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Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5500

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5500

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Nikon D5300
Nikon D5500

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a maximum aperture number of 40. That's 4 smaller than the Nikon D5500 (36).
127.5mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 210mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5500 is only an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (127.5mm shorter).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon D5300 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.

A bit bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D5300 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.

Five more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 14 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D5500 has 9 awards.
Slightly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D5300 is 84% based on 87 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D5500 is 82% (based on 93 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Touchscreen Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a touchscreen, whereas the Nikon D5300 does not have a touchscreen.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels. That's 200 pixels higher than the Nikon D5300 (1,037,000 pixels).
15% lighter Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a weight of 420g, however the Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera (60g 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.

820.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D5500 takes 820.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon D5300 only takes 600.00 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 200 pixels lower than the Nikon D5500 (1,037,000 pixels).
60g heavier Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a weight of 480g, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 420g digital camera (60g 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.

Only 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a digital camera that takes 600.00 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.

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Older by over one year
The Nikon D5300 is 16 months older than the Nikon D5500.
6 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon D5500 is only 36 maximum aperture. That's 4 bigger than the Nikon D5300 (36).
Two times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 82.5mm, however the Nikon D5300 is a 210mm maximum focal length digital camera (127.5mm longer).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Nikon D5500 does not have an HDMI, but the Nikon D5300 has 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 smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 17mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 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.

Five less awards
The Nikon D5500 has only received 9 awards, but the Nikon D5300 has received 14 awards.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon D5500 is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D5300 is 84% (based on 87 reviews).

Awards

14 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
techgage.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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

43 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
 4496 x 3000
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
24.78MP 24.78MP
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
40
BEST
36
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
210mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 105 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
2 2
Diaphragm Blade
9
BEST
7
Filter Size
67mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 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
39 39
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)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV 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 off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 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
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
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
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,036,800 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
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
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
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
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 1 -1.7 - 0.5
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g 420g
BEST
Height
98mm 97mm
Depth
76mm 70mm
Width
125mm 124mm
Weight (including Battery)
530g 470g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14a EN-EL14a
Battery Life (max)
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
600 shots 820 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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