06 January 2016

Nikon's New Action Camera Shoots Video In All Directions

Article re posted from http://www.popsci.com/nikon-new-action-camera-shoots-video-in-all-directions

Nikon KeyMission 360

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Nikon KeyMission 360

Nikon's new 360-degree camera will be optimized for most virtual reality headsets. The footage it captures can also be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook.

You've probably heard about 360-degree videos. You've also probably heard about action cameras. Today, Nikon announced its going to combine the two in a new camera called the KeyMission 360.

The KeyMission 360 is compact like a GoPro, durable like a GoPro, and it also shoots 4K video like a GoPro. But what makes the KeyMission 360 truly unique is the the fact that it can take a beating while filming or photographing in all directions.

At the time of the announcement earlier today at CES 2016, very little information was available about the camera's technical specifications. Here's the little information that we know: it's waterproof to approximately 100 feet (30 meters), dust-proof, shock-proof and survives low temperatures without a hitch.

We still have no idea how much this device will cost, but it's safe to say it will likely be on the pricier side. Right now, GoPro's 360-degree camera rigs cost more than $1,000 including the cost of each camera. Nikon's solution appears to be much simpler, though we expect that functionality to come a premium.

Nikon KeyMission 360

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Nikon KeyMission 360

An angled view of the new omnidirectional action camera.

Nikon KeyMission 360

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Nikon KeyMission 360

A right-side view of the new omnidirectional action camera.

Nikon KeyMission 360

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Nikon KeyMission 360

A view from the top of the new omnidirectional action camera.



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