The Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera is designed to spark newfound creativity and works to elevate photography to an entirely new level. Its 24.2 megapixel resolution and Vari-angle touchscreen display provide a crisp, lifelike experience. Not only does the Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera excel at capturing photos, but it is also a powerful 1080p Full HD video camera, able to record at a fast frame rate of 60p, revealing detail and motion that is often missed by the human eye. The Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera further excels in stellar trail images, HDR photography, and interval–timer sequences with the addition of art filters and effects. Instantly share your best creative work with built-in Wi-Fi. Take your photography to the next level with the Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera.
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.
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 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, using the Wireless Mobile Utility app.—no hot spot needed. Your smartphone or tablet can even act as an external monitor and remote control for the D5500—imagine the possibilities!
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. Its ergonomic design and deep grip is comfortable and stable in anyone's hand; and easy-to-use controls will have you shooting the pictures you've always wanted in no time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a series of photos at fixed intervals for up to 9,999 frames that can be combined into jaw-dropping time lapse sequences with optional 3rd party software. 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.
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!
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.
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.
Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
16GB High Speed Memory Card
Full Size Tripod
Memory Card Reader
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F bayonet mount
Nikon DX format
23.5mm x 15.6mm
Image Sensor Format
Image Sensor Type
Image sensor cleaning Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference Photo
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
SD SDHC SDXC
1 Secure Digital (SD)
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
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.
TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
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
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
Aperture-Priority (A) Auto Auto (flash off) Manual (M) Programmed auto with flexible program (P) Scene Modes Shutter-Priority (S)
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)
+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flat Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Standard User-customizable Settings Vivid
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low Normal High Off
Auto Extra High High Normal Low Off
2-3 frames 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
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
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF Auto-area AF Single-point AF 3D-tracking (39 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
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
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash Distance
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
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
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
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
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
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)
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
Built-in microphone, stereo External stereo microphone (optional) Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
3.2 in. diagonal
Wide Viewing Angle Vari-angle Touch TFT-LCD Eye Sensor Control
Monitor Angle of View
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Brightness adjustment and eye-sensor controlled on/off
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
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 (available separately)
GP-1A GPS unit (optionally available)
Total Custom Settings
Date Time Settings
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
World Time Setting
One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
820 shots (CIPA)
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
MH-24 Quick Charger
4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8" (124x97x70mm)
14.9 oz. (420g) camera body only
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