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Nikon D5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1190 reviews of Nikon D5500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the flash and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Nikon D5500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good views, whereas many are critical about the shutter.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera - Black (24.2 MP, AF-P 18-55VR Lens Kit) 3-Inch LCD ScreenNikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera - Black (24.2 MP, AF-P 18-55VR Lens Kit) 3-Inch LCD Screen

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 414 user reviews of Nikon D5500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability.

performance, usability, price, portability, image quality

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D5500 DX-format Digital SLR Body (Black)Nikon D5500 DX-format Digital SLR Body (Black)

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon D5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Nikon D5500 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the design and lens. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the size. Many are negative about the screen and durability.

performance, usability, portability, lens, design

durability, screen

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NIKON D5500 with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit 24.2MP SLR Camera with 3.2-Inch TFT LCD, BlackNIKON D5500 with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit 24.2MP SLR Camera with 3.2-Inch TFT LCD, Black

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D5500 DSLR

 

The Nikon D5500 is a fantastic mid-level dSLR, providing excellent image quality and performance. It is incredibly simple to use and sports some great features like built-in WiFi, and articulating touchscreen LCD, and more. Read more in our Full...

Auto and Program modes are accurate and provide outstanding image quality ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Nikon F mount allows you to use the huge selection of lenses ; Excellent overall image quality at all ISO levels ;...

Only one command dial slows down your adjustments when shooting manually, but keeps the body simple ; Priced slightly higher than most entry-level dSLRs, but worth the extra cost

The Nikon D5500 is a fantastic mid-level dSLR, providing excellent image quality and performance. It is incredibly simple to use and sports some great features like built-in WiFi, and articulating touchscreen LCD, and more. Read more in our

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Nikon D5500 Body Only, Black

 

One significant difference between my evaluation units of the D5300 and D5500 is the lens; the D5300 had a much better, albeit a lot bigger and more expensive, 18-140mm f3.5-5.6 lens. For the D5500, Nikon created its primary kit with the 18-55mm...

The Nikon D5500 delivers excellent photo quality as well as a performance that can keep up with your kids and pets.

The redesigned grip may not be comfortable for people with large hands, and Nikon really needs to update its Wi-Fi app.

Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs, the Nikon D5500 maintains its position as a great general-purpose dSLR.

May, 2015

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Nikon D5500 Review

 

The Nikon D5000 series has long been a good choice for photographers who wanted a very capable compact DSLR that offer a higher level of enthusiast features than the D3000 series that sits below it. Nikon's latest model - the D5500 - continues that...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D5500

 

The Nikon D5500 D-SLR delivers images that are just as good as the D5300 it replaces, and manages to do so in a smaller body.

Omits optical low-pass filter. Sharp vari-angle touch display. Solid detail at high ISOs. 5fps continuous shooting. 39-point AF system. Quick startup. 1080p60 video. Integrated Wi-Fi. External mic support

Smaller body means controls are somewhat cramped. Pentamirror viewfinder. No GPS. Will not autofocus with screw-drive lenses. Limited Wi-Fi remote control. Self-timer deactivates after use. Lacks depth of field preview

Nikon has a habit of refreshing its midrange consumer SLR on a yearly basis, usually with incremental updates. This year's model, the D5500 ($899.95, body only), is no different. It's a little bit smaller than the D5300 which it replaces, and adds a...

Mar, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D5500 Review

 

The Nikon D5500 is a new 24.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR camera with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The D5500 can record Full HD movies at 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p with stereo sound and comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. A...

Nikon's mid-range DSLR camera continues to evolve with the introduction of the D5500, which is smaller and significantly lighter than its predecessor whilst additionally offering a new touchscreen LCD/interface. It also sensibly ships with the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D5500 Review

 

Nikon's mid-level DSLR line gets a solid upgrade in the form of the D5500, now the smallest and lightest DSLR yet made by Nikon. But don't let the small form factor fool you, as there's a lot of firepower packed inside this little gem.

Amazingly small for a DSLR; Great image quality for its class, including superb low light and high ISO performance; Generous JPEG buffer depth; High resolution

Buffer depths are shallow when shooting RAW; Lacks GPS from the predecessor; No AA filter means it's susceptible to aliasing artifacts

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Jan, 2017

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Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com)

Nikon D5500 Review

 

The Nikon D5500 provides best-in-class image quality, solid performance with a great battery life and excellent features that make shooting easy and fruitful. Being that it's the best entry-level DSLR currently available, it's an excellent choice....

This camera has the best low-light performance of any APS-C camera.

It's more expensive than other entry-level options.

The Nikon D5500 may be among the most expensive entry-level DSLRs, but considering that it offers the best image quality and the most features, it's not really a surprise.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Stefan Etienne (techcrunch.com)

Review: Nikon’s D5500 lacks charm, but shoots fair photos

 

So is the new Nikon D5500 entry-level? After a few glances and general fooling around, I quickly realized the Nikon D5500 has many of the specs found in a better class of camera

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Nikon D5500 Kit for $499

 

ebay (via BuyDig) has the Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm VR II lens refurbished (by Nikon USA) for $499 (compare to $846.95 new). Check it out here on ebay. Also, check out Photography Bay's Nikon …

Also, check out Photography Bay’s Nikon D5500 Review.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Nikon D5500 for $549

 

ebay (via BuyDig) has the Nikon D5500 refurbished with the 18-55mm VR II kit lens for $549 (compare at $846.95 new). Check it out while it lasts here on ebay. Also, check out my Nikon D5500 Review.

Also, check out my Nikon D5500 Review.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Display

Flip-out screen: Yes

Flash

Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Picture Quality

Sensor Format:DX
Supported aspect ratios:3:2

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini

Video

HD type:Full HD

Weight & Dimensions

Lens length:2.54
Lens weight:7.23