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Nest cam (battery) poor night vision

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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.   




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Agreed. Just installed two cameras over the weekend and am not pleased with the night vision. My Nest doorbell does a much better job than these new cameras. Going to look into buying additional IR lights to mount below the cameras. 

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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?



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Yep, that video quality is pretty unacceptable by today's standards.

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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?

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So disappointed. Shoulda read the reviews on this issue before i purchased but this is unacceptable. For a camera this expensive night vision shouldnt be an issue. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻