Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D5500 vs 700D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5500
9.9
EOS 700D
8.3
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5500
8.6
EOS 700D
7.4
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5500
9.2
EOS 700D
8.5
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D5500
9.0
EOS 700D
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com and imaging-resource.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D5500
9.2
EOS 700D
8.7

Winner
Nikon D5500 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D5500  based on its image quality, focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D5500 vs EOS 700D

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

D5500
1,438 ISO
EOS 700D
681 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5500
201 ms
EOS 700D
264 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5500
79 ms
EOS 700D
74 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5500
400 ms
EOS 700D
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5500
5 fps
EOS 700D
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5500
820 photos
EOS 700D
550 photos

Features Key features of the D5500  vs EOS 700D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5500
24 MP
EOS 700D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5500
25,600 ISO
EOS 700D
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D5500
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5500
0.54x
EOS 700D
0.53x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D5500
15.3 microns
EOS 700D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5500  vs
EOS 700D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 9
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.82x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.53x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 820 550
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Focus lag 201 ms 264 ms
Shutter lag 79 ms 74 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 700 ms

video

D5500  vs
EOS 700D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MJPEG)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124 x 97 x 70 mm 133 x 100 x 79 mm
Thickness 70 mm 79 mm
Weight 420 g 580 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None None
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