360-Degree Action Camera By NIKON
Nikon just announced the D5, a brand new 4K DSLR flagship camera. This is not it the main surprise is KeyMission 360, It is Nikon’s first ever action camera — and it shoots 360-degree video in 4K. It’s the first action camera in what Nikon is calling a new “family” of action cameras, and likely will be the only one that shoots 360-degree video.
The KeyMission 360 is a small square, a bit bigger than the GoPro Hero Session 4, but not as much of a cube. It also, obviously, has lenses on the front and back. It’s also shockproof to 2 meters (about 7 feet), and waterproof to 30 meters (100 feet). The camera has electronic vibration reduction, too. Beyond that, Nikon hasn’t shared any more details like pricing, availability, battery life, or the field of view of each lens.
Most high-quality VR is being shot by large camera rigs, and only a few smaller companies like Ricoh and 360fly have released consumer-grade 360-degree cameras. That all leaves a lot of room for competition, especially from big companies like Nikon. It will be amazing to such product once it is launched for consumer market.