NIKON KeyMission is here!
360 oriented photographers represent a relatively small “category” in the imaging world and those who are long enough in the field usually stick to more or less their own practical recipe of producing High Quality 360 spherical images, whether for the Google Street View Program, Real Estate or simply for 360 art sake of things. While the static 360 content is no longer a stranger to the masses the 360 motion picture strives for refinement and continues to be a fairly challenging beast for the appropriate and “well rounded” reasons.
On the quality side seems that we can’t escape the GoPro cam array system agendas and Kolor Editing Platform to be taken somewhat seriously in the 360 VR community, and while the cost of the GoPro’s 360 setups, processing hardware and software is not an issue for many producers looking at the 360 cinema the portability, ease of use, on demand accessibility and the quality of the hardware vs content project a serious market demand.
Among many products such as Ricoh Theta, Samsung Gear VR respectable brands attempting to take a bite of the 360 momentum, NIKON clearly recognizes the significance of the 360 domain by offering us long awaited first answers to the 360 questions.
Being a “360 professional” and relying on my trusty setup consisting of Nikon D7000/8mm Sigma combination that handled well all of my commercial photography projects for Google I personally cant wait to test the newest NIKON KeyMission 360 in the practical world and baby step into 360 cinema so that i can write a hands on review. I want to believe that this is first product that has the potential to “bend the 360 market curve”