Amazon Cloud Cam Reviews

Compare the Amazon Cloud Cam to top competitors like the Arlo 2 and the Logitech Circle 2, see pricing, cloud subscription costs, feature specs and more.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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The Amazon Cloud Cam is an indoor security camera system for homes and small businesses. The camera features full HD resolution, auto alerts, infrared LED lights for night vision, and captures up to 30 frames per second.

Updates:

Updated 26th of February 2020

We reviewed the pricing information, which remains unchanged, and made it easier to compare the Amazon Cloud Cam to top competitors Arlo Q and Logitech Circle 2.

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Amazon Cloud Cam

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Night vision lights.

2-way audio.

Works with Alexa.

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Affordable.
  • Easy to use.
  • Customizable notifications.
  • Good image quality.

Cons

  • No continuous recording capabilities.
  • Access limited to one Amazon account.
  • Not compatible with all routers.

Review:

The Cloud Cam is suitable for indoor use and offers good image quality, basic features, and is easy to use. Additional features, such as person and audio detection, as well as extended cloud storage, are available with a subscription. The Cloud Cam is a good option for people who want an affordable camera that works seamlessly with Amazon Alexa.

Highlights:

  • Easy to set up and use.
  • 30-day free trial for subscriptions.
  • Customizable notifications.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa.

Shortcomings:

Access to the Cloud Cam cannot be shared by different Amazon accounts, which can be problematic in shared households.

Reputation:

The Cloud Cam has a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Users praise how easy the camera is to install and use, but consider the access limitation (only one Amazon account) unreasonable, especially for shared households. Some users also expressed data security concerns and noted that the system is not compatible with all routers.

Key Features:

Feature

Description

Image Resolution

1080p

View Field

120°

Placement

Indoor

Storage

Cloud

Power

Cord

Smart Home Compatibility

Amazon Alexa

Subscription

Optional

Night Vision

Yes

Audio

2-way

Notifications

Email, Push

App

Mobile

Motion Detection

Yes

Pricing:

The list price of the Amazon Cloud Cam is $119.00.

Pricing Comparison:

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Arlo Q
Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Arlo Q:

Netgear's Arlo Q and the Amazon Cloud Cam are both indoor surveillance cameras with a similar feature profile. The Arlo Q performs slightly better in terms of night vision range, field of view, and range of integrations, but is also the more expensive option.

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Arlo Q Comparison:

Features

Amazon Cloud Cam

Arlo Q

Image Resolution

Up to 1080p

Up to 1080p

Night Vision

Yes

Yes (up to 25 ft.)

View Field

120°

130°

Detection Features

Motion detection (Person & audio detection available with a subscription)

Motion detection

Audio

2-way

2-way

Placement

Indoor

Indoor

Storage

Cloud

Cloud, Free for 7 days

Smart Home Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Notifications

Yes

Yes

Mobile App

Yes

Yes

Price

$119.00

$199.99

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Logitech Circle 2
Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Logitech Circle 2:

The Logitech Circle 2 offers a far greater viewing angle than the Cloud Cam (180° vs. 120°) and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The Cloud Cam is the more simple option and is more cost-effective, although this may depend on whether you opt for a subscription.

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Logitech Circle 2 Comparison:

Features

Amazon Cloud Cam

Logitech Circle 2

Image Resolution

Up to 1080p

Up to 1080p

Night Vision

Yes

Yes (up to 15 ft.)

View Field

120°

180°

Detection Features

Motion detection (Person & audio detection available with a subscription)

Motion detection

Audio

2-way

2-way

Placement

Indoor

Indoor / Outdoor

Storage

Cloud

Cloud, free for 1 day

Smart Home Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Notifications

Yes

Yes

Mobile App

Yes

Yes

Price

$119.00

$179.99

Amazon Cloud Cam Subscriptions:

Plan

Features

Price

Free

24 hours cloud storage, notifications, motion detection, unlimited downloads and video sharing. Supports up to 3 cameras.

Free

Basic

7 days cloud storage, notifications, unlimited downloads and video sharing, person and audio detection, and zone setting feature. Supports up to 3 cameras.

$6.99 /mo. or $69.99 /yr.

Extended

14 days cloud storage, notifications, unlimited downloads and video sharing, person and audio detection, and zone setting feature. Supports up to 5 cameras.

$9.99 /mo. or $99.99 /yr.

Pro

30 days cloud storage, notifications, unlimited downloads and video sharing, person and audio detection, and zone setting feature. Supports up to 10 cameras.

$19.99 /mo. or $199.99 /yr.

FAQs:

What is Amazon Cloud Cam Key Edition?

The Amazon Cloud Cam Key Edition is a variation of the Amazon Cloud Cam that integrates with the Amazon Key Home Kit and fully integrates with other Amazon security products.

What is Amazon Cloud Cam?

Amazon Cloud Cam is an indoor cloud security camera that allows you to view footage in real-time via your Amazon Cloud app when activity is detected. The camera features full HD video with advanced alerts and person detection and allows you to watch your live feed or video clips from a computer.

Does Amazon Cloud Cam require a subscription?

Yes. Amazon offers a subscription plan ranging from $6.99 to $19.99 per month. You can buy the Amazon Cloud Security Camera online at amazon.com for $119.00.

How does the Amazon Cloud Cam work?

The Amazon Cloud Cam offers 24/7 monitoring in 1080p Full HD, real-time notifications when it detects activity at your front door via the Cloud Cam App, and night vision that lets you see what’s happening after dark.

Does Ring work with Amazon Cloud Cam?

Yes. Ring can work with Amazon Cloud Cam through Alexa. It cannot be directly integrated as Amazon Cloud Cam is a separate security system.

Can Amazon Cloud Cam be used outside?

Yes. Although Amazon Cloud Cam is intended for indoor use, Amazon does sell a weather-proof cover so that you can use the Amazon Cloud Cam outdoors.

Can Amazon Cloud Cam record continuously?

No. Amazon Cloud Cam only records when it detects movement. The recorded clips are saved on your Amazon drive for a period of 24 hours.

What features does the Amazon Cloud Cam have?

  • 1080p full HD resolution.
  • 8 IR LEDs for night vision.
  • 30 frames per second.
  • Ambient light sensor.
  • Speaker and 1 omni-direction microphone.
  • USB port.
  • Works with Alexa.
  • Check-in/Watch clips from your Cloud Cam app.

Is the Amazon Cloud Cam setup easy?

Yes, the Amazon Cloud Camera is easy to set up and install and can be placed on a flat surface or wall.

What is the difference between Amazon Cloud Cam vs Nest?

Both security cameras support Alexa's smart assistant. However, the Nest camera only captures static images when it senses motion, whereas the Amazon Cloud Cam capture's video clips for you to review.