Nikon action cameras

2016 - 2018



Keymission 360


Early January 2016 Nikon Corporation announced "its entry into the action camera market with the development of a lineup of action cameras...". Due to a production delay - nobody to blame for - Nikon introduced in September 2016 three new action cameras, called KeyMission. Maybe the start of a long series of interesting 'outdoor' cameras? Unfortunately 2 years later this dream was over!


The first in this lineup is the KeyMission 360 - a wearable action camera capable of recording true 360° video in 4K UHD. This camera features an 21.14 Mp CMOS APC image sensor and VR lens combination on two opposite sides of the camera, each lens with a focal length of 1.6 mm (equiv. 8.7 mm in 35 mm photography) and images from each are combined in-camera to create a single, high-definition 360° image. Various shooting and recording modes (incl. time lapse). 4k UHD/30p 170° wide movies can be recorded. The 200 gr. camera is waterproof to a depth of 30 meters, shockproof up to 2 meters, freeze proof down to -10° C and dust proof. With an additional waterproof case WP-AA2 you may dive to a depth of 40 meters.


Keymission 80

This cute and 75 gr. light camera features two CMOS sensors with each a VR lens. Sensor 1 on front of the camera has 12.4 Mp. and an AF-lens with a focal length 4.5 mm (equiv. 25 mm.); you'll find sensor 2 above the 4.4 inch 230k dot TFT/LCD screen; it has a 4.9 Mp. and a 1.8 mm (equiv. 22 mm) fixfocus lens for selfies. 80° images can be saved in JPEG, movies in MP4 files. Also this camera, which can be ordered in black or in silver (not in all countries), is waterproof down to 1 meter, shockproof up to 1.5 meter and freeze proof down to -10° C.


Keymission 170

This light (135 gr.) camera has a 8.3 Mp. CMOS sensor and a fixfocus VR lens (2.8/2.4 mm = equiv. to 15 mm.), which takes 170° wide images down to 40 cm. Images are stored in JPEG, 4k UHD movies in MP4. Further specifications are similar to those of the Keymission 360.

For collectors these cameras and their accessories have become interesting objects.