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Compare the Nikon KeyMission 360 to the 170 and the 80

The KeyMission series from Nikon consists of KeyMission 360, KeyMission 170 and KeyMission 80. All three are waterproof and shock, dust and frost resistant. Now the big question is: which model do you go for? In this article we explain the similarities and differences between the 3 models.

In short

KeyMission 360 KeyMission 170 KeyMission 80
Viewing angle 360 degrees 170 degrees 80 degrees
Video resolution 4K 4K Full HD
Waterproof to a depth of 30 meters 10 meters 1 meter
Shock resistant to 2 meters 2 meters 1 meter
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC
LCD Display No 1.5 inches 1.71 inches
App SnapBridge 360/170 SnapBridge 360/170 SnapBridge

Overview

Nikon KeyMission 360

** Movie in 360 degrees **

  • With 2 lenses, 1 on the front and 1 on the back, the Keymission 360 has a striking appearance. The action camera does not have an LCD screen. However, the camera can be attached to a tripod or mount using the 1/4 tripod connection.
  • The 360 ​​degree camera weighs 198 grams and has a CMOS image sensor. The model is waterproof up to 30 meters and dust, shock and frost resistant up to 10 degrees below 0. Thanks to the electronic vibration reduction, vibrations in the image are reduced.
  • If you like a simple operation then you are good with the Keymission 360 . The camera has only 2 buttons, 1 for making videos and 1 for taking pictures. The action cam can be remotely controlled with the SnapBridge application.

Nikon KeyMission 170

** Filming in 170 degrees **

  • The Keymission 170 looks very close to the design of the GoPro action cameras. Thanks to the LCD screen you can see what you film or photograph. The camera can be connected to a tripod or mount using the 1/4 tripod socket.
  • The camera weighs 134.5 grams and has a CMOS image sensor. The model is waterproof up to 10 meters, dust, shock and frost resistant to 10 degrees below 0. The Keymission 170 has electronic vibration reduction.
  • In addition to two recording buttons, for taking pictures and videos, the action cam has three small buttons with which you operate the LCD screen. You operate the camera remotely with the supplied remote control or via the SnapBridge 360/170 app.

Nikon KeyMission 80

** Filming in 80 degrees **

  • The Keymission 80 has a narrow and thin design, making the camera easy to operate with one hand. Thanks to the LCD screen you can immediately see what you are recording. It also has an extra camera on the back for making selfies and a built-in flash.
  • With a weight of 74 grams the camera is light. The model is waterproof up to 1 meter deep and is dust, shock and frost resistant to 10 degrees below 0. The Keymission 80 has a CMOS image sensor and electronic vibration reduction.
  • The operation is quite easy. The camera has only a few buttons and the LCD screen has a touchscreen. It is possible to control the action cam remotely with your smartphone. Download the SnapBridge app with which you also adjust settings.

Image quality

Nikon KeyMission 360

Nikon KeyMission 360

  • The 360 ​​degree camera has a video resolution of 4K Ultra HD and has a maximum image size of 7744 x 3872 pixels. Good to know: because the lens of the Keymission 360 is a wide-angle lens, you create spherical images.
  • The action camera has a rechargeable and exchangeable Li-ion battery. When the battery is empty, the sportscam needs an average of 2.5 hours to recharge. With a full battery you can film on average 70 minutes in a row or shoot about 230 photos.
  • Connect the action camera to your smartphone via the SnapBridge 360/170 application. So you can view, edit and share images with your friends or watch live with the recordings of your camera. You can also transfer images to your smartphone.
Nikon KeyMission 170

Nikon KeyMission 170

  • The action camera has a video resolution of 4K Ultra HD and has a maximum image size of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The lens of the Nikon Keymission 170 is a wide-angle lens. Good to know is that you create spherical images.
  • A rechargeable Li-ion battery is supplied with the 170 degree camera. When the battery is full you can film for about 60 minutes in a row or shoot about 250 images. The battery needs approximately 2.5 hours to recharge.
  • You can connect the Keymission 170 to your smartphone with the SnapBridge 360/170 app. This app makes it possible to transfer, view, edit and share the recorded images with your friends. Nikon has a Youtube account with instructional videos.
Nikon KeyMission 80

Nikon KeyMission 80

  • The action camera features a video resolution of Full HD and has a maximum image size of 3968 x 2976 pixels. The extra lens at the back contains 4.9 megapixels. As a result, the image quality of the second lens is lower than the lens at the front.
  • The Keymission 80 has a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery. It is possible to film continuously for approx. 40 minutes or shoot around 250 images on a full battery. Charging the camera takes an average of three hours. The battery is not interchangeable.
  • To view, edit or transfer the captured images to your smartphone, use the SnapBridge app. You can also adjust the settings via the app or watch live with the images that the action camera shoots.

Conclusion

Do you want to capture everything around you in 360 degrees? Then the Nikon KeyMission 360 is a suitable model for you. This camera is waterproof up to 30 meters. You operate the camera with 2 buttons. Do you want to be able to set the settings according to your own wishes and do you settle for an angle of view of 170 degrees? Then the KeyMission 170 is more for you. Those looking for a compact camera that you can operate with one hand, choose the Nikon KeyMission 80.

Nikon Keymission 360

  • 4K with 30 frames per second
  • 23.9-megapixel photos
  • Waterproof up to 30 meters
209,-
no longer available

Nikon Keymission 170

  • 4K at 30 frames per second
  • 12-megapixel photos
  • With 2 mounts
199,-
no longer available

Nikon Keymission 80 Black

  • 1080p Full HD
  • 12.3-megapixel photos
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
149,-
no longer available
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