Nikon Keymission 360 Review


Nikon Keymission 360 Introduction

Caught up in the massive momentum that has suddenly sprung up in the world of 360 photography, industry giants within the world of photography are doing their best to ride the wave. Nikon is no different, and their Keymission is a noble attempt that hits about as many marks as it misses; it is a great device, but it is priced well above many competitors in the world of accessible 360 cameras, so the critique on many fronts will be more sharp.

Nikon KeyMission 360
  • Shoot 4K UHD video and stills in spherical 360 degree field of view
  • SnapBridge 360/170 support with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth built-in
  • Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof without use of external housing

Nikon Keymission 360 Features

Don’t get me wrong, the Keymission is not a bad camera at all, in fact it’s one of my favourites in 2017. The design is totally top of the line, and it’s really a device with a lot of impressive features. The video quality is a jacked up, all in one, 360 4K system, and the camera takes photos at 20-30 MP with dual 21 MP sensors.

Unlike many competitors, this camera is waterproof all the way to 30 feet underwater. The videos are recorded at a bitrate of 58 Mbps and at 3840×1920. The device is totally unique in being a 360 x 360, 4K, which is something that can only be achieved within other 4K devices by buying two and stitching the clips.

The device is quite portable, weighing in at 198 grams, with dimensions of 65.7 x 60.0 6 x 61.1 mm. It’s compatible with iOS and Android device and smartphones. The device is great, but the value for the high price is debatably lower than some of its competitors. There is no live stream feature to use while recording, and the app is comprehensively engineered, but can be a little bit glitchy at times.

Nikon Keymission 360 Video

The stitching and audio are done by the programming, so you don’t have to worry about stitching your own videos and photos together. Videos export to sites like Facebook and Youtube with total ease. From here, videos can be viewed with Cardboard. The lithium-ion battery lives up to around 230 shots. There is no internal storage and the device relies on an SD card.

Nikon Keymission 360 Verdict

In general, this is a great 360 camera with a lot of impressive features. The pre-stitched video prevents a lot of headaches, the WiFi and other wireless features deliver well, and the extended technology is all well designed. There are a few inefficiencies, and the price is high, but the Keymission is a sign of good things to come for Nikon in the realm of 360 photography.

Nikon KeyMission 360

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$499.95 - $3.00 $496.95
Nikon KeyMission Accessory Pack

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$149.95 - $53.00 $96.95
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