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Nikon D5500 Digital Camera
Nikon D5500
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Nikon D7200 Digital Camera
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Sony a7 Digital Camera
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Sensor

Sensor typeCMOSCMOSExmor CMOS
Image sensor formatDXDXFull frame
Sensor size0.93 in0.93 in1.41 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx25.0 Mpx25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx24.0 Mpx24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
3:2
Max resolution6000 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
  • 4800x3200
  • 3600x2400
  • 2400x1600
  • 6000x3376
  • 3936x2624
  • 3936x2216
  • 3008x1688
  • 3008x2000
ProcessorExpeed 4Expeed 4BIONZ X

Image

ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
  • 100
  • 25600
  • 100
  • 200
  • 6400
  • 25600
ISO minimum10010050
ISO maximum256002560025600
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets121210
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Direct sunlight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Fluorescent L
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Custom white balanceyesyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • EXIF
  • JPEG XR
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Vivid
  • Neutral
  • Sepia
Image stabilizernonono
Image stabilization typeNoNoNo
Supported aspect ratios
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
16:93:2
Uncompressed formatRAWRAWRAW
AEB/HDR supportyesyesyes
Boosted ISO maximum
N/A
102400
N/A
HDR
N/A
yesyes
Boosted ISO minimum
N/A
N/A
50

Optics and focus

Lens mountNikon FNikon FSony E-mount
Optical zoom7.8 x7.8 x
N/A
Digital zoom7.8 x
N/A
8.0 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.5 x0.71 x
Minimum aperture3.53.5
N/A
Maximum aperture4.51.822
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/ManualManual
Contrast autofocusyesyesyes
Contrast adjustmentyes
N/A
N/A
Brightness adjustmentyes
N/A
N/A
Autofocus in recording modeyesyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1.5x
N/A
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Selective
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Centre weighted Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyesyes
Manual focusyesyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
N/A
Auto
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyesyes
Number of focus points395125
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)3951117
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based onlyOptical
Filter diameter2.05 in2.64 in2.17 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)395125

Screen and viewfinder

Screen size3.2 in3.2 in3.0 in
Articulated LCDyesnoyes
Screen technologyLCD TFTLCDLCD
Display resolution720 x 480 px
N/A
N/A
Screen dots103700012288001230000
Touch screenyesnoyes
Field of view100.0 %
N/A
100.0 %
Live viewyesyesyes
ViewfinderOpticalOpticalElectronic
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %100.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.82 x0.94 x0.71 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
N/A
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-1.7 - 0.5-2 - 1-4 - 3
Eye relief0.67 in0.77 in
N/A
Separate info displaynoyesno
Flip-out screenyesno
N/A
Second display
N/A
nono
Viewfinder screen size
N/A
N/A
0.5 in
Viewfinder resolution
N/A
N/A
2359296.0 px

Photography features

Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Movie
  • Program
  • Scene
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyesyes
Number of exposures393
Exposure compensation plus555
Exposure compensation minus-5-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 2
Continuous shootingyesyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
3.0 s
Histogramyesyesyes
AE frames3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
WB Bracketing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subject / scene modesyesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/250s1/250s
Built-in flashyesyesyes
Flash range1212
N/A
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Flash OFF
  • Forced OFF
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
  • High-speed Sync
  • Pre-flash
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTLi-TTLTTL
External flashyesyesyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps6.0 fps5.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night portrait
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Beach
  • Candlelight
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Dawn
  • Dusk
  • Food
  • Night landscape
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Sunset
  • Night portrait
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps6.0 fps5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps6.0 fps5.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 0.5±EV0.3 - 3.0±EV0.3 - 2.0±EV
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)
N/A
N/A
1/8000 sec
Face detection
N/A
N/A
yes

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
1280.0 px
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1440 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • AVC
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • AVC
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
  • MP4
  • MPEG-4
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
N/A
  • NTSC
  • PAL
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60.0 fps60.0 fps60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps
N/A
30.0 fps

Audio features

Built-in microphoneyesyesyes
Microphone typeStereoStereoStereo
Built-in speakersyes
N/A
yes
Speaker typeMonoMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyesyes
Supported audio file formatsPCMLPCMAAC
Audio system
N/A
StereoStereo
Noise reduction
N/A
yesyes

Design

Body typeSLRSLRMILC
Body materialPlasticAluminum-magnesiumMagnesium alloy
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Red
BlackBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyesyes
Environmentally sealednoyesyes

Dimensions

Weight15.87 oz23.81 oz14.67 oz
Width4.88 in5.33 in5.0 in
Height3.82 in4.19 in3.72 in
Depth2.76 in2.99 in1.9 in

Storage

Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • MS Pro Duo
  • MS Pro-HG Duo
  • MS XC-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots121
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW
Dual memory card slots
N/A
yesyes

Power

Power source typeBatteryBattery
  • AC
  • Battery
Battery life (CIPA)8201110270
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity1230.0 mAh
N/A
N/A
Battery voltage7.2 V
N/A
N/A
Number of batteries supported111
AC adapter includedY
N/A
yes

Connectivity

HDMInoyesyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMiniMicro
USB portyes
N/A
N/A
USB version2.02.02.0
Microphone portyesyesyes
WirelessBuilt-InBuilt-InBuilt-In
Supported WiFi typesIEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
N/A
Remote controlyesyesyes
PictBridgeyesyesno
NFCnoyesyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyesyes
Bluetoothnono
N/A
Firewirenonono
Headphone port
N/A
yesyes
USB connector type
N/A
N/A
Micro-USB B
DC-in jack
N/A
N/A
yes

Other features

Timelapse recordingyesyesno
GPSyesyesno
Orientation sensoryesyesyes
Calendaryes
N/A
N/A
Energy Star certifiednonono
Languages supportMultiMulti
N/A
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes
N/A
Image editing modes
N/A
  • Crop
  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Trimming
N/A

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