Nikon Launches KeyMission Action Camera Series with 360° Video Recording

Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leaders in imaging technology is pleased the launch the series of KeyMission action and wearable cameras. They are designed to help users shape and share their missions, from the everyday to the extreme, and the stories behind them.

Nikon Launches KeyMission Action Camera Series

Earlier this year, Nikon had announced the KeyMission 360 - a tough, wearable action camera capable of recording true 360° video in 4K UHD. Today, Nikon unveils two more cameras in its action series, the KeyMission 170 and the KeyMission 80.

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With videos increasingly becoming the centre of everyday communications, the KeyMission action cameras build on Nikon's technical excellence in optical and image-processing technologies. The ability of the flagship KeyMission 360 to capture seamless 360° video in 4K UHD format changes the way people capture and share their experiences.

The KeyMission 170, which is shockproof and waterproof, captures dynamic 170° wide-angle 4K UHD videos and vivid images. With intuitive interfaces and simple controls, even first-time action camera users can record adventures effortlessly. Versatile shooting modes like Add Slow Motion, Superlapse Movie and Time-lapse Movie are available for creating dramatic scenes for any adventure.

The ultra-slim KeyMission 80 is a tough wearable camera designed for quick shooting of stills and movies, enabling users to record every moment of their experiences as it happens. Featuring an exclusively designed small NIKKOR lens, this compact camera enables capture of high quality images. It is equipped with a second camera with 4.9 million effective pixels and a LCD monitor for easy selfies.

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SnapBridge 360/170 app is exclusive to KeyMission 360 and KeyMission 170, which enables camera remote shooting and movie editing, while KeyMission 80 supports the SnapBridge app. Both SnapBridge 360/170 app and SnapBridge app, allow the camera to be constantly connected to a smart device, providing a convenient and automatic transfer of photos from the action camera to the smart device.

Commenting on the launch of the KeyMission series, Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd.said, "The launch of KeyMission camera is a milestone for Nikon as it signifies the innovation that Nikon is driving in the world of photography.

The KeyMission cameras enable users to retell their adventurous experiences with a distinctive approach. The series is a compelling combination of standout optical and imaging solution, smartly packed together in a seamless and smart device which offers connectivity on the go. Our customers will now be able to challenge the status quo of how their stirring

stories have been expressed until now, as the KeyMission series will facilitate them with stupendous images and video content."

Sajjan Kumar, Senior Vice President - Corporate Sales & Strategy, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, "Nikon KeyMission series is a revolutionary product range which will set a benchmark in consumer created content.

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Taking videos or stills with the KeyMission cameras will be an ongoing exploration and adventure. Photographers can now easily capture a high-quality 360° environment with the touch of a button, making the world of virtual reality accessible to everyone. We are delighted to offer this immersive experience to our consumers to seize all their special moments in clear and sharp 4K-UHD resolution like never before."

Simultaneously, Nikon has introduced a wide range of optional mounts and accessories made to push the limit of the cameras across diverse activities. For hands-free shooting, Vented Handy Grip is also available to prevent the users' body from being caught in the frame during handheld shooting. These versatile mounts and accessories will take the cameras through the toughest roads and scale the highest peaks.

Nikon Launches KeyMission Action Camera Series

KeyMission 360 Primary Features

· Recording of realistic, 360° 4K UHD*1/24p movies*2 that capture the entire scene in both the horizontal and vertical directions

· Responds to extreme conditions with waterproof to 30 m*3, shockproof to 2.0 m*4, coldproof to -10° C*5, and dustproof*6

· Powerful support for recording activities and editing content. Compatible with the SnapBridge 360/170 app (for smartphones and tablets), and the KeyMission 360/170 Utility (for computers)

· A rich line-up of dedicated accessories that expand recording possibilities

. Portability that allows users to focus on their activities, even while recording

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1. While the resolution of recorded data is 4K UHD (3840 × 2160), the resolution at which movies are displayed with playback is dependent upon factors such as the display device used and the display magnification ratio

2. There are parts of the shooting/recording range that cannot be captured underwater because images are magnified more than they are on land. Therefore, 360° content cannot be captured underwater. When the underwater lens protectors are attached, the protectors are reflected in images as black borders or bands. The camera may be unable to capture subjects positioned 60 cm (2 ft.) or closer to the

top, bottom, or either side of the camera because the subjects are not included in the angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame). Under some shooting conditions, the boundaries of the composited areas may be misaligned

3. JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under Nikon test conditions). The camera can be used at depths of up to 30 m (100 ft.) for up to 60 minutes. When the lens protectors are attached, it can be used at depths of approx. 20 m (65 ft.)

4. In-house tests have demonstrated MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5 shock resistance. When the lens protectors or underwater lens protectors are attached

5. Operation has been tested and approved at temperatures of -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F) on land and 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) underwater

6. JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under Nikon test conditions)

• These tests do not guarantee that the camera will remain completely waterproof, or free from damage or trouble under all conditions.

Nikon Launches KeyMission Action Camera Series

KeyMission 170 Primary Features

· 170_front_rightEquipped with an electric VR function*1 and supports 4K UHD/30p recording of 170° ultra wide-angle movies*2

· A tough body that is waterproof to 10 m*3, shockproof to 2.0 m*4, coldproof to -10° C*5, and dustproof*6. Further, when the WP-AA1 Waterproof Case*7 (available separately) is used, the camera is waterproof to depths of 40 m

· Powerful support for recording activities and editing content. Compatible with the SnapBridge 360/170 app (for smartphones and tablets), and the KeyMission 360/170 Utility (for computers)

· Equipped with a variety of shooting/recording modes, including Add Slow Motion, Movie + Photo, Superlapse Movie, Loop Recording, and Time-lapse Movie

· Intuitive and simple operation that even first-time users will easily master, and a compact body that can be easily attached to clothing and gear

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1. Uses image processing to compensate for camera shake electronically when Movie options is set to 1080/30p, 1080/60p, 1080/25p, or 1080/50p. The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) is reduced

2. When used underwater, the angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) is reduced

3. JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under Nikon test conditions). The camera can be used at depths of up to 10 m (33 ft.) for up to 60 minutes

4. In-house tests have demonstrated MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5 shock resistance

5. Operation has been tested and approved at temperatures of -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F) on land and 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) underwater

6. JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under Nikon test conditions)

7. WP-AA1 Waterproof Case waterproofing is JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent, and we have confirmed that the case does not leak when used at depths of up to 40 m (131 ft.) for up to 30 minutes

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• These tests do not guarantee that the camera will remain completely waterproof, or free from damage or trouble under all conditions.

• The SnapBridge 360/170 app is available for compatible iPhone®, iPad® and/or iPod touch®, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple's App Store® and GooglePlayTM.

• The KeyMission 360/170 Utility can be downloaded from the website (http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com).

• For the latest information and system requirements, please check your local Nikon website. For further information about SnapBridge, please visit the SnapBridge website at http://snapbridge.nikon.com

Nikon Launches KeyMission Action Camera Series

KeyMission 80 Primary Features

· 80_BK_front_rightGreat agility that enables one-handed recording with the press of a button

· Reliably stands up to sudden showers with waterproof to 1 m*1, shockproof to 1.5 m*2, coldproof to -10° C*3, and dustproof*4. The camera can play an active role in a wide variety of outdoor activities, including mountain climbing and trekking, fishing, and camping.

· Adoption of specially designed NIKKOR lenses ensures superior rendering capability, and the camera is even equipped with a lens for selfies

· Support for the SnapBridge app, which enables connection to a smartphone or tablet

· Equipped with a variety of shooting/recording modes, including Time-lapse Movie for recording changes that occur over time, and Route Shooting for capturing a journey with photos or movies

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1. JIS/IEC protection class 7 (IPX7) equivalent (under Nikon test conditions).Prevents water from entering the camera underwater up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 m (3 ft 3 in.). However, the camera cannot be used underwater

2. In-house tests have demonstrated MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5 shock resistance

3. Operation has been tested and approved at temperatures of -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F) on land

4. JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IPX6) equivalent (under Nikon test conditions)

• These tests do not guarantee that the camera will be completely free from damage or trouble under all conditions.

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