Nikon D5500 vs. D5300 specifications comparison

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Next is a specifications comparison between the new Nikon D5500 and the old D5300:

 Nikon D5500  Nikon D5300
 Nikon D5500 camera 1  Nikon D5300 DSLR camera
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Location Display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Monitor Size 3.2in. diagonal 3.2in. diagonal
ISO Sensitivity ISO100-25,600 ISO100-12,800
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): compressed 12 or 14 bit
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
Battery / Batteries One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
White Balance Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 4.9in.(124mm)x3.9in.(97mm)x2.8in.(70mm) 4.92in.(125mm)x3.9in.(98.0mm)x3.0in.(76.0mm)
Monitor Resolution 1,037,000Dots 1,037,000Dots
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Battery Life (shots per charge) 820shots (CIPA) 600shots (CIPA)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% Horizontal
95% Vertical(Approx.)
95% Horizontal
95% Vertical(Approx.)
White Balance Bracketing 3 shots in steps of 1 3 shots in steps of 1
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking) Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Effective Pixels 24.2million 24.2million
Flash Bracketing -- --
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD) 1 Secure Digital (SD)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately) EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle
Vari-angle Touch TFT-LCD
Eye Sensor Control
Wide Viewing Angle
Vari-angle TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x(Approx.) 0.82x(Approx.)
GPS GP-1A GPS unit Yes (Built-in)
GP-1 GPS unit (optional)
GP-1A GPS unit (optional)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes Yes
Approx. Weight 14.9oz.(420g)camera body only 16.9oz.(480g)camera body only
Sensor Size 23.5mmx15.6mm 23.5mmx15.6mm
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000sec. 1/4000sec.
Image Sensor Format DX DX
Slowest Shutter Speed 30sec. 30sec.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 17 mm (-1.0 m¯¹) 18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Top FP High Speed Sync -- --
Flash Sync Modes Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Scene Modes Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Special Effects Mode (Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, HDR painting)
Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Special Effects Mode (Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, HDR painting)
Movie Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps
Mirror Lock Up Yes Yes
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5frames per second 5frames per second
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 39 39
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or SB-500 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Exposure Bracketing 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Picture Control Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Price $899.95 $696.95 
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  • Patrick O’Connor

    The table is cut off so that you can’t read the D5300 specs.

    • BlueBomberTurbo

      Works for me. And you’re not missing much of anything. The important stuff (touch screen, wifi… that’s it?) isn’t listed.

      • koenshaku

        I noticed the same thing, makes it look like the same camera pretty much lol.

    • looks fine to me, can you try it with a different browser?

      • Photobug

        I have the same issue with Firefox on both this comparison and the 300mm F 4 comparison. All that standard stuff on the right side of the screen is overlapping the old model data

      • Photobug

        I just reloaded this web page and now the side by side is good and I can see the entire comparison.

      • Patrick O’Connor

        It wasn’t working with Firefox either but it’s fine now. Thanks.

    • They are the same as the d5500 specs, don’t worry. Different price.

  • Guest

    Looks fine here.

  • rich

    The only thing i see is touchscreen. So does it has the sony hybrid phase dection af on sensor for video, live view or the current slow contrast detection in live view. Otherwise this is the smallest update ever.

    • KnightPhoto

      Touch screen is handy. I like it on my V3.

    • It also is lighter 420g vs 480g

      • CERO

        seems they trimmed the weight and size even more.

  • Maji

    Table is cut off for me too.

    • what browser are you using?

      • Maji

        Firefox user here. However, it is working now. Thank you Admin.

  • Joe

    The table loads fine in Chrome but is cut off in Firefox.

    • RMJ

      Works fine on Firefox.

  • So they’re REMOVING the built in GPS??? WTF

    • RMJ

      There wasn’t enough roof for it after introducing the new picture control mode.

  • Dean

    my b.ddy’s mother makes $65 /hr on the computer . She has been fired from work for six months but last month her check was $20293 just working on the computer for a few hours. Look At This;.­Vi­e­w ­m­o­­r­e­.

  • Dan

    The monocoque construction like the D750 is probably the first thing that caught my eye about this camera. It’s impressively small for a DSLR, but still looks very functional.

    Touchscreen could be nice, it all depends on the implementation.. mainly interface and responsiveness.

    In-body WiFi is neat, hopefully as more bodies start to come with it built in they will accelerate working on refining their apps.

    • KnightPhoto

      Thanks, every little bit counts as does the collapsible 18-55 and 55-200 lens designs.

  • whisky

    seems strange Nikon would downgrade IQ by removing the lossless NEF compression option. admin: are you sure this spec is correct?

  • atat

    Enough with these iterations, put out some useful DX lenses already!

  • Josef D

    Give this camera a nice pentaprism viewfinder (like Pentax offers throughout its line) and It would be something that I would definitely be interested in. Like a smaller D7100.

    The small mirrored viewfinder is such a letdown on a camera Nikon thinks should be worth $899. Just seems cheap, especially compared to the size of the evf on most mirrorless cameras around that price range.

  • Toomy

    Hmmm… a few tweaks here and there, but seriously, this is hardly worth the new model number.

  • AYWY

    Hmmm CIPA actually improved >35% using the same battery. More improvements under the hood.

  • Global

    The weakest upgrade EVER in the history of Nikon — and they jump its model number TWO places?? Funny guys, Nikon. Funny guys….

    Not to mention charging 40% more for the 55-200 VR II, despite it having that extremely annoying push-button that blocks you from using your lens right away.

    April came early to Nikonia. Fuji and Sony must be chuckling right now.

    • Wade Marks

      The touchscreen is a nice upgrade. And since when does every upgrade have to be earth shattering? Car manufacturers only have major upgrades every few years; otherwise you get the same model with incremental updates.

      Speaking of Fuji, they haven’t updated their sensor in something like 3 or 4 years. It’s the same X trans sensor that was in their first lineup of MILCs. And their X100 lineup gets more incremental in their yearly updates.

      The D5500 will outperform the more expensive Fuji XT1 in every way. And Sony wishes they had even close to the lens selection of Nikon.

      • tharealmb

        Probably because they COULD add much more functionality (almost all DSLR companies) but won’t. IF my phone can house a GPS module… why did they remove it from this camera? total BS if you ask me.

        They can add a lot more useful functionality, but they only switched functionality here (GPS -> touchscreen).

        i am curious on the new interface though… i doubt they would keep the same UI using a touchscreen.

        • Wade Marks

          As usual, people key into the one feature missing, whether they use it or not. A touchscreen is going to be far more useful for more people than GPS.

          Now let’s talk about GPS. First, it’s a battery drain. Bigtime. Same as it is on a smartphone. Probably a lot of users of this type of camera never bothered to use it.

          Second, making a GPS work in a smartphone is a different engineering task than in a camera. Their are already antennas in a smartphone, and companies that offer the GPS module for smartphones make a whole lot more of them and thus achieve lower costs. Plus you have different processors in a smartphone. Now it does seem that adding GPS to the camera would be a simple thing, and it probably is, but let’s not jump to conclusions. This is not a lego set we’re talking about.

          • mark

            they could have asked REAL users on what’s important or not. Touchscreen could have topped the list as well as battery life (they made it shoot 33% more using the same battery).

            The 200USD increase is kinda steep though.

            • Richard

              I don’t think they need to ask! They must have statistics from the A-GPS *.ee file downloads. For me, it was the GPS that sold the D5300, so I’m happy not to even think of upgrading.

            • Coolhand

              In-camera GPS is a great feature, but Nikon didn’t get it right with D5300.

              The A-GPS file is one of the biggest problems with the GPS in the D5300. I have to download a file – transfer it to the SD-card and install the file in the camera.
              With my Canon PowerShot SX260hs I merely connect to a WIFI-network and update the A-GPS file directly in the camera.
              Should be simple to fix for Nikon with a firmware upgrade, but they refused, when I contacted them.

            • Richard

              So they didn’t get it right in the D5300, so, instead of trying harder with the D5500, they just gave up? One sometimes doesn’t know what (if anything) Nikon is thinking about!

          • tharealmb

            Actually it is lego blocks, together with software. They allready made it. So it should not be too difficult.

            GPS can be turned off. so no battery drain… you can’t turn a GPS on that isn’t there.

            So it’s a weird choice. The touchscreen is a lego block, that is not in the way of the GPS.

      • BrainBeat

        Personally speaking I think the idea of a touch screen on a DSLR is a downgrade and is not a feature I can see at all useful beyond live view focus point changes. I personally would sooner have an touch functions on a secondary device so I can keep my screen clear for dirt and fingerprints.
        Now I do understand that the current expectation from many is to have touch everything and that this is a consumer camera. Physical buttons will always be way more useful that any touch interface on a DSLR.
        The point I was also trying to get at in the original post was that a 200 number jump is very large for so little change.

    • Wesley

      Really… The 600 to 610 was more significant?

      • That was the usual Nikon QC problem, not an upgrade per say. Same thing happened with sb-900 and sb-910. The 910 was a “fix” to the sb-900 overheating problem, the d610 was a “fix” to the oil problem.

  • Global

    Is the D5500 just a “Refurbished D5300” whose GPS stopped working??

    I feel like BuyDig is Nikon’s latest and greatest distributor these days….

  • Lcky

    D3500.

  • bluzer

    Seems like the same sensor. Wasn’t this rumored to get a new Sony sensor?

  • EvanKrosney

    Don’t exactly understand the removal of GPS. Seems like a cheap cop out from Nikon to save a few pennies.

    But I don’t see why everybody’s complaining about the upgrades, or the lack thereof. This isn’t anything new in the entry level DSLR space. Take a look at the 700D/T5i for instance, which was hardly an upgrade from the previous 650D/T4i (unless you consider changing a mode dial and updating software a revolutionary step). I think that pretty much all of us here can agree that the D5300 already bested the 700D/T5i in pretty much every category already, so a major upgrade wasn’t necessary.

    I think that the average Joe Blow purchasing this camera will appreciate the slightly trimmed down size, and while it’s a shame to see GPS go, I honestly think that the touchscreen is a bit more of a selling feature to the average consumer than the ability to geotag.

    One thing that nobody seems to be mentioning is the return of the eye sensor control, something that both Canon and Nikon dropped on their mid-range crop sensor DSLRs a few years back, mainly when they added the rotatable displays. I for one think it’s a great addition.

    • nukunukoo

      One fundamental law in successful marketing is that you don’t exclude your existing users and loyal client base which is in truth, the majority of your profit source. By giving existing D5200 and D5300 (i.e. D5200 owners who can’t find a real reason to go D5300) little reason to switch, they are not only shooting themselves in the foot from potential profits, but also possibly alienating existing D5xxx followers. Simple, doable features such as a Live View Aperture, higher bitrate (I mean, geesh, helloooo, you have the Expeed 4!), Zebra or at LEAST a headphone jack would have been a more compelling reason to switch and not move away to mirrorless. I mean, GOSH, they added a Flat Profile Grade in their video, meaning they were somehow catering to videographers now… As a D800e, D7100 and D5300, I find the move pitiful. I was hoping it would have made an excellent video B-Cam.

    • whisky

      perhaps you’re right. why should customers complain about paying more for less? we should just shut-up and be the good livestock Nikon’s trained us to be.

  • KnightPhoto

    That’s a decent weight reduction 60g and 13% – monocoque?

  • nukunukoo

    As a D5300 user, this is a HUGE disappointment! No Live View Aperture, no headphone jack, same bitrate… I remember when new models that come out used to have major improvements, or is this just the new Nikon?

    • Piotr Kosewski

      It is just the limits of technology.
      When DSLRs were new, it was quite easy to make big updates every year. It is not so easy at the moment.

      Same happens with mirrorless cameras.
      Example: they’re making a huge fuss about newer and better IBIS systems. And it is all true: in-body stabilization was improved dramatically over the last 5 years.
      Still, the best one at the moment (Sony 5-axis) is more or less similar to best IS in lenses. But only if you use it with a modern Sony lens…
      And most IBIS systems are behind Nikon’s VR by a decade.

      • nukunukoo

        So adding a headphone jack is difficult? Upping the bitrate is difficult even with Expeed 4? Live View Aperture is difficult when even Canon AND the newest Nikons and the CHEAPEST point-and-shoots can do it? No, these are definitely not difficult things to implement, rather a marketing decision.

        • Piotr Kosewski

          Adding headphone jacks is about lineup segmentation, not technology. 🙂
          E.g. D7200 is said to have liveview aperture control. We’ll see.

          Technology is about image quality, sensor AF, stabilization and so on.
          When a new sensor tech arrives, you get it in almost all cameras – just scaled by size or electronics performance (expensive cameras have better A/D converters etc).

          However, I also think Nikon is holding back with some things. They might be already saving features for the mirrorless mount (to give new cameras a “bonus” which would make them attractive in spite of – possibly – inferior AF).

        • Upping the bit rate is trivial, it’s just a table, the problem is the limit of file size, that needs nikon to rewrite their movie layer, that and/or file spanning would be useful, then we could increase the bitrate in a hack again, and record longer, not shorter.

        • hris

          I think the issue with changing aperture in live view is there for a reason. You have the values on the screen and you will know what will be the effect it is better to see what you are shooting than to get the live preview with darker screen and you cant see the objects. Do you have live preview on the view finder when changing the values?

          • nukunukoo

            I don’t quite understand your answer. During Live View, you can change the shutter AND the ISO and see it’s effect on the screen. That is precisely why you need Aperture in Live View, you not only know how it affects DOF but Exposure as well. The FX have this feature, all Canons, Fujis, Sony, Pentax. Lumix and Samsung have it… Nikon just wants to cripple it, that’s all.

    • David Peterson

      Yup, this is what I wanted too!!

  • Jim Huang

    Can someone please tell me the logic behind how Nikon name it’s cameras? Why does it skips D5400?

    Thanks

    • “4” is bad luck in Japan and China – and maybe others. Has something to do with “death”.

      • Ande Notos

        OHHH so THAT’S why there is no D400!

        Illuminaty confirmed.

      • Charlie

        That would make since if they didn’t have the F4, F401, F401s, F401x, D40, D40x, D4, D4s

    • Trampa

      tried to avoid the mythical “400”, in case d300/s users have a heart attack when mishearing the new nikon “D five thousand FOUR HUNDRED” name?

  • Piotr Kosewski

    Nikon D5500 has “Touch FN”, which is IMO a fantastic feature (at least if implemented well => GX7).

    Also, I’ve found a claim that live view AF is 20% faster (in official polish announcement).
    Who knows what “20% faster” means…
    How much faster is a6000? 200%? 🙂
    But at least it shows that Nikon is working on the on-sensor AF, because they seriously should…

  • Duncan Dimanche

    Nothing crazy here then… Removing a few things here and there and adding touchscreen..
    While still no full manual control on video I presume…

    Would be nice and sooo easily to have:
    1)control over in iris in live view
    2) a video menu
    3) a 169 view when in video mode
    4) 720p at 24fps… Why 50p or 60p only ?!!
    5) and of course zebra, screen peeking and focus assist

    Anyway… Nikon make your life easier and do those cause this is a very capable little guy even for video.

    Ome last word: sigh

  • BrainBeat

    Is it just me or is this basically a 5300 in a new body, touch screen and some other very minor tweaks?
    true there has often been very few changes in the past between models but I am not sure I see enough of a reason to have skipped the 5400 number.

    • Ande Notos

      No, it’s not.

      It’s not just you.

    • Wade Marks

      It’s not just you…it is you and everyone else reflexively programmed to be negative on everything and make it known vocally on the internet.

      A touch screen is not a minor upgrade to many people. This is a very useful function and in time all cameras will have it. A new body that is lighter and potentially even stronger with carbon fiber. Not a small thing. Better at high ISO’s.

      I’m not sure what people expect these days…it seems many expect groundbreaking new technology every single year and at a virtually free cost factor. I think some want a mini D4s combined with the high res of the D810 for a $500 price, and let’s throw in a free 5k iMac while we’re at it as well.

      • Right but the Canon 100D has a touch screen for half the price. Let us be jealous!

  • Tomas Cirtap

    Yes! Nikon I now see the big difference between D5500 VS D5300….PRICE. 900 dollars for the same 696 dollar 5300. Nikon thanks for fucking your DX crowd! Lol

    • Joseph Jobe

      Agreed

    • Pehr Ahlin

      That was one of the things that the entry DSLR models had – they made the mirrorless alternatives look overpriced. Looks like Nikon is trying to get rid of that. Sony is becoming the new value proposition.

  • Will D5300 price drop in a few days? Or should I wait much longer to buy D5300?

  • JCTibu

    if the price goes up for something that they called “upgrade”…. what does we can expect for a upgrade of the D7100??

    My previous camera was a D5300… I feel like the D5500 it is really a downgrade with a higher price….

  • MonkeySpanner

    So this year is supposed to be the year of DX for Nikon. New lenses, new bodies. And it starts with a D5300 rev A? And another cheap consumer zoom? How about a DX 22mm f/2? Give us something exciting. Some reason to not jump ship.

  • Fredrik

    If the 5500 has better low light as indicated by higher ISO it could be a worthwhile upgrade! Also I read that the GPS in 5300 is very slow. Maybe they needed to do something about it?

  • Nazibul Islam Pulak

    same as d5300

  • ValenzTa

    The thing here is this, if you already own a D5000 line, don’t be upset, it doesn’t mean the D5500 is for you, you need to move higher, why would you stick to the same? I can assure you, you outgrew your camera already, upgrade to the D7000 line or like i did, i moved on and got a D750. Trust me, it’s worth it. Remember that probably you were a beginer buying a new camera, maybe the 5000, 5100, 5200, 5300. Now it’s time for new beginers to purchase the newest line of entry level cameras. You have the 5300? Then move on, upgrade but not to the same thing. The 5100 is what got me hooked onto photography, now i’m thinking of giving my wife the D5500. See what i mean? I moved on, new photographers won’t complain at this. It’s a perfect camera.

  • JoeJohnBear

    I don’t get the point. You can get a D7100 for $900 body only these days.

  • Another boring Nikon camera 🙁

  • MB

    For almost 30% price increase (200$) I am not sure It offers that much advantage … if any …

  • alvintoro

    My table doesn’t cut off but is showing the exact same information for both cameras. Is this something wrong on Nikon’s side?

    • some specs are the same, but there are differences

  • David

    I suspect we’re seeing the body style for the D7300 (or whatever it will be called) in the D5500. Articulated screens (with or without touch) seem to be the Nikon way going forward, as seen on the D750. Somewhat disappointing to see only 5 FPS though.

  • mughees

    nikon is getting notorious for their giant leaps.

    • Sawyerspadre

      It amazes me how excited people get over the “lack” of new features and the price.

      As the compact camera market goes away, the enthusiastic new photographer might want something more than the D3300. Nikon is starting at $899 to skim the cream of the early adopters of this model. If you had a D40, D70, 80, 90 etc, then this is an awesome camera. (it’s the sensors and processor)

      In six months the camera will be lower and there will be deals. What was the original MSRP of the 5300?

      • nukunukoo

        Limiting your potential market is counterintuitive, even for a small-margin product. Given the competition, Nikon has made a questionable move with this one.

  • Gene

    Seems to me this camera is targeting its competition (e.g. Sony NEX-7, A6K, etc.) rather than trying to lure existing customers to upgrade. This would explain the changes from the 5300,and the fact that all four 5X00 models are still sold. I interpret this as Nikon’s way of attempting to protect their market share, which Sony is likely eating into in the last 12 months or longer with the myriad of consumer-level cameras they have introduced. I think this ‘me too’ approach is myopic, because it does NOT inspire with new features like the Sony offerings have done when they were introduced.

  • Max

    the specs never include the difference in image quality, which is slightly better on d5500 (low light). i just got a d5300 second hand and seem to have slight back focus problems with a 35 1.8 grrr

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