Nikon D5500 Price in USA

Nikon D5500 Price in US

Photographers who have been looking for a highly powerful compact DSLR that provides a greater degree of enthusiast features than the D3000 series, which is the series that sits below it, have found the Nikon D5000 series to be a solid option for some time now. The D5500, Nikon’s most recent model, is a continuation of this trend, despite the fact that there aren’t many significant differences between it and the D5300, which was the model that came before it. The image quality, flip-out LCD, and overall feature set of the D5300, which was released in the fall of 2013, left a positive impression on us. The performance of its live view and menu system did not wow us as much as we had hoped.

Nikon D5500 Price in USA

$695.00 $699.95 28 used from $310.00 1 new from $695.00
Nikon D5500 DX-format Digital SLR Body (Black)

So, what exactly has changed? In a nutshell, the body of the D5500 is more compact and lighter, and it has a better grip. Additionally, it boasts a quicker CPU, a touch-enabled LCD, ‘flat’ picture control, and built-in Wi-Fi. In the future, we will determine whether or not the manufacturer resolved some of the problems that we had with the D5300.

It would be an understatement to say that the D5500 competes in a saturated market today. It competes with DSLR cameras such as the Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D) and the Pentax K-S2, as well as mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus E-M10, Panasonic DMC-G6, and Sony a6000. On the DSLR side, it also competes with the Sony a6000.

It is important to notice that the D5500’s highest ISO setting of 25,600 is no longer a ‘extension’, as was the case with the D5300. Previously, this level was considered a ‘extension.’ The D5500 looks to employ the same 24.2MP CMOS sensor as the D5300. The fact that there is no optical low-pass filter in front of the sensor has not changed, and this continues to optimize resolution, despite the possibility that moiré will be an undesirable side effect. The D5500 also comes equipped with Nikon’s most recent image processing engine, the Expeed 4.

The D5500 features an improved chassis compared to its predecessor. According to Nikon, it utilizes a design that is known as a monocoque, which enables the body to be a single unit and also “increases longevity without weighting it down.” In point of fact, the camera is extremely portable and lightweight, even more so than the Nikon D3300. It is also considerably simpler to grasp onto because to the grip, which is far deeper than the grip on the D5300. The already-nice 3.2-inch fully articulating LCD that Nikon has included has also received touch capabilities, which makes navigating the menus a little less laborious.

The D5500 continues to enable recording in 1080/60p, but it also has a ‘Flat’ Picture Control, which makes color grading in post-production much simpler. Both of these features are found under the video area.

On the other hand, something has been removed, and that something is the built-in GPS that was available on the D5300. It’s probably a reasonable assumption to assume that Nikon is counting on the fact that users will utilize their smartphone app to take care of geotagging on the D5500.

Nikon D5500 Specifications

Price
MSRP$899 (body only), $999 (with 18-55mm VR II lens), $1199 (with 18-140mm VR lens)
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutions4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100 – 25600
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
File formatJPEG: Fine, Normal, BasicRAW: 12- or 14-bit, compressedDPOF compatibleDCF 2.0 compliant
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points39
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots1,037,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgrammed auto with flexible program (P)Shutter-priority (S)Aperture priority (A)Manual (M)
Scene modesAutumn ColorsBeach / SnowBlossomCandlelightChildClose-upDusk / DawnFoodLandscapeNight LandscapeNight PortraitParty / IndoorPet PortraitPortraitSportsSunsetSpecial Effects Mode
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingle frameContinuous (low, high)Self-timerDelayed remoteQuick-response remoteQuiet shutter releaseInterval timer
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesRemote control / photo retrieval via smartphone
Remote controlYes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL14 / EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)820
Weight (inc. batteries)420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
Dimensions124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone
8Expert Score
Good

The Nikon D5500 is a digital single-lens reflex camera that is both portable and very capable. Image quality and continuous autofocus are among its standout qualities, and the camera also boasts an extensive feature set and solid performance. Although it isn’t perfect for continuous Raw shooting, and the fact that it doesn’t have a second control dial can discourage some aficionados, the D5500 is, all things considered, an excellent option to take into consideration.

Build quality
7.5
Ergonomics & handling
8
Features
7.5
Image quality
8.5
Performance
7
Connectivity
7
Value
7.5
Pros
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • A body that is not only light but also well-built, with a grip that is ideally suited
  • 3.2-inch fully articulating LCD screen that is perfect for usage with a tripod and videos
  • Easy access to the menu and rack focussing are provided via the touchscreen.
  • Despite its limited resolution, the metering sensor provides impressive focus tracking.
  • Advanced Auto ISO controls
  • Excellent video quality at 1080/60p and with a crisp 4:2:2 output through HDMI
  • Spot metering coupled to AF point
  • Flat Picture Control gives you additional flexibility when it comes to post-processing video.
  • Intervalometer with exposure smoothing already included in
  • Long and reliable battery life
  • Superb image quality with a significant variety of tonal values
Cons
  • Buttons are rather little in size.
  • Unlike most of its rivals, it does not have a second control dial.
  • When shooting in Raw, continuous shooting and bracketing are both impacted by the limited buffer memory.
  • No exposure simulation in live view
  • No aperture control or Auto ISO in video mode
  • Very simple and sometimes unstable mobile application
  • Without the GPS receiver that its predecessor possessed
  • At higher ISO settings, JPEG images might lose some of their fine detail.

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