Canary Flex Review

This indoor/ outdoor camera costs only $199, much less than the industry average, but is it worth it?

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
7.5 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of local storage: You’ll have to make-do with Canary’s paid 30-day cloud subscription to record any footage captured by Canary Flex. It costs $12.99 per month.
  • Limited one-year warranty: Canary Flex comes with a one-year device warranty, which is short considering that security cameras are expected to last more than a year.
  • Not the best outdoor night vision: While we were impressed by the camera’s night vision when used indoors, we’re not confident it’s enough in an outdoor setting. It can be difficult, for example, to make out details 30 feet away from the camera.

Bottom Line

Flexibility is one of Canary Flex’s best assets. It’s small and simple enough to use indoors, but it’s also rugged enough to work outdoors. You can set it up wirelessly, or you can run a charging cable to the camera for continuous power. It’s also smart enough to know the difference between movement caused by humans and inanimate objects. It’s not the best outdoor camera there is, but its flexibility makes it a good camera for many folks.