Nikon D5500 (Body Only)
Like an artist, a photographer’s vision shouldn’t be limited by his tools. Which is why we’ve created a DX-format DSLR that’s more intuitive than ever. The D5500 is thoughtfully designed with an intelligent eye sensor, vast improvements in image review, and a versatile touch screen vari-angle monitor to make it even easier for you to chase your creative pursuits. Its 24.2-megapixel image sensor without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), is complemented with a powerful EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, all packed in a compact, lightweight body that offers a stronger, more secure grip. Built-in Wi-Fi® allows you to upload your impressive images seamlessly, so you can share your passion for photography with other like-minded enthusiasts.
FOLLOW YOUR CREATIVE INSTINCTS WITH A NEW WORLD OF INTUITIVE FEATURES
A first for Nikon DSLRs, the D5500 features a touch screen vari-angle LCD monitor for limitless fun and creative shooting possibilities with easier handling. Flip out the large 3.2-inch display for an interesting new angle, then simply touch where you want to focus and shoot. The intuitive eye sensor switches off the information display when you bring the viewfinder to your eye and a new Touch Function gives you one-touch easy access to autofocus-area and aperture settings. With 6 information display designs to choose from, you can finally customise the ideal look on your monitor.
LET YOUR CREATIVITY SHINE THROUGH HIGHER IMAGE QUALITY
At 24.2 megapixels without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), the D5500 captures remarkably beautiful images. Its extensive dynamic range (ISO 100 to 25600) and low noise even at high ISO delivers rich gradation and sharp colour rendering, shot after shot. This is perfectly accompanied by higher quality, resolution, and speed from an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine to capture more of what you see in full glory.
CAPTURE YOUR IMAGINATION, NOW WITH PIN-POINT PRECISION
Tracking your subject and keeping it at the centre of attention is now a breeze with a superior 39-point autofocus (AF) system. The speed of contrast-detect AF has also been vastly improved to achieve quicker focusing. Capturing your subject at great speeds is also easily achieved by shooting at an impressive 5 frames per second*1.
POWER IN THE CAMERA, COMFORT IN YOUR HANDS
As the world’s smallest and lightest Nikon DX-format camera*2, the D5500 measures just 124mm (width) x 97mm (height) x 70mm (depth) and weighs only 420g. It’s strengthened with a carbon fiber composite material*3 that’s as strong as metal. The revolutionary monocoque structure lightens the body of the camera, without adding unnecessary weight to the device. What makes it even easier to use is an ergonomic design that allows for better grip, giving you greater comfort in your hands. Sturdy yet stylish, the D5500 is available in classic black and chic red.
BRING YOUR ARTISTIC VISION TO LIFE
A first for DX-format cameras, the D5500 provides Vignette Control that efficiently compensates peripheral light fall-off for well-balanced brightness. Let your imagination lead the way with Special Effects, an exclusive mode that enables you to intensify the beauty of your image through colour, lighting and artistic styles. You can also adjust details such as White Balance and Picture Control during live view, right from your monitor.
SHARE MORE, FASTER
Upload images to your social networks seamlessly by connecting the D5500’s built-in Wi-Fi® to your smart device. Simply download the free Wireless Mobile Utility app on your iOS or Android device*4 to transfer your images. You can also pre-select your images that get transferred automatically once you connect to Wi-Fi®. While you’re connected, you can continue to shoot, view, and playback. These connectivity capabilities also offer remote shooting functions that perfectly complement the vari-angle monitor to shoot self-portraits or scenic views while travelling.
A MOVING MOMENT IN EVERY FRAME
Record high-quality videos with smoother motion and richer colours with the D5500, which shoots in Full HD 60p format. The high performance image-processing engine minimises jaggies and moiré for sharper, crisper videos. With the D5500, memorable moments can now be relived in truly immersive, extraordinarily high definition films.
ENHANCE YOUR CAMERA AND EXPAND YOUR CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Complement your D5500 experience with an expanding line-up of compatible lenses such as the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II telephoto zoom lens and a wide range of accessories to take your vision to the next level.
*1 Measured in accordance with CIPA guidelines.
*2 Among digital SLR cameras equipped with a vari-angle monitor as of January 6, 2015, based on Nikon research.
*2 Made from Teijin Limited's Sereebo® technology. This new material, which utilises carbon fibers, is very lightweight, yet strong and durable. As it also has an attractive look and feel, it is a material well suited to use with external covers that make up the monocoque structure.
*4 Wireless transfer of videos is only available on the Android OS.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
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 format
Image sensor type
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
(L)6000, x4000, (M)4496, x3000, (S)2992, x2000
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
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m -1)
17 mm (–1.0 m -1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 – +0.5m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
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.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane shutter
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
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.5fps, 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.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
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
(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
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)
Can be adjusted by –5 – +5EV, in steps of1/3 or 1/2EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes
3 frames, in steps of1/3 or 1/2EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO100–, 25600, in steps of1/3EV, Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
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.)
–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
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
39, Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
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
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
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
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
-3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
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
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
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 shooting
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
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.
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
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)
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)
Hi-Speed USB connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
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
One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx.124, x97, x70mm (4.9, x3.9, x2.8in.)
Approx.470g (1 lb 0.6 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 420 g/14.9 oz (camera body only)
Temperature: 0°C–40°C (+32°F–104°F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
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
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