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Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D7200

4.88 in
3.82 in
Nikon D5500 Digital Camera
Nikon D5500
5.33 in
4.19 in
Nikon D7200 Digital Camera
Nikon D7200
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Editiorial reviews
36 editorial reviews
Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a fine camera but it lacks consistency.Read more
Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a fine camera but it lacks consistency.Read more
Great option for family photographers or someone looking for their first DSLR.Read more
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Expert review of the Nikon D7200 camera with sample photos, test shots, videos and more...Read more
A very modest update to the D7100 with improved low light focusing, a larger buffer memory and built in Wi-Fi with NFC.Read more
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User rating
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Full Comparison

Sensor

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Sensor type
CMOS
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CMOS
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Image sensor format
DX
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DX
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Sensor size
0.93 in
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0.93 in
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Sensor photo detectors
25.0 Mpx
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25.0 Mpx
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Effective pixels
24.0 Mpx
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24.0 Mpx
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Image ratio w:h
3:2
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  • 3:2
  • 16:9
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Max resolution
  • 6000
  • 4000
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  • 6000
  • 4000
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Other resolutions
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
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  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
  • 4800x3200
  • 3600x2400
  • 2400x1600
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Processor
Expeed 4
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Expeed 4
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Image

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ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
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  • 100
  • 25600
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ISO minimum
100
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100
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ISO maximum
25600
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25600
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Maximum image resolution
  • 6000
  • 4000
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  • 6000
  • 4000
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White balance presets
12
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12
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White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
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  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Direct sunlight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
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Custom white balance
yes
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yes
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Supported image file formats
  • JPEG XR
  • JPG
  • NEF
  • RAW
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  • JPEG
  • RAW
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Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
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  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
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Image stabilizer
no
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no
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Image stabilization type
No
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No
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Supported aspect ratios
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
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16:9
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Uncompressed format
RAW
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RAW
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AEB/HDR support
yes
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yes
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Boosted ISO maximum
N/A
102400
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HDR
N/A
yes
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Optics and focus

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Lens mount
Nikon F
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Nikon F
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Optical zoom
7.8 x
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7.8 x
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Digital zoom
7.8 x
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N/A
Magnification (Crop factor)
1.5 x
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1.5 x
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Maximum aperture
4.5
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1.8
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AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Lamp
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Lamp
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Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
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Auto/Manual
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Contrast autofocus
yes
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yes
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Contrast adjustment
yes
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N/A
Brightness adjustment
yes
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N/A
Autofocus in recording mode
yes
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yes
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Focal length multiplier
1.5x
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1.5x
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Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
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  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Selective
  • Servo Auto Focus
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Auto Focus (AF) lock
yes
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yes
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Manual focus
yes
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yes
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Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
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N/A
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yes
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yes
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Number of focus points
11
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51
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Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
39
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51
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Image stabiliser
Lens based only
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Lens based only
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Filter diameter
2.64 in
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2.64 in
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Phase detection autofocus
yes
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yes
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Number of AF points (contrast)
39
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51
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Screen and viewfinder

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Screen size
3.19 in
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3.2 in
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Articulated LCD
yes
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no
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Screen technology
LCD
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LCD
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Display resolution
  • 720
  • 480
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N/A
Screen dots
1037000
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1228800
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Touch screen
yes
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no
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Field of view
100.0 %
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N/A
Live view
yes
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yes
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Viewfinder
Optical
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Optical
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Viewfinder coverage
95.0 %
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100.0 %
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Viewfinder magnification
0.82 x
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0.94 x
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Dioptre correction
yes
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yes
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Diopter adjustment (D-D)
1.7 - 0.5
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2 - 1
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Eye relief
0.67 in
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0.77 in
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Separate info display
no
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yes
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Flip-out screen
yes
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no
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Second display
N/A
no
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Photography features

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Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
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  • Aperture priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
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Camera shutter type
Electronic
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Electronic
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Minimum shutter speed
30.0 s
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30.0 s
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Maximum shutter speed
1.0 s
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1.0 s
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Shutter priority
yes
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yes
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Aperture priority
yes
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yes
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Manual exposure mode
yes
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yes
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Number of exposures
3
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9
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Exposure compensation plus
5
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5
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Exposure compensation minus
-5
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-5
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Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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Auto exposure lock
yes
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yes
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AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
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  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 2
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Continuous shooting
yes
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yes
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Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
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  • 2
  • 5
  • 20
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Histogram
yes
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yes
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AE frames
3
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  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
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WB Bracketing
Yes
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Yes
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Subject / scene modes
yes
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yes
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Flash sync speed
1/200s
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1/250s
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Built-in flash
yes
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yes
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Flash range
12
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12
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Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
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  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Flash OFF
  • Forced OFF
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
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External flash connection
Hot shoe
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Hot shoe
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Flash metering system
i-TTL
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i-TTL
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External flash
yes
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yes
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Continuous drive
5.0 fps
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6.0 fps
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Scene modes
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night portrait
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
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  • Beach
  • Candlelight
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Dawn
  • Dusk
  • Food
  • Night landscape
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
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Self-timer
yes
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yes
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Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
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  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
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Manual settings
yes
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yes
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Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
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  • 2
  • 10
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Speed (JPEG)
5.0 fps
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6.0 fps
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Speed (RAW)
5.0 fps
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6.0 fps
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Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 0.5±EV
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0.3 - 3.0±EV
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Videography features

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Maximum resolution
  • 1920
  • 1080
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Video recording
yes
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yes
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Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
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1280.0 px
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HD type
Full HD
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Full HD
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Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • M-JPEG
  • MPEG-4
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  • AVC
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
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Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
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N/A
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
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  • Highlights
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
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Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1920
  • 1080
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Max frame rate (highest resolution)
60.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
60.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Motion JPEG frame rate
60.0 fps
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N/A

Audio features

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Built-in microphone
yes
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yes
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Microphone type
Stereo
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Stereo
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Built-in speakers
yes
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N/A
Speaker type
Mono
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Mono
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Voice recording
yes
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yes
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Supported audio file formats
PCM
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LPCM
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Audio system
N/A
Stereo
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Noise reduction
N/A
yes
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Design

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Body type
SLR
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SLR
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Body material
Plastic
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Aluminum-magnesium
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Colour of product
  • Black
  • Red
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Black
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Anti-dust system
yes
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yes
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Environmentally sealed
no
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yes
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Dimensions

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Weight
15.87 oz
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23.81 oz
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Width
4.88 in
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5.33 in
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Height
3.82 in
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4.19 in
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Depth
2.76 in
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2.99 in
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Storage

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Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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Memory slots
1
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2
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Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
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Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3
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  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3
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Dual memory card slots
N/A
yes
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Power

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Power source type
Battery
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Battery
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Battery life (CIPA)
820
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1100
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Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
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Lithium-Ion
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Battery capacity
1230.0 mAh
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N/A
Battery voltage
7.2 V
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N/A
Number of batteries supported
1
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1
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AC adapter included
yes
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N/A

Connectivity

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HDMI
no
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yes
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HDMI connector type
Mini
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Mini
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USB port
yes
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N/A
USB version
2.0
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2.0
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Microphone port
yes
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yes
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Wireless
Built-In
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Built-In
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Supported WiFi types
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
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  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
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Remote control
yes
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yes
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PictBridge
yes
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yes
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NFC
no
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yes
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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth
no
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no
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Firewire
no
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no
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Headphone port
N/A
yes
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Other features

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Timelapse recording
yes
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yes
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GPS
yes
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yes
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Orientation sensor
yes
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yes
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Calendar
yes
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N/A
Energy Star certified
no
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no
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Languages support
Multi
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Multi
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Tripod mounting supported
yes
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yes
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Image editing modes
N/A
  • Crop
  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Trimming
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