This year at Photokina, Nikon showing off the KeyMission range, and gave a glimpse of the KeyMission 360. The small black cube has a 20MP sensor on each side, each capable of shooting 1080p and 4K. The two roughly 180-degree lenses combine to give a fully immersive view of world. All thanks to clever onboard software that stitches the images together. It can also shoot 30MP, 360-degree stills, but as with most action cams, you’ll mostly be using it for video.
The KeyMission 360 features a rugged design and it is built to withstand the elements. Without any additional housing, it’s waterproof down to 100 ft, shockproof from 6.6 ft, dustproof, and freezeproof. Aside from added convenience, not requiring a housing enables for cleaner image and audio capture, as no additional layers are required between the mic and lenses and your subject. Like the rest of the KeyMission series, the KeyMission 360 uses glass Nikon Nikkor lenses, representing Nikon’s commitment to this lineup.
The top of the camera is dominated by a record button, and also has a low battery indicator. One side of device features a button for cycling through modes. While the other is a flap which hides space for a swappable battery and memory card.
Nikon also offers a range of 10 mounting accessories, from mounts to the head straps to harnesses and more, and the KeyMission 360 has a quarter-inch socket that should work with existing accessories as well.
So early signs seem good — they better be for the KeyMission 360’s MSRP of $500. But we will have to put it through its paces properly when it arrives this October.