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.
What We Like
- Advanced artificial intelligence: By default, Nest Cam IQ Outdoor can differentiate people from moving objects. If you have a Nest Aware subscription, it can also recognize familiar faces.
- Superb video quality, zoomability, and night vision: The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has a 1080p resolution with HDR, a 130-degree field-of-view, 12 times zoom, and a 50-foot night vision range.
- Google Assistant integrations: As a Google Nest product, the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor works well with Google Assistant and Google smart displays for voice-controlled live-streaming and playback.
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.