Ring Stick Up Cam Pro review

Suitable for use both outdoors and indoors, does the wire-free Ring Stick Up Cam Pro offer the flexibility that mains-powered alternatives can’t match?

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro in a hand
(Image: © Gavin Stoker / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

We’ll need to fully charge the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro’s removable battery before we can use it for the first time as well as navigate the usual tedious setup process. While image quality is quite good and the audio is loud – operation is a little bare bones for our liking, as we generally prefer a camera that can track any motion it’s detected rather than just presenting us with a static visual. We’re not sure what justifies the ‘Pro’ moniker this time around either as we don’t get 4K visuals, other than it’s priced at a bit of a premium compared with competitors that do slightly more. Sure enough, this device does the job, which will satisfy some, but it’s not exactly a ‘ring’-ing endorsement from us this time around.


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    Weather-resistant construction allows this one to be placed outdoors, as well as indoors

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    Battery rather than mains operation ensures it can be used cable-free / wirelessly


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    Setup guide is so bare bones as to be wholly inadequate

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    A separately sold Ring Protect Plan subscription is required for cloud storage (no microSD slot for recording provided)

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    While it detects motion it does not automatically track any action

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Security cameras come in all shapes and sizes and Ring is one of the leading brands in the field. Whereas most home security cameras we’ve looked at recently are resolutely intended for indoor use, the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is weather resistant, so can be positioned outdoors. In addition, it can also be operated wirelessly, so it doesn’t need to be used in close vicinity to a mains plug.

The pitch is that the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro therefore allows us to put pro-grade home security exactly where we need it. A case in point: an included camera mount provides the possibility of fixing this one to a wall or even ceiling. Alternatively, it can simply be placed on a flat surface as desired, and manually angled to cover whatever area we want it to cover.

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Video 1080p HDR, Live View, Colour Night Vision
Motion Detection3D Motion Detection with Bird's Eye Zones and Bird's Eye View, Custom Motion Zones up to 9 metres
Field of View 155° diagonal, 139° horizontal, 80° vertical
SirenRemote-activated 85db siren (level measured at 1 m distance)
AudioTwo-Way Talk with Audio+ and advanced noise cancellation
PowerRechargeable Battery Pack (included), optional solar panel, plug-in adapter.
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n wifi connection @2.4GHz and 5.0GHz
ColorWhite, Black
Dimensions15.39 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm (6.06 in x 2.76 in x 2.76 in)

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.