Depstech WF028-5M review

You can see and reach further than you’d imagine with this Wi-Fi endoscope, but is it up to your jobs?

Depstech WF028-5M
(Image: © Adam Juniper)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The wireless approach has long been a customer favorite because it’s cheaper and more portable than buying a whole new device with a screen, plus it welcomes Android and iOS devices equally. The WF028 is an effective – and reasonably priced – example of this approach, and provides all the features you realistically need. The build quality and rigmarole of connecting to the phone wouldn’t make it our choice for daily use but it is a very handy tool to have at home for occasional use.


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    Works with iOS and Android

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    Sensibly priced

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    App stores photos and videos

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    Image is sharp with rich color

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    Long flex gets to virtually any spot

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    Rechargeable battery

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    Excellent picture and focus range

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    Case and accessories included


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    Lighting adjustment wheel twitchy

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    Frame rate unpredictable

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    Wi-Fi unit is not waterproof

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    Only one attachment provided

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    Image quality doesn’t really need 5MP

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    Can be difficult to keep in place

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There are a lot of reasons why you might want a camera you can push beyond your own reach, not least in the context of DIY and home repairs; far better not to lift up the whole floor until you know you have to! Outside of the medical world (and this is not a medical device) there are essentially three different approaches to endoscope design – all of which Depstech can help with. 

They are a self-contained device, a camera which plugs into your phone’s socket and this, which uses the phone screen but connects wirelessly. This further increases the flexibility of the camera and sidesteps any connector issues (Depstech don’t have to pay to license Apple’s Lightning connector), though does that mean you need to download an app and connect your phone’s Wi-Fi.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook