Nest Cam Wired indoor security camera review

The Nest Cam Wired is the cheapest Nest camera yet is its best yet

Google Nest Cam (wired)
(Image: © Alistair Charlton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

From its Pixar-like design to its high build quality, impressive AI and smart home integration, the Nest Cam gets a lot right. Full HD video with HDR is par for the course, but what sets the Nest apart is its intelligence, ease of use and extra features. That said, several features – including a useful amount of cloud storage – require a monthly subscription. The best indoor security camera comes at a price.


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    Great design

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    Good video quality

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    Smart AI


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    Recordings only saved for three hours (for free)

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    Some key features require a subscription

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    Limited tilt axis

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Nest is a smart home company from Google, which was spun out of the search giant and now lives alongside it, under the umbrella company Alphabet. Nest sells smart devices like learning thermostats, smoke alarms and doorbells, along with a range of security cameras. There’s the Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor), the Nest Cam with floodlight and this, the Nest Cam (indoor, wired).

Priced at $99.99 / £89.99, this is a security camera to be used indoors, , and is powered by an included wall plug and three metre USB cable. It’s more expensive than some other indoor security cameras – such as the Wyze Cam or Blink Mini – but promises to overcome this with a wealth of artificial intelligence. And it’s actually the cheapest Nest camera yet.

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Alistair Charlton

Alistair has been a journalist since 2011 and used to be Deputy Technology Editor at IBTimes  in London. His specialist tech subjects include smart home gadgets, phones, wearables, tablets and dashcams. He is the host of  The AutoChat Podcast.

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