Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Security Camera

Your First Line of Defense, Know About a Break-in Before It Happens
  • Person alerts - Get alerts that matter, such as when someone’s head appears in frame
  • Supersight - A 4K sensor, 12x digital zoom and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging offer extra clear video that can automatically zoom in and track intruders
  • HD Talk and Listen - Powerful built-in speaker and mic, with noise and echo suppression
  • Instant alerts and snapshots - Get activity alerts and a snapshot of what happened. With the Nest app, you can control and watch live from anywhere
  • Activity history - Review what happened, even if you missed an alert. Includes 3-hour snapshot history in the Nest app

Don’t miss a thing with Nest Aware (each camera comes with a free trial).



  • Details
  • Specs
  • Reviews
  • What's Included
  • Your first line of defense.

    Nest Cam IQ is a powerhouse of brains and brawn. Weatherproof. Tamper-resistant. And seriously sharp. So it can help you know about a break-in before it happens.

    Insight for outside.

    Good insight starts with incredible sight. Nest Cam IQ can detect a person up to 50 feet away, then alert you with a photo of who’s there. With Nest Aware, it can even recognize a familiar face.*

    *Video streaming, video recording and mobile notifications require working internet and Wi-Fi. Familiar face alerts not available on Nest Cams used in Illinois.

    Your video stays safe in the cloud.

    We encrypt our connections. Keep data safe and private. And we work hard to protect your information.

    And if you miss something, no problem.

    When you subscribe to Nest Aware, advanced cloud algorithms kick in to give your camera smarter alerts and video history. Think of it like putting an entire supercomputer into your Nest Cam.

    Each camera comes with a free trial.

    Your home in your hand.

    No matter which Nest products you have, or how many different types of phones and computers your family uses, the Nest app just works. It brings everything together in one place. So you don’t have to switch between apps. And you don’t need to program everything to work together. It all happens automatically.

    Security from front to back. And everywhere in between.

    Nest Cam IQ outdoor is tough security on its own. And it may deter intruders from even breaking in. But when you add the Nest Secure alarm system, Nest Cam IQ indoor cameras, the Nest Hello video doorbell and Works with Nest products, your home can be covered from the outside in.

    Nest Cam Outdoor Comparison

    Nest Cam Outdoor

    Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

    Color White White
    Zoom 8x digital zoom and enhance 12x digital zoom and enhance with 4K sensor
    Supersight close up tracking view
    Video Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30
    H.264 encoding
    Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30
    H.264 encoding
    High Dynamic range (HDR)
    Field of view All–glass lens
    130° diagonal wide–angle view
    All–glass lens
    130° diagonal wide–angle view
    Night Vision High–power infrared LEDs
    High–power infrared LEDs
    Filter IR cut filter IR cut filter
    Audio One microphone Speaker
    Talk and Listen
    Three microphone array 15x more powerful speaker
    HD Talk and Listen
    Lights Status light Status light
    RGB light ring
    Weather resistance IP65 rating
    Nest Cam Outdoor can
    withstand dust, rain, and snow.
    IP65 rating
    Nest Cam IQ Outdoor can
    withstand dust, rain, and snow
    Security 128-bit AES with TLS/SSL
    2-factor verification available
    128-bit AES with TLS/SSL
    2-factor verification available
    Wireless US: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz
    and 5GHz
    Europe and Canada: Wi-Fi
    802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
    Bluetooth Low Energy
    US: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,
    2.4GHz and 5GHz
    Europe and Canada: zWi-Fi
    802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz
    2x2 MIMO
    Bluetooth Low Energy
  • General
    Manufacturer Nest
    Manufacturer Product No. NC4100US
    UPC 813917020920
    Camera dimensions 5 in x 3.7 in x 3.7 in (12.8 cm x 9.3 cm x 9.3 cm)
    Mass 20 oz (568 g)
    Color White
    Camera 1/2.5-inch, 8-megapixel (4K) color sensor, 12x digital zoom and enhance, close-up tracking view
    Video Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames/sec, H.264 encoding, HDR
    Audio and lights High-quality speaker, 3-microphone array, LED light ring, LED status light
    Field of view 130° diagonal
    Audio High-quality speaker, 3-microphone array
    Lights Status light and RGB light ring
    Night Vision High-power 850 nm infrared LEDs
    Operating temperature –40° to 113°F (–40° to 45°C)
    Weather resistance IP66 rating (weatherproof)
    AC adapter input 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.65A
    AC adapter output 15V DC, 1.87A
    Camera input 15V DC, 1.0A
    Security 128-bit AES with TLS/SSL
    Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac @ 2.4GHz, 5GHz (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported)
    Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    802.15.4 @ 2.4GHz
    Connectivity requirements Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz or 5GHz (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported). Working broadband internet connection with at least 2 Mbps upload speed recommended (DSL may not qualify).
    Requires a compatible phone or tablet with the free Nest app and Bluetooth 4.0. Some phones, tablets and networks do not support 1080p.
    Video streaming and Nest Aware may be subject to interruptions or failures for reasons beyond Nest’s control, like intermittent Wi-Fi or service provider outages. Nest Cam and Nest Aware do not provide third-party monitored emergency notification or response.
    Bandwidth requirements For optimal video quality at 1080p, working broadband internet connection with at least 2 Mbps upload speed per camera recommended (DSL may not qualify). Cameras will use more bandwidth to stream video when there is more motion in the scene. If you subscribe to Nest Aware, your camera streams all video to the cloud for secure offsite storage. You can adjust your camera’s video quality to use less bandwidth and monthly data.
    Languages English
    Spanish (Latin America)
    Spanish (Spain
    Green Recyclable packaging
    Warranty 2-year limited warranty (details in box).
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    • 8x - Cable clips
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