Nikon Launches Its KeyMission Action Cam Line with Three New Cameras

Apparently, new camera announcements came in bursts at the start of Photokina 2016. After Panasonic had introduced the upcoming GH5, alongside three other new cameras all capable of shooting 4K video, and Sony, Olympus, and GoPro dropped a few enticing products along the way, Nikon has also joined the party with the introduction of its KeyMission series. This brand new action camera lineup includes the KeyMission 360, a rugged 360-degree 4K video camera with front and back lenses, the KeyMission 170, a mountable action cam that captures 170-degree 4K video as well as slow-motion, and the KeyMission 80, an ultracompact hands-free action cam with the form factor of an old-fashioned compact tape recorder. You can use these cameras as standalone devices or shoot with them simultaneously from multiple angles to capture a variety of different perspectives for your production.

The Nikon KeyMission 360 is a dual-lens action camera that simultaneously captures two 180°+ images in up to Ultra HD 4K resolution at 24 fps and then stitches the two separate images internally thus providing one 360° spherical VR image. The KeyMission 360 features a rugged design as well as it’s waterproof down to 100 ft, shockproof from 6.6 ft, freezeproof, and dustproof. The camera also features internal electronic Vibration Reduction and is capable of shooting Full HD 1080p video at 24 fps, 1440 x 960 video at 25/30 fps, and 29MP still images.


Nikon KeyMission 360 Specifications

  • Capture Spherical Video in UHD 4K at 24p
  • Dual-Lens Capture and Internal Stitching
  • Also Record 1080p24 and 1440x960p25/30
  • 100 ft Waterproof Without Housing
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction (1080p)
  • 29MP Still-Image Capture
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lens
  • Control & Playback App for iOS/Android
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
  • Price: $496.95

The Nikon KeyMission 170 Action Camera captures an ultra-wide 170° angle of view in up to Ultra HD 4K resolution at 25/30 fps, as well as 1080p video at up to 120 fps slow-motion, 720p HD at 200/240 fps super-slow-motion, and high-resolution still images. It also sports built-in electronic Vibration Reduction for 1080p and 720p video capture along with 1.5″ display for real-time monitoring and playback.


Nikon KeyMission 170 Action Camera Specifications

  • Capture UHD 4K 25/30p with 170° View
  • 1080p up to 120 fps; Hi-Res Stills
  • 720p at Super-Slow-Motion 200/240 fps
  • 33ft Waterproof without Housing Required
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction (1080/720p)
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lens
  • 1.5″ Real-Time Monitoring & Playback LCD
  • Control & Playback App for iOS/Android
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
  • Price: $396.95

The Nikon KeyMission 80 features a front camera that records 1080p video at 30 fps and 12MP still images in a natural perspective 80° angle of view. There is also a rear camera that shoots 5MP stills. The unit also provides built-in video stabilization for the front camera that works as a combination of optical lens shift and electronic Vibration Reduction. Other useful features include a relatively large 1.75″ touchscreen display, rugged design, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, time-lapse mode, easy Panorama mode, auto turn-on when unclipped from its support holster, SnapBridge auto-transfer capability to mobile devices and more.


Nikon KeyMission 80 Specifications

  • User-Friendly for Everyday Adventures
  • Front Camera: 1080p Video & 12MP Stills
  • Rear Camera: 5MP Stills
  • Optical & Electronic Video Stabilization
  • Natural-Perspective 80° Angle of View
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lenses
  • 1.75″ Monitor & Playback Touch Display
  • Time-Lapse, Panorama, and Other Modes
  • 3′ Waterproof without Housing/Shockproof
  • Magnetic Attachment to Included Harness
  • Price: $276.95

All three cameras should start shipping at the end of October 2016.

[source: Nikon]

B&H Pre-Order Links:

Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera – $ 496.95

Nikon KeyMission 170 4K Action Camera – $ 396.95

Nikon KeyMission 80 Action Camera – $ 276.95

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