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Nikon D5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1083 reviews of Nikon D5500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the water proof and storage. There are mixed opinions on the flash and viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, price

memory, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the shutter.

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shutter

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 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 are impressed by the image quality and portability. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas 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.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (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. Reviews about the design and lens are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the size. There are some less positive comments 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.

Dec, 2019

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 : Jeff Keller (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

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 : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5500

 

CES 2015 News - Nikon D5500 digital SLR camera : Nikon Europe introduces the D5500, the first DX-format camera with a vari-angle touchscreen monitor. Lightweight and powerful, this exceptionally portable D-SLR camera frees you to capture your best...

The Nikon D5500 price (body only) in Europe is set at €819,- including VAT. Prices may vary from country to country. The camera will be available in the colors black and red. De Nikon D5500 kit bundled with Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55 VR II lens retails for...

Jan, 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

 

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.

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.

Jan, 2017

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 : Marcus Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Performance test: The Nikon D5500

 

In our first-looks piece on the D5500, we were quite impressed by what Nikon had packed into this tiny camera. Now that we've had a chance to put it through its paces, we're pleased to share some sample images and our take on its performance.

Amazingly small and light for a DX format camera ; Good image quality ; Deeper handgrip really does improve handling ; Touch Fn is extremely customizable

Not very much better than the previous model ; Buffer for continuous shooting seems small

We like the size, weight and handling of the D5500. Image quality is very good as can be seen from the sample shots, and the pricing seems just about right for this category of camera. The Nikon D5500 goes for

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (tomsguide.com)

Nikon D5500 DSLR Review: High Quality, Easy to Carry

 

Intermediate shooters looking for a more advanced DSLR will like the D5500's 24.2-megapixel DX sensor, easy-to-reach dials, and touch-screen LCD.

Excellent image quality for its class ; Easy-to-use Wi-Fi ; Responsive autofocus ; Touch-to-focus and shoot LCD ; Light, compact design

Slow live-view autofocus ; Lacks built-in GPS of the predecessor D5300 ; Limited Wi-Fi app functions ; Built-in mic picks up stray sounds

This lightweight, midrange DSLR is a feature-rich, speedy performer with high image quality for intermediate-level photographers.

Apr, 2015

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