Nikon D5500 – Now comes with Touch Screen

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Product Summary

  • Model name: Nikon D5500
  • Release Date: January 5, 2015
  • Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
  • Availability: Early February
  • Color: black and red
  • Price:$899.95
  • Purchase options: AdoramaB&H | Amazon

What’s new?

  • 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)
  • 39-point Autofocus (AF) system
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100 – 25,600
  • High resolution, vari-angle LCD with familiar, smartphone-like touchscreen for easy use
  • 1080/60p HD video capabilities allow for capture of fast-moving subjects or creating slow motion effects
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and smartphone compatibility for instant sharing

Features

Tell a Story with Breathtaking Quality

The Nikon D5500 makes no sacrifices when it comes to image quality, featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of rendering amazingly sharp and tonally-rich images and HD video. The removal of the sensor’s OLPF allows for an impressive level of detail and sharpness from an affordable DSLR, while the addition of the EXPEED 4 image processing engine works to improve overall speed and performance in a variety of shooting situations. When shooting in low-light, D5500 users can also take advantage of an expanded wide-ranging ISO spanning 100-25,600, which makes it easy to capture great images, even when available light is scarce. Alongside Nikon’s impressive arsenal of NIKKOR lenses, the Nikon D5500 is a powerful imaging tool capable of incredible image quality, whether shooting flattering portraits or stunning HD video.

Compact, Portable and Ready to Share

When the perfect moment is ready to be captured, having a camera that is ready to go anywhere is essential. One of Nikon’s smallest-ever DSLR offerings, the Nikon D5500 is compact (4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.) and surprisingly lightweight (14.8 oz.), making it the ideal DSLR for users constantly on-the-go. Ergonomically designed, the camera also features a new monocoque structural skin that increases durability without weighing it down, while allowing the user to securely and comfortably hand-hold.

Nikon Snapbridge describes the experience of quickly and easily sending photos wirelessly from your Wi-Fi®1 enabled Nikon DSLR, Nikon 1 or COOLPIX camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet for times when a great moment is captured and ready to be shared. The D5500 sports built-in Wi-Fi that allows the user to easily share high-quality images with friends. Simply shoot, tag and share great moments with the quality they deserve. Additionally, users can utilize their smart devices to shoot remotely – ensuring that even the photographer doesn’t have to miss out on the next group photo.

Capture and Create with a Touch of Class

The Nikon D5500 also offers the ultimate in DSLR control with an incredibly sharp 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor, and is Nikon’s first ever DSLR with touch operation, which will help photographers discover new shooting perspectives for both stills and HD video. Intuitively designed for easy menu navigation and intelligent operation, the D5500 allows the user to choose their focus point via Touch AF, pinch in to check focus and even activate the shutter with the touch of a fingertip. Additionally, a new Fn (Function) touch feature gives one-touch access to important settings like AF point selection, aperture, ISO sensitivity, AF area mode and more. The adjustable Vari-angle screen also allows the photographer to capture images and video from exciting new perspectives, easily shooting above the crowd at the dance recital, getting on a toddler’s level to capture their first steps or simply taking a creative selfie.  The Nikon D5500 helps the budding photographer easily compose, shoot and review each image or video in high-resolution (1,037k dot), helping preserve the moments that matter most.

Never Miss the Perfect Moment

A versatile yet powerful DSLR, the D5500 is equipped with the latest imaging technology to help tell every story with precision. The camera features a powerful and precise 39-point autofocus (AF) system with 9 cross-type sensors that quickly locks on to even the fastest moving subjects to render beautifully focused images. Whether photographing fast-moving subjects in the championship game or the kids in the backyard, users can select from a variety of advanced focus modes, including 3D Tracking to track a moving subject. Paired with the camera’s 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and Nikon’s Scene Recognition System, the D5500 decisively recognizes and follows each subject in nearly any lighting condition, while continuous shooting up to approximately 5 frames-per-second (fps) makes it possible to capture every fleeting moment. 

When the moment is better conveyed through motion, users can also tell their stories with smooth Full HD 1080/60p video with Full-Time AF and stereo sound for a cinema-like experience. The Nikon D5500 also offers a wealth of creative options, including 16 unique Scene Modes that choose the right settings for a variety of common shooting scenarios. Super Vivid, POP and Photo illustration have been added as Effects Modes, and Picture Controls have been enhanced by adding a “Flat” option. These settings now have a 0.25-step adjustment and an expanded “brightness” range to ±1.5 available for photographers who want to completely customize the look and feel of their images and video. 

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Technical Specifications

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount

Effective angle of view

Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view

Image sensor

DX, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm CMOS

Total pixels

24.78 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)

Effective pixels

24.2 million

Image size (pixels)

(L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000

Storage file formats

NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed. 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

Picture Control System

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Storage media

SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)

File system

DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical

Magnification

Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-¹)

Eyepoint

17 mm (–1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-1.7 – +0.5m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Depth-of-field preview

Yes

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses

Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

Shutter type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane shutter

Shutter speed

1/4000–30s, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time

Flash sync speed

X=1/200s, synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower

Release mode

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, Interval timer shooting, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3

Frame advance rate

Approx.5 fps. L: Up to 3 fps. H: Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW). Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures

Metering method

Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses). Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV. Spot metering: 2–20 EV

Exposure meter coupling

CPU

Mode

Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food); special effects modes (night vision, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key)

Exposure compensation

Can be adjusted by –5 – +5 EV, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes

Exposure bracketing

3 frames, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO sensitivity

100–25600, in steps of 1/3 EV. Auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off

ADL bracketing

2 shots

Autofocus

Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/ 1 ft 8 in.–9 ft 10 in.)

Detection range

–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Lens servo

Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus points

39, can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points

AF-area mode

Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Built-in flash

Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up. P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release

Guide Number

Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash modes

Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off

Flash compensation

-3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System

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

Sync terminal

AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)

White balance

Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.

White balance bracketing

3 shots in steps of 1

Live view – lens servo

Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)

Live view – AF-area mode

Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF

Live view – autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Live View – automatic scene selection

Available in auto and auto, flash off modes

Exposure metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Metering method

Matrix

Movie – frame size (pixels) and frame rate

1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal. 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal. 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal. Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.

Movie – file format

MOV

Movie – video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Movie – audio recording format

Linear PCM

Movie – audio recording device

Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

Movie – ISO sensitivity

100–25600

Monitor

8.1cm (3.2–in.) diagonal. TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment, and eye-sensor controlled on/off. Approx.1037k-dot, (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots)

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12 or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)

USB

Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output

Type C HDMI connector

Video output

NTSC, PAL

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones

Accessory terminal(s)

Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols

IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency

2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)

Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values)

54 Mbps. Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security

Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK. Encryption: AES

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols

Infrastructure

Supported languages

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Battery

One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery

AC adapter

EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

1/4–in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)

Weight

Approx. 470 g (1 lb 0.6 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 420 g/14.9 oz (camera body only)

Operating environment – temperature

0°C–40°C (+32°F–104°F)

Operating environment – humidity

85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Rubber Eyecup DK-25, Body Cap BF-1B, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-24 (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Strap AN-DC3, USB Cable UC-E23, Audio/video cable EG-CP16

 

Purchase options

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Nikon D5500 available at AdoramaB&H | Amazon

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