CES 2015: Nikon D5500 announced

Nikon has refreshed its DSLR stable with the Nikon D5500. Read on to find out what’s new.


Nikon D5500


Nikon has added a new DSLR to its lineup, the Nikon D5500.

The D5500 builds on the feature-set of the D5300 model it replaces, with a 24.2MP DX-format sensor (without an anti-aliasing filter) and an ISO range of ISO 100-25,600, although a new addition is touchscreen functionality on the rear, vari-angle display – a first on a Nikon DSLR. Among other things, this allows the user to change camera settings and select a focus point simply by tapping the display.

Nikon D5500

Just above the display, Nikon has equipped the model with a pentamirror viewfinder that offers coverage of approximately 95%. As with the recent Nikon D750, the camera boasts a monocoque construction which is said to be lighter and slimmer than the D5300′s, while the grip has also been redesigned for better purchase.

On the inside, a 39-point AF system includes nine cross-type points for heightened sensitivity, and Nikon also claims to have improved contrast-detect AF speeds when using live view by 20% over the D5300.


Nikon D5500


The EXPEED 4 processing engine, meanwhile, allows for a 5fps burst mode at the camera’s full resolution, and also allows Full HD video recording up to 60/50p, with stereo microphones and the option of using an external microphone provided alongside.

Other notable features include built-in Wi-Fi for instant image transmission and the previously-seen Flat Picture Control option which is said to retain more tonal details in shadow and highlight areas.


Nikon D5500


The Nikon D5500 is available in black and red finishes, in both body-only and kit options. Click here to pre-order yours now.


Nikon D5500: Key specifications

  • 24.2MP DX-format sensor, no optical low-pass filter
  • EXPEED 4 image-processing engine
  • 5fps continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • 39-point AF system (including nine cross-type points)
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 50/60p
  • Pentamirror optical viewfinder, approx 95% coverage
  • 3.2in vari-angle touchscreen LCD, 1,037k dots
  • Picture Control 2.0
  • Built-in stereo microphones
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Approx. 124×97×70 mm
  • 420 g (without battery and memory card)


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