Nikon D5500

Released January, 2015
  • 24 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
It's also possible to adjust the 'Clarity', or micro contrast settings for each of these modes, along with Saturation, Contrast and Sharpness.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2015)
9.2 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Nikon D5500

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5500
9.9
EOS 70D
8.9
D5300
9.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5500
8.6
EOS 70D
10.0
D5300
8.6
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5500
9.2
EOS 70D
9.6
D5300
9.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D5500
9.0
EOS 70D
9.5
D5300
9.1
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com and imaging-resource.com

9.2

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D5500
9.2
EOS 70D
9.3
D5300
9.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon D5500

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D5500
1,438 ISO
EOS 700D
681 ISO
EOS 750D
919 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5500
201 ms
EOS 70D
75 ms
EOS 700D
264 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5500
79 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms
D7100
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5500
400 ms
EOS 70D
700 ms
EOS 700D
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5500
5 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps
EOS 70D
7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5500
820 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos
EOS 750D
440 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Nikon D5500

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Capturing images from different angles can create very different portraits.
Additional information/coverage on the D5500 can be found here.
For comparison, the D5500 with US warranty is currently priced at $746.95 after a $150 instant savings rebate, refurbished D5500 kits are $649 on eBay and Adorama.
27
Mar

Nikon D5500 camera tested at DxOMark

nikonrumors.com
In terms of sensor performance alone, the Nikon D5500 is class-leading, and based on that and the feature set, it is an intriguing choice overall.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 39
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps
Battery life 820 photos
Continuous shooting 5 fps
Focus lag 201 ms
Shutter lag 79 ms
Startup delay 400 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm

display

Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Thickness 70 mm
Weight 420 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
WiFi None
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