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Original poster: Ross W R
The night vision on my new nest cam (battery) is very poor. The photo attached is of my back yard and workshop (upper right). Very disappointed in this night video.
I, too, am deeply disappointed by the useless night vision on my brand new Nest cam (Battery). Take a look at my driveway - it's a perfectly clear night, but the camera makes it look like there's pea soup fog! Can anyone offer a potential remedy - or do you guys think I have a hardware issue?
You have light issues buddy. Look at the circles towards the upper area. Those are called Lens Flares. Happens a lot in photography. Could be simply bouncing light off of the car below. You probably won’t be able to see it if you look with your own eyes. Regardless, something in it’s view is bouncing light.
I had posted in another thread about vast improvement two nights ago with night vision. Then last night.. dark and almost useless. Tonight it started off dark and useless and then poof, the screen flashed and the night vision was superb. I have the moment of transition from good to bad recorded on nest aware. Come on google.. what’s going on?
Yeah I’m glutton for punishment apparently. I’m so stubborn with my OCD that the system has to match, so went with the battery camera. Wasn’t until I get in installed, in a place that was hard to reach, then realized I couldn’t record 24/7 with my expensive yearly subscription unless it’s plugged in. Kinda defeats the purpose of the recording, because it misses events. Scroll back manually and see what you find.
Also, the battery plug is a horrible angle… Why is it angled forwards???? I would rather it not stick out. That was an educated idiot with that design. They tried to make it tooo “fancy.” Focus on making the product better to set you apart. If the hardware and software is garbage, then I don’t care what it looks like.
The Nest Hello is also horrible. Actual good quality on everything, but people could break into your house, move everything out before it’ll notify you there’s anyone there. Shoulda went with Alexa but don’t really want Lex Luther (serious look at Jeff Bezos) covering my automation. Pass…