Nikon went Photokina in Cologne, Germany, to announce the impending availability of a new line of KeyMission action cameras, including its first 4K 360-degree model.
Previewed at CES 2016, the ruggedized KeyMission 360 is the first Nikon camera capable of full 360-degree video in 4K Ultra HD.
The 360 captures true 360-degree video in 4K Ultra HD at 24p (3,840 by 2,160) or 1080p FullHD (1080p) utilizing two f/2.0 lenses and two 20-megapixel CMOS sensors. It features automatic in-camera stitching and several shooting modes, including Superlapse, Time-Lapse or Loop. It also takes 360-degree, 30-megapixel still images.
It has an in-camera stereo microphone for the audio track, while electronic vibration reduction is available to help steady playback.
The compact form factor of the 360 is waterproof to 98 feet, shock-proof to 6.6 feet and freeze-proof to 14 degrees F.
Nikon’s new SnapBridge 360/170 app for iOS and Android devices allows users to access camera settings, simple editing functions or live view and share content directly.
For more advanced editing functions, new KeyMission 360/170 utility software for PC and Mac allows is included.
Nikon has made a variety of accessories and mounting solutions available including a base mount adapter, two base mounts, a silicone jacket for added grip and protection, two lens protectors and a cardboard-style head-mounted display that, alongside a compatible smartphone, allows for fully immersive playback.
The KeyMission 360 uses a standard 0.25-inch tripod socket to which a variety of different mounts and accessories can be used with the included base adapter. It is also compatible with an optional remote control.
Also new is the Nikon KeyMission 170 4K Ultra HD action cam with a wide 170-degree angle-of-view, f/2.8 lens and 8.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, and the KeyMission 80 a wearable HD life-blogging cam that captures FullHD 1080/30p video with a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor and 25mm (80° angle-of-view) f/2.0 lens. It has a secondary front-facing 5-megapixel camera with a 22mm (90-degree angle-of-view), f/2.2 lens for quick selfies.
The 80 is waterproof to 3.2 feet, shock-proof to 6 feet and freeze-proof to 14 degrees F.
All three KeyMission camera products will be available starting in October with suggested retails of $500, $400 and $280, respectively.