Nikon have released their new line of KeyMission action cameras, and I should be getting my hands on all three of them. I’ll be poring over their details in a little while, but here’s a quick rundown on what they offer.
This new camera lineup offers users a hands-free way to document their adventures through high-quality immersive video that puts the viewer in the middle of the action. The KeyMission 360 is the first Nikon camera capable of full 360° video in 4K UHD. Also available is the new Nikon KeyMission 170, an adventure-ready camera capable of stills and 4K UHD video at a wide-angle point of view, as well as Nikon’s KeyMission 80, a compact and lightweight camera for capturing spontaneous moments.
The Nikon KeyMission 360 helps users capture sharp, true 360° video in 4K UHD at 24p [3840 x 2160]1 or Full HD (1080p). Two f/2.0 lenses and two 20-megapixel CMOS sensors combine to create videos and photos without blind spots. Automatic in-camera stitching cuts down on the previously daunting editing process while eliminating the need for multiple cameras or specialized, expensive rigs, making it easy to share on supported 360° content platforms.
You can also customize videos with shooting modes like Superlapse, Time-Lapse or Loop Movies that help provide unique perspectives of any story – or capture 360°, 30-megapixel still images. An in-camera stereo microphone helps provide crisp and clear accompanying audio, while Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) is available after-capture to help steady playback
The Nikon KeyMission 170 features a super-wide 170° angle-of-view, f/2.8 lens and 8.3-megapixel CMOS sensor combine to capture 4K UHD or 1080p Full HD video. In-camera Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) (1080p HD) helps minimize camera shake, and sports a rear LCD that helps frame shots in live view, play back video and change settings with ease.
The Nikon KeyMission 80 features Time-Lapse recording and interval timer functions to chronicle life’s journeys with hassle-free high-quality stills or Full HD 1080/30p video, utilizing a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor and 25mm (80° angle-of-view) f/2.0 lens.
I’ll be back on radio and here on the website to give my hands-on impressions on the hardware and companion apps soon, so watch this space.
Until next time!