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Nest Cam IQ (Outdoor, 2017)

Nest Cam IQ (Outdoor, 2017)
alaScore 93

93 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Nest Cam IQ (Outdoor, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 (Outdoor, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Terry Walsh (

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 : 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 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 : Chris Davies (

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 : 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 : Steve Ranger (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor: Premium hardware and clever software make for a smart security package | ZDNet


Nest's security camera adds facial recognition and a good set of notifications to keep you in the loop -- at a price.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review: Good Features for a Steep Price


The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a well-constructed, tamper-resistant, intelligent camera that's part of the Nest Home security ecosystem.

, which is less expensive, offers a great array of features and includes a free seven-day cloud plan. But if you want to spring for Nest's camera, you won't be disappointed.

May, 2020

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor


Powerful face recognition and a 4K sensor that delivers the best image quality makes the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor the best external security camera.

Excellent video quality ; Powerful face-recognition ; High-quality cloud service with Nest Aware

May need professional installation ; Scheduling doesn't work with location detection

A super-impressive outdoor security camera, with the best cloud storage service and the best video quality.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Outside security camera gets smarter


The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a great, albeit expensive, outdoor security camera that's bigger and more secure than its predecessor. It's only really let

Powerful person alerts ; Good quality video footage ; Loud two-way speaker system ; Secure fitting and installation options ; Customisable notifications ; Compatible with other smart home devices

Free plan is limited to three hours of footage (competitors offer far more) ; Notifications are sometimes overwhelming ; Person detection isn't always perfect ; Digital zoom is underwhelming

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a great, albeit expensive, outdoor security camera that's bigger and more secure than its predecessor. It's only really let down by the three-hour capture limits available with the free plan - meaning a subscription, at extra...

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (

Exceptional security camera


Exceptional security camera.well made Quality product superior picture quality , extremely easy to use .

Aug, 2019

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