Look­ing ahead

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As the D5500 has the same sen­sor, pro­cess­ing en­gine, me­ter­ing, white bal­ance and aut­o­fo­cus sys­tems as the D5300 we can rea­son­ably ex­pect the qual­ity of the images that it pro­duces to be the same. How­ever, the fact that Nikon has in­cluded the D5300’s sen­si­tiv­ity ex­pan­sion set­tings within the D5500’s na­tive range sug­gests that the new cam­era’s noise con­trol may be a lit­tle bet­ter – per­haps as much as +1EV bet­ter.

Con­clu­sion

While some may be dis­ap­pointed that the D5500 doesn’t make any huge leaps in pixel count, it’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that 24 mil­lion pix­els is more than enough for most uses. The files also usu­ally have plenty of de­tail and don’t suf­fer from ex­ces­sive noise, while the mem­ory card isn’t filled up too quickly.

While it’s un­likely that any D5300 users will want to up­grade to the D5500, the en­hance­ments made keep it rel­e­vant in the cur­rent mar­ket­place. It’s a solid and ver­sa­tile cam­era that looks to be a good op­tion for novices who want to get more cre­ative.

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