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Nikon KeyMission 180 And 70: The Subsequent Finest Motion Digital camera for Sailors

One month in the past, Nikon despatched us their motion to overview, however I didn’t know the place to make use of it for as we’ve three items of GoPros. For those who’ve been following our journey, you’ll know that we at the moment are targeted on our first crusing throughout the Caribbean. I’ve been focusing now on being a housewife (or shall I say boat spouse) studying learn how to prepare dinner and all.

Final Christmas, we had been simply having drinks with our liveaboard neighbors, and we simply determined to get a kitten to us firm. So off we went to Florida Keys SPCA the very subsequent day and introduced dwelling an cat which was born on the day of Hurricane Irma. He’s a survivor like us and our S/V Empress! His title was Kyle, however that doesn’t sound like an excellent title for a liveaboard cat. So we named him as our very personal child, ‘Captain Ahab.’

We’re at the moment within the means of understanding how he behaves. I seen that he retains on hiding on each nook, enjoying with issues that aren’t his toys, and he’s very candy. He goes to our mattress to sleep too! As he’s now a member of our rising household and we’re within the course of of coaching him, I believed to myself ‘Why don’t I report this? It might be helpful for all of the cat lovers on the market and those that wish to prepare their pets whereas dwelling on a sailboat!’ So any longer, I’ll report Captain Ahab’s coaching progress and crusing life with my Nikon KeyMission 80 and Nikon KeyMission 170. Hopefully someday, I’ll have the ability to report his swimming expertise with it too! 😛

BUILT TO CAPTURE LIFE OUTDOORS

The Nikon KeyMission line is constructed to seize your life exterior of your consolation zone– it is waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof. It’s one thing that you could take out whereas cruising round Antarctica, down when you’re diving within the Caribbean, up whereas skydiving in Dubai, or when you’re on the French Alps. It is going to definitely seize each spontaneous second of your life. Take it to the total moon social gathering in Thailand, take it as you swim in Maldives’ crystal clear seaside, stroll round Paris or seize each nook of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona– take it wherever you need anytime, on a regular basis!

THE SNAPBRIDGE APP

One factor I like concerning the KeyMission is its built-in Wi-Fi with Bluetooth for fast sharing. Movies and photographs from KeyMission 170 and 80 will be considered, edited and shared with a suitable smartphone (Android 5.zero or later, 6.zero.1 or later, 7.zero or later, or eight.zero. A tool with Bluetooth four.zero or later (i.e., a tool that helps Bluetooth Low Vitality is required) and the SnapBridge 360/170 app.

When linked, this app offers you the ability to arrange the digicam, shoot remotely, change settings and robotically switch and share photographs out of your smartphone. (I so love the ability of our smartphones!)

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE NIKON KEYMISSION CAMERA

Whereas each cameras are able to be taken to probably the most adventures, every nonetheless has their distinct options which can swimsuit one traveler to a different. Except for these technically associated variations, listed here are some issues I seen personally whereas making an attempt out each:

1. WIDE V. ULTRA-WIDE LENS

The KeyMission 170 has a NIKKOR ultra-wide angle lens of 170° whereas the KeyMission 80 has a large 80° lens. So when you’re somebody who goes to such scenic and delightful locations, then the KeyMission 170 is for you! I want the 80° as a result of it captures simply the right angle of our sailboat and our crusing adventures 🙂

2. TO SELFIE OR NOT TO SELFIE?

Selfie photographs are our cell phone’s obligation. However it might be KeyMission 80’s too with its highly effective four.9 million pixels digicam– to not out that your face gained’t be the one factor taking over all of the on the display screen, you get 80° of the scenic background 🙂

three. PHOTO AND VIDEO QUALITY

Each cameras have a very good picture and video high quality which is sort of the identical, so I’m evaluating it to my GoPro this time. The wide-angle and HD picture is higher than GoPro relating to readability and sharpness. The colour is extra life like in comparison with GoPro! For those who don’t imagine me sufficient, try video critiques on youtube and also you’ll be stunned at how stunning the picture/video end result is. (I’m going to make water video overview too so be careful!)

four. CAMERA SIZE

Each cameras are actually small, and it’s solely barely greater than the palm of my fingers. I carry a number of devices more often than not, and I actually can’t afford to deliver extra more often than not. So this one is an ideal journey companion!

5. THE PRIZE

Amazon value is $249.97 for the KeyMission 170  and $249 for the KeyMission 80. That’s cheaper than the GoPro Hero 5 black. And for a digicam that has the identical efficiency, it’s a somewhat higher deal.

6. IT DOESN’T NEED A CASING

The waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof characteristic is built-in on the digicam, and also you don’t want a tough casing for that. However if you wish to take it than 1 meter for KeyMission 80 and 10 meters for KeyMission 170, then a protecting case will come in useful 🙂

WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT IT

Regardless of all of the issues I like about it, there are nonetheless some options that should be .

1. HOW THE KEYMISSION 80 LOOKS

The KeyMission 170 appears cute and however not the KeyMission 80. The latter appears like one thing that somebody takes out when he desires to smoke (a lighter, sure!)– it appears very manly for me.

2. THE BUGS IN THE APP

Sadly, though the options on the app makes use of are promising, it doesn’t work very nicely particularly with the brand new replace. Few points had been raised just lately on the app web page prefer it’s very exhausting to attach, it doesn’t switch quick when utilizing Bluetooth, and so on. however all of those had been resolved now. As for me, I didn’t have a tough time connecting and transferring information, so it’s fairly 🙂

WILL I RECOMMEND IT?

Sure! The KeyMission’s picture and video high quality are actually good, and it’s extremely really helpful particularly once you’re somebody who likes taking a number of them and who likes to create movies of your journey. The KeyMission 80 has this cool characteristic that it immediately activates once you take away it from the magnetic clip, so it’s good for spontaneous photographs. I like it, and Captain Ahab loves it too! 🙂

Comply with Nikon on IG: @nikonschoolUK and Twitter: @UKNikon and see the KeyMission’s gorgeous photographs! #Nikon #KeyMission #Iamonamission

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