Nikon’s VR-ready action camera shoots 360-degrees in 4K, arrives next month
When we talk about action cameras, we do not include Nikon in the same breath as the GoPro or the Ricoh. To bridge this gap, back at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Nikon had unveiled the KeyMission 360 – a consumer focused 3D action camera with very scanty details. Nikon now has more to divulge. The amazing KeyMission 360, Nikon reveals, can film in 360-degrees in 4K ultra high-definition resolution. The entry level VR camera features NFC, Wi-Fi and has a completely waterproof design. It comes with a pair of 20-megapixel (1/2.3-inch) sensors and touts of features like electronic image stabilization, swappable battery and effective in-camera footage stitching option.
The KeyMission 360 will come with a KeyMission app, which should allow users to control the camera remotely with their smart device. According to Nikon, KeyMission 360 will retail for $500 when it’s made available in October.
Alongside KeyMission 360 details, Nikon announced a pair of complementing action cameras to enhance the KeyMission camera line. These two new cameras are dubbed the KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80.
KeyMission 170 is pretty identical to 360, just that the former lacks the amazing field of view. With a modest 170-degree viewing angle, the KeyMission 170 will feature a 12-megapixel (1/2.3-inch) camera sensor, a waterproof, shock and freeze-proof design and will be capable of filming in 4K. KeyMission 170 is also scheduled to retail in October starting at $399.
KeyMission 80 is the most novice of the lot. The little camera has 12 megapixel camera on the back and a 4.9 megapixel camera on the front. Capable of recording videos in 1080p at 30fps, the camera is priced slightly higher at $279. KeyMission 80 will also ship next month.