A few Nikon D5500 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Don Kay mentioned in his review “A cheap Panasonic or Sony camcorder or compact camera will produce much better results”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “A new, more compact body” in their Nikon D5500 review. Ephotozine.com also said “Updates it with a new more compact and ergonomic body, upgrading the screen in the process to a 3.2inch touch-screen version”.
Five Nikon D5500 reviewers thought the Nikon D5500 was lightweight. D. Edwards mentioned on Amazon “It's a really lightweight option if you're getting tired of having a brick dangling round your neck” in their review and rated it as excellent. Cnet.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on CNET.com “Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs”. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said “This lightweight, midrange DSLR is a feature-rich, speedy performer with high image quality for intermediate-level photographers” in their Nikon D5500 review.
A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was thin. D. Edwards wrote in December last year “With slim fingers and I do find the circular multi-selector a bit awkward sometimes as it's so small”. In the same month expert website Techradar.com said “420g (body only) the new camera is lighter and slimmer than the D5300 which measures 125x”. This month expert website Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said “It feels lighter and thinner”.
Some people mentioned that it was a good weight. Digitalversus.com said in their Nikon D5500 review on expert review site Digital Versus last year “The move to carbon fibre naturally means reduced weight and improved strength”. Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of the Nikon D5500 in December last year “We then noted how we were impressed by the light weight and small size of the camera”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned “We like the size, weight and handling of the D5500” .
Some Nikon D5500 owners agreed that it was a good body shape. In December last year Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “Nikon could quite simply have copied the body of the D5300.” in their review of the Nikon D5500. Expert review site Camerastuffreviewcom said in their review of this digital camera “There is a whole new body, smaller and especially lighter than that of its predecessor”. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned last year “Adds the element of touch control, while putting it all into a smaller and lighter body” in their review of this digital camera.