Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D7200

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Nikon D5500
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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
A little more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MP, whereas the Nikon D7200 is only a 24.72MP digital camera (0.060000000000002MP less).
A lot smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a maximum aperture of 36, however the Nikon D7200 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (14 bigger).
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Nikon D7200 (1s).
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a touch sensitive screen, but the Nikon D7200 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Lighter Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 420g digital camera. That's 255g lighter than the Nikon D7200 (675g). 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.

9.5mm shorter Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 97mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 106.5mm tall digital camera (9.5mm taller).
6mm thinner Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a depth of 70mm, however the Nikon D7200 is a 76mm deep digital camera (6mm thicker).
Moderately narrower Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a width of 124mm, however the Nikon D7200 is a 135.5mm wide digital camera (11.5mm wider).
£234 cheaper
The Nikon D5500 costs £326.30, whereas the Nikon D7200 is £559.99.
Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Nikon D5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3358 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Nikon D7200 ranks No. 8846.
7 Reasons For
2.8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D7200 has an optical zoom of 5.8x, but the Nikon D5500 is only a 3x optical zoom digital camera (2.8x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

One more memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Nikon D7200 is two, but the Nikon D5500 only has one memory slot.
16% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, however the Nikon D5500 is only a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (191,800 pixels lower).
0.12x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.94x, whereas the Nikon D5500 is only a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x lower). 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.

2.5mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 19.5mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 2.5mm bigger than the Nikon D5500 (19.5mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Six more awards
The Nikon D7200 has 13 awards, but the Nikon D5500 has 7 awards.
Expert reviews are marginally better
Based on 66 expert reviews, the Nikon D7200 has an average review score of 86%, whereas the Nikon D5500 has an average rating of 83% (based on 81 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D5500 has an optical zoom of 3x, however the Nikon D7200 is a 5.8x optical zoom digital camera (2.8x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

One less memory slot Edit
The Nikon D5500 has one memory slot, however the Nikon D7200 only has two memory slots.
191,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (191,800 pixels higher).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.82x, but the Nikon D7200 is a 0.94x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x higher). 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.

Smaller eye relief Edit
Nikon D5500 is only 17mm Eye relief. That's 2.5mm smaller than the Nikon D7200 (19.5mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

One month older
The Nikon D5500 is older than the Nikon D7200 by one month.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D5500 has received 7 awards, the Nikon D7200 has received 13 awards.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D5500 has an average expert rating of 83%, but the Nikon D7200 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 66 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
0.060000000000002MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a total megapixel count of 24.72MP, however the Nikon D5500 is a 24.78MP digital camera (0.060000000000002MP more).
14 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum aperture of 22, but the Nikon D5500 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (14 smaller).
99% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Nikon D5500 (1s).
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Nikon D7200 does not have a touch sensitive screen, however the Nikon D5500 does.
38% heavier Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 675g digital camera. That's 255g heavier than the Nikon D5500 (675g). 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.

Moderately taller Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a height of 106.5mm, however the Nikon D5500 is a 97mm tall digital camera (9.5mm shorter).
A little thicker Edit
Nikon D7200 is 76mm deep, but the Nikon D5500 is a 70mm deep digital camera (6mm thinner).
11.5mm wider Edit
Nikon D7200 is 135.5mm wide, but the Nikon D5500 is a 124mm wide digital camera (11.5mm narrower).
£234 more expensive
The Nikon D7200 is more expensive than the Nikon D5500 by £233.69.
Fewer sellers
Only 41 stores sells the Nikon D7200, but 42 retailers sell the Nikon D5500. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The Nikon D7200 ranks No. 8846 by sales volume, whereas the Nikon D5500 ranks No. 3358.

Awards

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
13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitalone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

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Date Released

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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
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP
BEST
24.72MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
BEST

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x 5.8x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
36
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 210mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 18 - 105
Lens Structure
11/8 15/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 67mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 51
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
 100
 25600
 25
 100
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Forced off
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Forced off
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
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

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
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
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 2
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.82x 0.94x
BEST
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
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
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
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.5 -2 - 1
Eye Relief
17mm 19.5mm
BEST
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
420g
BEST
675g
Height
97mm
BEST
106.5mm
Depth
70mm
BEST
76mm
Width
124mm
BEST
135.5mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 420g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 89mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 76mm
Weight Including Battery
470g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14a EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,110 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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