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Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500

Published On 17-June-2015

Along with the D5500 DSLR, Nikon has made a plan to repeat the success of the former D5300 that was launched last year in the month of October 2015. We all really enjoyed capturing and recording along with the former camera that received a Dave's Pick thanks to an exceptional image quality, good performance, good management as well as the convenience of the integrated Wi-Fi. Presently, the Nikon D5500 constructed on this with the important advancements numerous main regions.

Nikon D5500 Review:

Nikon has moreover added a touch-screen connection to the D5500's 3.2 inches LCD screen, permitting it to attend like an input device and offering the customer-friendly aspects such as a touch shutter as well as pinch zoom. Only like with Wi-Fi on the previous version, this one is the first for a Nikon DSLR. While the courtesy of electronic advancements comprising of the latest proximity sensor that incapacitates the LCD monitor when the consumer raise the camera to his eye, battery life has been prolonged by round about 37 percent.

However the resolution of Nikon D5500's APS-C sized, DX-format image sensor is not changeable at 24.2 megapixels, Nikon has stated that it is really an amazing and latest design, and this, it appears, has permitted the complete sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25,600 that is equal to be made available by default.



At the core of the Nikon D5500 there is a 24.2 megapixel, APS-C sized image sensor as it is available in the D5300, which contains the similar sensor size as well as the resolution, there is no optical low-pass filter over the over and above the sensor, guaranteeing the maximum possible resolution, however might be at the risk of moiré or false color objects along with the specific objects.


The D5500's sensor hands off data to Nikon's proprietary EXPEED 4 image processor, the same type as used previously in the D5300.


Sensitivities that are offer in Nikon D5500 range from the ISO 100 to 25,600 or equivalent. That was the similar range because it was available from the D5300, however contrasting to that version, the complete range is now already available. In the previous camera, the sensitivities above ISO 12,800 were available just with in the ISO expansion permitted. The change recommends that Nikon now feels image quality at the uppermost sensitivities will be greater as compared to the D5300.


Moreover, unchanged from the D5300 is the burst capture rate of the Nikon D5500, a producer has demanded 5 fps. Still, we have not any confirm details about burst depth, so it is possible that the D5500 could different from its ancestor in this regard.


The rear-panel LCD monitor of Nikon D5500 at the very first appearance gives the similar looks like D5300. The camera is still placed on a tilt or on a swivel mechanism that permits it to be displayed from most of the angles, comprising from in front of the camera for the self-images. Furthermore, like in the D5300, it can still be closed fronting inwards, and offering a modicum of security against the little knocks as well as bumps.

The thing that is also not changed is the LCD panel size and its resolution as well, which are 3.2 inches and approximately 1,037,000 dots. Nevertheless, there is just one main significant between the display of Nikon D5500 that between its earlier model, and it will entirely redefine your experience of the latest camera.


Similar to the still images, the Nikon D5500 has the capability to capture HD (1280 x 720 pixel) or Full High Definition (1920 x 1080 pixel) movies utilizing the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression in a .MOV container, or ample along with Linear PCM audio. The high definition movies have a frame rate of almost 50 or 60 fps (frames per second), whereas for full high definition capture, at the rate of 60, 50, 30, 25 or 24 fps are available. VGA (640 x 424 pixel) capture is possible as well, along with the rate 30 or 25 fps.


To assist in getting your snaps off the camera as well as onto the social networks, the Nikon D5500 comprises of the integrated Wi-Fi connectivity that can join along with the Wi-Fi hotspot of smartphone. The feature that is introduced in the Nikon D5300 is now being exclusive like SnapBridge, however it is particularly the same like before, while the functions utilizing the Nikon-provided app for Android or for the iOS devices.


Though there is no integrated GPS receiver, the optional GP-1A GPS unit of Nikon can be used to geo-tag images, as well as this connects through the accessory terminal. The ports that is available on the D5500 comprising of a shared USB 2.0 High Speed data or standard-definition composite video output connector, HDMI high-definition video output, 3.5mm stereo microphone jack, as well as the accessory terminal that also works along with the MC-DC2 remote cord. The Nikon D5500 is also well-suited with the ML-L3 infra-red remote control.


Like in the Nikon D5300, the Nikon D5500 saves the images on the protected Digital cards. Both the higher-capacity SDHC as well as the SDXC sorts are supported by the camera.

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