A review of the Nikon D5500 DSLR

As most photographs know, the Nikon company is among the leading camera manufacturers in the world. Nikon camera models are classy and easy to use. Nikon’s D5500 is the first model within their DSLR range to come with touchscreen. You will really like this model because it is the most recent version that has been upgraded to match the clients needs without necessarily going through a massive overhaul. D5500 is designed for both the novices and experienced photographers ready for more sophisticated techniques.

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The key features include:

Wi-fi and GPS Connectivity

It has in built Wi-Fi connectivity, but the GPS feature has been removed. However, you can buy the GP-1A GPS module independently if you want to geotag your phographs. This can be very disappointing, though to some people the feature goes unused.
Interestingly, the Wi-Fi connectivity is very significant, allowing you to link with a smart gadget using the wireless phone utility application, which is availabe for both iOS and android systems. This feature will not only allow you to share photos online, but also help you to control the camera wirelessly.

24.2 MP Sensor

It also has A DX-format sensor with a resolution of 24.2 megapixels and dimensions of 15.6×23.5 mm just like its predecessor, D5300. The version is not equipped with the optical low-pass filter or anti-aliasing, which allow the sensor to resolve a soaring level of detail. With the filter misssing in your camera it implies that images from the Nikon D5500 will be significantly affected by moire patterning. But you can remove moire patterning in post production must if it happens.

EXPEED 4 Processor

The model also features similar 3.2 inch 1,037, 000 dot LCD touch screen and a EXPEED 4 processor. Earlier entries in the Nikon D series have seen inprovements or changes made to the processor. However, the D5500 disobey this trend. There are new changes that have been made to the camera’s algorithms to reduce noise in JPEG pictures and for more sophisticated calculations attained from 2016 pixel RGB colour sensor. It will enhance your likely autofocus and colour accuracy. With a EXPEED 4 processor the camera can offer you a shooting speed of 5fps like its predecessors: D5200 and D5300.

25,600 ISO Sensitivity

Nikon D5500 has H1 setting that is corresponding to ISO 25, 600, in addition to native ISO sensitivity straddling ISO 100-10,800. This aim at offering you the best in-camera processing by utilizing similar ISO sensitivity range.

Flat Picture Style

This is a very crucial feature in photography. Flat picture style allows you to capture a low-clarity and low- contrast picture with the lowest sharpening. This offers you a high dynamic array piece of video recording that is precise for sharpening, grading, and colour in production.

Video Functionality

The video functionality has not been changed from the D5300. It comes with full HD 1920×1080 pixels footage at the frame levels of 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p and more. You can get the best video shooting experience by employing the vari-angle touchscreen feature.


On the top side of the camera there is a hotshoe an built-in microphone that can record stereo sound in video recording .

Value for Money

It is available for £627, which is inexpensive considering the features that it can offer you.


It’s a nice camera without a doubt but will pro photographers go for it? Who knows, it’s probably not robust enough, although I am sure pro’s who do event photography like the guys over at SmartPicsUK will love the wi-fi capability – I’m not buying myself one just yet.

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