Nikon D5500 Review – Especially compact than its predecessor




In Summary
The D5500 is a good all-round camera, but the improvements are limited compared to its predecessor. It is smaller and lighter, and together with the new “collapsable” lenses a very compact combination. The screen is touch-sensitive and will also serve partially as you look through the viewfinder. The battery duration and autofocus during Live View has been improved. However, the image quality is virtually identical to that of the D5300, which therefore has become an interesting cheaper alternative.The D5x00 cameras are among the most popular SLR cameras in the portfolio of Nikon. They are positioned above the entry level series 3×00 and 7×00 among the advanced series, which belongs to the top of the aps-c. The 5×00 series, in which the D5500 belongs, is aimed at a broad audience, from budding amateurs to more experienced photographers. The most characteristic of the 5×00 series is the tilting screen. It lets you easily shoot from awkward positions, such as low to the ground and over your head. That offers more possibilities for the composition and therefore often leads to more creative shots.The tilting screen has become also touch sensitive with the D5500 and can therefore operate in a similar way as a smartphone. If you tap on the touch screen during shooting, the camera focuses and can be followed immediately made the recording. If you want you can adjust settings like aperture, ISO sensitivity and shutter speed also change directly via the screen. And while looking back at pictures you can go with your finger from left to the right and vice versa, swipe the screen to see the next or previous picture. With two fingers you can zoom in and out, like a smartphone. What we further would find handy when looking back, that is a part of an image is enlarged automatically when you click on a particular point, but that is not yet the case.

There are still finding more small and large changes in the D5500. The question is: has he sufficient added value over its predecessor or can you, if you’re in the market for such a camera, better choose the slightly older D5300?

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