Look at you with your action camera that only films what’s going on in front of it. Think of all the great footage you’re missing from things that are happening behind you. Well if you don’t want to miss out on any of that, then you may well be interested in the Nikon KeyMission 360, a wearable action camera that film 360-degree footage in 4k ultra-high definition.
The camera, which was launched this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, features two lenses on either side of the unit, with the images combined to create a single realistic video. This is a different approach than with the 360fly camera which will soon be integrated into Giro and Bell helmets, which uses just a single len to capture its footage
The footage from the Nikon KeyMission 360 should be smooth too, with electronic vibration reduction to hopefully make the final footage a little less shaky than what we see from some handlebar footage.
It should hopefully be able to brave the elements, claiming to be waterproof to a depth of 30 metres, and “standing up well to dust, shocks and low temperatures.”
And that’s all the details we’ve got for now. Nikon says that the camera will be released along with a range of accessories in the spring. There’s also no word yet on a price, but given that other top-end cameras come generally cost north of £300, it’s not going to be cheap.