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Wyze Cam v3 vs. EufyCam: Indoor Camera Comparison

Last Updated Mar 15, 2021
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With the sheer volume of home security cameras on the market, comparisons are sometimes difficult. Many cameras are so similar that customers who want very specific capabilities will notice the subtle differences. So, when it comes to the new Wyze Cam v3 and EufyCam indoor cameras, which offers the better specs?

Wyze Cam v3 and eufyCam 1080p and 2k cameras are remarkably similar in form and function, but the things that separate them depend on what the customer wants. If a simple home security camera is what you are looking for, all three are comparable and quality cameras.

In this article, we’ll compare the Wyze Cam v3 to both eufyCam indoor camera models to help you decide which device is best for your home security needs.

Wyze Cam v3 vs. EufyCam

The following are general differences and similarities between the Wyze Cam v3 and eufyCams:

 Wyze Cam v3eufyCam Indoor 1080peufyCam Indoor 2k
Built-in SupportAmazon Alexa, IFTTT, and Google AssistantAmazon Alexa and Google AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, RTSP, and Apple HomeKit.
Night VisionStarlight colorLED Black and WhiteLED Black and White
StorageExpandable to 32GBExpandable to 128GBExpandable to 128GB
Motion and Sound DetectionStandardStandardStandard
Person, Vehicle, and Pet DetectionSubscription required at $1.25/mo.StandardStandard
Activity ZonesYesYesYes
SubscriptionFor certain features.For cloud storage only. $3.00/mo.For cloud storage only. $3.00/mo.
Field of View130 degrees125 degrees125 degrees

Smart Home Integration

Smart home integration is a growing industry, with 40% of all homes adopting some form of smart tech and 57.2% expected by 2025. Security cameras with limited capability and little to no built-in smart home support are losing popularity.

The Wyze Cam v3 and eufyCams 1080p/2k all have a degree of built-in support. The v3 supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT (If This Then That). The lone camera––in this comparison––to support IFTTT applets is the Wyze v3.

IFTTT is an app available on both iOS and Android. There are a large variety of “applets” to use with the Wyze v3. IFTTT allows you to set cause and effect applets that will activate if triggered by an event. For example, you can set the v3 to turn on your Wyze smart bulbs when there is a motion trigger, or the v3 can activate when you leave home.

Neither the 2k nor 1080p versions of the eufyCam Indoor support IFTTT. However, the 2k added Apple HomeKit to the lineup. Unfortunately, Apple has its own way of doing things, and using Homebase with your eufyCam 2k will often seem confusing and counterintuitive.

Night Vision

The major differences between the cameras are subscription services and night vision.

While the 1080p resolution of the Wyze Cam v3 isn’t up to par with the 2k eufyCam, its unique “starlight” night vision is crystal clear and far outweighs the black and white feature of its competitor.

Both eufyCams use LEDs to create a crisp and clear picture, but the color version of the v3’s starlight is just as vivid and a much more pleasing view.

Video Storage

Like the eufyCams 2k and 1080p, Wyze Cam v3 has an SD card slot for expandable storage but is limited to 32GB. Both eufyCams allow additional storage up to 128GB, which is significant considering that the only subscription option with Eufy is for cloud storage, making the subscription redundant.

The v3’s cloud storage is free. However, it is limited to 12-second recordings, and there is a 5 minute cooldown period between recordings.

In reverse, both eufyCams detect people and pets, while the Wyze Cam v3 requires a $1.25/month subscription––per camera––for the same thing.

Motion Detection

All three cameras have a wide field-of-view, but the Wyze Cam v3 has a slight edge with an extra five degrees of range. All three have programmable “detection” zones (activity zones) and all three detect motion and sound out of the box.

Competitive Price Points

EufyCams are known for their insane battery life and excessive price points. However, both the 2k and 1080p indoor cams are competitively priced with the Wyze Cam v3.

Considering how much Wyze Cams offer at such budget-friendly costs, this is pretty remarkable. The 1080p eufyCam sells for the same price as the v3, with the 2k eufyCam costing an additional $10.

The eufyCam 2k’s increase is fair, considering the addition of Apple HomeKit—despite a few shortcomings—and the superior image.

Final Thoughts

All three cameras are comparable, quality, and well-priced devices. It really boils down to personal preferences. Apple enthusiasts will likely gravitate towards the eufyCam 2k for its HomeKit support, while IFTTT and the Wyze Cam v3 make more sense for many third-party devices.

As smart homes continue to grow and advance, the narrow line between features and preferences will only decrease. In the meantime, the Wyze Cam v3 and eufyCams 2k/1080p all offer a wide variety of features and quality for the discerning security camera enthusiast.

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