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Nikon D5500

$497.99
Digital Versus 5 Star DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 24.2 megapixel camera
SLR 24.2MP 4" CMOS Feb 2015
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Nikon D5500 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D5500 number 402 across all digital cameras.
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48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Only two aspherical lenses
Quite small eye relief

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the D5500 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras. It is also excellent for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
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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 g.

Nikon D5500 front dimensions
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Nikon D5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph and Tomsguide.com, both of which decided that this camera was exceptional.

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

The writers at review sites Letsgodigital.org/nl/ and Digitaltrends.com both recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Silver" award by website DP Review who said that this Nikon camera was great.

The experts at two other expert review sites both concluded that this Nikon camera was very good. EISA.eu gave this camera an "EISA Best Product" award and Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 45 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 82%.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this Nikon camera is excellent based on 861 user reviews. Over 80% of 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. This puts this camera in the top 13% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average user review score.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895.

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We found a cheaper price for the Nikon D5500 of £398.00 ($398.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $99.99.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.2 megapixels, the Nikon D5500 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D5500 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D5500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports 25, 100 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D5500 is more than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto, 100, 25600 and 25 are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D5500 has one of the largest display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9".

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The Nikon D5500 is a two aspherical lens camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D5500 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 4496 x 3000 and 2992 x 2000. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 7.8 times zoom factor, the Nikon D5500 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D5500 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D5500 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon D5500 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D5500 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other digital cameras.