In an increasingly competitive world of connected security cameras, Nest has turned to Alphabet-sibling Google and its facial recognition tech to make the Nest Cam IQ stand out. Not just the latest in the company’s sophisticated home security camera line-up, the Nest Cam IQ represents a complete platform upgrade, with an all-new sensor, lossless zooming support, and the ability to recognize and track faces. On the downside, it also commands the highest price of a Nest camera so far, so does it deliver for $299?
Hardware and Design
At first glance, the familial resemblance to the Nest Cam Outdoor is clear. Both that, and the new Nest Cam IQ, use the same white thermoplastic for their casings, with pleasingly curved bodies and a black inset lens at the front which also hides the LED light ring for nighttime illumination. It feels a little like warm porcelain, more so when the camera has been running for a while as Nest uses it as a heatsink too.
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