Nikon’s new D5500 released at CES 2015

 

Nikon has announced the new upper-entry-level DSLR Nikon D5500, to replace the Nikon D5300 DSLR, which is announced in 2013. Nikon D5500 provides a 24.2MP DX-format sensor with no optical low pass filter. It features a touch screen, which is a fully articulated 3.2-inch 1.37M-dot affair, as in the D5300. A flat picture profile is added, and the 1080/60p video specification is identical to its predecessor.

Here is a quick comparison with the best of the rest. I cant wait to get my hands on one to test out this new DSLR

Feature Nikon D5500 Nikon D5300 Nikon D7100 Canon 700D
Sensor Resolution 24 Million 24 Million 24 Million 18 Million
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Type APS-C APS-C APS-C APS-C
Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Size 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3456
Image Processor Expeed 4 Expeed 4 Expeed 3 Digic 5
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95% 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x 0.82x 0.94x 0.85x
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 FPS 5 FPS 6 FPS 5 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec 1/4000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/4000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-12,800 ISO 100-6,400 ISO 100-12,800
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 25,600 ISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600 ISO 25,600
Autofocus System 39 points 39 points 51 points 9 points
Video Output H.264, MPEG-4 H.264, MPEG-4 H.264, MPEG-4 H.264, Motion JPEG
Video Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
LCD Size 3.2″ Full articulated TFT-LCD 3.0″ Full articulated TFT-LCD 3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD 3.0″ Full articulated TFT-LCD
Touch Screen Yes No No Yes
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots 1,037,000 dots 1,228,800 dots 1,040,000 dots
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
HDR Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in GPS Yes Yes No No
Battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 Battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 Battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 Battery Lithium-Ion LP-E8 Battery
Battery Life 820 shots (CIPA) 600 shots (CIPA) 950 shots (CIPA) 440 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm 125 x 98 x 76 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm 133 x 100 x 79 mm
Weight 420g 480g 675g 580g