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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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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Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
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, 16:9
Max resolution6000.0 px6000.0 px
Other resolutions4496x3000, 2992x20004496x3000, 2992x2000, 4800x3200, 3600x2400, 2400x1600
ProcessorExpeed 4Expeed 4

Image

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
ISO100, 25600100, 25600
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum2560025600
Maximum image resolution6000.0 px6000.0 px
White balance presets1212
White balance modesAuto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Manual, ShadeAuto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formatsJPEG XR, JPG, NEF, RAWJPEG, RAW
Photo effectsBlack&White, Neutral, VividBlack&White, Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizernono
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Supported aspect ratios3:2, 16:916:9
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
AEB/HDR supportyesyes
Boosted ISO maximum
N/A
102400
HDR
N/A
yes

Optics and focus

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Lens mountNikon FNikon F
Optical zoom7.8 x7.8 x
Digital zoom7.8 x
N/A
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.5 x
Maximum aperture4.51.8
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Contrast adjustmentyes
N/A
Brightness adjustmentyes
N/A
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1.5x
AutofocusContinuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto FocusContinuous Auto Focus, Selective, Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selectionAuto, Manual
N/A
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyes
Number of focus points1151
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)3951
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Filter diameter2.64 in2.64 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)3951

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Screen size3.19 in3.2 in
Articulated LCDyesno
Screen technologyLCDLCD
Display resolution720.0 px
N/A
Screen dots10370001228800
Touch screenyesno
Field of view100.0 %
N/A
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderOpticalOptical
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.82 x0.94 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)1.7 - 0.52 - 1
Eye relief0.67 in0.77 in
Separate info displaynoyes
Flip-out screenyesno
Second display
N/A
no

Photography features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Shooting modesAperture priority, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priorityAperture priority, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures39
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/21/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps1/3, 1/21/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay2, 5, 10, 202, 5, 20
Histogramyesyes
AE frames32, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Yes
Yes
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/250s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1212
Flash modesAuto, Fill-in, Redeye Reduction, Second-curtain Sync, Slow SyncAuto, Fill-in, Flash OFF, Forced OFF, Redeye Reduction, Second-curtain Sync, Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTLi-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps6.0 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
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, SpotMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options2, 5, 10, 202, 10
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps6.0 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps6.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 0.5±EV0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Maximum resolution1920.0 px1920.0 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 10801280.0 px
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formatsH.264, M-JPEG, MPEG-4AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Analog signal format systemNTSC, PAL
N/A
Camera playbackHighlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, ThumbnailsHighlights, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x10801920x1080
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 fps
N/A

Audio features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeStereoStereo
Built-in speakersyes
N/A
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Supported audio file formatsPCMLPCM
Audio system
N/A
Stereo
Noise reduction
N/A
yes

Design

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialPlasticAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack, RedBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealednoyes

Dimensions

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Weight15.87 oz23.81 oz
Width4.88 in5.33 in
Height3.82 in4.19 in
Depth2.76 in2.99 in

Storage

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Compatible memory cardsSD, SDHC, SDXCSD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots12
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXCSD, SDHC, SDXC
Camera file systemDCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3
Dual memory card slots
N/A
yes

Power

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)8201100
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity1230.0 mAh
N/A
Battery voltage7.2 V
N/A
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedyes
N/A

Connectivity

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
HDMInoyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB portyes
N/A
USB version2.02.0
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessBuilt-InBuilt-In
Supported WiFi typesIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11gIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCnoyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Bluetoothnono
Firewirenono
Headphone port
N/A
yes

Other features

Nikon D5500Nikon D5500Nikon D7200Nikon D7200
Timelapse recordingyesyes
GPSyesyes
Orientation sensoryesyes
Calendaryes
N/A
Energy Star certifiednono
Languages supportMultiMulti
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes
Image editing modes
N/A
Crop, Resizing, Rotating, Trimming