Nikon D5500 Lab test results
Scores are marginally lower than from the D7200 throughout the sensitivity range, and drop off more than the FX cameras at high ISOs. Compared with all other cameras in the group, colour rendition can be fractionally cooler when using auto white balance. As expected, signal-to-noise ratios throughout the sensitivity range lag behind those of FX cameras. Scores aren’t as good as from the D7200. Images are sometimes brighter, without such good retention of highlight definition.
JPEG images often don’t look quite as rich in colour and tone as those from the D7200, D750 and D810, being cooler and lighter overall, but the quality of RAW images from the D5500 is nonetheless impressive.