Blink Mini Pan-Tilt review

Amazon’s Blink Mini compact indoor camera can now turn its head, but will it turn yours?

Blink Mini Pan-Tilt review
(Image: © Adam Juniper / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

While this is decent camera and well made, it is not especially cheap (outside Amazon promotions) and doesn’t seem to have the software to take advantage of the hardware; no waypoints or subject tracking is a bit of a let-down. We like the looks, and the camera, but wish it was smarter (and more open to non-Amazon integration).


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    Remote Pan & Tilt control

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    Accessibly priced

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    Works with optional sync module

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    Alexa integrations

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    Turns silently


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    Camera doesn’t follow subjects around room

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    Speaker mediocre

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    Turn lag

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    No Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit support

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Blink is one of Amazon’s two security-focussed companies – the other is Ring – and both supply an extensive range of smart doorbells and cameras. The Blink Mini is a compact indoor camera (first seen in 2020) which is at its best using the subscription cloud service (of which you get 30 days trial). The Pan/Tilt base, new in fall 2022, is now sold with the camera (which we’re testing) or as an upgrade for the original.

As such, the camera is no different to the Blink Mini, but adding the ability to see the whole room (as well as size, weight and price). It is far from the only repositionable indoor camera on the market – the Wyze Cam Pan is on its second iteration – so have Blink done what’s needed to beat the market?

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook