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Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D5600

4.88 in
3.82 in
Nikon D5500 Digital Camera
Nikon D5500
4.88 in
3.82 in
Nikon D5600 Digital Camera
Nikon D5600
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4.1 out of 5
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3 stars
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Sensor

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatDXDX
Sensor size0.93 in0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:23:2
Max resolution6000 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
ProcessorExpeed 4Expeed 4

Image

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
  • 100
  • 25600
  • Auto
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum2560025600
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets1212
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Lens mountNikon FNikon F
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.5 x
Minimum aperture3.53.5
Maximum aperture4.53.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1.5x
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
Manual focusyesyes
Number of focus points3939
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)3939
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Filter diameter2.05 in2.64 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)3939

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Screen size3.2 in3.2 in
Articulated LCDyesyes
Screen technologyLCD TFTLCD TFT
Screen dots10370001037000
Touch screenyesyes
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderOpticalOptical
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %95.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.82 x0.85 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-1.7 - 0.5-1.7 - 0.5
Eye relief0.67 in0.67 in
Separate info displaynono
Flip-out screenyesyes

Photography features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicMechanical
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures33
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyes
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
WB Bracketing
Yes
Yes
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/200s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1212
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
  • Fill-in
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTLi-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps5.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night portrait
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Beach
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps5.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 0.5±EV0.3 - 0.5±EV

Videography features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeStereoStereo
Speaker typeMonoMono
Supported audio file formatsPCMLPCM

Design

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialPlasticPlastic
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Red
Black
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealednono

Dimensions

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Weight15.87 oz14.64 oz
Width4.88 in4.88 in
Height3.82 in3.82 in
Depth2.76 in2.76 in

Storage

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots11
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3

Power

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)820970
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedYY

Connectivity

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
HDMInoyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB version2.02.0
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessBuilt-InBuilt-In
Supported WiFi typesIEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCnoyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Bluetoothnoyes
Firewirenono

Other features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Timelapse recordingyesyes
GPSyesyes
Orientation sensoryesyes
Languages supportMultiMulti
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes

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