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Nikon D5500 Digital Camera

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PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended DP Review Silver Ephotozine Highly Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star gadgetsmagazine.com.ph Editor's Pick
SLR 24.2MP CMOS Jan 2015
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43 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this SLR digital camera was great.

The reviewers at two more expert review sites both said that this SLR digital camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.com and Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph gave it an "Editor's Pick" award.

An other two expert review sites both endorsed this digital camera. This Nikon digital camera received a "Silver" award from DP Review and the editor of Digitaltrends.com gave it a "Recommended Product" award, confirming their endorsement.

Digital Versus gave this Nikon camera a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 83 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 160 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is marvellous.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Fraser rated the product 4 stars and said in their review in December this year “The simple fact is that the auto focus while very good is also very noisy”. Psn:rookie18 wrote on Amazon last year “The live view continuous focus that I was expecting to be as good as the Canon 70D was not” but even so they only gave this digital camera a score of 2 stars. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote “Relatively fast autofocus”.

A few Nikon D5500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens. D. Edwards said on Amazon last year “With the excellent quality 18-55mm lens”. Frederick C. Holloway wrote in December “I find the 'kit' lens very good” in his review of this digital camera.

One Nikon D5500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It support pinch to zoom which is handy” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-four customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Don Kay said in December “You shouldn't need to use software to make a photo perfect it should come out of the camera that way” in his review however he only scored it 60 out of 100. In December this year Frederick C. Holloway mentioned on Amazon “The images are very good indeed, even better if one underexposes by 2/3” in his Nikon D5500 review. Mr. G. Pearson gave the product an excellent rating and wrote in December last year “Ultra sharp detailed images that far surpass its price tag” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Techradar.com/au/ said “24 million pixels is more than enough for most uses”. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned this year “Buffer for continuous shooting seems small” in their review. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph also said “Limited buffer memory affects continuous shooting and bracketing when using Raw”.

Some Nikon D5500 owners thought the Nikon D5500 had a good image sensor. In December last year Stann mentioned “+ Vari-angle touchscreen+ Proven sensor+ Small size”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. D. Edwards said in December last year “High ISO performance is improved and I've had decent quality shots in very dim situations”. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote in their Nikon D5500 review “Improved ISO performance” and rated it 4 stars.

One customer concluded that it was good in low light. Graham Cownie mentioned on Amazon in December this year “Video quality is very good, even in low light” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. One Nikon D5500 reviewer wrote that the Nikon D5500 was able to produce clear pictures.

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Robust

Some Nikon D5500 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon D5500 thought it was well made. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote in December “Decent build quality for an entrylevel camera” in their Nikon D5500 review and scored it 80 out of 100. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph also said “Light yet wellbuilt body with perfectly designed grip”. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph also said “Solid detail at high ISOs”.

Nice Design

A number of Nikon D5500 owners who reviewed it considered that it was ergonomic. Don Kay wrote in his review this month “The camera design is very light and fits in the hand excellently, so the ergonomics are spot on” yet he rated the Nikon D5500 3 stars.

A few customers concluded that the product was well designed. David J. mentioned in his review of the Nikon D5500 a few weeks ago “Well designed, up to Nikon standards” . This month Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “Amazingly small, very well designed grip, touchscreen features are welcome, featurepacked” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who purchased the product thought it was neat. This month B. Zabavnik said “The screen neatly folds away and the touch screen aspect takes getting used to”. One Nikon D5500 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. James Stringer wrote “The kit lens it comes with is pretty good, I suppose what you'd expect.” and gave the Nikon D5500 a very good review.

One customer reckoned that the Nikon D5500 was a good design. This year Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “Ligh, compact design” in their review of this digital camera.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of people who reviewed the Nikon D5500 reckoned that it was good value for money. Frederick C. Holloway gave the product an excellent review score and he mentioned this month “One with eye viewer, at a good price” in his review of this digital camera. This year James Stringer wrote “I believe Nikon supply some ext microphones as well at a reasonable price” in his review of this digital camera. Mrs. A. J. Bourne mentioned on Amazon in December this year “Fantastic value - now to get outside” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Nikon D5500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Don Kay mentioned on Amazon “Bought a couple of cheap kit lenses to bundle up” but even so he scored it 3 stars. Expert review site Stuff.tv said in their review of the Nikon D5500 “Something that's cheap enough and takes some great photos”.

A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it was cheap. Last year Kenrockwell.com wrote “Speed in an ultralight and inexpensive package”. Also last year expert website Digit.in said “The Nikon D5500 is an excellent DSLR in the budget segment” in their Nikon D5500 review.

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Good Size

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.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-four Nikon D5500 owners who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Nikon D5500 review a few weeks ago “Pictures quality is superb”. D. A. Simms gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is visibly better than my previous D5200”. D. Edwards wrote in December last year “This is a great step up and the picture quality is great” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Some Nikon D5500 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good features. Lifeline mentioned “Lovely camera with great new features” and scored the product very highly. Last year Mr. G. Pearson said on Amazon “The addition of the touch screen ( which works really well ) has made accessing certain features easier still” in their review of the Nikon D5500. Stann mentioned “++ A good SLR for creative photographers and many will love the touch control features ++”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned “Which is also a touch screen for easy access to control functions” and scored this digital camera very highly. Amazon Customer also said “A joy to use”. Don Kay said in his review of the Nikon D5500 on Amazon “Be far easier to control”.

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. James Stringer wrote a few weeks ago “The body is ludicrously light and feels comfortable in the hand” in his review of the Nikon D5500. Also a few weeks ago expert review site Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “There's noticeably a deeper grip for more agile and comfortable handling” in their Nikon D5500 review. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph also said “Easy and comfortable to hold”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. D. Edwards wrote “I love the fact that you can alter all the major settings quickly by touch screen rather than having to burrow through menu options”. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned this month “Touchscreen is easy to use and changing settings easy” in their review of the Nikon D5500.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Graham Cownie wrote a few weeks ago “Comming from the Nikon D80 it was a shock to experience the small body”. Reviewed.com mentioned in December last year “This sometimes works in its favor, giving users a consistent experience year after year.”.

One Nikon D5500 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “The LCD screen is now touch-sensitive, GPS has disappeared” but even so they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good battery life. David J. mentioned in his review “Compact body, decent ergonomics, good battery life” . Last year Steven Malcolmson said “The quality of pictures that it takes & battery life” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. In December Tjmonsta mentioned in their review of the Nikon D5500 on Amazon “The reason I didn't give 5 stars is the battery charger mains adapter for UK was a bit of a letdown It looks cheap”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good screen. John Preston wrote in his review of the Nikon D5500 “Brilliant light touch screen camera” and rated this digital camera as very good. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg wrote in their Nikon D5500 review “It has a 3.2-inch fully articulated display which can flip 180 degrees f” and scored it 80 out of 100. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph mentioned “Display offers good outdoor legibility” in their review of the Nikon D5500.

Good Connectivity

Five people who bought it wrote that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote “Camera has a built in wifi so no need to buy a remote for it” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars. Ephotozine.com rated the Nikon D5500 5 stars and mentioned on Ephotozine “Ergonomic body, upgrading the screen in the process to a 3.2inch touch-screen version and adding built in Wi-Fi”. Photographyblog.com gave the Nikon D5500 a rating of 5 stars and wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of Nikon D5500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had gps. Stann gave the Nikon D5500 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon in December last year “The optical viewfinder in a DSLR doesn't show the effect of camera adjustments- GPS unit goneAll-round solid addition by Nikon.” in their review. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said in their review of this digital camera this year “Lacks built-in GPS of the predecessor 5300”. Expert review site Dxomark.com wrote “Hard-core Nikon fans aren't likely to find too much here to get excited about, especially as the company has traded the touchscreen LCD for the built-in GPS of the D5300” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Graham Cownie said in his Nikon D5500 review a few weeks ago “The clincher for me is the clean HDMI output which I shall use to record directly to ProRes” .

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Best Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the D5500 is one the most popular digital camera currently available for purchase.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Nikon also has good ratings for its SLR digital cameras.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Psn:rookie18 wrote in their Nikon D5500 review in December last year “If you've seen the advert for this camera then you would of seen that they are hyping the video ability and the touch screen to focus”. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “The D5500 can record Full HD movies at 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p with stereo sound” . Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said in December “Excellent photo and video outputs”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Three Nikon D5500 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy. James Stringer scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his Nikon D5500 review a few weeks ago “The only minor issue is the camera-mounted microphones (stereo!) pick up a fair bit of AF noise.”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The files (usually) have plenty of detail, noise can be controlled well”. Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph said “Mirror slaps during shooting a picture is quite loud” in their review.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D5500 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago which do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony Alpha A77[plb_2716029_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D5500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony Alpha A77[plb_2716029_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Nikon D5500 has a GPS, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D5500 which do not have a GPS.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 3" to 3.2". With a screen size of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D5500 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released one year ago.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D5500 supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D5500 also support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Sony Alpha A77[plb_2716029_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D5500 is 600g, and the weights range from 420g to 880g. With a weight of only 420 grams, the Nikon D5500 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the D5500.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D5500 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution found on most cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of (L) 6000 x 4000 and (M) 4496 x 3000 and (S) 2992 x 2000. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the D5500 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4000.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D5500 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D5500. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year range from 30fps to 60fps. When compared to other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D5500, the Nikon D5500's JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Nikon D5500 has one of the more total megapixel counts (24.78 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The least total megapixel count of SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than a year is 18MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 25MP.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Nikon D5500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has a Shade white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Auto", "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon D5500 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effects "Neutral" and "Vivid" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Short

The Nikon D5500 is fairly short (only 97 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the D5500. The average height of SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D5500 is 100mm, and the heights range from 71mm to 130mm.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon D5500 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This digital camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the D5500.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon D5500 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the D5500. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF" are also supported by this camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most commonly found flash exposure correction on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Narrow

The Nikon D5500 is one of the narrower digital cameras of a similar age and type to the D5500 (only 124 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average width of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D5500 is 140mm.

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Has Five Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Nikon D5500 is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a Slide show playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on SLR digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The playback modes "Highlights", "Movie", "Single image" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Very Thin

At only 70 millimeters, the Nikon D5500 is quite thin compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D5500. Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D5500 the depths range from 69mm to 120mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of this spec and age is 18mm and the longest is 36mm. At only 27 millimeters, the Nikon D5500 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D5500.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 424|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D5500 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Nikon digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO speed "25600" is also supported by this camera.

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Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Optical viewfinder, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.005 seconds, the Nikon D5500 has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash sync-speeds of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D5500 range from 0.004s to 1s.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

The Nikon D5500 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the D5500 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D5500 do not have an image stabiliser. The Nikon D5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Nikon D5500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon D5500 does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D5500 also do not support video recording.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon D5500 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the D5500. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the D5500 have maximum focal lengths of between 82mm and 300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 150mm. With a maximum focal length of only 82.5 millimeters, the Nikon D5500 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D5500.

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Very Small Eye Relief

The average eye relief of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the D5500 is 19mm, and the eye relief range from 17mm to 23mm. With an eye relief of only 17 millimeters, the Nikon D5500 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D5500.

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Only 1.3 HDMI Version

The Nikon D5500 supports a newer HDMI version than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Nikon digital camera supports a 1.3 HDMI version, whereas most cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 1.4 HDMI version.

This camera's HDMI version (1.3) is actually the worst supported HDMI version across all cameras of this spec and age.

Across similar types of camera the best supported HDMI version is 1.4b.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1280x720@50fps|1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@24fps|1920x1080@25fps|1920x1080@30fps|1920x1080@50fps|1920x1080@60fps, which is the most commonly found resolution and capture speed on SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D5500

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 24.2 megapixels, the Nikon D5500 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D5500.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A77[plb_2716029_price] (24.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 760D[pl_3927078_price], and the 760D[pl_3927078_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony Alpha A77[plb_2716029_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A77[plb_2716029_price], and the Canon 760D[plb_3927078_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Ecurity Algorithm
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Battery
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13 January 2016

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The D5500 looks just like any other DSLR with its black, textured finish on a single chassis. In hand though, it feels lighter and thinner, and there's noticeably a deeper grip for more agile and... Read more…

Easy and comfortable to hold
Excellent photo and video outputs
Allday battery life
Light, compact unit
Fast autofocus
Special NEF format requires special software
Bottomline
Pricey
Powerful
It might outshoot you
27 November 2015

The Nikon D5500 is an excellent DSLR in the budget segment. While it is an incremental upgrade over the Nikon D5300, there are different customer groups to whom the D5500 will make sense. For...

18 November 2015

So you're looking for your first DSLR. Something that's cheap enough and takes some great photos.How about Nikon's new D5500? It's got plenty to tempt you with, from a 24 million pixel sensor to... Read more…

18 November 2015

It's got the same sensor and processor as the D53300 For the most part, a few little changes can add up to a great camera with the Nikon D5500. It's got the same sensor and processor as the...

30 September 2015

Photo answers review Photo answers rating Nikon divides its entry-level range of D-SLRs into two tiers; the D3000 range and the slightly more advanced D5000 series. The D5500 is the latest...

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User Reviews

(114)
Reviewed 24 February 2015 by DJ
DJ would recommend the Nikon DSLR-D5500

Just received the D5500 18-140mm bundle from BH Photo. Camera, lens and all accessories were exactly as described and arrived on time. I am by no means a professional, but wanted a camera that... Read more…

Ed would recommend the Nikon DSLR-D5500

My situation may be a little different than some others on this forum. My first DSLR was a Nikon D90 and then I moved to a D7000. I had assorted Nikon lenses and equipment and having reached age... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2015 by Mark D
Mark D would recommend the Nikon DSLR-D5500 (Verified Purchase)

I've been a serious amateur photographer for 48 years so I've had my share of cameras. This is my favorite of all of them, except maybe for my old Nikon N80. It's one of the lightest DSLR's on the... Read more…

Reviewed 28 February 2015 by Steve

Add a 35mm prime and it's really light and easy to carry for street photography. Good for one-handed shooting. Traded in a D5200 ( my first DSLR) and I am happy with my decision. Buttons and dials... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2015 by Brent
Brent would recommend the Nikon DSLR-D5500

My main cameras are full frame Nikons, but I didn't want to lug that weight on an upcoming trip to Europe. Got this little gem a week ago and it is a joy to use. It's small but has a really nice... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 1552, nikon w1855, nikon f3556, nikon d5500, nikon vba440, nikon f3556g, nikon vba441, nikon d5500a, nikon w18140, nikon w1855m, nikon vba441a, nikon n129059, nikon w18140m, nikon w1855mm, nikon vba440a, nikon vba440ae, nikon vba441ae, nikon n129059w, nikon w18140mm, code vba440k005, code vba440k001, nikon vba440k004, canon vba440k005, nikon vba441k003, nikon vba440k001, canon vba440k006, nikon vba441k001, nikon vba440k006, nikon vba440k005, canon vba441k003
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