Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5500

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Nikon D3300
Nikon D5500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
4% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 0.85x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x higher than the Nikon D5500 (0.82x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

10g lighter Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a weight of 410g, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 420g digital camera (10g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Six more awards
The Nikon D3300 has 13 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D5500 has 7 awards.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D3300 is 95% based on 430 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D5500 is 94% (based on 114 reviews).
10 Reasons For
83% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 29.6 smaller than the Nikon D3300 (36).
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 higher than the Nikon D3300 (25,600).
Larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 3.2" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D3300 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D3300 (1,037,000 pixels).
Shorter Edit
Nikon D5500 is 97mm tall. That's 1mm shorter than the Nikon D3300 (97mm).
Thinner Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 70mm deep digital camera. That's 5.5mm thinner than the Nikon D3300 (70mm).
Cheaper by £56
The Nikon D5500 costs £55.89 less than the Nikon D3300.
41 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better selling
The Nikon D5500 ranks No. 3774 by number of sales, however the Nikon D3300 ranks No. 45532.
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 81 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D5500 is 83%, however the average rating of the Nikon D3300 is 80% (based on 92 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
5x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 29.6 bigger than the Nikon D5500 (36).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Nikon D5500 (25,600).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a screen size of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D5500 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

116,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D5500 (1,037,000 pixels).
2% taller Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 98mm tall digital camera. That's 1mm taller than the Nikon D5500 (97mm).
8% thicker Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a depth of 75.5mm. That's 5.5mm thicker than the Nikon D5500 (70mm).
More expensive by £56
The Nikon D3300 is £55.89 more expensive than the Nikon D5500.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D3300 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Nikon D5500 is stocked by 42 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Nikon D3300 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 45532 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon D5500 ranks No. 3774.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon D3300 has an average expert score of 80%, but the Nikon D5500 has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 81 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x lower than the Nikon D3300 (0.82x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Moderately heavier Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a weight of 420g, but the Nikon D3300 is a 410g digital camera (10g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Older by eleven months
The Nikon D5500 is eleven months older than the Nikon D3300.
Six less awards
The Nikon D5500 has only received 7 awards, whereas the Nikon D3300 has received 13 awards.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Nikon D5500's average user score is 94%, however the Nikon D3300's is 95% (based on 430 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
7 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetsmagazine.com.ph: Editor's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

13 months Ago 24 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 24.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP 24.78MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
6.4 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Focal Length Range
18 - 200 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
62mm 52mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.85x
BEST
0.82x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Manual
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.5 -1.7 - 0.5
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Night
 Night portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Night
 Night portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
410g
BEST
420g
Height
98mm 97mm
BEST
Depth
75.5mm 70mm
BEST
Width
124mm 124mm
Weight Including Battery
460g
BEST
470g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14a EN-EL14a
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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