Nikon KeyMission 360 camera continues to record while being chewed by a tiger (video)

To start your Friday, here is a video of a tiger chewing a Nikon KeyMission 360 camera ($496.95) recorded by RSE Photography (Facebook | Instagram| Twitter):

"After capturing some great images of the Sumatran tigers, we decided to try and get some 360 footage of the big cats eating their food. We put the Nikon KM360 about 8-9 ft in the air attaching it to the internal fencing inside where they roam. The video captures the female tiger Dora getting very curious with the kit. To my amazement the kit survived apart from the "lookalike" Joby gorilla pod that the tiger treated like it's doomed prays bones, with literally only a few noticeable tiger teeth marks on the KM360. The tiger was okay and the KM360 still works as it should. So if any one is interested in how tough that action cam is, well check out the footage for your self."

Here is the long version of the video and a few pictures of the chewed camera:

Photographs by RSE Photography and used with permission.

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  • JoCarpenter

    Teacher is going to be mad!!!

  • spamdie

    Now the question that’s burning on everyone’s mind. Will the Tiger sue for who owns the copyright?

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      No, PETA will do it on behalf of the tiger!

    • animalsbybarry

      The tiger “released” the camera

    • Someone

      no, he didn’t press the record button did he? 🙂

  • Eric Calabros

    If it was Gopro Session the story wouldn’t​ end well

  • Roger S

    What is the body of the KM360 made of? The tiger has a bite force of 1000 psi, so that’s a pretty rugged chassis.

  • Ed Hassell

    Now we know: the KM360 takes a licking and keeps on ticking … or was that Time?

  • I don’t think you’ve seen real clickbait – the title describes the post, it doesn’t offer or promise anything more.

    • Hans98Ko

      Pete, don’t worry, I wasn’t directing my comments on you, but rather to the one who made this video.
      You actually did a good job by posting it here to show how bad the 360 video was after stitching.

      • Well, it was still recording…

  • Feline endoscopic procedures! I was wonder what those KeyMission cameras were for. Is there a large market for that sort of thing? 😉

    • Ed Hassell

      Guess Nikon’s just reaching into its past: don’t I remember a 120mm lens with a built-in ring light? I think it was referred to as a “medical” nikkor and aimed at the dental industry.

  • Marco

    We finally managed to find the only key mission camera Nikon managed to sell…

  • EnPassant

    KeyMission 360 test by the Tiger.
    Verdict: Fun for 90 seconds before it gets boring.
    I agree!

  • sickheadache

    I believe that is Tammy the Tiger, Tony’s Wife…and Tammy has just challenged the Copyright.

  • Lladnar

    They are being recalled as we speak so Nikon can add “tigerproof” to that naked edge begging for more type. Maybe American Tourister can put the rest of these on their suitcases.

  • br0xibear

    Interesting little review of the Key Mission 360 a while back…

    I don’t know about other countries, but here in the UK very few retailers actually sell the Key Mission cameras…as far as I can recall only Amazon, Jessops (Nikon Pro Dealer) and Currys (general electrical retailer) sell them.

  • Michal Parvanov

    we all need tiger-proof cameras !!

  • TwoStrayCats

    Did this void the warranty?

  • Was this a defective unit, or is the stitching on these always that bad?

    • SuperMarina

      Stitching is usually OK for subjects at a little distance, but things that are really, really close (like tiger’s tongue while the tiger is chewing on camera) doesn’t stitch well.
      Also, stitching doesn’t work for underwater video, even though the camera does have an ‘underwater’ setting. 🙁

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