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Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm VR II Lens

Model: 1546, 1547
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1.5x (APS-C) Crop
24 Megapixels
5 Frames-Per-Second
HD (1080) Video
3.2" LCD
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24.2 megapixels, Full 1080p HD video, DX format, 5 FPS continuous shooting, 100-25,600 ISO

Details

Sometimes, inspiration comes from the tools we use to create. Take the D5500 for example, a compact DSLR capable of inspiring a new level of creativity. From the moment you flip the touchscreen Vari-angle display and capture an ultra-sharp 24.2-megapixel photo, you'll begin to see your photography in a new light. At the flick of a switch, the D5500 transforms into a versatile Full HD video camera. Record 1080 video at a high speed frame rate of 60p—perfect for capturing fast-moving subjects or creating ultra-smooth slow motion effects. Break free of the ordinary with star trail images, interval–timer sequences and HDR photography. Add artistic filters and effects and even retouch your shots right in the camera, and then share your creations instantly with built-in Wi-Fi®. Inspiration has a new name, and it's the D5500.

Sharpen your creative vision. Stunning, sharp, detailed photos & videos.

To create amazing photos and videos, a digital SLR needs a great lens, a great image sensor and great image processing. The D5500 has all three. It's high-resolution sensor has no optical low-pass filter, freeing it to capture the outstanding details provided by NIKKOR lenses. Enlarge or crop your shots without losing detail or sharpness. EXPEED 4 image processing handles all of that data with ease for clean, sharply defined images in low light up to 25,600 ISO, 1080/60p videos and an extremely wide dynamic range.

Touch and shoot from many angles. High resolution touchscreen Vari-angle LCD.

A first for Nikon DSLRs, the D5500 features a touchscreen Vari-angle LCD for exciting new shooting possibilities and easier handling. Flip out the large 3.2-inch display for an interesting new angle, then simply touch where you want to focus and shoot. A new Fn button gives you one-touch access to important settings like aperture, ISO sensitivity, AF mode and more. During playback, pinch to zoom in and check the details. Easily navigate menu items, set video settings and more, all as familiar as operating a smartphone.

Share your shots instantly. Built-in Wi-Fi and smartphone compatibility.

Share amazing moments while they're happening and without missing a beat. Flip out the LCD and start taking DSLR-quality selfies! The D5500 quickly transfers your creations to a compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing by email, texting or posting online, wherever you are—no hot spot needed. Your smartphone or tablet can even act as an external monitor and remote control for the D5500—imagine the possibilities!

Create everywhere. Small and durable enough to grab and go.

There's an old saying: the best camera is the one that's with you. The D5500 is designed to always be with you. It's small and lightweight (just 14.9-oz), so you won't mind taking it along. Its strong and durable (thanks to a monocoque structure featuring long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics), so you won't worry when conditions get rough. And its ergonomic design and easy-to-use controls will have you shooting the pictures you've always wanted in no time.

Focus on the moment

The D5500 delivers outstanding speed and accuracy to help you catch all the moments that matter—smiles, tears, big plays and big hugs. Its 39-point AF system includes nine highly accurate cross-type sensors for enhanced AF accuracy. Freeze moments by shooting up to 5 frames per second, or extend moments with unlimited continuous shooting at shutter speeds between 4 and 30 seconds for stunning star trail images.

Make it cinematic

Cinematic storytelling is at your fingertips with the D5500. Capture Full HD video at a frame rate of 60p with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and high-fidelity stereo sound. An improved full-time autofocus keeps moving subjects sharp, and advanced Picture Controls like Flat and Clarity make it easier to perfect your movies in post-production.

Enjoy the view

When you’re capturing fast-moving action, especially outdoors, you need a clear view of what’s happening. That’s when the D5500's high-quality optical viewfinder really comes in handy. Put the camera to your eye and enjoy a beautiful, glare-free view through the lens. Take your shot, and the moment you pull the camera away from your eye, the D5500 automatically displays it on the LCD for you.

Let the camera do the work

The D5500 is a highly intelligent camera that makes it easy to take great photos and videos. Nikon's innovative Scene Recognition System uses information from the camera’s 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor to analyze the brightness and color of a scene. It then compares your shots to a database of thousands of similar shots, and then optimizes the camera settings—white balance, focus tracking, flash information and more—to ensure you get optimal results.

Show off your creativity

Take a series of photos at fixed intervals for up to 9,999 frames that can be combined into jaw-dropping time lapse sequences*. Make a scene look like a miniature model, highlight one color within a B&W photo, and more. Combine photos of different exposures into one HDR shot. Brighten shadowy areas with Nikon's innovative Active D-Lighting, including a new Subject-based Active D-Lighting that works with moving subjects.

*with optional 3rd party software

Retouch images

Retouch Menu makes it easy to improve the look of your photos. Soften skin tones, highlight a subject, soften a background, crop, create a color outline and more—all right at your fingertips!

Make a scene

Select from one of the D5500's 16 Scene Modes—like Nightscape, Portrait, Close-up, Beach and more—and get optimal results in tough situations. Or, get creative and use Scene Modes to add artistic flare to your shots.

Express more

Personalize the mood of your photos and videos with the D5500's seven improved Picture Controls. Add vibrance and color depth, soften skin tones, explore black & white and more. You can even create and save a custom Picture Control for a characteristic that's all your own.

WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

In The Box

  • Nikon D5500 Body Only
  • 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit
  • EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • DK-25 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E23 USB Cable
  • EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-DC3 Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • NikonView NX2 CD ROM

Additional Information

Manufacturer Nikon
See more by Nikon
Megapixels 24
Mounts Nikon F (DX), Nikon F (FX)
Crop Factor 1.5x (APS-C)
Frames-Per-Second 5
Best Available Video Mode HD (1080)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC
Weather-sealed None

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Nikon DX format
Effective Pixels 24.2 million
Sensor Size 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.78 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) DX-format
(L) 6,000 x 4,000
(M) 4,496 x 3,000
(S) 2,992 x 2,000
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): compressed 12 or 14 bit
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% Horizontal
95% Vertical (Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 17 mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.5m¯¹
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Mirror Lock Up Yes
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only
Compatible Lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported) and AI-P lenses.
Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but Exposure Meter does not Function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster.
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200s or slower
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-3 frames per second.
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 1-5 frames per second.
Delayed remote (ML-L3).
Interval timer photography supported.
Quick-response remote (ML-L3).
Quiet shutter-release.
Self-timer Mode.
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options DX-format
CH: Up to 5 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-3 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5 frames per second
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures
Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G, E and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Auto
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Scene Modes
Shutter-Priority (S)
Scene Modes Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Special Effects Mode (Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, HDR painting)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Lock Yes
Picture Control Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings Vivid
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 -25,600
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 25,600
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting Auto
Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2-3 frames
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase dete
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area Mode 9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (39 points)
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S) Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 39
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Distance Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
X-Sync Speed 1/200
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400 or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or SB-500 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Flash Sync Terminal Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 3 shots in steps of 1
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps (10min. High / 20min. Norm)
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps (10min. High / 20min. Norm)
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps (20min. High / 29min. 59sec. Norm)
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps (20min. High / 29min. 59sec. Norm)
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps (20min. High / 29min. 59sec. Norm)
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps (20min. High / 29min. 59sec. Norm)
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps (20min. High / 29min. 59sec. Norm)
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps (29min. 59sec. High / 29min. 59sec. Norm)
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps (29min. 59sec. High / 29min. 59sec. Norm)
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 1,037,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle
Vari-angle Touch TFT-LCD
Eye Sensor Control
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness adjustment and eye-sensor controlled on/off
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Location Display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Image Comment Yes
Interface Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1A (available separately)
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-speed USB
Stereo Microphone Input
WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote controller (availale)
Wi-Fi Functionality Yes (Built-in)
GPS GP-1A GPS unit
Total Custom Settings 32
My Menu Yes
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages Arabic
Bengali
Brazilian Portuguese
Bulgarian
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Marathi
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Swedish
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 820 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separa
Battery Charger MH-24 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 4.9 in. (124 mm) x 3.9 in. (97 mm) x 2.8 in. (70 mm)
Approx. Weight 14.9 oz. (420 g)
camera body only
Operating Environment 0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)



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