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Nikon D5500

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Nikon D700

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55 facts in comparison

Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D700

Nikon D5500
Nikon D700

Why is Nikon D5500 better than Nikon D700?

  • 1.88x more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.2MPvs12.87MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 575g lighter
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    420gvs995g
  • Has a microphone input
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • 12.39% higher resolution
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    1247 x 831pxvs1176 x 784px
  • 117k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1037k dotsvs920k dots

Why is Nikon D700 better than Nikon D5500?

  • 2.35x larger sensor
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    36 x 23.9mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 12 more focus points
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    51vs39
  • 180shots longer battery life
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    1000shotsvs820shots
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • 20% faster flash X-sync
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    0svs0.005s

Price comparison

Nikon D700

Buy used:

$499.99

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.weight

420g

995g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
7.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
8.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
9.resolution

1247 x 831px

1176 x 784px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

36 x 23.9mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
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.
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
9.shoots raw
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

Videography

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
2.Has timelapse function
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
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.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

820shots

1000shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has an external memory slot
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
5.has an HDMI output
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.has an accelerometer
Nikon D5500
Nikon D700
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Price comparison

Nikon D700

Buy used:

$499.99

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$0.36
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$9.23
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