Nikon D5500
Top 35%994 points
Top 35%
Megapixels
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211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon D5500: 57 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

24.20MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
39
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5500
26% have it
152
0

6. weight

420g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

7. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
25600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

8. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
820shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D5500
34% have it
100
0

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D5500
48% have it
86
0

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

13. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Nikon D5500
25% have it
77
0

14. width

124mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

15. height

97mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

16. volume

841cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1037k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

18. thickness

70mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

19. resolution

1247 x 831px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

20. Has timelapse function

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Nikon D5500
12% have it
60
0

21. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D5500
22% have it
59
0

22. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Nikon D5500
36% have it
59
0

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.20"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

24. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon D5500
73% have it
57
0

25. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D5500
30% have it
57
0

26. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D5500
43% have it
54
0

27. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Nikon D5500
18% have it
52
0

28. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon D5500
52% have it
52
0

29. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D5500
88% have it
51
0

30. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D5500
66% have it
49
0

31. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
95%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
49
0

32. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Nikon D5500
29% have it
49
0

33. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Nikon D5500
45% have it
48
0

34. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Nikon D5500
20% have it
48
0

35. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

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