Nest Cam Indoor mini review

The Nest Cam Indoor eliminates the perennial worry “What’s going on back home?” whether it’s teenagers, pets or thieves!

Nest Cam Indoor review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

There are more powerful, or less expensive, indoor smart cameras to be had, but few tick as many boxes as the Nest Cam Indoor – certainly without pushing even further on the price scale. For one thing it’s compact and good looking, far from the norm in this category. The video quality is excellent, too, but tweaking it to suit bandwidth is just one of many features of brilliantly executed software. If you’re prepared to cough up, the storage and AI support which comes with Nest’s subscriptions are also impressive (though they do nudge you toward brand loyalty).


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    Good quality 1080P video

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    Simple to setup

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    Powerful Night Vision

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    Excellent App design easy to use

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    Brilliant stand design

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    Web-based as well as app access


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    Some features need subscription

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    Speaker not very powerful

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    Not a cheap option

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    Nest Cam IQ has more features

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    No built-in battery

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The Nest brand, Google’s journey into the smart home, didn’t begin with cameras – which might, after all, have worried some conspiracy theorists. Instead, they rode the wake of the connected thermostat and started to make clear the possibilities of the internet in domestic settings. That was still some time ago and this is now an area in which Nest face a great deal of competition – even from its own Nest Cam IQ.

As a connected device, the Nest Cam Indoor is a smart home device which can act as a baby camera monitor or an indoor security camera with the ability to take advantage of your phone’s alert system. It can let you know when it sees someone move or when it hears something. And it can let you speak right back.

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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