Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera Preview

Nikon recently launched three new Action Cams, offering up a range of rugged models for three different types of adventurous storytellers. The flagship model is the KeyMission 360, which is set to deliver 4K Ultra HD videos in the VR-friendly 360-degree field of view. The cam features automatic in-camera stitching so you can quickly upload videos to the web as well as a dual f/2.0 lens / dual 20MP CMOS image sensor setup that can also capture 30MP 360-degree still images. Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) can be applied after recording.

Waterproof down to 98 ft., shockproof up to a 6.6 ft. fall, and freezeproof down to 14° F, the KeyMission 360 boasts superlapse, time-lapse, and loop movie modes. Loop is particularly helpful for saving memory while allowing you to never miss a shot.

The one thing you won’t see on the KeyMission 360 is a built-in LCD (the second lens is positioned where it would go). As such, Nikon has developed a special version of their Wi-Fi enabled Android and iOS app, dubbed SnapBridge 360/170, which users must access to adjust the settings menu, transfer files to your smart device, or to see a live view of, or to playback, footage. There will also be a KeyMission 360/170 Utility program for PC and Mac to help download and edit footage.

KeyMission 360 Features:

  • Dual 20MP CMOS image sensors
  • 360° video in 4K UHD at 24p [3840 x 2160]
  • Full HD (1080p) also available
  • Stereo microphone
  • 30MP 360° still images
  • Dual f/2.0 lenses
  • In-camera stitching
  • Superlapse
  • Time-Lapse
  • Loop Movies
  • Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR)
  • Waterproof (98 ft.)
  • Shockproof (6.6 ft.)
  • Freezeproof (14° F)
  • Wi-Fi
  • new Nikon SnapBridge 360/170 app (for iOS and Android)
  • KeyMission 360/170 Utility program (for PC and Mac)
  • 1/4 in. tripod socket

Included Accessories

  • Base Mount Adapter
  • 2 Base Mount
  • Silicone Jacket
  • 2 lens protectors
  • A cardboard-style head mounted display (for watching VR with a compatible smartphone)

Optional Accessories

  • Remote Control Accessory (included with the KeyMission 170)
  • KeyMission Tripod
  • KeyMission Extension Arm
  • KeyMission System Case (soft case)
  • KeyMission Hard Case (hard case for accessories and cameras)
  • Remote Control Accessory (360 only supplied with KeyMission 170)
  • Helmet Strap
  • Wrist Mount
  • Handlebar Mount
  • Chest Mount
  • Surfboard Mount
  • Backpack Mount
  • Suction Cup Mount
  • Handy Grip

Price & Availability

The KeyMission 360 Action Cam will be available in October (2016) with a $499.95 MSRP.

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