Following the announcement of an all-new Nest Cam lineup this summer, Google has made available the last of the four cameras it announced in its Google store: Google Nest Cam with cable ($ 99.99) and Google Nest Cam with reflector ($ 279.99). The cameras join the new Nest Cam battery, an indoor / outdoor camera, and the Nest Doorbell battery that went on sale in August.
The Wired Nest Cam is the budget-friendly camera in the range and is much smaller than the Indoor / Outdoor Nest Cam, which can be connected or run on its built-in battery. The indoor model lacks a built-in battery and is not weather resistant, which helps make it cheaper and smaller. It maintains the same 16: 9 aspect ratio, with 1080p video at up to 30 fps, plus it has a 135-degree field of view and 6x digital zoom.
A unique feature of the wired Nest Cam is that it comes in four colors: white, pink, beige or green – a first in the smart home security camera space. There is also a wooden base available for the pink (sorry, Sand) version of the camera for an added aesthetic touch and a price increase to $ 119.99. Interestingly, Google keeps the original black. Nest Cam Indoor around for $ 129.99.
The Reflector Nest Cam is essentially the Indoor / Outdoor Nest Cam wired to a 2400 lumen reflector. It streams 1080p video with HDR, with a 2-megapixel 1 / 2.8-inch sensor, a 130-degree diagonal field of view, and 6x digital zoom. It requires permanent power and must be connected to your home wiring through a standard outdoor junction box.
The key feature here is that the reflector camera uses the intelligence of the device to detect people, animals and vehicles rather than simply relying on a motion sensor, as most reflectors do. This should mean that you are not constantly lighting up the garden when tree branches are blowing in the wind.
All new Nest cameras use built-in intelligence and on-device processing, which means less dependency on the cloud, so there are no fees for detecting animals, vehicles and people. You can also create Activity Zones for free and get three hours of event-based video without a subscription.
Local storage on the cameras will record up to one hour of footage (about a week of events) if the power or internet goes out. For more than three hours of video clips, or to enable 24/7 recording on the wired Nest Cam and the Nest Cam with reflector, you must pay a subscription to Nest Aware, starting at $ 6 per month. This also enables Nest’s Familiar Faces feature which will tell you which person is seen rather than just one person. Nest Cams use the Google Home app and won’t work with the Nest app.
However, this isn’t the last time we’ll see new Nest Cams. Google recently announced that it plans to launch a new wired Nest Cam doorbell in 2022, presumably to replace the excellent but old Nest Hello video doorbell.