Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gen review

The Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gen takes a well-liked Full HD security camera and makes changes – are they all for the best?

Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gen
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Some say "new is always better," and in this case, they'd be right. There wasn't a lot wrong with the 1st generation, and – if you're happy with Ring's way of doing things – the addition of a privacy guard and pre-roll is a plus. We'd still like to see local storage (to side-step subscription fees), but staying in Ring's ecosystem does bring reliability and ease of use it's hard to argue with.


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    Good quality video

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    Snappy response with pre-roll recording

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    Extensive alert-triggering controls

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    Built-in privacy guard


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    Relatively high subscription fee

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    No local storage option

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Though some might still associate the name only with smart doorbells, Amazon-owned Ring has augmented that range with such an extensive variety of security cameras that they have offerings for indoors and out, with and without lighting, and many – including the Indoor Camera – have reached a new generation.

The Ring Indoor Camera (2nd Gen) faces extensive competition, from the Blink Mini (also from an Amazon-owned firm), Wyze, and others on our list of best indoor cameras, so the question is, what makes this stand out. If you're already a Ring fan, does this offer enough more for you to want to upgrade?

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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. 

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