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Nikon D5500

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User ratings:
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40 user ratings
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4 stars
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3 stars
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Consumer ratings:
4.6 / 5
Editorial reviews:
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4.1 out of 5
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Pros

  • High ISO performance is spectacular
  • It is response and quite functional
  • D5500 is capable of capturing good images throughout the range

Cons

  • No water resistance or weather sealing
  • No auto LCD brightness control
  • looked ratty; noisy; blotchy and off-color

Key specs

  • CMOS
  • DX
  • 23.5x15.6 mm
  • 24 Mpx
  • 6000, 4000 px
  • Nikon F
  • 4.5
  • Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
  • 3.2 in
  • yes

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Nikon D5500 - Pros & Cons

Nikon D5500

Pros

  • High ISO performance is spectacular
  • It is response and quite functional
  • D5500 is capable of capturing good images throughout the range
  • grip just right for a proper balance in size and stability
  • fully articulated design and unusually large 3
  • keeps the lens nice and tight till needed
  • The display was fairly easy to view
  • 8 Great Vintage Street Photography Cameras
  • Manual focusing proved easy enough
  • light; quality was good
  • image quality is very good

Cons

  • No water resistance or weather sealing
  • No auto LCD brightness control
  • looked ratty; noisy; blotchy and off-color
  • blotchy faded colors and lifeless black shadows
  • Nikon Lens Compatibility
  • No depth-of-field preview button
  • the screen is now touch sensitive
  • moire patterning appearing in certain images
  • you cannot record 24p with half of the entire Nikon lineup
  • a microphone output but not a headphone output
  • not possible to adjust settings using the command dial

Nikon D5500 - Technical Overview

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IconScreen size
3.2 in
Best:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
Screen size: 6.7 in
IconISO maximum
25600
Best:
Pentax KP
ISO maximum: 819200
IconEffective pixels
24 Mpx
Best:
Hasselblad H6D-100c
Effective pixels: 100 Mpx
IconMax resolution
6000 x 4000 px
Best:
Leica M11
Max resolution: 9528 x 6328 px

Nikon D5500 Full Specifications

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Sensor
Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatDX
Sensor size0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution6000 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
ProcessorExpeed 4
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Optics and focus
Lens mountNikon F
Optical zoom7.8 x
Digital zoom7.8 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
Minimum aperture3.5
Maximum aperture4.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyes
Contrast adjustmentyes
Brightness adjustmentyes
Autofocus in recording modeyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyes
Manual focusyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyes
Number of focus points39
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)39
Image stabiliserLens based only
Filter diameter2.05 in
Phase detection autofocusyes
Number of AF points (contrast)39
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Photography features
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s
Shutter priorityyes
Aperture priorityyes
Manual exposure modeyes
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Continuous shootingyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Histogramyes
AE frames3
WB Bracketing
Yes
Subject / scene modesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s
Built-in flashyes
Flash range12
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTL
External flashyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night portrait
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
Self-timeryes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 0.5±EV
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Audio features
Built-in microphoneyes
Microphone typeStereo
Built-in speakersyes
Speaker typeMono
Voice recordingyes
Supported audio file formatsPCM
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Dimensions
Weight15.87 oz
Width4.88 in
Height3.82 in
Depth2.76 in
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Power
Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)820
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity1230.0 mAh
Battery voltage7.2 V
Number of batteries supported1
AC adapter includedY
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Other features
Timelapse recordingyes
GPSyes
Orientation sensoryes
Calendaryes
Energy Star certifiedno
Languages supportMulti
Tripod mounting supportedyes
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Image
ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum25600
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets12
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Image stabilizerno
Image stabilization typeNo
Supported aspect ratios
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
Uncompressed formatRAW
AEB/HDR supportyes
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Screen and viewfinder
Screen size3.2 in
Articulated LCDyes
Screen technologyLCD TFT
Display resolution720 x 480 px
Screen dots1037000
Touch screenyes
Field of view100.0 %
Live viewyes
ViewfinderOptical
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.82 x
Dioptre correctionyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-1.7 - 0.5
Eye relief0.67 in
Separate info displayno
Flip-out screenyes
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Videography features
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps
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Design
Body typeSLR
Body materialPlastic
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Red
Anti-dust systemyes
Environmentally sealedno
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Storage
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots1
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3
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Connectivity
HDMIno
HDMI connector typeMini
USB portyes
USB version2.0
Microphone portyes
WirelessBuilt-In
Supported WiFi typesIEEE 802.11g
Remote controlyes
PictBridgeyes
NFCno
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yes
Bluetoothno
Firewireno

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Nikon D5500 Editorial Reviews (42)

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Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 review: A good camera, but lacks consistency
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Expert Reviews
Published: 14.04.2015
Nikon D5500 review: A good camera, but lacks consistency
3.0

Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a fine camera but it lacks consistency.

Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 review: A good camera, but lacks consistency
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Expert Reviews
Published: 14.04.2015
Nikon D5500 review: A good camera, but lacks consistency
3.0

Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a fine camera but it lacks consistency.

Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit
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Good Housekeeping
Published: 07.11.2016
Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit
4.0

Great option for family photographers or someone looking for their first DSLR.

Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 Review
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Photography Bay
Published: 01.05.2015
Nikon D5500 Review

The Nikon D5500 is the latest starter camera in Nikon’s DX line. It is a step up from the D3300 and a step below the D7200. As such, it serves a nice position as an upgrade camera for beginne…

Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500
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Published: 18.11.2015
Nikon D5500
5.0

A great DSLR that's built for beginners

Nikon D5500 With the right glass, Nikon's D5500 is the affordable door to your DSLR dreams
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Digital Trends
Published: 30.03.2015
With the right glass, Nikon's D5500 is the affordable door to your DSLR dreams

The D5500 is Nikon’s newest entry-level DSLR. It shoots quality photos, and it’s a good starter DSLR for new users.

Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 DSLR camera: Touchscreen is nice, but not necessary [REVIEW]
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Mashable
Published: 07.03.2015
Nikon D5500 DSLR camera: Touchscreen is nice, but not necessary [REVIEW]

Nikon finally put a touchscreen on its D5500 DSLR camera, but it forgot to upgrade everything else.

Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 Digital Camera Review
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Reviewed Cameras
Published: 20.03.2015
Nikon D5500 Digital Camera Review

Nikon finally brings touch-to-focus with the new, more compact D5300.

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digitalone.com.sg
Published: 08.03.2015
Nikon D5500

Nikon's new D5500 is the successor to the Nikon D5300, which sits just above the entry-level D3300. So, the D5500 may be considered an upper entry-level DSLR camera. Like the D5300, it has a 3.2-inch fully articulated display which can flip 180 degrees for selfie shots, but the display is now a touchscreen. The sensitivity range has been boosted slightly...

Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 Makes Contact - Videomaker
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Videomaker
Published: 06.01.2015
Nikon D5500 Makes Contact - Videomaker

The Nikon D5500 marks the first product from Nikon that includes touch operation. Our editors are looking to get their hands on this and test it at CES.

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