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Nikon D5500

£399.00
Digital Versus 5 Star DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured SLR camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2015
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Nikon D5500 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon D5500 number 35 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The D5500 has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution

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 49 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 29 in sports photography cameras as well being excellent for landscape photography, ranking number 15 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon D5500?

The Nikon D5500 is 124mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 70mm deep and weighs 420g.

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Nikon D5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This Nikon camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts in cameras of all the digital cameras.

The experts at websites Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph and Tomsguide.com both decided that this camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Nikon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which thought that this camera was great.

Websites Letsgodigital.org/nl/ and Digitaltrends.com both said that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "Silver" award from review site DP Review who concluded that this camera was very good.

This camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus and it received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 45 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 83%.

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Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this digital camera as brilliant on average. 621 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this Nikon camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £399.00 it is more expensive than 59% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D5500 and the United Kingdom price of £399.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $499.95 (£650.73).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

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.

Nikon lens range

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon D5500's sensor megapixels of 24.2MP is in the highest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon 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 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Nikon D5500's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is in the highest 8% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D5500 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D5500 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D5500 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon D5500 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D5500 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Nikon D5500 of 3.2" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 6% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D5500 supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Nikon D5500's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The display resolutions of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5500 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D5500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D5500 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon D5500 has a carrying case. 89% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon D5500 supports direct printing. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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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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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5500 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Nikon D5500's digital zoom of 7.8x is in the biggest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D5500 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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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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Dustproof

The Nikon D5500 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D5500 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|640 x 424 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital 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.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

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

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5500 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D5500 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D5500 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D5500 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D5500 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D5500 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Nikon D5500 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Nikon D5500 has an orientation sensor. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D5500 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this Nikon digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4496 x 3000 pixels and 2992 x 2000 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Nikon D5500 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 99% of cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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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 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

Across all the digital cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The Nikon D5500's image sensor size of 1.33" is in the biggest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released in February 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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