Last Year we saw the first 360° videos going viral in social media and in 2016 this technology could become accessible to the masses. Surprisingly, industry giant Nikon now announced to enter the action camera market with an entirely new series of cameras. The first model, the KeyMission 360 is able to capture 360° 4K footage and could be appealing to many riders. Read all the details on the KeyMission 360 in the press release:


The first in this lineup is the KeyMission 360 – a wearable action camera capable of recording true 360° video in 4K UHD. Bringing these different streams of highly relevant technology together in one camera brings an important and timely step-change to the market, which has had limitations in achieving true 360° video recording and making this widely available to consumers.

Nikon's Action-Kamera Debut kann mit einer einzigartigen Kombination aus 360° Videos und 4K Auflösung aufwarten.
Nikon’s first action camera offers a unique combination of 360° field of view and 4K resolution.
Von oben gut zu erkennen: die zwei gegenüberliegenden Objektive der KeyMission 360.
Easily discernable from the top: the two opposite lenses that enable the KeyMission 360 to get the 360° field of view.

The KeyMission 360 features an image sensor and lens combination on two opposite sides of the camera, and images from each are combined in-camera to create a single realistic, high-definition, 360° image. The camera itself is waterproof to depths of 30 metres without a separate housing, and is also very tough, standing up well to dust, shocks and low temperatures. In addition, reliable electronic vibration reduction, enabled via applications during playback, reduces the effects of camera shake, producing sharp and crisp movie quality. It has been designed for a variety of challenging conditions typical of the action camera market, while ensuring maximum ease of use and freedom of movement to facilitate a wide spectrum of outdoor sporting and leisure activities.

Das Gehäuse der KeyMission 360 ist bis zu 30 m Tiefe wasserdicht und sehr robust sein.
The camera is waterproof to depths of 30 m and is said to be very rugged.

The KeyMission 360 – the first of Nikon’s range of action cameras – along with a variety of dedicated accessories, will be released this spring.

We are excited to see how the new technology will be adopted by the bike scene and we are looking forward to creative 360° bike edits.

Text and Photos: Nikon PM

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