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It was all the way back at CES in January when Nikon first unveiled the KeyMission 360, a shockproof and waterproof spherical 360-degree action camera. Now Nikon is adding two new action cameras to the KeyMission lineup: the 4K UHD-capable KeyMission 170 which, you guessed it, offers a 170 degree field-of-view, and the KeyMission 80, a small 1080p-capable wearable/lifestyle camera with an 80° field-of-view.
One of the big selling points of the KeyMission 170 is its water/shock/freezeproof design without the need for a case, a rarity in the 4K-action camera market. And while it can't shoot optically-stabilized 4K video like the Sony X3000, it can use electronic stabilization when shooting up to 1080/120p. It uses a 12MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and has a built-in LCD (non-touch), stereo mic, a standard tripod socket and a the Nikon EN-EL12 battery.
The KeyMission 80 uses a 12MP 1/2.3" sensor and has a 4.9MP rear 'selfie-cam.' It is intended to be used in the vertical orientation and comes with a holster to mount on clothing or a backpack. It is waterproof to 1M, and shockproof to 1.5M. It features a variety of time-lapse and interval timer functions for documenting important life experiences, as well as a touch LCD.
Nikon also announced a new SnapBridge 360-170 app and desktop utility. The app pairs with KeyMission devices and can be used to shoot remotely and change settings. The desktop utility can be used to trim clips and push them to Youtube.
All three KeyMission action cameras will be available in October. The KeyMission 360 will retail for $499, the KeyMission 170 will sell for $399 and the KeyMission 80 will go for $279.
The New Nikon KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170, and KeyMission 80 Enable Storytellers and Adventurers to Break Traditional Boundaries and Tell Stories Through Captivating Content
COLOGNE, GERMANY (September 19, 2016) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new line of KeyMission action cameras that encourages users to discover, capture and share their personal missions from an entirely new perspective. Rooted in Nikon’s legendary excellence in imaging innovation, this new camera lineup offers users a hands-free way to push the limits and document their adventures through high-quality immersive video that puts the viewer in the middle of the action. Previewed at CES 2016, the rugged KeyMission 360 is the first Nikon camera capable of full 360° video in 4K UHD, providing users a unique way to create engaging content like never before. Also introduced today is the new Nikon KeyMission 170, an adventure-ready camera capable of amazing 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 the spontaneous moments of everyday life.
Nikon’s KeyMission line is based on the belief that life is about discovering new people, new places, new knowledge and new purpose – that each individual is on a journey to find their personal mission that brings out the best version of oneself. The world is a better place when we experience and share our adventures, our stories and our loves; The KeyMission line provides a new way of seeing and sharing these missions with the world.
“The KeyMission series introduces amazing new tools for everyday storytellers eager to find and pursue their personal missions while sharing their loves with the world,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “History is full of stories told from behind the camera – the KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80 will challenge tradition and invite users to embark on a journey to share their missions from entirely new, immersive perspectives.”
Nikon KeyMission 360 – Fulfill your mission in full, immersive 360° video
Challenging the traditional boundaries of content capture, the Nikon KeyMission 360 gives storytellers the ability to explore, experience and share their missions like never before. The entire environment becomes one’s canvas, with Full 360° video ready to preserve an immersive chronicle of the moments that matter. Whether capturing a first skydiving experience, preserving an epic underwater adventure or immortalizing a child’s first birthday party, the KeyMission 360 allows users to see the world differently and easily share what they love.
Nikon KeyMission 170 – Experience life’s missions from a true POV experience
In a visual world where we learn through both our own personal experience and the shared experiences of others, the Nikon KeyMission 170 lets users tell stories from an individual’s point of view. It’s easier than ever to relive life’s adventures in fantastic quality, and transport the viewer right into the action to enjoy the moment as if they were there. Tethered to a surfboard or mounted to a backpack on the family hike, the KeyMission 170 helps bring any incredible journey to life.
Nikon KeyMission 80 – Live your mission and let the camera do the rest
Life is full of spontaneous moments, and the wearable Nikon KeyMission 80 is always ready to capture life’s everyday adventures, making sure you enjoy the moment while the camera takes care of saving the memory. Whether conquering your next hike, exploring the streets of Rome or simply playing catch in the backyard, the KeyMission 80 is there to easily and effectively capture your mission.
KeyMission Mounts and Accessories
Introduced alongside Nikon’s KeyMission line of action cameras are numerous optional mounts and accessories that will help users creatively capture unique content from a variety of different perspectives. Available accessories include:
Price and Availability
The new Nikon KeyMission products will be available starting in October 2016. The KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80 will be available for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $499.95*, $399.95* and $279.95*, respectively. Accompanying mounts and accessories, the Nikon SnapBridge 360/170 application and KeyMission 360/170 Utility program for PC will also be available starting in October 2016. For more information on these new Nikon products and pricing for optional accessories, please visit www.nikonusa.com.
1 Data is recorded in 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) resolution, but the resolution of videos when viewed differs depending on the type of display or display magnification.
2 The camera may be unable to capture subjects within about 60 cm/2 ft. from the camera’s top, bottom, or sides because the subjects are outside the angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame). Point the lens toward important subjects when shooting. Under some shooting conditions, the boundaries of the composited areas may be misaligned.
3 Since KeyMission 360 doesn’t have a monitor, the dedicated app “SnapBridge 360/170” is required to set up this camera, use remote photography, play back images, change settings, and more. Before setting up the camera, install the dedicated app on your smartphone or tablet. Wireless communication is not available when the camera is underwater.
4 This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge 360/170 (for KeyMission 360 and 170 cameras) or SnapBridge (for KeyMission 80 camera) application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
5 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation is under license.
6 Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
7 Compatible with KeyMission 80 when used with optional Tripod Adapter
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
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