Nikon D5500
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
$565 to $750
  • 90%

  • Nikon D5500
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  • Last modified: October 18, 2017
  • Usability
    Editor: 95%
  • Image Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Speed
    Editor: 60%
  • Accessories
    Editor: 75%

The latest update to the D5x00 series offers very little over the D5300. In fact, one of the most notable changes is the removal of the D5300’s built-in GPS—if you’d like to see your pictures automatically overlaid on a map, you might save some money and buy the previous generation model. It does offer a couple of new features when compared to the D5300. It now has a touch screen, which will make the smartphone generation more comfortable, and help all of us focus during video and quickly review our pictures. Nikon also removed the anti-aliasing filter from the D5500, so pictures will be slightly sharper. Here’s a technical overview of the camera’s specs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGNSFQXcp58 Here are some comparison reviews that include the D5500: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9tRpvCUKHA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3UVKYm4KSg And here’s our free hands-on tutorial for existing owners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_aqeeQ8jY


  • Incredibly light weight
  • An articulating touch screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Compatible with Nikon lenses and flashes


  • Lacks the GPS of the Nikon D3300
  • 24 megapixels are wasted on the kit lenses
  • Focusing isn’t as fast as a used 7D or Canon 70D
  • Still bulkier than a mirrorless camera like a Sony a6000