Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Camera

Nikon announces D5 and D500 DSLRs, KeyMission 360 Action Cam

Japanese multinational Nikon’s press event at CES 2016 featured the company’s latest baby- action snappers.

Dust had not even settled over Nikon’s previous disclosure of the D5, the latest 4K DSLR flagship, when the new surprise was revealed.

KeyMission 360 is a 360-degree, 4K resolution action shooter constructed with virtual reality approach. The company has confirmed that a new line of action cameras is on its way.

Although detailed information is yet to be divulged, Nikon KeyMission 360 encapsulates a cuboid design.As compared to GoPro Hero4 Session, the size of KeyMission 360 is a bit on the larger side.

The Nikon KeyMission 360 is shockproof to 6.6 ft (nearly 2 meters) and is also water-resistant up to 100ft. The design of the camera is such that it can be seated on different platforms.

As per the specifications on the cover, it appears that this latest action camera from Nikon will come with an inbuilt Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options, apparently to allow a tablet or a smartphone to act as the camera’s viewfinder.

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Nikon D5 and D500 are also inline. These flagships are company’s two latest digital SLR cameras. D5 flaunts a FX format CMOS 20.8MP sensor that comes with an ability to capture 4K UHD 30P videos.

The Nikon Camera also features an auto-focus Multi-CAM sensor module. Other specs include 100% inclusion viewfinder, Ethernet for quick file transferring and double memory card support.

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D500 on the other hand comes with a DX-Format 20.9MP CMOS sensor. The device also encapsulates an ability to shoot 4K UHD videos and sports auto-focus multi-CAM 20K sensor module.

In terms of price, the D5 (only body) will cost around $6500 whereas D500 (only body) will set back its users around $2000.

The details regarding battery life, pricing and market launch of KeyMission 360 action camera are yet to be revealed.

The action camera arena has largely been dominated by Go Pro. Inclusion of big wigs like Nikon will toughen up the race.