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Nikon D5500
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Nikon D5500
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134 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Popularity
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73
Value for Money
Good
83
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Excellent
Our Verdict:
A megapixels and multi award winning 420g digital camera, with a fair price and a very good spec. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a touchscreen. Our review analysis indicates that it has a good screen and it produces very good images, and compact.
Features We Love:
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
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Digital Versus 5 Star DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
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RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3.5
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25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
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420g
3.2"
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Nikon D5500 number 60 in best selling cameras and number 70 across all digital cameras.

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84
Popularity
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

our review analysis indicates that it has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 134 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Nikon digital camera has some great features:
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

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Average Review Score

4.5 stars (131 reviews)

26%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
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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
26
2
Features
5
2
Viewfinder / Screen
7
2
Size and Weight
12
1
Video Capability
4
0
Lens System
4
2
Ease of Use
8
1
Price
7
4
Design
10
0
Connectivity
5
2
Robustness
3
0
Exposure Controls
0
1
Sports Photography
1
0
Flash
1
0
Battery
1
0
Capacity
1
0
Noise Level
1
0
Support
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6 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... offers fantastic DSLR image quality and speed in an ultralight and inexpensive package. Live View lets you shoot photos and videos while held away from ...
    Kenrockwell.com 6 Jan 2015
  • ... 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
  • Seven People Thought This Digital Camera Was Robust

    Five people thought that the Nikon D5500 was really 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
  • Eight People Thought the Nikon D5500 Had a Long Battery Life

    Eight people thought that the Nikon D5500 had an outstanding 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
  • ... as the D5300 first released in 2013...Swiveling touchscreen Great image quality Longer battery life Builtin WiFi. Slow taptoshoot GPS got axed No water ...
    mashable.com 7 Mar 2015
  • ... first released in 2013...Swiveling touchscreen Great image quality Longer battery life Builtin WiFi. Slow taptoshoot GPS got axed No water resistance or ...
    mashable.com 7 Mar 2015
  • The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

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

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    Really Compact
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... challenge that Nikon and Canon face with their entry level DSLRs is that for the same price or less there are superb compact system cameras. The Sony a6000 ...
    dpexpert.com.au 15 Apr 2015
  • This 24mp digital single lens reflex seems designed to go head to head with compact system cameras. It has a fully articulated, high resolution, touch ...
    dpexpert.com.au 15 Apr 2015
  • ... its predecessor, the D5500 isn't breaking down any new barriers. It's much more compact, sure, but it's otherwise an incremental upgrade t...
    reviewed.com 20 Mar 2015
  • The D5500 is a compact, lightweight, but very capable DSLR with an easy-to-handle body. Its 24-million-pixel sensor offers class-leading image quality, ...
    EISA.eu 24 Mar 2016
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Superb Size
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Lightweight
    7 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
    7 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
  • ... lightweight body. Decent build quality for an entrylevel camera. Improved camera grip. Articulating display. Display offers good outdoor legibility and ...
    yugatech.com 28 Jun 2015
  • ... sense goes, the Nikon D5500 is a safe bet and doesn't rock the boat... That grip. Pretty small size. Reliable and can deliver very solid image quality. ...
    thephoblographer.com 24 Mar 2015
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    Good-Looking
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Designed
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought it 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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    Really Easy to Use
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... 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
  • Love it, Very easy to use for someone that is starting. It is also small and lightweight...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Sep 2015
  • ... 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
    Six People Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    Six people thought that the Nikon D5500 had good features.

  • ... D5500 should definitely be on your shortlist. It's got all the features you'd expect from a camera in this category, as well as a few pleasant surprises. ...
    practicalphotography.com 4 May 2018
  • ... 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 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
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought the Nikon D5500 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
  • ... 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
  • ... 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
  • ... inputs. Relatively fast autofocus. Addition of new 3D Subject Tracki. Lacked GPS module. Autofocus is quite noisy when shooting video. Mirror slaps during ...
    yugatech.com 28 Jun 2015
  • ... optical viewfinder in a DSLR doesn't show the effect of camera adjustments. GPS unit gone.
    Techradar 9 Jan 2015
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    Doesn't Have Wifi Capacity
    5 people agree
    4 people disagree
    One Person Thought the Nikon D5500 Was Good When it Came to Technical Guidance
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    Two People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level
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    One Person Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Capacity
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    More Than 10 People Thought the Nikon D5500 Had a Lens That Was Good

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

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    Has an Outstanding Autofocus
    8 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... offers good outdoor legibility and is responsive to touch inputs. Relatively fast autofocus. Addition of new 3D Subject Tracki. Lacked GPS module. Autofocus ...
    yugatech.com 28 Jun 2015
  • ... sensor with no optical low-pass filter gives good image quality-. Quick autofocus system. Great colour rendition. Lacks control buttons. No built-in GPS ...
    techradar.com/au/ 8 Jan 2015
  • ... 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
  • View All Reviews About Focusing
    Has a Good Lens
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    7 Out of 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
    2 people disagree
  • ... 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
  • ... 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
  • ... 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
  • ... entrylevel camera. Improved camera grip. Articulating display. Display offers good outdoor legibility and is responsive to touch inputs. Relatively fast ...
    yugatech.com 28 Jun 2015
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Has a Good Touch-Screen
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Produced Good Quality Photos

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

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    46 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/my/ 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 18 Nov 2015
  • View All Reviews About Pictures
    Has an Excellent Picture Quality
    9 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Superb 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 it Took Good Videos

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon D5500 was excellent 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
  • ... 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
  • ... 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
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Flash
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    Three People Thought it Had Bad 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 Owner Thought the Nikon D5500 is Good for Sports Photography
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    How Good Are Nikon Digital Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    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
    High display resolution
    Has a wrist strap
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Features calendar
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Has a tripod mount
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Supports dioptic correction
    Has a carrying case
    Features contrast adjustment
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Supports live view
    Has a microphone in
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    4/3" image sensor size
    Has a USB connectivity
    Has a self-timer
    Has an external flash connector
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    Supports direct printing
    Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    820 battery life
    Has an orientation sensor
    Has a built-in speaker
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Has an anti-dust function
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Features brightness adjustment
    Does not have a GPS
    Does not feature bluetooth
    Heavy
    Smaller than average eye relief
    High Megapixels

    The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the Nikon D5500 of 24.2MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This 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 digital 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 Nikon 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 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 shortest camera shutter speed of digital cameras is 0.000016s, the longest is 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. 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 68% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 100 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D5500 of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    Does Not Have a GPS

    The Nikon D5500 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that 90% of 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. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Does Not Feature Bluetooth

    The Nikon D5500 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that 92% of digital 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

    The Nikon D5500's weight of 420g is heavier than 76% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Nikon D5500 has a built-in flash, as do 75% of digital cameras.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Nikon D5500 has an HDMI. 61% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Large Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the Nikon D5500 of 3.2" is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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    Big Digital Zoom

    The Nikon D5500's digital zoom of 7.8x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 85% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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    High Display Resolution

    Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 580,000 pixels. The Nikon D5500's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Wrist Strap

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

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

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

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

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

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    Features Calendar

    The Nikon D5500 features calendar, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Nikon D5500 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

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

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Nikon D5500 has a shoe mounting point. 88% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The Nikon D5500 supports dioptic correction. 92% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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    Has a Carrying Case

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

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

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

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640x424|1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly 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.

    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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    Supports Live View

    The Nikon D5500 supports live view, which is unusual. 85% of cameras do not support live view.

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    Has a Microphone in

    The Nikon D5500 has a microphone in. 90% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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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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    4/3" Image Sensor Size

    The Nikon D5500 has a bigger image sensor size than most cameras. This camera has a 4/3" image sensor size, whereas most cameras have a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size.

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

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    Has a USB Connectivity

    The Nikon D5500 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Nikon D5500 has a self-timer. 80% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Has an External Flash Connector

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

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The Nikon D5500 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This Nikon camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4496x3000 and 2992x2000. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 2992 x 2000.

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    Supports Direct Printing

    The Nikon D5500 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 85% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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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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    820 Battery Life

    Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon D5500 which takes 820 battery life.

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    Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

    The Nikon D5500's eye relief of only 17mm is smaller than 89% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have eye reliefs of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 20mm.

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

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

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    Has a Built-in Speaker

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

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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 an Anti-Dust Function

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

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

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

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

    This 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 Brightness Adjustment

    The Nikon D5500 features brightness adjustment. 81% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Nikon D5500 has been listed on Kagoo since January 1970 and is currently ranked number 70 out of 438 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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    Whilst the product is cheaper than 53% of digital cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $435.99 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

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    6 out of 10 customers thought it had a good price

    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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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D5500

    QWhat is the optical zoom of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 uses interchangeable lenses and the optical zoom depends on which lens you use.
    QWhat is the weight of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 is a 420 grams digital camera.
    QWhat is the camera type of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 is a slr digital camera.
    QWhat is the megapixels of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 is a 24.2 megapixels digital camera.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 have an image stabiliser?
    AThe Nikon D5500 uses interchangeable lenses and whether it has an image stabiliser depends on which lens you use.
    QWhat is the image sensor size of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a 4/3 image sensor size.
    QWhat is the maximum image resolution of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000.
    QWhat is the sensor type of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a cmos sensor type.
    QWhat is the colour of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 is a black digital camera.
    QWhat is the digital zoom of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a digital zoom of 7.8 times zoom factor.
    QWhat is the minimum aperture number of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 uses interchangeable lenses and the minimum aperture number depends on which lens you use.
    QWhat is the maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600.
    QWhat is the camera shutter speed of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a camera shutter speed of 1/4000 second.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 support Full HD video?
    AYes, the Nikon D5500 supports Full HD video.
    QWhat is the maximum video resolution of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD).
    QWhat is the display diagonal of the Nikon D5500?
    AThe Nikon D5500 has a display diagonal of 3.2 inches.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 have a touchscreen?
    AYes, the Nikon D5500 has a touchscreen.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 have a flip-out screen?
    AYes, the Nikon D5500 is a digital camera with a flip-out screen.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 have an HDMI?
    AYes, the Nikon D5500 has an HDMI.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 have a GPS?
    ANo, the Nikon D5500 does not have a GPS.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 support Wi-Fi?
    AYes, the Nikon D5500 supports Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 feature bluetooth?
    ANo, the Nikon D5500 does not feature bluetooth.
    QDoes the Nikon D5500 have a built-in flash?
    AYes, the Nikon D5500 has a built-in flash.
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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
    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
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    Depth
    Width
    Lens Weight
    Lens Length
    Lens Diameter
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Battery Technology
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    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
    Energy Star Certified
    Power Source Type
    Built-in Flash
    USB Connectivity
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing
    Size
    Flash Metering System
    Accessories Included
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    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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