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Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
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Reviews
129 Reviews + 9 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 420g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites and an spectacularly high 24.2MP megapixels. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a touchscreen. Reviews indicate that this camera has a good screen, it's able to produce good images but it doesn't have gps.
Features We Love:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
High megapixels (24.2MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Digital Versus 5 Star DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
420g
3.2"
SCREEN
7.8x
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Nikon D5500 number 57 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
94
Reviews
86
Features
76
Popularity
77
Value for Money
83
Age

84

84
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

customers report that it has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 129 reviews. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Letsgodigital.org/nl/ plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The D5500 has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 18 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 48 in everyday photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 18 in sports photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.5 stars (129 reviews)

28%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine

Silver Award

It's received a Silver Award from DP Review.
Silver from DP Review

6 Further Awards

It's received six Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Digital Versus, EISA.eu and gadgetsmagazine.com.ph.
5 Star from Digital Versus EISA Best Product from EISA.eu Editor's Pick from gadgetsmagazine.com.ph Editor's Choice from tomsguide.com Recommended Product from Digitaltrends.com Recommended from letsgodigital.org/nl/

What Are People Saying About the Nikon D5500?

Picture Quality
25
2
Features
5
2
Viewfinder / Screen
7
1
Size and Weight
12
1
Lens System
5
1
Video Capability
4
0
Price
8
4
Ease of Use
9
1
Design
11
0
Connectivity
5
2
Robustness
3
0
Sports Photography
1
0
Flash
1
0
Exposure Controls
0
1
Support
1
0
Battery
1
0
Capacity
1
0
Noise Level
1
0
Nine People Thought the Nikon D5500 Was Fairly Priced
  • ... As the situation lies with cameras, update... The Nikon D5500 is an excellent DSLR in the budget segment. While it is an incremental upgrade over the Nikon ...
    digit.in 27 Nov 2015
  • As of early 2015, the 24.2-megapixel D5500 ($900, body only) is Nikon's newest affordable DSLR. It is made for newbies and casual shooters, and while it ...
    Digitaltrends.com 29 Mar 2015
  • ... point-and-shoot, bridge or entry-level DSLR camera as well as enthusiasts looking for a highly capable DSLR without the price tag of pro-level models.A ...
    tomsguide.com 13 Apr 2015
  • ... rounded up a bunch of budget cameras that are stylish, easy to use and very reasonably priced. There's a mix of digital SLRs and CSCs (compact system cameras), ...
    digitalcameraworld.com 27 Dec 2015
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought the Nikon D5500 Was Robust

    Five people thought that the Nikon D5500 was very well made.

  • ... upgrading the screen in the process to a 3.2inch touch-screen version and adding built in Wi-Fi. Along with this the 24 megapixel sens...Built in WiFi. ...
    Ephotozine 25 Feb 2015
  • ... version and adding built in Wi-Fi. Along with this the 24 megapixel sens...Built in WiFi. Improved ISO performance. 2 year warranty. Large 3.2inch touchscreen. ...
    Ephotozine 25 Feb 2015
  • ... image quality with wide dynamic range. Compact and light yet wellbuilt body with perfectly designed grip. 3.2" fully articulating LCD ideal for video and ...
    DP Review 1 Apr 2015
  • ... sharp even in low light. Video is smooth and colourful, but the built in stereo mic isn't very good. You get full HD video - 1080p at 50fps. There's a ...
    Mark - Amazon 23 May 2016
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought the Nikon D5500 Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Eight people thought that the Nikon D5500 had a very good battery life.

  • ... it!! The image quality and video is superb!! It’s at least 15% lighter with a substantially better battery life. It’s a great camera and just as good ...
    ChristoWilson - Amazon 31 Mar 2016
  • ... Adjustable touchscreen. Reduced size and weight. Picture quality. Excellent battery life. Improved Live View responsiveness. WiFi. Default JPG image too ...
    Digital Versus 10 Mar 2015
  • ... touchscreen. Touchscreen is easy to use and changing settings easy. Improved battery life of 820 shots. 24 megapixel sensor without AA filter. Good colour ...
    Ephotozine 25 Feb 2015
  • ... 3.2inch fully articulating LCD screen, advanced Auto ISO controls, decent battery life. No aperture control or Auto ISO in movie mode, basic smartphone ...
    pcquest.com 2 Jun 2016
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5500 was compact, lightweight and was a good size.

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    Compact
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Nikon D5300 , with a new 3.2 inch tilting LCD touch-screen, and a new, more compact body. The camera features a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with no ...
    Ephotozine 25 Feb 2015
  • ... Nikon D5500 takes the tried and tested Nikon D5x00 series and updates it with a new more compact and ergonomic body, upgrading the screen in the process ...
    Ephotozine 25 Feb 2015
  • ... Excellent image quality, compact and light, 3.2-inch fully arti... Nikon D5500 is a compact and lightweight DSLR camera that clicks great quality images ...
    pcquest.com 2 Jun 2016
  • ... features than the D3000 series that sits below it. Nikon's latest mo... The D5500 is a compact, lightweight, and very competent DSLR. Its image quality ...
    DP Review 1 Apr 2015
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    Lightweight
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Size
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5500 was ergonomic, good-looking and well designed.

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    Ergonomic
    6 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... tested Nikon D5x00 series and updates it with a new more compact and ergonomic body, upgrading the screen in the process to a 3.2inch touch-screen version ...
    Ephotozine 25 Feb 2015
  • ... chassis. In hand though, it feels lighter and thinner, and there's noticeably a deeper grip for more agile and comfortable handling.Up top, you'll find ...
    gadgetsmagazine.com.ph 13 Jan 2016
  • ... image quality with wide dynamic range. Compact and light yet wellbuilt body with perfectly designed grip. 3.2" fully articulating LCD ideal for video and ...
    DP Review 1 Apr 2015
  • ... very happy with it,it is very light, it seems to focus very well,The deeper grip is great and even the touch screen which I dismissed as a bit of a gimmick ...
    Dannyboy - Amazon 5 Dec 2016
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    Good-Looking
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Designed
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    6 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5500 was very easy to use, had good controls and was easy to handle.

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    Very Easy to Use
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... some fun! We've rounded up a bunch of budget cameras that are stylish, easy to use and very reasonably priced. There's a mix of digital SLRs and CSCs (compact ...
    digitalcameraworld.com 27 Dec 2015
  • ... years, I've been incredibly impressed with the Nikon D5500. It's light, easy to use and affordably priced for someone wanting to get into (or back into) ...
    A. Taylor - Amazon 21 May 2016
  • ... new grip is very comfortable, and the menu functions also easy to use via the touch screen which is also a joy to use for focusing and shutter release. ...
    Kath Brewer - Amazon 29 May 2016
  • ... not that interested in a tilting screen but if you want a compact easy to use DSLR with outstanding image quality and a fairly comprehensive feature set ...
    Dannyboy - Amazon 5 Dec 2016
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    Has Good Controls
    3 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Easy to Handle
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Interface
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    7 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Six people thought that the Nikon D5500 had good features.

  • Nikon shrinks the size of its mid-range DSLR and adds a few very useful features.Nikon has been introducing DSLRs at a fairly steady pace, releasing the ...
    thestar.com.my 10 May 2015
  • ... you're holding...Amazingly small, very well designed grip, touchscreen features are welcome, featurepacked. Viewfinder image could be larger, battery life ...
    thestar.com.my 10 May 2015
  • ... camera is not overly intimidating for new users and offers plenty of features to move you along as you learn. The experienced enthusiast will benefit from ...
    photographybay.com 29 Apr 2015
  • Nikon D5500 has been officially launched with some new and interesting features. The Nikon D5500 DX DSLR is the company's first DSLR featuring 3.2-inch ...
    dtechy.com 27 Feb 2018
  • 7 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Not Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5500 didn't have gps and wifi capacity.

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    Doesn't Have Gps
    11 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... a few additional in-camera processing options, although it lacks the in-camera GPS provided with the D5300.Nikon... The D5500 is a competent camera that ...
    photoreview.com.au 12 Mar 2015
  • ... sadly, one feature subtraction. Unlike its predecessor, the D5500 no longer sports a built-in GPS receiver, so if you want to geotag your images, you'll ...
    Imaging Resource.com 5 Jan 2015
  • ... controller buttons can't be customised. GPS no longer built in smartphone app doesn't feature GPS tagging either. Compact and w.
    Ephotozine 25 Feb 2015
  • ... connectivity. Light body not ideal for heavy lenses. No antialiasing filter. No inbuilt GPS. No in-built GPS.
    digit.in 27 Nov 2015
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    Doesn't Have Wifi Capacity
    5 people agree
    4 people disagree
    One Person Thought This Digital Camera Had Good Technical Guidance
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    Some Customers Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level
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    One Owner Thought it Had a Good Capacity
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    7 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had a Good Lens

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5500 had a good autofocus and lens.

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    Has a Good Autofocus
    8 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... sensor with no optical low-pass filter gives good image quality-. Quick autofocus system. Great colour rendition. Lacks control buttons. No built-in GPS ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 8 Jan 2015
  • ... Accurate AF system. Short shutterlag. Excellent timetofirstshot. Full HD video with autofocus. Quite usable with gloves on. Good batterylife. Nikon 5300. ...
    Neocamera.com 6 Jan 2015
  • ... DSLR, with the live view not having any lag and very responsive, on the whole quick focusing, with the option to touch focus if needed. The video is full ...
    Helix - Amazon 30 Apr 2016
  • ... ideal for video and tripod use. Touchscreen makes menu navigation and rack focusing easy. Impressive focus trac. Fine detail in JPEGs can get smudged at ...
    DP Review 1 Apr 2015
  • View All Reviews About Focusing
    Has a Good Lens
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5500 had a good screen and touch-screen.

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    Has a Good Screen
    12 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... entry-level DSLR camera.Like the D5300, it has a 3.2-inch fully articulated display which can flip 180 degrees for...
    straitstimes.com 6 Mar 2015
  • ... entry-level DSLR camera. Like the D5300, it has a 3.2-inch fully articulated display which can flip 180 degrees f...
    digitalone.com.sg 8 Mar 2015
  • ... much here to get excited about, especially as the company has traded the touchscreen LCD for the built-in GPS of the D5300. Now D5500 users will have to ...
    dxomark.com 27 Mar 2015
  • ... to do so in a smaller body...Omits optical low-pass filter. Sharp vari-angle touch display. Solid detail at high ISOs. 5fps continuous shooting. 39-point ...
    PC Mag 26 Mar 2015
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Has a Good Touch-Screen
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 60 People Thought it Produced Good Quality Pictures

    More than 40 people thought that the Nikon D5500 was able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had a good picture quality, picture resolution and ISO range.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    43 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... who is looking to get their first DSLR camera. The camera's 24.2 megapixel sensor captures high quality photos and its lightweight body makes it easy to ...
    goodhousekeeping.com 8 Nov 2016
  • ... Nikon has once again produced an effective and responsive consumer-oriented SLR that takes a good photo. The addition of a touchscreen is a real plus, ...
    Digital Versus 10 Mar 2015
  • ... 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 ...
    stuff.tv 18 Nov 2015
  • ... 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 ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 18 Nov 2015
  • View All Reviews About Image
    Has a Good Picture Quality
    9 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    7 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Took Good Videos

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon D5500 was outstanding for video recording.

  • ... no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The D5500 can record Full HD movies at 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p with stereo sound and comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 11 Feb 2015
  • ... Agreed no gps but I’ve never pined for it!! The image quality and video is superb!! It’s at least 15% lighter with a substantially better battery life. ...
    ChristoWilson - Amazon 31 Mar 2016
  • ... case ($60)This simple camera bag has room for...Quality 24MP stills. Decent 108060p movies. Variangle, touchscreen LCD. Great user interface for newbies. ...
    Digitaltrends.com 29 Mar 2015
  • ... high ISOs. 5fps continuous shooting. 39-point AF system. Quick startup. 1080 60 video. Integrated Wi-Fi. External mic support. Smaller body means controls ...
    PC Mag 26 Mar 2015
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Flash
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    Three People Thought the Nikon D5500 Had Poor Exposure Controls

    Three people thought that the Nikon D5500 had bad exposure controls.

  • ... packed with features a photography enthusiast would ever need. It lacks aperture control but overall it's a great bet with decent battery backup.As compared ...
    pcquest.com 2 Jun 2016
  • ... screen, advanced Auto ISO controls, decent battery life. No aperture control or Auto ISO in movie mode, basic smartphone app. 3.2-inch fully articulating ...
    pcquest.com 2 Jun 2016
  • ... affects continuous shooting and bracketing when using Raw. No aperture control or Auto ISO in movie mode. No exposure simula.
    DP Review 1 Apr 2015
  • One Person Thought it is Good for Sports Photography
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    How Good Are Nikon Digital Cameras?

    86
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
    High megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
    Has a touchscreen
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Full HD video
    Has a built-in flash
    Has an HDMI
    Large display diagonal
    Big digital zoom
    Has a tripod mount
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has an orientation sensor
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    4/3" image sensor size
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Supports live view
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Has a microphone in
    Has a self-timer
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Features calendar
    Has a USB connectivity
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Has a built-in speaker
    Has an external flash connector
    Features brightness adjustment
    Features contrast adjustment
    Supports dioptic correction
    Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Has a carrying case
    820 battery life
    High display resolution
    Has an anti-dust function
    Supports direct printing
    Has a wrist strap
    Does not have a GPS
    Does not feature bluetooth
    Heavy
    Smaller than average eye relief

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought the Nikon D5500 was robust
    The vast majority of people thought the Nikon D5500 had a battery that lasted a long time
    The vast majority of people thought it was a good size
    8 out of 10 people thought it was thoughtfully designed
    6 out of 10 people thought this digital camera was easy to use
    7 out of 10 customers thought it has useful technical features
    7 out of 10 customers thought it had a good lens
    More than 10 people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    More than 60 people thought it produced good quality pictures
    The majority of owners thought this digital camera took good videos
    7 out of 10 customers thought it was not easy to connect to other devices
    Three people thought the Nikon D5500 had poor exposure controls
    Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
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    Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

    High Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Nikon D5500 of 24.2MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 15MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The Nikon D5500's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 69% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all digital cameras is 0.01s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Nikon D5500's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 92% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 100 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

    The Nikon D5500 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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    Has a Touchscreen
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    The Nikon D5500 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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    Does Not Have a GPS

    The Nikon D5500 does not have a GPS. 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Nikon D5500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    The Nikon D5500 does not feature bluetooth. 93% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Nikon D5500 supports Full HD video, unlike 71% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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    Heavy

    Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Nikon D5500 of 420g is heavier than 77% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Nikon D5500 has a built-in flash. 75% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Nikon D5500 has an HDMI, unlike 62% of cameras which do not have an HDMI.

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    Large Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonals of cameras range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon D5500's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than 93% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Big Digital Zoom

    The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Nikon D5500 of 7.8x is bigger than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Nikon D5500 has a tripod mount, unlike 77% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Nikon D5500 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

    The Nikon D5500 has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera supports a video resolution of 640x424|1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    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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    4/3" Image Sensor Size

    The Nikon D5500 has a 4/3" image sensor size which is bigger than the 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size found on most digital cameras.

    A 1/3 or less" image sensor size is the worst image sensor size amongst similar types of digital camera.

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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    Supports Live View

    The Nikon D5500 supports live view. 85% of cameras do not support live view.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Nikon D5500 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Has a Microphone in

    The Nikon D5500 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Nikon D5500 has a self-timer. 81% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The Nikon D5500 has a vari-angle LCD display. 86% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Features Calendar

    The Nikon D5500 features calendar. 88% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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    Has a USB Connectivity

    The Nikon D5500 has a USB connectivity. 91% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon D5500 is 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4320 x 3240. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4496x3000 and 2992x2000. Cameras resolutions range from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Nikon D5500 has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker

    The Nikon D5500 has a built-in speaker, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker.

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    Has an External Flash Connector

    The Nikon D5500 has an external flash connector. 88% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Nikon D5500 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 81% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

    The eye relief of the Nikon D5500 of only 17mm is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have eye reliefs of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Nikon D5500 features contrast adjustment, unlike 82% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The Nikon D5500 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Nikon D5500 features flash exposure compensation. 83% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Nikon D5500 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Has a Carrying Case

    The Nikon D5500 has a carrying case. 90% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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    820 Battery Life

    The Nikon D5500 is a camera that takes 820 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    High Display Resolution

    The average display resolution of all cameras is 570,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D5500 of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an Anti-Dust Function

    The Nikon D5500 has an anti-dust function. 92% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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    Supports Direct Printing

    The Nikon D5500 supports direct printing. 85% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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    Has a Wrist Strap

    The Nikon D5500 has a wrist strap, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Nikon D5500 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 57 out of 465 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Nikon D5500, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Nine people thought the Nikon D5500 was fairly priced
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    Nikon D5500 Release Date

    April 2017

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    We looked at the release dates for new Nikon cameras over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any prominent trend.

    In 2018 most new Nikon digital cameras were released in September, with four new Nikon digital cameras released that month. In March 2017, two new Nikon cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Nikon camera releases. Eight new Nikon cameras were released in January 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Nikon camera releases.

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    How Fast Do Nikon Camera Prices Drop After Release?

    Nikon cameras tend to depreciate faster than most cameras.

    Most cameras drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Nikon cameras drop in price by 9% on average. That means a saving of £63 on a typical £722 new Nikon digital camera if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    Nikon D5500 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Sensor Size
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Aspherical Lens
    Lens Mount Interface
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Mounting Type
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Shutter Speed Settings
    Flash
    External Flash Connector
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Shoe Mounting Point
    Flash Modes
    Flash Guide Number
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Shoe Mounting Point Type
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Analog Signal Format System
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Built-in Speaker
    Voice Recording
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Flip-Out Screen
    Display
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Viewfinder
    Magnification
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    Microphone in
    USB Version
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Port
    Security Algorithms
    Camera
    Image Processor
    GPS
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Calendar
    Histogram
    Orientation Sensor
    Dioptic Correction
    Anti-Dust Function
    Camera File System
    Live View
    Tripod Mount
    Camera Playback
    Contrast Adjustment
    Direct Printing
    Brightness Adjustment
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Eye Relief
    Scene Modes
    Languages Support
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Lens Weight
    Lens Length
    Lens Diameter
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Life
    Battery Voltage
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Quick Start Guide
    Carrying Case
    Wrist Strap
    User Guide
    Lens Cap Included
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Bluetooth
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Data Network
    Other Features
    Built-in Flash
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    USB Connectivity
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing
    Flash Metering System
    Accessories Included
    Frame Rate
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Flash Type
    Package Type
    Audio Recording Formats
    Auto Focus

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    nikon nikd551855pbkb3, nikon nikd551855prdb3, nikon nikd551855prdb9, teds nknd5500wbcb1us, als variety d5500, nikon f3545dill, ikelite 200dlmc, nikon lbtsphr02, nikon w18105mm, nikon f3556gii, nikon w18140mm, nikon 70300mmg, nikon w1855mm, ikelite d5600, nikon afs1855, ikelite d5500, nikon f4556g, nikon fruty3, nikon d5500, nikon f18g, teds d5500, nikon gr8

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