Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is one of our home security experts' favorite outdoor cameras, but it comes at a higher price than average.

By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
9.2 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Discontinued: As good as the camera is, Nest no longer offers the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor. It was replaced by the battery-powered indoor/outdoor Nest Cam Battery.
  • Expensive: If you do manage to find a Nest Cam IQ for sale, it will most likely cost you. When it was still available, it retailed for $349 per camera.
  • Bulky and heavy: Although it’s fairly easy to install, you’re going to need to secure it to a wall by drilling screw holes into your home’s exterior.

Bottom Line

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor used to be Nest’s top-dog outdoor camera. It had artificial intelligence, good construction, and solid software, but it was also expensive. Fortunately, Nest replaced it with Nest Cam Battery, which offers almost the same hardware specifications and features, but with a better price tag of $179.