Wyze Cam Pan v2 review: Incremental upgrades for $10 extra – Christopher Null

Adding a motorized pan/tilt system to a security camera used to be a pricey proposition. Wyze threw that calculus out the window in 2018 with the launch of its $30 Wyze Cam Pan, and with the Cam Pan v2, it’s ready to outdo itself. Sure, the price tag has hit a whopping $40 (well, whopping for Wyze, anyway), but a handful of new features and upgraded specs ensure that you’re still getting one of the best values in the business.

Design and specifications

If you’ve seen the original Cam Pan, the hardware design of the Cam Pan v2 won’t surprise you. It’s still designed as a vertical monolith 5 inches tall and 2 inches both wide and deep, with a bulbous lens on one of its faces. Panning causes the camera to swivel on its base, while tilting moves the lens component up and down. There’s not really a zoom feature; you can pinch to enlarge the image in the app, but this is really just a digital effect. The camera has no battery and requires permanent power via its microUSB port. Cable and adapter are included.

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