Nikon D5500 reviews and prices: DSLR camera

93 customer reviews

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9.2 out of 10 based on 93 reviews.
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Scott , York Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I have had the Nikon 3200 and my 5500 is so much better ! Very quick !
Bad points:
Nothing ! Love it !
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2016

Stuart, Bradford Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Don't be fooled into thinking this is only for beginners (which it would suit perfectly as well). I am an experienced amateur photographer and one of the most followed on the prestige 500px website in the abstract category. For me, picture quality is extremely important, and the D5500 delivers. I upgraded from the D3200 which has the same 24MP sensor, but the D5500 has no anti-aliasing filter, which to my eyes does seem to improve the image quality. The touch-screen makes navigating the menu a breeze. The body is much lighter than my D3200, particularly when used with the newer 18-55 kit lens attached. For me this is a great advantage as I do a lot of air travel and reducing my carry-on weight is a big bonus. The re-designed deep grip is very nice.
Bad points:
None that I have found yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Jun 2016

Ivaylo, London, UK Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use. Amazing grip. Great battery. Sensitive touch screen. High image quality. Lightweight and compact. I really like it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2016

Jonathan, Aberdyfi Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Light weight, excellent image quality, ease of use, tilting viewing screen, robust build quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2016

James, ipswich Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good image quality.
HD video very good.
Much lighter to carry than my old D80.
Bad points:
Buttons a bit small making it a little fiddly.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2016

Danny, Oswaldtwistle Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The pull out touchscreen.
Ease of use.
Fantastic image quality.
Bad points:
The battery doesn't last long if you use the screen to shoot.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2016

B, Coventry Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lightweight, large touchscreen with flexible viewing angle, excellent autofocus and image capture
Bad points:
A little difficult to change between settings quickly. noisy when taking photos
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2016

This Nikon D5500 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Camera Type DSLR
Resolution (Pixels) 24.2
Screen size (Inches) 3.2
Memory card slot SDHC
Memory card slot SD
Memory card slot SDXC
Weight (g) 470

Also known as: D5500, CES 2015:

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Manufacturer's Description

Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Body in Red
The Nikon D5500 is a compact and lighweight DSLR that features a 24.2MP DX-format sensor with no optical low pass filter. It also includes a new 3.2-inch Vari-angle 1.37M-dot touchscreen, built in Wi-Fi, 5 fps continuous shooting, ISO range of 100–25600.

24.2-megapixel power
Specifically designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), the D5500’s image sensor makes the most of its 24.2-megapixel resolution to sharply capture even the finest textures, and render images with incredibly crisp detail.

EXPEED 4
Enjoy high-speed operation and crystal-clear images with true-to-life colour in any light. Nikon’s fast and powerful image processor boasts advanced noise reduction capabilities and enables smooth movie recording.

Large, high-resolution monitor
See every detail of your photos and movies as you shoot from exciting perspectives. The large 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD monitor boasts a wide-viewing angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution. Compose or review shots and apply special effects with clarity whether you’re shooting indoors or out.

Touch control
Feel completely in tune with what you’re doing. The responsive touchscreen makes the D5500 as intuitive to shoot with as any smart device. Simply tap the screen to focus and shoot, or adjust settings such as aperture, ISO and shutter speed. Swipe to scroll though images, or pinch-to-zoom during playback

Streamlined design
The exceptionally portable D5500 will be your camera of choice more often than you’d expect. Boasting a lightweight yet robust monocoque structure, this slim D-SLR is the perfect photography partner on any occasion.

5 fps continuous shooting
Capture fleeting gestures or facial expressions at exactly the right moment. Capable of shooting action at a swift five frames-per-second, the D5500 captures every move.

Built in Wi-Fi
Your smart device will be one of your favourite camera accessories. Use the built-in Wi-Fi function to easily share impressive photos via a compatible smartphone or tablet.

Superior light sensitivity
Shoot brilliant photos and movies even when the light is scarce. With an ISO range of 100–25600, you’ll achieve crisp, clean images more often than ever before.

D-Movies
Record smooth, finely detailed Full HD video clips you’ll be proud of, at frame rates up to 50p/60p. Continuous Live View autofocus keeps your subjects sharp, even when the action is fast.

39-point AF
Nikon’s class-leading 39-point autofocus system is always on target. Advanced 3D subject tracking maintains focus on even the smallest subjects, however unpredictable their movements may be.

Optical viewfinder
See what the camera sees and shoot with absolute clarity. Put your eye to the viewfinder and you can follow your subjects in real time, without delay or distraction. To make the shooting process even smoother, the D5500 automatically displays the image you’ve just shot on the LCD monitor the moment you take your eye away from the viewfinder.

Touch Fn
Quickly adjust key settings with a finger swipe when shooting through the viewfinder. You can assign up to eight settings to the Touch Fn function, including focus points, AF area modes, aperture and ISO sensitivity.

Effects mode
Create distinctive photos and movies using a range of special effects. Try Pop to brighten colours; fit the whole view in with Easy Panorama; or use Toy Camera to create a retro effect. You can preview your chosen effect and adjust its intensity as you shoot.

Picture control 2.0
Perfectly reflect your creative vision. Picture Control makes it easy to take complete control over sharpening, contrast, brightness, hue, and saturation when shooting stills and video. Choose between seven modes: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and Flat, which retains all the details and preserves rich tonal information, making it the ideal choice if you plan to retouch images after shooting.

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