Nikon KeyMission 360 Review

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Updated July 21, 2022
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The Nikon KeyMission 360 rivals many of the listings on our best action camera buyer’s guide. Shoot 4K UHD video with, yes, a full 360-degree camera! It has the best image and video quality that only Nikon can provide. Although, Panasonic’s Lumix TZ200 might give it a run for its money. Connect it to Wi-Fi and download the SnapBridge app on your smartphone, and you’ll be ready to share with the world. Also, find out how it compares to other best-selling digital cameras.

Why We Like It – Nikon KeyMission 360

Capture all of the action with the Nikon KeyMission 360. With breathtaking 360-degree footage, the KeyMission’s video quality rivals most other action cameras on the market. It records the scenery even you can’t see at the moment, including your positioning in the 360-degree world. Show off your adventures to friends and family, and they’ll feel like they’re actually there.

  • Nikon-quality photos and videos
  • High 23.9 megapixel still images
  • Incredibly durable
  • Terrible smartphone app which has connection issues
  • Only an hour of battery on a full charge
  • Video stitching issues on final recording


Unlike the Mamiya digital camera, the KeyMission is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof without needing to use an extra case. It shoots some of the best still images for an action camera, with almost 24 megapixels of sharp photos. The main downside is that the battery life is only about an hour on a full charge, though you can get up to 2 hours if you play with the settings. The rechargeable battery is also removable, so you can bring extras and swap them out as needed. Another model with an external battery is the Nikon D5600 Digital SLR Camera.


Unlike other action cameras that rely on internal storage, the Nikon KeyMission 360 accepts removable memory cards. It’s also compatible with all of Nikon’s other accessories, including the KeyMission utility arm that will help you find the perfect angle. The main issue with its design is that it’s heavier and bulkier than the average action cam; if you’re looking for a lighter cam, try the GoPro Hero 7 Black. Otherwise, Amazon reviews note that the KeyMission is incredibly durable, even when dropped on hard surfaces.

Related: The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital Camera takes amazing photos regardless of lighting conditions.


The Nikon KeyMission 360 is one of the most expensive action cameras on the market (as opposed to the Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera, which is one of the cheapest), and Amazon reviews complain about subpar connectivity to the smartphone app. You need to purchase a special underwater lens separately, which eliminates the 360 capability. Extra lens protectors are also sold separately. While the video quality is stellar, the $500 price tag and compatibility issues drastically decrease the value of this action cam. With that said, you might want something a little cheaper, like the OCLU Action Cam or the Mevo Start Live Streaming camera.

Nikon KeyMission 360 Wrap Up

The Nikon KeyMission 360 has some of the best video and image quality on the market, but it’s very expensive and has issues with connectivity and underwater filming. If you don’t mind fiddling with the smartphone app, you’ll definitely find the KeyMission useful, but if not, you might want to check out another action camera (like the AKASO EK7000 Pro).