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Nikon D5500[1]
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
LensInterchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Sensor23.5 mm × 15.6 mm Nikon DX format RGB CMOS sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop
Maximum resolution6000 × 4000 pixels
(24.2 megapixels)
Recording mediumSecure Digital, SDSC, SDHC, SDXC, supports UHS-I bus.
Shutter speed range1/4000 to 30 s
Continuous shooting5 fps
BatteryNikon EN-EL14A Lithium-Ion
AV Port(s)Mini-HDMI for video, 3.5mm stereo jack for microphone
Data Port(s)USB (proprietary), 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
Weight420 grams (14.8 oz) body only
Made in Thailand
PredecessorNikon D5300
SuccessorNikon D5600

The Nikon D5500 is an F-mount DSLR released by Nikon on January 5, 2015.[1][2] As the successor to the D5300 (with no D5400 in between),[3] it is the first Nikon DSLR to feature a touchscreen.[3]

The Nikon D5500 features a carbon-fiber composite body, weighs 60 grams less than its predecessor (the D5300), and has a touchscreen as well as Wi-Fi. It lacks NFC (near field communication) connectivity and GPS functionality.[4]

The Nikon D5500 is a versatile and compact DSLR that captures 24.2-megapixel photos with a high-resolution sensor and no optical low-pass filter, making it useful for cropping or enlarging images without losing detail or sharpness. It also features a touchscreen LCD and a lightweight design. It includes a 39-point autofocus system and ability to shoot up to 5 frames per second, as well as built-in Wi-Fi capabilities.[5]

A review by CameraDecision highlights the bigger buffer for raw files and the longer battery life.[6]

The D5500 was superseded by the D5600 in late 2016.


A black Nikon D5500
  • 24.2MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight body
  • Multi-CAM 4800DX 39-point autofocus system
  • 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, used for 3D subject tracking in AF-C
  • Sensitivity range of ISO 100–25,600
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1/4000 sec maximum shutter speed
  • 3.2", 1.2M dot fully articulating touchscreen LCD display
  • 1080/60p video with clean output over HDMI and Flat Picture Control
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

See also


  1. ^ a b Press Release for D5500 - The world's smallest, lightest, and slimmest digital SLR camera, and the first Nikon digital SLR camera to be equipped with a touch screen vari-angle monitor and built-in Wi-Fi function; Nikon; January 6, 2015.
  2. ^ Nikon announces the D5500, its first ever touchscreen DSLR; The Verge; January 5, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Nikon feels out CES with the entry-level D5500, its first touch-enabled DSLR". January 5, 2015. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016. Mysteriously, Nikon decided to skip the D5400
  4. ^ "Nikon D5300 vs D5500 vs D3300, what's the difference?". Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Nikon D5500 Review - Specifications Imaging-resource
  6. ^ Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D5300 Cameradecision
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