Nikon D5500 vs. D5300 specifications comparison

Nikon-D5500-DSLR-camera-comparison
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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