Nikon D5500

Announced Jan 6, 2015 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

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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Nikon D5500 Review
By: Mike Tomkins, Imaging Resource (Jul 29, 2015)

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