Nikon KeyMission360 survives tiger-chewing torture test and keeps on recording

Aug 11, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Nikon KeyMission360 survives tiger-chewing torture test and keeps on recording

Aug 11, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The Nikon KeyMission cameras have had a bit of a tough time. First the KeyMission 360 suffered a long delayed launch. Then the line was split into three separate cameras, all of which felt a bit underwhelming. Finally they were unleashed on the general public, few of which seem particularly impressed by them.

One thing that’s not been mentioned much is the KeyMission’s durability. Chances are, this is because few have had one long enough to really put it to the test. But not so much for Russel Edwards at RSE Photography. He set one up in a tiger’s enclosure during feeding. One tiger, though, seemed a little confused about what was on the menu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF7SKzehDDc

Surprisingly, the KeyMission 360 managed to keep recording all the way through and survived the incident relatively unscathed. As for the Joby Gorillapod to which it was attached… Well, not so much.

Russel also posted the clip to Instagram, along with a description of the events.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXJFL1WgqeM/?taken-by=rsephotos

While the tiger didn’t exactly tear into the camera the way it might a meal, it’s still rather impressive that it stood up as well as it did. Russel also posted a longer version to YouTube which shows more footage from the incident.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJjehKV9ctE

Now, if only Nikon could get the image quality & stitching accuracy to match its durability. Then I might actually buy one!

You can check out some more of Russel’s work over on Facebook and Instagram.

[via NikonRumors]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “Nikon KeyMission360 survives tiger-chewing torture test and keeps on recording”

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    Bruno Paci

    C’est dingue !!! Elle marche encore après avoir été léchée par un gros chat ! :/