Nikon D5500 adds touch to tilt screen




Nikon has announced the D5500-SLR. The successor to the D5300 is largely similar to its predecessor, but more compact. The tilting screen is also equipped with touch functionality.

Compared with the D5300 camera is a lot more compact, but thanks to a deep grip is he still good in the hand. The sensor remained the same and offers, just like the D5300, a resolution of 24 megapixels without OLPF and an ISO range of 100 to 25,600. The tilting screen, which D5xx-line stands, is still present, but is now also touch sensitive. According to Nikon, the camera will be as easy to operate as a smartphone. Via the built-WiFi functionality can be downloaded photos and shared via a smartphone or tablet.

If there is tapped on the touch screen, the camera is sharp and can subsequently be made directly recording. Settings such as aperture, ISO sensitivity and shutter speed are to immediately adjust the touch screen. You can use your finger through the pictures and leaves with two fingers you can zoom in or out, just like a smartphone. Even when the viewfinder is used to modify its settings using the touchscreen thanks to the touch-Fn function. You can assign this function to up to eight different settings such as focus points AF-area modes, aperture and ISO sensitivity.

The 39-point autofocus system is identical to that of the D5300, including the nine cross-type sensors in the middle. The burst speed is five frames per second and filming are possible to 60fps. Focus via live view, and video according to Nikon twenty percent faster than the D5300, with improved contrast detection autofocus. What the Nikon D5500 is not unlike its predecessor, is a built-in GPS. According to Nikon was no place here for more because of the more compact body.

The Nikon D5500 is available from February 5, 2015 in black or red, with a suggested retail price of 819 euros for the body and 929 euros including 18-55 VR II kit lens. Nikon also announced a compact 50-200mm f / 3.5-5.6 telephoto lens, which – like the 18-55mm kit lens – must be unlocked with a key to use. The D5200 and D5300 both remain still for sale.


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