Nest Cam IQ: Security Camera + 4k Sensor?



oh hey hey knocking I can be right drop the Cheerios the Nugget hey what is up guys I'm Kim PhD here and you've heard of nest right they're a company that's one of many that make a home security camera I've been a nest user for a couple months so I have a couple of their home security cameras I have their thermostats and I have some of their smoke detectors so obviously it makes it easy to keep it all in one place in one app it's not perfect there are definitely some minor annoyances but there are also some really well-thought-out features to it but now their newest cameras come out and it's called the nest cam IQ so shout out to Nets for sending a few of these over to the studio and helping me make this video it has a 4k sensor and updated design and some new internals and a new price tag so naturally the question is is it worth it this little guy over here is 300 bucks and also a lot of its best features go hand-in-hand with a monthly subscription called the nest aware subscription so it's definitely not cheap so what exactly are you getting with this thing well the design first of all is pretty clean as you can see the matte white look and as always the argument with a security camera in an office with a lot of obviously very expensive gear like this do you hide a security camera out of sight like up in a corner somewhere to secretly get footage in case anything happens and you need it or do you put it like right in the doorway right in the field of view so you know it's there to discourage anything from happening in the first place I chose the second option as you can see it's been in previous videos it's pointed right at the doorway you walk in you know you're on camera but at least it's not ugly so other security cameras are really unattractive but you might have seen it blend in in the background I consider it a pretty modern two-tone panda design it has that Eve from wall-e type of look I've got a swiveling head it connects to power bi USB type-c which is again modern and you can mount it to the wall pretty easily if you want to also so this thing is pretty clean and then the main headlining feature of nest IQ is the 4k sensor which actually needs some explaining technically yes there is a new 4k sensor inside the camera as well as all the processing power and hardware to support it but it is not constantly recording 4k security camera footage at all times that would be a little insane it is recording at all times in 1080p but because it is a 4k sensor anytime you want to zoom in up to four times on anywhere in the frame you can do that without losing any quality and it will continue to be full 1080 P even though you've zoomed in without losing anything that's the main benefit of having a higher resolution sensor so then the nest cam IQ as you can probably tell by the name is trying to be really smart with all this new hardware so it has a bunch of smart features to take advantage of having this new 4k sensor has facial recognition all this stuff so the normal full field of view for the camera is a hundred and thirty degrees using the whole sensor super wide angle as you can tell looks like your normal security camera footage but obviously really really crisp and clear zoom in four times on any part of the image and you can see it keeps its quality a hundred percent it's basically a lossless zoom and then you can keep zooming way in all the way to twelve times on the live feed if something's really getting your attention and you want to check it out now let's say someone walks into the frame nest aware recognize the spaces and humans and will sort of zoom in a bit and follow and track that person around the frame as they move it it follows them around usually with pretty decent success sometimes if you move fast enough it can sort of lose the subject but I've had no complaints about this it makes sense to follow the action and then those of you who are familiar with nest will know about the notifications array so I have mine set to turn off whenever I get here and then turn back on whenever I leave so if I'm out and it detects some motion it'll send a notification to my phone actually with a little clip of what it just saw which is pretty convenient the funny thing is probably like 95% of the time on the old nest cam probably like 99% of the time it's just like a random sunlight change or a leaf blowing outside of a window it would just send notifications for random things that weren't humans and I could set these hot zones where it's specifically monitoring that one zone but I just kind of left it on and got a lot of spare notification but nest cam IQ has been really good for me about not sending me all those spare notifications and just notifying me when it sees unknown faces or unknown humans in the frame because it's using facial recognition it can tell when it's a human and when it's just a blob or something else that it doesn't have to worry about and then on top of that you can set what's called familiar faces so instead of notifying me about an unknown human every time it sees something you can tell it to remember certain faces so it knows and can put in the notification if it's a trusted person entering so I make perfect sense for a studio like this if someone who works here walks in their faces recognized and it notifies my phone and has the person's name already I don't have to worry about it the weird thing is it doesn't let me turn on notifications for unknown faces and turn off notifications for known faces it still notifies me every time a person walks in but I'll know quicker if it's someone unknown or not seems like a pretty obvious thing I could add to the software right if it's not a known face I want to know if it's a known face I don't really care but otherwise yeah everything about this camera is better than the previous version better microphone array lighter speakers for talkback the camera itself is not waterproof so it can't be your outdoor cam but maybe able to make a 4k version of that in the future overall though this thing fits nicely into the ecosystem of products so my consensus on this little guy is it's really similar obviously to previous Ness cameras but a little bit better in every way so if you have a current Ness camera you probably don't need to upgrade you probably haven't seen anything here that's going to make you want to spend that money however if you don't have any security cameras you don't have an F scam I kind of highly recommend you get something just to be safe and this kind of fits itself nicely in the premium section of that market for a lot of people including myself who kind of value that peace of mind I think it's worth it so that's why I like them that's pretty much it let me know what you guys think maybe you'd get one of these or something else thank you for watching talked to you guys the next one peace

35 Comments

  1. Blondie SL said:

    I came to this video to find demos of good cameras.
    But before that, laughed off my butt with "put down the Cheerios" thing. TOOOOO FUNNY!

    But seriously at $300, which is fine for a good quality camera, I'm disappointed that it doesn't have true Pan, Tilt (optical zoom).
    For my needs, I do need the ability to move the actual camera up, down, right, left and zoom where possible.
    Perhaps with this camera, the digital zoom using the 4K sensor might be acceptable. That did look pretty good.

    Right now, I'm using a Foscam 720 security cam with Pan and Tilt. No actual zoom. We have several of them, but I want a much better quality one to monitor our 3D printer. The Foscam is not bad, but doesn't have the sharpness that even 720 should bring. I suspect that the 720 is "faked" and not true.

    Anyway, the search continues.
    My dream camera would be something with the picture quality of this one in the video with full Pan and Tilt PLUS the ability to be monitor via a web browser, like Google Chrome.
    If one only has an App (Android), then that's not good enough. I like to have both, App and monitor from any computer, internally or externally.

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  2. Truck Driver 101 said:

    Marques your links out

    June 30, 2019
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  3. Jayden Chang said:

    he forgot to mention the hey google feature in it
    or maybe it wasn't launched yet then

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  4. Shine Bright Studio said:

    Yep thats what we need a 4k nest were people can hack your cam an watch u run in the nude in your own home

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  5. Billy Bigboy said:

    300 bucks!! its cheaper in Europe to get on the nest, Amsterdam is popular for it.

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  6. Daniel Dinh said:

    love that intro

    June 30, 2019
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  7. Danielle Golden said:

    During playback how is the zoom quality?

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  8. Ralphe-co-nz said:

    just got one, its pricey but the features with the subscription are so good!

    June 30, 2019
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  9. Arham malik said:

    i will scare my parents by this 😀😀😀

    June 30, 2019
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  10. Lequan Lee said:

    Why nest over arlo?

    June 30, 2019
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  11. Gaming King said:

    can I check video from anywhere like if we're at the beach or something

    June 30, 2019
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  12. Brian Will said:

    Is the subscription required for the camera to work?

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  13. Anurag Pal said:

    nice way to catch my cheating wife

    June 30, 2019
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  14. UttR Concrete said:

    The nest and amazon cameras look identical

    June 30, 2019
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  15. Barry is said:

    I left some Cheerios in my garage I better get a camera on that area!

    June 30, 2019
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  16. snow was taken fml said:

    Thief: I will take the red

    Mkbhd: 🙄it's just a red. Worth 50k

    Thief: no, I will take the cheerios.

    Mkb4k: ay, you know I can see you right? put the cheerios down and no one gets hurt

    (He was not mkb4k because he almost got his 4k stolen.)

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  17. FunnyLawyer52 said:

    Dat dope halo master chief shirt

    June 30, 2019
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  18. Astro Kids said:

    Do you still like it after today? 😂

    June 30, 2019
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  19. dosthdosth said:

    Have you reviewed Ring products?

    June 30, 2019
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  20. Buchanan Games said:

    sketch music ?

    June 30, 2019
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  21. TRUMP SUPPORTER said:

    The black guy should be stealing

    June 30, 2019
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  22. courtney Vegan said:

    If it's a known face that got fired,I would want to know still. Just incase they came back to do harm.

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  23. Tech Alloy said:

    a sponsored video???

    June 30, 2019
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  24. Acid Shot said:

    How could sensor be 4k???

    June 30, 2019
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  25. will fribourg said:

    That intro is too good

    June 30, 2019
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  26. loadstone007 said:

    The Amazon link doesn't work and I can't find this camera there.

    June 30, 2019
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  27. zhang jie said:

    our company has a similar camera/baby monitor/dog monitor and free giving away to limited to 10 people , Please PM if anyone interested.

    June 30, 2019
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  28. Joku Sekou said:

    When you buy a house this video becomes important

    June 30, 2019
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  29. Blaž Podobnik said:

    i love his face when he grab red 8k

    June 30, 2019
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  30. TheThree PupFriends said:

    Do you recommend this for YouTube?

    June 30, 2019
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  31. MotoKoko said:

    1000$ camera? meh. 10$ cheerios? step back

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  32. Nexus FX said:

    Drop the Cheerios.

    June 30, 2019
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  33. CinnamonGlue22 said:

    So your telling me a security camera has a 4K sensor and my canon dslr doesn't?!? 😠what the hell canon

    June 30, 2019
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  34. Alexander Nohe said:

    Can you compare to ring doorbell system?

    June 30, 2019
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  35. Zane Miracle said:

    "If it's a known face, I don't really care" nah man, if that known face goes "rouge" I want to know

    June 30, 2019
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