The D5500 adds a touch screen for easier and faster navigation to a compelling combination of features from it's predecessor the D5300. The result is a thoroughly refined Digital SLR camera with a 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, a side flip 3.2 inch Vari-angle Touch LCD screen, highly capable autofocus and image processing systems, serious video capability, and and lots of creative options. Other improvements include additional live view control and an eye sensor for improved battery life.
Shooting photos and videos can be about more than capturing memories. A great camera helps brings your creative vision to life. The Nikon D5500 is exactly that type of camera, an exceptional HD-SLR designed to draw exciting new perspectives out of those who use it. The D5500 is designed for creativity yet remarkably streamlined for flexibility and ease of use, so you can take spectacular photos and videos.
Creativity and flexibility were considered in every aspect of the D5500. The Touch Sensitive 921,000-dot Vari-angle display lets you shoot from just about any position and change settings effortlessly. Hold the camera overhead for a view above a crowd, at ground level for an interesting close-up of a flower, or just enjoy easier video recording and self portraits. Intuitively pinch to zoom, swipe to navigate, and use touch to change numerous settings faster than ever before.
The highly sensitive 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor renders vibrant colors and razor-sharp detail, even in low light. The D5500 doesn't employ an Optical Low Pass Filter in front of the sensor meaning even more fine detail is captured. The sensor and camera systems are powered by a fast Nikon EXPEED 4 image processor. An intelligent Scene Recognition System compares shots against an onboard database for optimum exposure. The D5500’s 39-point wide-area autofocus system is ultra responsive and accurate. It keeps up with fast moving subjects so you can fire away at up to 5 fps. 3D Subject Tracking, works with the 2,016-pixel light meter to lock onto and track subjects with exceptional accuracy. When using the face-priority AF mode in live-view the camera instantly detects and tracks up to 35 faces in a scene.
For shots that have both very dark and very bright areas, D5500 includes built-in HDR (high-dynamic range); It takes two shots at different exposures and blends them into one amazing image. An exciting collection of built-in effects and filters opens new possibilities for expression: isolate a single color, explore black & white, posterize, even miniaturize. Creative techniques pros spend years mastering are now conveniently at your command.
The D5500 also includes Nikon innovations for creating beautiful videos with virtually no choppiness. The D-Movie mode allows Full HD (1080p) video recording at 60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 60i & 50i. Full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and subject-tracking AF work together to keep moving subjects sharp and in focus. The camera also has a built-in stereo microphone that can be controlled automatically or manually via 20 incremental steps. Whether you shoot short clips or cinema-style movies, the D5500 makes it easy to take your projects to the next level. Even with all it's capabilities the D5300 is designed for simple, intuitive operation. It's a perfect camera for anyone wanting to make the best images and videos they can and unleash the artist within.