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Nikon D5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1188 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 are also appreciated. Comments about the flash and viewfinder are mixed.

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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. Opinions about the image quality and price are generally positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the shutter.

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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

Mar, 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 are impressed by the image quality and portability. The price and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about 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)

Mar, 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. Some have doubts about the screen and durability. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

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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

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Nikon D5500 review

 

It's not a huge upgrade from the D5300, but at last we have a Nikon DSLR with a touchscreen

Touch sensitive screen ; Built in Wi-Fi ; High resolution sensor with no anti-aliasing filter

Expensive compared to D5300 ; Slow focusing in Live View

Nikon has two DSLR series aimed at beginners. The cheaper D3000-series cameras like the D3300 are for outright novices, while the D5000-series cameras, including this D5500, are designed for people still learning but ready for some more advanced...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Nikon D5500 review: Is Nikon's first touchscreen DSLR too late to the game? - Pocket-lint

 

It's a curious time in the world of cameras right now, with boundaries ever-blurring, but new technologies incremental rather than revolutionary. The arrival

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nikon D5500 review

 

A great DSLR that's built for beginners

Detailed images ; Monocoque design ; Articulated touchscreen

Relatively cramped viewfinder

A tempting, beginner-friendly DSLR.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Callum McInerney-Riley (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon D5500

 

Finding a decent entry level DSLR is always challenging, with the sheer number of cameras on offer making it difficult for new buyers to tell which is worthiest of their attention.

Excellent updated handling ; Solid performance, great images ; Fast AF

No GPS ; Conservative upgrades

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D5500 review

 

Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a fine camera but it lacks consistency.

The kit lens is a significant setback for people who don't anticipate buying additional lenses any time soon. For others, there's a lot to like here but we can't help feeling that this camera could be better. The operational niggles would be easy to...

Apr, 2015

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Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Nikon D5500

 

EUROPEAN CONSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016 - Nikon D5500: The D5500 is a compact, lightweight, but very capable DSLR with an easy-to-handle body. Its 24-million-pixel sensor offers class-leading image quality, with excellent resolution due to the lack of...

Aug, 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

Expert review by: Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Goondu Review: Nikon D5500 March 21st, 2015 | by Wilson Wong Imaging 0

 

The colours from the camera are certainly very punchy and with the right lens, the D5500 can be very sharp as well.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Nikon D5500 DSLR camera: Touchscreen is nice, but not necessary [REVIEW]

 

Nikon finally put a touchscreen on its D5500 DSLR camera, but it forgot to upgrade everything else.

Swiveling touchscreen ; Great image quality ; Longer battery life ; Built-in Wi-Fi

Slow tap-to-shoot ; GPS got axed ; No water resistance or weather sealing ; Average video recording

The inclusion of a touchscreen in the Nikon D5500 is nice, but the camera remains mostly the same as the D5300 first released in 2013.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon D5500 DSLR Hands-On Preview

 

We go hands-on with the brand new Nikon D5500, an update to the D5300, the D5500 is the smallest DSLR from Nikon yet!

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM / PCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):820
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL14a
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
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:1.7
GPS (satellite):N / No / Yes
Histogram:Y / Yes
Languages support:20-03-2009 / 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, 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
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Red
Dustproof:Y
Protection features:Dust Resistant

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:720 x 480
Display resolution (numeric):1036800 / 1037000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
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:12
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 / Yes
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:0.25 / 0.28
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:7.8
Filter Size:5.2 / 5.5 / 5.8 / 6.7
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 105 / 18 - 140 / 18 - 55 / 55 - 300
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
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):21 / 8.25
Minimum aperture number:3.5 / 4.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.7
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) / ± 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
Memory slots:1

Networking

Data network: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11g, 802.11b / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11g

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes
Quantity per pallet:1
USB Connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPG, NEF, RAW / JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6
Image stabilizer: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
Total MegaPixels:24.78

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: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 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

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Self-timer:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
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@30fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, MOV, MPEG4
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

Magnification:0.82
Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7 / 9.7 / 97
Height :7 / 70 / 9.7
Lens diameter:5.95 / 6.25 / 7.6 / 7.8
Lens length:6.45 / 6.6 / 8.9 / 9.7
Lens weight:195 / 205 / 420 / 490
Weight:420 / 450
Weight (including battery):470
Width:12.4 / 124