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September 19, 2016 12:13 ET

Nikon Makes a Splash in the Action Camera Market With the New KeyMission Series; Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H Photo

A Series Consisting of Three Action Cameras -- Nikon's KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170, and KeyMission 80 -- Is Ruggedized and Ready to Take on Nearly Any Adventure

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 19, 2016) - In January of 2016, Nikon gave us a little taste of things to come, but today Nikon has proven that it is serious about the action-camera market. Three new Nikon action-camera models are making their way to market, all part of the KeyMission series: the aptly named KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170, and KeyMission 80. Each one has a different field of view and application, and all are versatile, rugged, and easy to use.

Nikon KeyMission 170 4K Action Camera

  • Capture 170° View in UHD 4K25/30 fps
  • 1080p at up to 120 fps; Hi-Res Stills
  • 720p at Super-Slow-Motion 200/240 fps
  • 33ft Waterproof without Housing Required
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction (1080/720p)
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lens
  • 1.5" Real-Time Monitoring & Playback LCD
  • Control & Playback App for iOS/Android
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof

Originally announced in January at CES 2016, Nikon's KeyMission 360 ticked a lot of boxes in the burgeoning 360-degree video and VR market. It uses two lenses to capture 4K-resolution spherical video without any gaps. Footage created with this camera is immersive, and viewers can look in any direction. Adventurers can show all the scenery around them without fear of leaving anything out. Filmmakers can guide the viewer's eyes in any direction through post production by selectively showing a portion of the 360-degree frame. This portion can be moved as if to pan and tilt a conventional camera.

Nikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera

The KeyMission 360 is ruggedized, as an action camera should be. It can withstand shock from drops up to 6.6', and can be submerged in 100' of water, so you don't have to worry about it -- even in extreme sporting situations.

As the nomenclature would suggest, the wide-angle lens of the KeyMission 170 renders a 170-degree field of view, capturing nearly everything in front of the camera in UHD 4K resolution at 30fps. The camera by itself is waterproof to 33', so aquatic activities can be recorded without requiring a housing. It's also shockproof to 6.6' and freeze-resistant in cold climates. If recording at lower resolutions, more video recording options are available. Electronic image stabilization minimizes shake in HD videos, while higher frame rates let you slow down the action for dramatic presentation. At 1080p resolution, 120 fps videos can be captured; 720p unlocks 240 fps video for some serious slow-mo.

Finally, the KeyMission 80 offers HD video recording and interval photography in a compact, body-wearable form factor. It features dual cameras; one at the front with optical and electronic image stabilization, perfect for hands-free shooting. While it's not quite as waterproof as its brothers, it can still survive submersion in 3.3' of water, and falls from 5'. Designed to be ready at a moment's notice, with features such as auto-on, this model is best for documenting your day. Simply unclip it from its magnetic harness to turn it on and start shooting videos with the front camera, or photos with the rear camera.

Nikon KeyMission 80 Action Camera

  • User-Friendly for Everyday Adventures
  • Front Camera: 1080p Video & 12MP Stills
  • Rear Camera: 5MP Stills
  • Optical & Electronic Video Stabilization
  • Natural-Perspective 80° Angle of View
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lenses
  • 1.75" Monitor & Playback Touch Display
  • Time-Lapse, Panorama, and Other Modes
  • 3' Waterproof without Housing/Shockproof
  • Magnetic Attachment to Included Harness

With these three cameras, Nikon has its bases covered for a well-rounded line of action cameras. If you're interested in capturing your excursions, or just documenting your daily life, one of these cameras can be just the ticket. Check the B&H SuperStore for more information on these products, including availability, pricing, and compatible accessories.

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