Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D5500 vs D5300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5500
9.9
D5300
9.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5500
8.1
D5300
8.1
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5500
8.6
D5300
8.5
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

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

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D5500
9.1
D5300
9.1

Winner
Nikon D5300 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D5300  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D5500 vs D5300

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

D5500
1,438 ISO
D5300
1,338 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5500
201 ms
D5300
200 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5500
79 ms
D5300
80 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5500
400 ms
D5300
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5500
5 fps
D5300
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5500
820 photos
D5300
600 photos

Features Key features of the D5500  vs D5300 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5500
24 MP
D5300
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5500
25,600 ISO
D5300
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D5500
39
D5300
39

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

D5500
3.2"
D5300
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5500
0.54x
D5300
0.54x

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

D5500
15.3 microns
D5300
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5500  vs
D5300 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 15.3 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 39
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 820 600
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Focus lag 201 ms 200 ms
Shutter lag 79 ms 80 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 500 ms

video

D5500  vs
D5300 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
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" 3.2"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
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 124.5 x 99.1 x 76.2 mm
Thickness 70 mm 76.2 mm
Weight 420 g 480 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No Yes
WiFi None 802.11n
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