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Nikon KeyMission 360: A Waterproof 4K Action Cam for 360° Photos and Videos

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Nikon surprised everyone today by announcing an entirely new type of camera at CES 2016 in Vegas. The Nikon KeyMission 360 is a new wearable, waterproof action camera that can capture 360-degree footage in 4K.

The camera is Nikon’s first attempt at an action camera, and it features a rugged exterior that can handle all the outdoor adventures you can. It’s waterproof down to 100 feet (~30m) and is resistant against dust, shock, and low temperatures. There’s also electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) that helps reduce camera shake when playing video back through Nikon applications.

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Inside the camera is an image sensor and lens on opposite sides of the device. When stitched together, the captured imagery form a single, immersive, ultra-high-def 360-degree video (and photo).

Here’s a promo video with sample footage captured with a prototype unit of this camera:

The Nikon KeyMission 360 will be officially released in Spring 2016. Exact pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

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