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Nikon D5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1316 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. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The performance and portability also get good comments, whereas views about the memory and flash are different. Many are less positive about the water proof and storage.

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storage, water proof

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 95/100 = 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. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the shutter.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

shutter

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

Nov, 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. 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)

Nov, 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. Comments about the design and lens are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the screen and durability, and there are some mixed reviews about the size.

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

Nov, 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.

Performance and Conclusions The D5500 is a speedy little SLR. It starts and shoots in just 0.2-second. Shot-to-shot time is also quite good; it manages 5fps in continuous drive mode, although it is limited in duration. If you're shooting Raw+JPG or Raw...

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_old)

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.

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Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM / PCM
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230
Battery life (CIPA standard):820
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL14a
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC / Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function:Y / Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Calendar:Y / Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, RAW / DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.3,RAW
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Movie / Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-1.7 - 0.5
Dioptre correction:Y / Yes
Direct printing:Y / Yes
Eye Relief:0.669
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Histogram:Y / Yes
Languages support:ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, ENG, POL, SWE, BEN, ITA, POR, THA, BUL, JPN, RUM, TUR, CHI (SIMPL), FIN, RUS, UKR, CHI (TR), FRE, KOR, CZE, GRE, SER, DAN, HIN, DUT, HUN, NOR / BEN, ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SER, SWE, TUR, UKR / Multi
Live view:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Food, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Food, Landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait / Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Portrait / Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Lens priority, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Lens priority, Manual, Movie, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Sensitivity priority, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Red
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Protection features:Dust resistant

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Diagonal (metric):3.19
Display Resolution:720 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1036800 / 1037000 / 1038800
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

External flash connector:Y / Yes
Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) / -3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3EV step)
Flash guide number:472.4
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Slow synchronization, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash sync-speed:0.005 / 1/200
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:11 / 39
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:11 / 9.84
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:7.8
Filter size:2.05 / 2.17 / 2.28 / 2.64
Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 2.17 / 0.709 - 4.13 / 0.709 - 5.51 / 2.17 - 11.8
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure:11/8 / 12/9 / 15/11 / 17/11 / 17/12
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/8 / 12/9 / 15/11 / 17/11 / 17/12
Maximum aperture number:22 / 28 / 36 / 38
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.25 / 8.27
Minimum aperture number:3.5 / 4.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of aspheric elements:1 / 2
Number of diaphragm blades:7 / 9
Optical Zoom:3 / 5.5 / 7.8

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 25600 / 100, 25600, Auto / 1600, 400, 12800, 100, 3200, 800, 25600, 200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3 EV (1/2 EV; 1/3EV step) / ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) / ± 5EV (1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Data network: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b,802.11g / 802.11g, 802.11b / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Quantity per pallet:1
USB connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AV, USB / AV,USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPG, NEF, RAW / JPG, RAW / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.614
Image Stabilizer:N / No / Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:DX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):(L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000\n4496 x 3000\n2992 x 2000
Supported aspect ratios:3:2 / 3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:24.78

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:N / No / Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
HDMI version:1.3c
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
Security algorithms:AES, WPA2-PSK / AES, WPA2-PSK, WPS
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1 / 1/200 / 1/4000
Shutter speed settings:B, T
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.005 / 30

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:LPCM
Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Flash Type:iTTL
Image processor:EXPEED 4
Lens cap included:Y
Package type:Box
Self-timer:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 640x424@25fps, 640x424@30fps / 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x810@24fps, 640x424@30fps, 1280x720@60fps, 640x424@25fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 1920x1080@25fps / 640x424@25fps, 640x424@30fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps / 640x424@25fps,640x424@30fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps / 640x424@30fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video compression format:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / MOV
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 424,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 424,1920 x 1080,1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.82
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.76 / 3.82
Height:2.76 / 3.82
Lens diameter:2.34 / 2.46 / 2.99 / 3.07
Lens length:2.54 / 2.6 / 3.5 / 3.82
Lens weight:14.8 / 17.3 / 6.88 / 7.23
Weight:14.8 / 15.9
Weight (including battery):16.6
Width:4.88