All 3 Action Cams in Nikon's KeyMission Series Are Now Available for Preorder

Nikon's line of action cams, the KeyMission 360, 170, and 80, are now available for purchase.

Back in January, Nikon announced it was throwing its hat into the action cam ring with the KeyMission 360, a tiny 4K GoPro-style shooter that features dual wide angle cameras on the front and back. Well, they've just unveiled not one, not two, but three action cams in their KeyMission line, the 360, 170, and 80.

KeyMission 360

The KeyMission 360 is a dual-lens action cam that captures two 180-degree images simultaneously in Ultra HD 4K at 24 fps. It then stitches the images together internally to provide a 360-degree spherical VR image. The action cam is clearly ideal for VR filmmakers and extreme sports enthusiasts who want to get in on YouTube's curation of 360 VR content. Aside from VR, the KeyMission 360 is waterproof at up to 100' without housing, features built-in vibration reduction and Nikon Nikkor lenses with 7 lens elements in 7 groups. The price is set at $500 and should begin shipping in October.

Tech Specs

  • Capture Spherical Video in UHD 4K at 24p
  • Dual-Lens Capture and Internal Stitching
  • Also Record 1080p24 and 1440x960p25/30
  • 100 ft Waterproof Without Housing
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction (1080p)
  • 29MP Still-Image Capture
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lens
  • Control & Playback App for iOS/Android
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
  • Price: $500

Nikon KeyMission 360 Front

KeyMission 170

The KeyMission 170 is more like a standard GoPro than the others in the series. With a 170-degree angle of view, this action cam can capture Ultra HD 4K at 25/30 fps. Resolution is still pretty good when you get into slow motion territory with 1080p at 120 fps. Just like the new HERO5, the KeyMission 170 is waterproof at up to 33' without any extra housing. It features a Nikon Nikkor lens and internal electronic vibration reduction (image stabilization). This action cam costs $400 and begins shipping on October 26th.

Tech Specs

  • Capture UHD 4K 25/30p with 170° View
  • 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
  • Price: $400

KeyMission 80 

The KeyMission 80 is designed more for hobbyists than for professional filmmakers/videographers. It captures 1080p video at 30 fps with an angle of view of 80-degrees. Aside from that, it features many of the same specs as the 360 and 170, like waterproofing at up to 3.3' without housing, built-in vibration reduction, and Nikon Nikkor lens. It costs $276 and begins shipping along with the 170 on October 26th.

Tech Specs

  • 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
  • Price: $276

Your Comment


I would love to test those, especially 360 but why not also like this

September 20, 2016 at 5:04AM, Edited September 20, 5:04AM

Kim Janson
Gimbal developer

These look very appealing but whoever filmed the promo videos did an awful job. Terrible blown out skies and horrible skin tones.

I don't think its these cameras because even the shots that you can tell weren't shot with these 3 are blown out and pasty skin.

September 20, 2016 at 6:08AM, Edited September 20, 6:08AM


probably to match the dynamic range and skin tones of the action cams....

September 20, 2016 at 9:56AM


thought the same thing! and if they did it to match the action cameras, then the quality is as awful. gopro wins over this one. so sad.

September 20, 2016 at 11:50AM

rodrigo calderon
director / dp / creative director

I pre-ordered the KeyMission360 for 4 reasons: I do believe this might be the best 360 4k video option for under $1,000 out there, that I'll test when it delivers next month, 2: you get $150 worth of accessories that are basically necessary for the product when preordering, 3: 100feet underwater with no housing, can't wait to test that and 4: 29MP still image!

September 24, 2016 at 6:45PM, Edited September 24, 6:45PM

Ciprian Dumitrascu
Director / DP / Editor