Nikon D5500

Announced Jan 6, 2015 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
Product description
Announced Jan 6, 2015

The Nikon D5500 is a midrange DX-format that sports a 24MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the company's latest EXPEED 4 processor. This combination offers an ISO range of 100-25600 and 5 fps burst shooting, while the 39-point AF system can track subjects in '3D'. Other features include a fully articulating 3.2" touchscreen LCD with 1.04M dots, 1080/60p video, and a new 'flat' picture mode designed for post-production. The body is one of Nikon's most compact and weighs just 14.8 oz (420 g).

Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 - 25600
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,037,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76)
GPS None

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Our review

The D5500 is a compact, lightweight, and very competent DSLR. Its image quality and continuous AF is impressive, feature set is broad, and performance is strong. It's not great for continuous Raw shooting and the lack of a second control dial may put off some enthusiasts, but overall the D5500 is well worth considering.

Good for: Anyone seeking a lightweight, portable DSLR that can serve both point-and-shoot and advanced users. Videophiles who will appreciate a touch LCD and broad feature set.

Not so good for: Those who frequently shoot bursts of Raw images, want full control from their smartphone, or prefer twin dial operation.

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