxing & First Impressions

On my Extra’s Channel I unboxed the brand new Wyze Cam Pan V3 – a sizable upgrade over their prior edition pan & tilt security camera.

In the video we take it out of the box, set it up and get some initial first impressions under ideal lighting conditions. Over the weekend I’ll be testing more of its features and will have a more detailed review early next week.

Wyze is taking a harder stance against those who opt-out of its subscription services. You’ll find that the Cam Pan v3 offers far less functionality versus their prior cameras unless you cough up the monthly or annual subscription fee. More on that in my review. Stay tuned!

See more of my Wyze videos here.