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Nest Cam IQ

Nest Cam IQ
alaScore 94

134 reviews

Jun, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of Nest Cam IQ. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nest Cam IQ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Terry Walsh (

Nest Cam IQ Indoor review


The Nest Cam IQ Indoor is cute, compact, and capable.

Good quality day/night imaging ; Beautiful hardware design and build ; Integrated Google Assistant ; Intelligent alerts and smart video highlights

Very expensive ; Some smart features require subscription

There’s no doubt that Nest Cam IQ Indoor is a smart, slick and sophisticated security camera – a brilliant combination of intelligent features and high-quality performance delivered with style and grace. But given such strong competition in the market...

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

Nest's overpriced outdoor camera keeps an eye on everything


The $349 Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a front-runner among weatherproof outdoor cameras -- but it costs a lot.

The $349 Nest Cam IQ Outdoor sends fast motion and person alerts. Sign up for Nest's cloud service starting at $5 per month to get custom person alerts for anyone you add to your facial recognition database. The IQ Outdoor works with Alexa and Google...

It's expensive, and fiddly to install.

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is expensive, but it might be worth it if you want a durable, weatherproof camera with facial recognition.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Cam IQ


The Nest Cam IQ is a 1080p home surveillance camera that offers facial recognition, automatic zoom tracking, motion- and sound-triggered alerts, and interoperability with many other smart devices.

Excellent face recognition and two-way audio. Sharp 1080p video. Motion and sound detection. Easy to install. Works with other smart home devices.

Expensive. Many features require Nest Aware subscription.

There's a lot to like about the Nest Cam IQ. Its Supersight zooming feature does a great job of tracking visitors and matching them to your Familiar Face library, and it's smart enough to know the difference between a person and other moving objects....

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

Nest's fancy 4K security camera tries to do too much


The Nest Cam IQ's 4K sensor improves image quality, but most DIYers won't want to pay.

The $299/£299 Nest Cam IQ has an 8-megapixel, 4K image sensor and improved 12x digital zoom for access to new livestreaming security features. A hardware upgrade improves the audio quality of Nest's two-way talk function.

You still have to pay at least $10 per month for continuous cloud video storage. The camera's price doesn't quite match up with the features added.

The Nest Cam IQ is a solid camera that costs a little too much to readily recommend to most home security DIYers.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Nest Cam IQ Review: Impressive face-recognition comes at a price


In an increasingly competitive world of connected security cameras, Nest has turned to Alphabet-sibling Google and its facial recognition tech to make the Nest Cam IQ stand out. Not just the latest in the company's sophisticated home security camera...

Excellent video quality ; Zooming and enhance features really work ; Facial recognition is fast and accurate ; Polished setup and app experience

Camera is expensive ; Nest Aware subscription required for most features ; Not weatherproof

It almost goes without saying that this is the best camera Nest has created. For ease of setup, the simplicity of the app, and image quality it’s hard to find another camera that can compete. Factor in the useful and accurate facial recognition, and...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Nest Cam IQ review: Lots of exciting features, but the price tag triggers less-desirable emotions


The latest security camera from Nest Labs is super powerful (and super expensive).

A 4K sensor allows up to 12x zoom with almost no loss in image quality ; Facial recognition identifies and remembers family members ; Smart audio alterts accurately distinguish between a human speaking and a dog barking

Twice the price of the original Nest Cam ; Most of the advanced features require a Nest Aware subscription

With its facial recognition, smart audio alerts, and stellar image quality, the Nest Cam IQ improves significantly on the already estimable Nest Cam. But are those features worthy of such a jump in price, plus the the cost of the Nest Aware...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Nest's upgraded outdoor security camera is a winner


Nest follows the blueprint of the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera with its second outdoor model.

4K sensor and 1080p video ; Facial recognition and intelligent audio alerts ; Supports motion and audio detection zones

Requires you to drill a hole in your exterior wall ; Expensive

There’s no question the IQ Outdoor is a more feature-rich camera than the Nest Cam Outdoor. Whether that makes it a “better” camera for you probably comes down to price and convenience. The IQ Outdoor costs nearly $200 more than the Nest Cam Outdoor,...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (

Nest Cam IQ Review: Face Recognition, for a Price


The Nest Cam IQ is a great outdoor security camera, but we prefer the Arlo Pro for its local storage and more affordable plans.

cameras are a better deal, but the Nest Cam IQ is also worth your consideration.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

Nest Cam IQ Review


Top notch video quality and facial recognition, but very little video history without a subscription

Great video quality, smooth real time viewing, field leading monitoring services available, great facial recognition

Very limited without a subscription

The Nest Cam IQ is the most advanced camera on the home security market. If you want something that can recognize faces this is the camera for you, just don't forget that you'll have to shell out for a Nest Aware subscription as well.

Aug, 2017

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nest Cam IQ


A super-smart security camera that can recognise friend from foe, the Nest Cam IQ can also work as a powerful Google Home smart speaker.

Excellent image quality ; Incredible face recognition ; Can track intruders around a room

Expensive ; Heavily reliant on a Nest Aware subscription

A very slick camera, with exceptional image quality and some smart features, and the new subscription option makes it cheaper to run, too.

Apr, 2018

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