[ortega] Hands on the Nikon D5500


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In Nikon marketing speak - Photographic excellence made smarter and easier
Infinite creativity is at the fingertips with Nikon’s new 24.2-megapixel DSLR featuring a variangle
touch screen monitor and instant sharing capability with wireless connectivity.

Touted as the World's smallest, lightest and slimmest DSLR

The 24.2 MP APS-C sensor is designed without the optical low-pass filter, like the Nikon D800E for remarkably sharper images. And coupled with the Nikon EXPEED 4 image processor from the bigger brothers.
 

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First the official technical specifications

Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount
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
DX

Image sensor type
CMOS

Sensor size
23.5mm, x15.6mm

Total pixels
24.78 million

Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)

Effective pixels
24.2 million

Image size (pixels)
(L) 6000 x 4000
(M) 4496 x 3000
(S) 2992 x 2000

File format
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

Media
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
 

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Card slot
Single

File system

DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical

Magnification
Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m -1)

Eyepoint
17 mm (–1.0 m -1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment
-1.7 – +0.5m-1

Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Reflex mirror
Quick-return type

Depth-of-field preview
Yes

Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses
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.
 

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Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane shutter

Speed
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

Modes
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.

Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures

Metering system
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor

Metering method
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

Range
(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
CPU

Mode
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)

Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by –5 – +5EV, in steps of1/3 or 1/2EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes

Exposure bracketing
3 frames, in steps of1/3 or 1/2EV

Exposure lock
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

Active D-Lighting
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
 

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[TABLE="class: techSpecsTable"]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]ADL bracketing[/TD]
[TD]2 shots[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Autofocus system[/TD]
[TD]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.)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Detection range[/TD]
[TD]–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Lens servo[/TD]
[TD]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[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Focus point[/TD]
[TD]39, Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]AF-area mode[/TD]
[TD]Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Focus lock[/TD]
[TD]Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Built-in flash[/TD]
[TD]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[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Guide number[/TD]
[TD]Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Control[/TD]
[TD]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[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Mode[/TD]
[TD]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[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Flash compensation[/TD]
[TD]-3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Flash-ready indicator[/TD]
[TD]Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Accessory shoe[/TD]
[TD]ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)[/TD]
[TD]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[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Sync terminal[/TD]
[TD]AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]White balance[/TD]
[TD]Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]White balance bracketing[/TD]
[TD]3 shots in steps of 1[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Live view shooting[/TD]
[TD]Yes[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Lens servo[/TD]
[TD]Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]AF-area mode[/TD]
[TD]Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Autofocus[/TD]
[TD]Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Automatic scene selection[/TD]
[TD]Available in auto and auto, flash off modes[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Metering[/TD]
[TD]TTL exposure metering using main image sensor[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Metering method[/TD]
[TD]Matrix[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Frame size (pixels) and frame rate[/TD]
[TD]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.[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]File format[/TD]
[TD]MOV[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Video compression[/TD]
[TD]H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Audio recording format[/TD]
[TD]Linear PCM[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Audio recording device[/TD]
[TD]Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]ISO sensitivity[/TD]
[TD]100–25600[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Monitor size[/TD]
[TD]8.1cm (3.2–in.) diagonal[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Monitor type[/TD]
[TD]TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment, and eye-sensor controlled on/off[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Monitor resolution[/TD]
[TD]Approx.1037k-dot, (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Playback[/TD]
[TD]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)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]USB connector[/TD]
[TD]Hi-Speed USB, ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]HDMI output connector[/TD]
[TD]Type C HDMI connector[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]video output[/TD]
[TD]NTSC, PAL[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Audio input[/TD]
[TD]Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Accessory terminal[/TD]
[TD]Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Standards[/TD]
[TD]IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Communications protocols[/TD]
[TD]IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Operating frequency[/TD]
[TD]2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Range (line of sight)[/TD]
[TD]Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Data rate[/TD]
[TD]54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Security[/TD]
[TD]Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Wireless setup[/TD]
[TD]Supports WPS[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Access protocols[/TD]
[TD]Infrastructure[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Supported languages[/TD]
[TD]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[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Battery[/TD]
[TD]One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]AC adapter[/TD]
[TD]EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Tripod socket[/TD]
[TD]1/4–in. (ISO 1222)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Dimensions (W x H x D)[/TD]
[TD]Approx.124, x97, x70mm (4.9, x3.9, x2.8in.)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Weight[/TD]
[TD]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)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Operating environment[/TD]
[TD]Temperature: 0°C–40°C (+32°F–104°F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="class: left"]Supplied accessories[/TD]
[TD]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[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]


1. Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this specifications may contain.Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this specifications may contain.
 

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A fully articulating touch screen


Note the generous deep grip like the D750


Battery Compartment


A little door for the cable of the EP-5A power connector
 

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Top panel with stereo microphones, hot shoe and other buttons, another view of the deep grip




WiFi, Cable Release, External Microphone and USB AV Out ports
 

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It uses a Lithium Ion Battery Pack rated 7.2V 1230mAh 8.8Wh, lasted me around 500-600 shots RAW + JPEG Fine
Both the EN-EL-14 and EN-EL14a can be used
 

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How small is it?

Dimensions
Approx.124, x97, x70mm (4.9, x3.9, x2.8in.)



Dimension with lenses?


With 18-55mm collapsed


With 18-55mm @ 18mm
 

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Now-a-days must also do a sample video to test

[video=youtube;hsIucoGYhkI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsIucoGYhkI[/video]

Perennial Blossoms live on the Waterfront, shot with a Nikon D5500, unedited raw footage
please view the HD version
 

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Nikon D5500 with the 16-35 mm f4 - ISO3200 F5.6 1/125s

Sample images from the new 55-200 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens

Nikon D5500 with the 55-200 mm f/4.0-5.6 - ISO3200 F4 1/125s


Nikon D5500 with the 55-200 mm f/4.0-5.6 - ISO3200 F4.5 1/100s


Nikon D5500 with the 55-200 mm f/4.0-5.6 - ISO3200 F4.2 1/160s
 

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