The Best Outdoor Security Camera
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has further reach (50 feet) than any of our top picks and a 12x zoom. It also has a close-up tracking feature that will zoom in on recorded video and follow motion around for a better peek. For instance, if someone is walking on the edge of your lawn, the camera will zoom in on the subject and follow them as they move toward your house or anywhere else within 50 feet of the camera. If there are two moving targets, the camera remains zoomed out, so you get a full 130-degree view of both. This is a very cool feature and the 4K sensor with HDR technology makes it so those zoomed-in subjects aren’t pixelated, which happens a lot when zooming in with other cameras. We were able to identify faces, license plates, and other moving objects.