Ring Floodlight Camera vs. Nest Outdoor

Ring Floodlight Camera vs. Nest Outdoor

Let’s look at the differences between the Ring Floodlight Camera vs. Nest Outdoor, and see which is a better fit for you.

Straight away, we can say that Ring Floodlight Camera is the superior model due to its advanced motion detection capabilities, increased field of view, and not to mention the motion-activated 1800 Lumen floodlights.

However, if you prefer the idea of using a 24/7 recording function, or if you already have a Google Home set up and wish to use Google Assistant voice commands, then Nest Outdoor might be the one for you.

The Short Version

Ring Floodlight Camera = Video Resolution of 1080p w/ 30 FPS, on-demand live view & night vision w/ 1800 Lumen floodlights, subscription required for record live-view, advanced 140° field of view, standard zoom, hardwired 110-240 VAC power option, two-way audio, advanced motion detection and can set up to 6 custom motion zones, person and sound detection available, supports a 2.4GHz WiFi network, includes a 110 dB built-into camera, no 24/7 recording available, subscription required for cloud storage, no rich notifications available, can be used indoors and outdoors, supports Amazon Alexa, Stringify & IFTTT, no support for Google Assistant.

Nest Outdoor = 1080p HD video resolution w/ 30 FPS, live-view on-demand and enhanced night vision, record live-view with Nest Aware only, 130° diagonal field of view, improved x8 digital zoom, powered by AC, two-way audio, standard motion detection, custom motion zones & person detection only with Nest Aware, motion detection available, supports a 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi network, no siren, cloud storage 3-hour snapshot history available, or with Nest Aware, comes with rich notifications, higher weather rating of IP 65, compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT & Stringify.

Which one are you getting?

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 11:47 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Ring Floodlight Camera vs. Nest Outdoor — Easy Comparison Chart

Ring Floodlight Camera Nest Outdoor
DimensionsBase: 4.75″ diameter2.8″ x 3.5″
Operating Temperature-22°F to 120°F–4° to 104°F
Video FormatH.264H.264
Field of View140°130° diagonal
ZoomYes8x digital zoom
On-Demand Live ViewYesYes
Record Live ViewSubscription Requiredwith Nest Aware
PowerHardwired 110-240 VACAC
Person DetectionYeswith Nest Aware
Motion ZonesCustom, up to 6with Nest Aware
Motion DetectionAdvancedYes
Sound DetectionYesYes
InternetWiFi: 2.4 GHzWiFi: 2.4GHz or 5GHz
Night VisionYes (enhanced coming)8 Infrared LEDs850 nm LEDs: illuminates up to 25 feet IR cut-off filter
24/7 RecordingNowith Nest Aware
Siren110 dB built-into cameraNo
Review, Share, & SaveSubscription Requiredwith Nest Aware
Cloud StorageSubscription RequiredThree-hour snapshot history or with Nest Aware
App SupportAndroid, iOS, WebAndroid, iOS, Web
Weather-resistantYesYes (IP65 rating)
Rich NotificationsNoYes, with a snapshot
AlexaEcho Show, Echo SpotEcho Show, Echo Spot
Google Home HubNoYes
IFTTT & StringifyYesYes
LED LightsBuilt-in floodlights (1800 Lm)RGB LED

Ring Floodlight Camera vs. Nest Outdoor — What’s Different?

Ring Floodlight Camera

Night Vision – While both models offer standard black and white night vision capabilities, yet Ring has promised to offer us an “enhanced” night vision in the future that can record in color.

However, currently, Nest offers us a clearer view with its 8 Infrared LEDs enhanced by an IR cut-off filter.

Field of View – In terms of the field of view, Ring offers us a better angle with its 140°, compared to Nest’s 130° diagonal field of view.

Google Assistant – While Nest Outdoor is compatible with Google Assistant for hands-free control, Ring, unfortunately, isn’t, as it only works with Amazon Alexa.

Motion Detection – Ring Floodlight camera also features an advanced motion detection technology that allows it to adjust the sensitivity of specific areas within your camera’s field of view so you can receive alerts that matter.

Additionally, Ring also supports person detection and custom motion settings as well, while Nest requires a Nest Aware subscription in order to take advantage of those benefits.

WiFi – Additionally, Nest Outdoor camera supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz network bandwidth, while Ring only connects to a 2.4GHz connection, thus you can enjoy a more stable WiFi connection with Nest.

Cloud Storage – Both Ring Floodlight and Nest Outdoor include their own storage and subscription plans.

Ring allows you to opt for the Ring Protect plan, which comes in two tiers, Basic and Plus.
Ring Basic provides you with video recording & sharing for up to 60 days.

While the Ring Protect offers you an increased 60 days of storage, and additional 24/7 monitoring too.

While Nest Aware is broken in three levels based on the number of days of storage it offers, the 5-day plan, 10-day or monthly, They all offer the same benefits such as record live-view, custom motion zones & person detection, with the exception of storage.

Siren Ring Floodlight camera includes an in-built siren that will sound a loud alarm when tempered with, scaring off potential intruders.

While Nest doesn’t include any type of siren.

LED Lights – Like the name already suggests, Ring Floodlight camera comes with 1800 Lumen floodlights, which will activate whenever any motion is detected.

While Nest does have an RGB LED ring around the camera, it’s definitely not the same and is more decorative than anything.

Operating Temperature – For those of you who live in colder climates, you’ll be glad to know that Ring offers a much more impressive operating temperature ranging from -22°F to 120°F when compared to Nest’s –4° to 104°F.

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 11:47 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API