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Nest Cam IQ

Nest Cam IQ
alaScore 100

132 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Terry Walsh (digitaltrends.com)

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review

 

Climb into the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, and you'll never look at grainy footage again.

Robust, good-looking hardware ; Fantastic imaging and clear two-way audio ; Intelligent zoom, image enhance and tracking ; Instant notifications and easy clip review ; Smartphone, web browser and Android TV viewing

Trickier to install than a battery-powered camera ; No siren or floodlights ; Nest Aware subscription required to unlock some features

It may lack some of the more obvious security features supported by competitors, but Nest Cam IQ Outdoor wins plaudits for its sleek lines, smart features and fantastic day/night image quality. However, those features come at quite the price. Nest...

Expert review by : Terry Walsh (digitaltrends.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

 

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a weatherproof security camera that lets you monitor the sights and sounds outside of your home with facial recognition, motion tracking, and a powerful 4K sensor.

Elegant design. 24/7 live video with 4K sensor, HDR, and close-up tracking. Weatherproof with IP66 rating. Two-way audio. Person alerts.

Expensive. Facial recognition feature requires extra subscription.

Packed with features, the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is one of the more versatile outdoor security cameras we've seen. Its facial recognition engine works as advertised and it does an excellent job of differentiating between motion caused by people and other...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

 

Nest has built a name for itself for its sleekly-designed, premium-priced security cameras, thermostats, and other connected home tech, and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is no different. Latest in the Google-owned company's intelligence-toting cameras, it...

Elegant design and sturdy build quality ; App is easy to use ; Face alerts are fast and accurate ; Video quality is excellent

Installation may involve drilling ; Expensive ; Needs a Nest Aware subscription for maximum functionality

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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 (techhive.com)

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 (techhive.com)

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

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