Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera Specs, Price, and Video Review

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Bottom Line:

The Nikon D5500 has everything you could ask for in a entry level DSLR with a vari angle touchscreen, Wifi, built in flash

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The Specs:

  •  1. The Sensor
    • Effective pixels: Approx. 24.2 megapixels
    • Approx. 23.5 mm  x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
    • DX (APS-C), 1.5x focal length multiplier
  • 2. Compatible Lenses
    • Nikon F bayonet mount
  • 3. Autofocus
    • 9, 21, 39, and 39 (3D-tracking) AF points
    • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status; Manual focus (MF)
  • 4. Video Features
    • MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
    • Recording Size and (frame rate fps in parenthesis):
      • 1920 x 1080 (60 / 50 / 30 / 25 / 24)
      • 1280 x 720 (60 / 50)
      • 640 x 424 (30 / 25)
    • Maximum Length of Continuous Video Recording: 10- 20 mins at highest quality, 29 min 59 sec at normal quality
  • 5. Image Features
    • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
    • NEF (RAW): compressed 12 or 14 bit
    • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
    • Image Sizes:
      • 6000 x 4000 [L]
      • 4496 x 3000 [M]
      • 2992 x 2000 [S]
  • 6. Performance
    • High Speed Continuous Shooting: Maximum 5 shots/sec.
    • Low Speed Continuous Shooting: 3 shots/sec
  • 7. Exposure Control
    • Exposure Modes: auto; auto [flash off]; programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual;
    • Scene Modes:  portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food,
    • Special effects modes: night vision; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting
    • ISO 100-25,600
    • Shutter Speed: 1/4000 to 30 sec in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, bulb
    • Flash X-sync at 1/200 sec.
    • Picture Styles: Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, User-customizable Settings, Vivid
    • White Balance Settings: Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
  • 8. Interface
    • 3.2 inch Vari-angle TFT monitor
    • USB Hi-Speed
    • HDMI output: Type C mini pin
    • Stereo microphone input
    • Built in Wifi
    • Optional GPS with GP-1A (sold separately)
    • Pop up flash
  • 9. Power
    • One EN-EL14a  or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • Battery Life: 820 shots (CIPA)
    • AC power optional  with the EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector
  • 10. Body
    • SD card, UHS-1 SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible (1 card slot)
    • Viewfinder coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
    • Dimensions:
      4.9 in. (124 mmx 3.9 in. (97 mmx 2.8 in. (70 mm)
    • Weight: 14.9 oz (480 g (body only)
  • 11. Price
    • MSRP: $800

Nikon D5500 Performance Review:

The video below provides a thorough review of the D5300 below and compares it with the D5300 and canon T5i. (You can also view the dslr comparison chart for a snapshot comparison of specs)

Video review highlights:

  • Built in Wifi but no GPS like the D5500
  • Smaller and lighter than the D5500
  • Has a proximity sensor which automatically turns off the lcd when you bring your eye up to the viewfinder
  • When turned off, the touchscreen can act as a button for several functions (adjusting focal point, ISO, etc)
  • Flat picture profile has been added. This is mostly for videography work when you want to do post processing color grading.
  • Good battery life
  • Cons: Buttons cramped, unable to adjust aperture in live view in manual mode, less intuitive exposure preview in live view, slow focusing in live view
  • Video quality is good

 

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