Nikon Keymission 360 Action Camera Preview
I don’t think anyone saw this one coming. Nikon announced a 360 Action Cam called Keymission 360. No one said it was a good name but it definitely is an interesting product. It’s not a GoPro it’s a Keymission lol.
There are not a lot of specs on this one just yet but from the look of it, it is surely unique. Look at it, it has a camera on the front and a camera on the back and BAM you get 360 degree video. You can swim with it, climb with it, fly with it, do anything you want with it. You simply have to find the uses for 360 as they emerge.
This could be a fun camera to take with us on Real World Reviews or to put in the middle of the table for RAWtalk. I am sure Stephen will enjoy editing that 360 footage, could be interest.
In terms of price all we were told was “affordable”. If they hit a $199 price point it could really change the game. I’m not sure they will hit that but lets hope it’s sub $499 or $399.
NIKON CHARGES INTO THE ACTION CAMERA MARKET WITH THE 360-DEGREE KEYMISSION 360
With the New KeyMission 360, Consumers Can Capture and Share an Exciting, Uniquely Immersive Perspective of Their Life and Passions
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2016) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced its entry into the action camera market with the development of an exciting lineup of products that build on Nikon’s legendary excellence in optical technology and imaging innovation. The first in the lineup will be the Nikon KeyMission 360 a rugged camera capable of recording true 360-degree video in 4K UHD allowing users to share new perspectives and explore imagery like never before.
The Nikon KeyMission 360 features an image sensor and lens on opposite sides of the device, with images from each combining to create a single immersive, ultra-high-definition 360-degree video and still image. A terrific companion for a wide range of travel, sports or when an adventure takes a turn off the beaten path, the camera is designed be easy to use and withstand the elements. Waterproof (approx. 100 ft./30m), and ready to stand up to dust, shock and low temperatures, the KeyMission 360 also features electronic Vibration Reduction (VR), enabled through applications during playback, that reduces the effects of camera shake to help produce sharp and crisp video quality.
Nikon will exhibit reference models of the KeyMission 360 at the Nikon booth at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from Wednesday, January 6 to Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The KeyMission 360, the first of Nikon’s lineup of action cameras, along with a variety of dedicated accessories, will officially be released in Spring 2016. For more information about the KeyMission 360 and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
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