The Arlo Ultra and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor are two high-end home security cameras, by far the most specced-out DIY outdoor models I've tested.
Both cameras have 8-megapixel image sensors, which allows them to automatically zoom in on a person, a car -- or some other motion activity -- and track it more closely than a standard cam.
The Ultra and the IQ Outdoor are weatherproof and designed to handle changing temperatures, rain, snow and more without breaking.
It was less successful at correctly identifying vehicles, animals and packages.
As with most of the cameras I've tested, the Arlo Ultra's ability to identify specific things will likely improve over time, but the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is more consistent today.
Both cameras have impressive specs, making this section a draw, but there are some key differences worth discussing.