Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 vs. Gen 3

Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 vs Gen 3

Let’s look at the differences between the Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 vs. Gen 3, and see which is a better fit for you.

If you’re looking for a short answer, get the Ring Stick Up Cam Wired — it’s the best specs-wise and price-wise.

Other than that, this is what happened between the gen 2 and gen 3 models:

Ring Stick Up Gen 2 Battery turned into Ring Stick Up Gen 3 Battery/AC/Solar. You’ll notice slight changes design-wise, however, the specs are more or less totally inherited from the second-gen.

All cameras from the 3rd generation are the exact same device, they just differ in which power supply comes with the camera.

Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 BatteryRing Stick Up Cam Gen 3 Battery/Solar/Plug-In
Video resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Frames per Second30 FPS30 FPS
Video FormatH.264H.264
On-Demand Live ViewYesYes
Record Live ViewSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Field of View115° horizontal, 65° vertical110° horizontal, 57° vertical
ZoomYesYes
PowerRechargeable BatteryRing Stick Up Cam Battery 
Ring Stick Up Cam Solar 
Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In 
Optional Power SourceSolar PanelRechargeable Battery
Solar
Plug-In
Battery LifeBattery: 3-6 months
Solar: indefinitely
Battery: 3-6 months
Solar: indefinitely
Two-Way AudioYesYes
Motion DetectionStandardStandard
Motion ZonesNo, only adjust the sensitivityNo, only adjust the sensitivity
Person DetectionNoNo
Facial RecognitionNoNo
Sound DetectionYesYes
Night VisionYesYes
Internet ConnectionWiFi: 2.4 GHzWiFi: 2.4 GHz
Requires a Base StationNoNo
Siren110 dB built-into camera110 dB built-into camera
24/7 RecordingNoNo
Local Backup StorageNoNo
Cloud StorageSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Review, Share, & SaveSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Instant App AlertsYesYes
App SupportAndroid, iOS, WebAndroid, iOS, Web
Weather-resistantYes (Indoor/Outdoor)Yes (Indoor/Outdoor)
Amazon AlexaEcho Show, Echo SpotEcho Show, Echo Spot
Google AssistantNoNo
IFTTTYesYes
StringifyYesYes
Operating Temperature-5°F to 120°F-5°F to 120°F
Dimension3.8 x 2.4 x 2.4 in3.8 x 2.4 x 2.4 in
ColorBlack/WhiteBlack/White
Ring Stick Up Cam Battery HD security camera with two-way talk, Works with Alexa - White
All-new Ring Stick Up Cam Solar HD security camera with two-way talk, Works with Alexa
Ring Stick Up Cam Plug-In HD security camera with two-way talk, Works with Alexa - White

Last update on 2020-09-17 at 20:26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


What About the Ring Stick Up Gen 2 Wired?

Ring Stick Up Cam Elite

Ring Stick Up Gen 2 Wired turned into Ring Stick Up Elite. Literally the same thing, same specs, same look, same performance but different price/accessory. The Ring Stick Up Cam Elite comes with a PoE adapter. That’s the only difference.

Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 WiredRing Stick Up Elite
Video resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Frames per Second30 FPS30 FPS
Video FormatH.264H.264
On-Demand Live ViewYesYes
Record Live ViewSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Field of View150° horizontal, 85° vertical150° horizontal, 85° vertical
ZoomYesYes
PowerMicro-USB AC Plug or PoEMicro-USB AC Plug or PoE
Optional Power SourceNoNo
Battery LifeNoNo
Two-Way AudioYesYes
Motion DetectionAdvancedAdvanced
Motion ZonesCustom, up to 6Custom, up to 6
Person DetectionYesYes
Facial RecognitionNoNo
Sound DetectionYesYes
Night VisionYesYes
Internet ConnectionWiFi: 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
PoE
WiFi: 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
PoE
PoE AdapterSold separatelyIncluded
Requires a Base StationNoNo
Siren110 dB built-into camera110 dB built-into camera
24/7 RecordingNoNo
Local Backup StorageNoNo
Cloud StorageSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Review, Share, & SaveSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Instant App AlertsYesYes
App SupportAndroid, iOS, WebAndroid, iOS, Web
Weather-resistantYes (Indoor/Outdoor)Yes (Indoor/Outdoor)
Amazon AlexaEcho Show, Echo SpotEcho Show, Echo Spot
Google AssistantNoNo
IFTTTYesYes
StringifyYesYes
Operating Temperature-5°F to 120°F-5°F to 120°F
Dimension3.8 x 2.4 x 2.4 in3.8 x 2.4 x 2.4 in
ColorBlack/WhiteBlack/White

The Short Version

Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 Battery = runs off of a battery, can be solar charged, 1080p video quality, and pretty good field of view (115° horizontal, 65° vertical). However, it doesn’t have motion zones, and only supports 2.4 GHz.

Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 3 Battery/Solar/Plug-In = versatile power options, one camera can switch between battery, solar or plug-in charge, and decent field of view (110° horizontal, 57° vertical). However, lacks motion zones and support for 5 GHz.

Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 Wired = our top choice, supports 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz and PoE, has a very wide field of view (150° horizontal, 85° vertical), and also supports up to 6 motion zones. Great price too!

Ring Stick Up Elite = same specifications as the Ring Stick Up Cam Gen 2 Wired but more expensive and comes with a PoE adapter.

Which one are you getting?

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery HD security camera with two-way talk, Works with Alexa - White
Ring Stick Up Cam Elite, Power over Ethernet HD Security Camera with Two-Way Talk, Night Vision, White, Works with Alexa

Last update on 2020-09-17 at 20:26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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