Amazon has delivered an arsenal of different cameras and smart devices over the past couple of years, but sometimes it can be difficult to determine which option is right for you. Both the Ring Spotlight Cam and the Ring Stick-Up Cam are great security cameras to add to your home, but which one will fit your needs better?

Keep reading to learn more about the differences between the Ring Stick-Up Cam and the Ring Spotlight Cam.

Ring Stick-Up Cam vs. Ring Spotlight Cam: Power Supply

Both the Ring Stick-Up Cam and the Ring Spotlight Cam come with similar power options. They both can be run on a rechargeable battery or be wired for power.

Battery

While Amazon estimates that their batteries could last anywhere from 6-12 months, most users have found that your mileage may vary. Ring support has clarified that for the Stick-Up Camera, the battery should last for approximately 1,000 activations. If you place your Ring cameras in a high traffic area, your Ring camera will most likely survive 1-3 months between charges.

The Ring Spotlight Cam does come with the advantage of being able to hold two batteries instead of one. When the first battery dies, it will automatically switch to the second one. However, it is important to point out that the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery option only comes with one battery, and a second battery must be purchased for $30 to take advantage of the extended battery option.

Wired

Both cameras can also be purchased with direct wiring options where the cameras can be plugged into any standard outlet and have power all of the time.

The Ring Spotlight Cam comes with a 20 ft cord attached. The Stick-Up Cam has two cord options, an 8 ft indoor cord or a 22.5 ft outdoor cord.

Solar Panel

Sometimes plugging in your cameras are not an option, but the battery life may not work for your needs. Ring offers a 3rd option for outdoor camera use.

The Ring Spotlight Cam Battery and Ring Stick-Up Cam Battery can be used with a Ring solar panel to keep your battery cameras running at all times. The Ring solar panel can be purchased with your camera or separately for $50.

Ring Stick-Up Cam vs. Ring Spotlight Cam: Cost

Cost is one of the largest differences between the two cameras. The Ring Stick-Up Camera is available for $99.99 in both the battery and wired options, whereas the Ring Spotlight Cam is available for $199.99 for both the battery and wired options.

Ring Stick-Up Cam vs. Ring Spotlight Cam: Functionality

The Ring Stick-Up Cam and the Ring Spotlight Cam have quite a large price difference between the two, and this largely comes down to the functionality differences between the two cameras.

The Ring Stick-Up Cam is a standard security camera and comes with all of Ring’s standard features, including 1080p HD video feed, live view, night vision, and two-way talk.

The Ring Spotlight Cam has all of the features of the Ring Stick-Up Cam, but also has room for two battery packs for extended battery life, LED light strips, and a Siren to scare off intruders. While both cameras have great features, the Ring Spotlight Cam has been optimized for outdoor home security.

Ring Stick-Up Cam vs. Ring Spotlight Cam: Features

The Ring Stick-Up Cam and Ring Spotlight Cam have plenty in common but also quite a few differences. Both cameras have the option to come in black or white. Both can be added to the Ring protect plan to unlock additional video storage.

The Ring Stick-Up Cam can sit on a stand without being mounted to any surface. This is great to set on a side table or move it around the house as needed. The Ring Spotlight Cam must be mounted to a wall and is less mobile than the Stick-Up Option. The Ring Stick-Up Cam is the smaller of the two cameras. This is partly because it only has one battery compartment and no additional lights like the Spotlight Cam.

Conclusion

Both the Ring Stick-Up Cam and the Ring Spotlight Cam are great options to add to your home security. Overall the Ring Spotlight Cam has additional features and functions that make it a great outdoor security option but also includes a much more expensive price tag. The Ring Stick-Up Cam is the better indoor option but is also weatherproof if you want to use it outdoors as well.