It’s been months since fans Nikon’s surprise unveiling of their KeyMission 360° camera at CES back in January. With competitor 360° cameras like Samsung’s Gear 360 already available and gaining market share quickly, we’ve been eager to hear more details about the Japanese camera company’s first foray into not only action cameras, but a 360-degree video camera that shoots in 4K.
Now we finally have it — and the Nikon KeyMission is set to arrive in October for $499.
Up until now, Nikon had only shared a few notable features about their 360° camera, including 4K video recording, NFC, WiFi and a waterproof design. During a Photokina press conference on Monday, Nikon finally shared more details, announcing that the KeyMission will come with two 20-megapixel (1/2.3-inch) sensors, electronic image stabilization, in-camera footage stitching and a swappable battery.
Nikon also announced that the KeyMission 360 is set to arrive in October for $499, which puts the price higher than a device like Samsung’s Gear 360 but with much better specs. You can pre-order on Amazon right now (10/26/16 release date).
Also announced was a new SnapBridge 360-170 app and desktop utility. The app pairs with KeyMission devices (iOS and Android) and can be used to shoot remotely and change settings. The desktop utility can be used to trim clips and push them to Youtube.
Along with the camera announcement, Nikon pushed over ten 360° videos to YouTube, sharing sample footage from a range of photographers and locations. Here are a couple below:
What do you think? Are you going to pre-order a Nikon KeyMission 360?