The ver­dict

It’s mostly busi­ness as usual…

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The D5500 rep­re­sents a slight up­grade, rather than a com­plete over­haul, but the changes that have been made are wel­come and make us­ing the cam­era a nicer ex­pe­ri­ence than be­fore. Adding a touch-sen­si­tive screen to the al­ready well-per­form­ing sen­sor and pro­ces­sor com­bi­na­tion of the D5300 means that you have the best of the old, with a nod to the new.

The fea­ture set of the D5500 is great. The high res­o­lu­tion sen­sor pro­duces de­tailed im­ages, while built-in Wi-Fi, a 39-point AF sys­tem and a touch­screen round off the specs very nicely. It’s very much a cam­era which is a sum of its parts rather than hav­ing one spe­cial standout fea­ture.

While Nikon hasn’t cre­ated a game-changer with the D5500, it’s nev­er­the­less a very pleas­ing cam­era that brings a lot very use­ful fea­tures to the novice user. It’s ideal as your first D-SLR, or as an up­grade from a much older model. If you’re on a bud­get, the older D5300 has the same im­age qual­ity, but lacks the touch-sen­si­tive screen.

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