UPDATE: The Keymission 360 has been released.
Announcement and specifications
New sample videos
Comparison with Samsung Gear 360 and Kodak SP360 4k
Free accessory pack with preorders
Free shipping offer; available accessories
Keymission 360 comes with these accessories
Sample full resolution photo from Nikon Keymission 360
Hands-on report on the Nikon Keymission 360 from Photokina 2016
Keymission 360 Unboxing
UPDATE: Nikon announced that the Keymission would be delayed to October 2016 due to software issues.
4. It’s been spotted for promo footage.
5. Alternatives to the Keymission
The Kodak SP360 4k is waterproof and has 4k video capability. It does require two units to be fully spherical, but at least it’s currently available ($899 for the dual pro pack, $499 for a single unit).
Samsung has announced the Gear 360, which has 4k video resolution, and is partly waterproof and dustproof. It appears to be due at the end of April or early May and will be available for around $350.
LG announced the 360 Cam, which has 2k video resolution and is not waterproof or dustproof but is affordably priced at $200.
There are also 360 cameras from new companies such as Insta360, which has the 4k camera currently available at $599, and the compact Nano (3k video resolution) at under $200. Vuze, another new company, will have a 3D 360 camera that has a waterproof housing, and they have posted an underwater video sample.
6. UPDATE: New video samples
Nikon has posted several new samples from the Keymission 360. The samples show much improved stitching compared to the early sample videos from the Keymission 360. Here they are:
7. The Keymission 360 will be featured at Photokina and at PDN PhotoPlus. In both cases, it will be presented by Ami Vitale, who captured the giraffe and elephant videos above. This seems to suggest the Keymission 360 won’t be released before October 19 (PDN Photoplus). However, we may find out the pricing and availability as early as September during Photokina.
9/l8/2016 update: rumored discontinuation of the Keymission 360 (probably false)