Nikon D5500 vs. Nikon D7100

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Jan 6, 2015
Feb 21, 2013
 
$899 (body only), $999 (with 18-55mm VR II lens), $1199 (with 18-140mm VR lens)
Body only: $1199.95/£1099.99/€1179, With 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens : $1,599/£1,299/€1399
 
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
6000 x 3368, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2696, 4494 x 3000, 4496 x 2528, 3600 x 2400, 3600 x 2024, 2992 x 2000, 2992 x 1680, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1344
3:2
3:2, 16:9
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
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Primary color filter
 
 
Auto, 100 - 25600
ISO 100 – 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
 
50
 
25600
12
12
Yes (1)
Yes
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • RAW: 12- or 14-bit, compressed
  • DPOF compatible
  • DCF 2.0 compliant
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW)
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
Yes
39
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
 
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
3.2
3.2
1,037,000
1,228,800
Yes
No
TFT LCD monitor
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
100%
0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
0.94×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Aperture-Priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-Priority (S)
  • 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
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single frame
  • Continuous (low, high)
  • Self-timer
  • Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
  • Interval timer
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer mode
  • Mirror-up [Mup] mode
5.0 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • 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, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 24 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
1080i60, 1080p25 in NTSC countries, 1080i50, 1080p24 in PAL countries
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Built-In
Optional
Remote control / photo retrieval via smartphone
 
Yes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
Yes (Optional, wired MC-DC2 or wireless WR-1 and WR-R10 )
 
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
EN-EL14 / EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
820
950
420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76)
136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
Optional
 
GP-1