Nikon D5500

Market Status: Available in India | Launch: January, 2015 |
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Nikon D5500
Mega Pixel
24.2 Mega Pixel
EN-EL14a Battery
Touch Screen
ISO 100 - 25600
Shutter Speed
1/4000 Shutter Speed
Crop Frame Sensor
  • WiFi
  • Built in Flash
  • Tiltable LCD Screen

Nikon D5500 Unique Features

The device features a high-resolution (24.2 Mp) sensor which produces very detailed images, and an articulating touch-screen. It comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi and a 39-point AF system, that round off the specs very nicely. The D5500 is lightweight, compact and slim which is comfortable in holding.

Pros / Cons


Touch sensitive screen
Built in Wi-Fi
High resolution sensor with no optical low pass filter


Expensive compared to D530
Slow focusing in Live View

Nikon D5500 Specifications

Brand Nikon
Camera Model D5500
Camera Type DSLR
Launch Year January, 2015
Market Status Available in India
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Image Sensor Size (W x H) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) (Crop Frame)
Effective Pixels 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels 24.78 Megapixels
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
ISO Rating ISO 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 12
Custom White Balance Yes
Autofocus Point 39
Processor Expeed 4
Minimum Shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum Shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Lens Mount Nikon F mount
Dust reduction system Yes
Compatible lenses Nikon AF-S and AF-I lenses, type E and G lenses, AF lenses and AI-P lenses
Focal Length 1.5x
Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage Vertical / Horizontal Approx. 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x (-1m-1 with 50 mm Lens at Infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 17 mm
Viewfinder Diopric adjustment -1.7 to +0.5 m-1 (Dpt)
Display Size 3.2 inch
Display Type TFT Color, vari-angle LCD Monitor (Fully Articulated)
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Dots 1,037,000 dots
Built in Flash Yes
External Flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash Type Retractable, Auto Pop-up Flash
Battery Model EN-EL14a Li-ion Battery
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Life Approx. 820 shots
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI Type-C)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Yes, GP-1A GPS unit
Remote control Yes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Video File Format MPEG-4, H.264 / Full HD
Dimension (W x H x D) 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch)
Weight 420 g (with battery)

Nikon D5500 Details

The Nikon D5500 is launched in India. It is of type Single-lens reflex digital camera. This new inclusion to the Nikon department comes with dimension as 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in. (W x H x D), and weighs approx. 470 g (Including battery and card). The entry-level DSLR delivers better imaging performance and superior quality images and videos through better imaging technologies, including 24.2 MP DX-format(APS-C) CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), and the EXPEED 4 image processor. It offers a high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 5 frames per second.

     The D5500 features a 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD monitor, that lets you shoot at 170 degree angle. It features 39 AF (Auto Focus) points, which helps in focusing the moving objects in an outstanding way. It offers auto White balance with the imaging sensor. Then there is viewfinder of type Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder, with coverage of approx 95%. The presence of touch Fn feature, lets you make adjustments to a pre-assigned camera setting using your thumb, without looking away from the viewfinder, including auto sensitivity control on/off switching.


     With the EXPEED 4 image processor, the standard ISO speed reaches 25600, that allows you to achieve crisp and sharp images in which noise is effectively suppressed. With a one-time setup through the free SnapBridge app, the D5500 wirelessly connects to your compatible smart device via the built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or NFC. The device comes with 18-55mm kit lens by default. This entry level Nikon D5500 is priced at Rs. 48,600 in Indian market.

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