Some additional Nikon KeyMission coverage:
→ Nikon KeyMission 360 field test by The Camera Store.
→ LensRentals also published their review of the Nikon KeyMission 360 camera:
- Nikon’s decades of industrial design lead to a solid construction.
- The housing is waterproof without need for an additional case.
- It’s a suitable option for dipping your toes into 360 video.
- The app is really bad. It will turn away all but the most determined of users.
- Image stitching is okay but needs improvement closer to the camera.
- 4K resolution is muddied by what seems to be an inefficient video codec.
→ Newsshooter on the Nikon KeyMission 360:
"Using the app with the camera is painful. You have to turn the camera on, start the SnapBridge 360 app and connect via bluetooth; then use the app to turn on the camera wifi, then use your phone wifi control to connect to the camera wifi. The remote start/stop from your phone defaults to a 2-second self timer. Better to just hit the little switch on the camera that puts it in airplane mode and forget the app. On the positive side, you can control the image for: underwater; ‘Active D-Lighting,’ which changes the dynamic range; white balance; standard or vivid or monochrome color settings; and up to two stops exposure compensation."
→ PetaPixel's conclusion:
In my opinion, this camera as the potential to become a bestseller if Nikon will just add a few things to their software. My wish list:
- Manual settings for still and timelapse photography
- Auto HDR (especially useful for sunrise/sunset photography)
- RAW photos
- The option to record two .mp4 files, one for each sensor, on UHS3 SD cards.
→ Nikon KeyMission 360/170 utility version 1.0.1 is now released. Nikon published several videos on how to connect the KeyMission 360 with the Snapbridge 360/170 app on iOS and Android:
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