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Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5500

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D5500

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Nikon D3300
Nikon D5500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a maximum aperture number of 38. That's 2 smaller than the Nikon D5500 (36).
75mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 157.5mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5500 is only an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (75mm shorter).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon D3300 has an HDMI, whereas the Nikon D5500 does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Slightly bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D3300 is 18mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D5500 is only a 17mm Eye relief digital camera (1mm smaller). 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.

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.

Four more awards
The Nikon D3300 has 13 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D5500 has 9 awards.
7 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
Nikon D5500 is 1,037,000 pixels display resolution. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D3300 (1,037,000 pixels).
820.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon D5500 is 820.00, but the Nikon D3300 only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £72
The Nikon D5500 costs £71.51 less than the Nikon D3300.
12 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. 6439 by number of sales, however the Nikon D3300 ranks No. 112193.
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 93 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D5500 is 82%, however the average rating of the Nikon D3300 is 80% (based on 101 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
7% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) 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).
Only 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a digital camera that takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon D5500 only takes 820.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £72
The Nikon D3300 is £71.51 more expensive than the Nikon D5500.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D3300 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Nikon D5500 is stocked by 13 stores. 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.
Older by over one year
The Nikon D3300 is 13 months older than the Nikon D5500.
Less popular
The Nikon D3300 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 112193 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon D5500 ranks No. 6439.
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 82% (based on 93 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
6% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2 bigger than the Nikon D3300 (36).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon D5500 is only 82.5mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon D3300 is a 157.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (75mm longer).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Nikon D5500 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Nikon D3300 does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

1mm smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D5500 has an eye relief of 17mm, however the Nikon D3300 is an 18mm Eye relief digital camera (1mm bigger). 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.

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.

Four less awards
The Nikon D5500 has only received 9 awards, whereas the Nikon D3300 has received 13 awards.

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
9 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetsmagazine.com.ph: Editor's Pick
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 28 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 24.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 4608 x 3456
 4496 x 3000
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 4608 x 3456
 4496 x 3000
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
24.78MP 24.78MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
38
BEST
36
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
157.5mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
2 2
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
55mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 39
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 320 x 240
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
42MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.5cm Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Security Algorithms
 AES
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA2-PSK
 AES
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA2-PSK

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Lens priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Lens priority
Photo Effects
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Orientation sensor
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -1.7 - 0.5
Eye Relief
18mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 SRP
 KAZ
 Multi
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 SRP
 KAZ
 Multi
 BEN
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
410g
BEST
420g
Height
75.5mm 97mm
Depth
98mm 70mm
Width
124mm 124mm
Weight (including Battery)
128g
BEST
470g

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EL14a EN-EL14a
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots 820 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
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