Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Nest Cam Outdoor (2016)

Nest Cam Outdoor (2016)
alaScore 85

348 reviews

Dec, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 reviews of Nest Cam Outdoor (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. There are some less positive views about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Nest Cam Outdoor (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 348 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 206 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 206 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (140)

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Secure


Joining its family of indoor and outdoor security cameras, the Nest Secure ($499) is a DIY smart home security system that lets you outfit your home with multi-purpose sensors. They alert you when doors and windows are opened and closed and when motion...

Stylish. Easy to install. Multi-purpose sensors. Works with Nest cameras and a handful of third-party devices.

Expensive. Doesn't support IFTTT or trigger other devices.

The Nest Secure Alarm Starter Pack is a stylish DIY smart home security solution that's easy to install and configure, but is very expensive, and lacks integration you get with some other systems.

Apr, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Nest Cam Outdoor


The Nest Cam Outdoor security camera offers sharp 1080p video, crisp night vision, and motion detection alerts in a stylish weatherproof enclosure.

Excellent video quality. Weatherproof. Sound and motion detection. Two-way audio. Email alerts. Works with lots of other connected devices.

Pricey. Some features require a subscription plan. Requires outdoor power.

Conclusions With the Nest Cam Outdoor you can see what's going on outside of your house and view recorded video of specific events when it detects motion or sounds. The camera is weatherproof and relatively easy to install, but you'll need an outdoor...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Nest Cam Outdoor Review


Streaming security cameras are probably the most popular gadget in the connected home, and Nest the best known today. After a fairly slow start after its Dropcam acquisition in 2014, Nest finally has an outdoor model, the unimaginatively titled Nest...

Great video quality ; Easy and comprehensive app ; AI shows promise

Not as convenient to install as a battery-powered camera ; Nest Aware subscription required for most features

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Abner Li (

Newer ‘Nest Cam Outdoor’ from Google arrives at FCC


In late May, the FCC revealed a new Nest Cam Indoor amid earlier rumors that an updated security camera would be available as part of Made by Google's 2019 lineup. A new Nest Cam Outdoor today arrived at the regulatory agency. expand full story

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Rachel Cericola (

The Best Wireless Outdoor Home Security Camera


After spending almost three months testing outdoor Wi-Fi home security cameras, we've decided that the Netgear Arlo Pro is the best for most people.

After a lot of waiting, watching, and deleting email alerts, we’ve come to the conclusion that the Nest Cam Outdoor is the best outdoor Wi-Fi home security camera currently available. It has an excellent image and sturdy design, but what really makes...

Aug, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jason Carpenter (

Nest Cam Review


The Nest Cam is a superior security camera that offers easy setup and usability. The camera's wide-angle lens and crystal-clear 1080p resolution are truly high-def, and the night vision is unbeatable.

Excellent 1080p video quality ; Easy setup ; Impressive night vision ; Programmable with Nest Protect and Nest Thermostat.

Pricey ; Requires monthly subscription for extra features ; Microphone/speakers not very powerful.

As the successor to Dropcam, the Nest Cam continues to set the standard for wireless home security cameras.

Mar, 2017

TechGearLab Top Pick Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

Nest Cam Outdoor Review


The best outdoor camera for monitoring if you get the subscription

Great video quality, smooth real time viewing, field leading monitoring services available, weatherproof

Very limited without a subscription

The Nest Cam Outdoor is our favorite outdoor monitoring camera, but only if you pony up for a $10/month subscription. Otherwise it is a great camera for real time viewing, but not much else.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (

Nest Cam Outdoor review: who's outside your door?


Nest is one of the first companies that comes to mind when talking about smart homes or home automation. Its catalog contains a range of devices including its popular smart thermostats and also a wide range of home security devices. In this article, I...

Easy to set up and configure ; Has a microphone ; Wide angle lens

Unreliable notification system ; Video and audio quality suffering a bit ; Monthly subscription required

In general, the Nest Cam Outdoor fulfills what it promises. For the price, you get a decent quality device that will help you feel a little more secure in your own home and allows you to control what happens around your home. In addition, it has some...

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nest Cam Outdoor


Monitoring the outside of your house makes a lot of sense – especially if there's been a spate of break-ins in your area. The difficulty is that outdoor cameras have traditionally been a bit of a pain to set up and configure. The Nest Cam Outdoor hopes...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Nest Cam Outdoor review


A good quality camera with a great app, but it's pricey

Excellent subscription service and app support ; Strong picture quality (day and night) ; Rugged and waterproof build ; Integration with IFTTT and other products

Nest Aware subscription service is too expensive ; Some issues with getting the camera online ; Functionality is limited without buying Nest Aware ; The design is vulnerable to tampering, or theft

Nest’s sophisticated and well-supported surveillance camera is a cut above the rest in terms of quality and convenience, but hefty subscription fees make it an expensive option.

Nov, 2017

Price comparison for Nest Cam Outdoor (2016)

No prices for this product