Nikon D5300 vs. Nikon D5500

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Oct 17, 2013
Jan 6, 2015
 
$799.95 / £729.99 (body only), $1399.99 (w/ 18-140mm F3.5-5.6 lens) / £829.99 (w/ 18-55mm F3.5-5.6)
$899 (body only), $999 (with 18-55mm VR II lens), $1199 (with 18-140mm VR lens)
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
3:2
3:2
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 4
Expeed 4
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 25600
25600
 
12
12
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • RAW: 12- or 14-bit, compressed
  • DPOF compatible
  • DCF 2.0 compliant
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • RAW: 12- or 14-bit, compressed
  • DPOF compatible
  • DCF 2.0 compliant
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
39
39
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1.5×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3.2
3.2
1,037,000
1,037,000
No
Yes
TFT LCD monitor
TFT LCD monitor
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
95%
95%
0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Interval timer
  • Single frame
  • Continuous (low, high)
  • Self-timer
  • Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Interval timer
5.0 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
 
Remote control / photo retrieval via smartphone
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Yes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14a or EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
EN-EL14 / EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery & charger
600
820
480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz)
420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
125 x 98 x 76 mm (4.92 x 3.86 x 2.99)
124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in
None