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Nest Cam IQ
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Price $300 List
$229.00 at Amazon
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Pros Great video quality, smooth real time viewing, field leading monitoring services available, great facial recognitionGreat video quality, smooth real-time viewing, field leading monitoring services availableGreat video quality and real time viewing, user friendly app, inexpensive subscriptionGreat video quality, smooth real time viewing, field leading monitoring services available, weatherproofGreat Video quality, good real-time viewing, relatively inexpensive
Cons Very limited without a subscriptionVery limited without a subscriptionVery few services offered without a subscriptionVery limited without a subscriptionNo scheduling
Bottom Line The best choice if you want high quality video in conjunction with impressive facial recognitionPerfect for looking in on pets, and a good monitoring camera if you pay for a subscriptionUseless without a subscription, but for $3/month becomes a top-tier modelGreat for outdoor monitoring, but only if you buy the subscriptionA great camera that rivals the Nest, and really shines for those that want to use the Amazon Key service
Rating Categories Nest Cam IQ Nest Cam Indoor Ring Stick Up Cam... Nest Cam Outdoor Amazon Cloud Cam
Monitoring Performance (30%)
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Video Quality (30%)
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App Ease Of Use (25%)
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Real Time Viewing (15%)
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Specs Nest Cam IQ Nest Cam Indoor Ring Stick Up Cam... Nest Cam Outdoor Amazon Cloud Cam
Maximum Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Power Source Wall Outlet Wall Outlet Wall Outlet Wall Outlet Wall Outlet
Mounting surface, walls surface, walls surface, walls surface, walls surface, walls
Static Field of View (degrees) 130 130 116 130 120
Free Features Activity alerts, 3 hour video history, two way audio Activity alerts, 3 hour video history, two way audio Motion alerts, live viewing, two-way audio Activity alerts, 3 hour video history, two way audio Activity alerts, 24 hour history of activity clips
Paid Subscription Features 5-Day- 5-day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones

10-Day- 10 day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones

30-Day- 30 day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones
5-Day- 5-day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones

10-Day- 10 day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones

30-Day- 30 day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones
Basic- 60-day video event history, video sharing
Plus- Ring Alarm professional monitoring, 60-day video event history, video sharing
5-Day- 5-day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones

10-Day- 10 day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones

30-Day- 30 day video history, 24/7 continuous recording, intelligent alerts, clips and timelapses, activity zones
Basic- unlimited clip downloads, person alerts, motion zones, 7 day history, supports up to 3 cameras
Extended- basic plus 14 day history and supports up to 5 cameras
Pro- basic plus 30 days of history and supports up to 10 cameras
Monthly Cost (one camera) $5- 5 Day

$10- 10 Day

$30- 30 day
$5- 5 Day

$10- 10 Day

$30- 30 day

$3- Basic
$10- Plus
$5- 5 Day ($50/year)

$10- 10 Day ($100/year)

$30- 30 day ($300/year)
$7- Basic

$10- Extended

$20- Pro
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