The Nikon D5500 is the perfect starting point for entering the DSLR market. With excellent performance, intuitive functionality and a host of creative features for capturing your most treasured memories.
24.2 Megapixel DX-Format CMOS Sensor
With a 24.2 Megapixel DX-Format CMOS Sensor and Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processor, the D5500 is capable of reproducing beautifully rich photos with smooth toning and gradients. Combined with Nikon’s extensive NIKKOR lens range and with a sensor design that doesn’t require an Optical Low Pass Filter, the D5500 creates beautifully rendered images with exquisite detail and sharpness throughout.
Keep Shooting into the Night
The native sensitivity range of 100-25600ISO ensures that you’ll be able to shoot in beautiful ambient light and darker settings like indoor events and parties without a harsh flash. Nikon’s noise reduction functions ensure you’ll get brilliant results with images that are clear and crisp, even in poor lighting conditions.
Intimate View of the Action
The Nikon D5500’s Optical Viewfinder lets you follow the action in real time, making it ideal for any fast paced or reflexive photography, be it in action sports, wildlife photography or for taking truly candid photos of your most treasured moments. A built in eye-sensor automatically displays your last image taken on the LCD making it simple to ensure you’ve nailed the shot.
Never Miss a Moment
A 39 autofocus point system helps track and maintain focus on any subject matter with remarkable precision even when shooting in the high-speed unlimited continuous shooting mode at 5 frames per second.
Articulating 3.2-inch Touch Screen
The D5500 features a touchscreen vari-angle 3.2-inch TFT LCD display that’s perfect for intuitive menu navigation, photo review and shooting in live view. The vari-angle display unfolds horizontally up to 180° out of the camera and rotates vertically +180° or -90°, making possible a world of new angles and perspectives to explore.
Intuitive Touch Controls
A number of touch gestures and controls have been implemented including touch to focus and touch shooting while in live-view. While using the optical viewfinder, the touchscreen can be customised to intuitively control key settings such as focus point selection, ISO and more.
Slim, Lightweight and Durable DSLR
The new monocoque body of the Nikon D5500 results in a slimmer, more user friendly profile. A deep grip provides an ergonomic and comfortable hold that inspires confidence and feels excellent in hand! Advanved carbon-fibre composite materials make the camera assuredly sturdy yet remarkably lightweight. The D5500 is a DSLR that you can bring everywhere.
Find the Ideal Look for Each Scene
Nikon’s Picture Controls give users the ability to tailor the look overall look of images and video output, choosing from Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and Flat. Users can also fine-tune colour pre-sets according to their preference including contrast, saturation and clarity adjustments. Photographing in RAW or utilising the new Flat colour option gives users the optimal output for post-shoot editing and manipulation.
Share with Friends
The Nikon D5500 also features an integrated WiFi module which allows you to easily transfer images from the camera to a capable smart device for sharing to your friends and wider networks on your favourite platforms.
Product Code:1NikonD5500 BodyBlack
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
(L)6000, x4000, (M)4496, x3000, (S)2992, x2000
NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, ; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m -1)
17 mm (–1.0 m -1; from centre surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 – +0.5m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
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 lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Approx.5fps, L: Up to 3 fps H: Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW) Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix metering: 3D colour matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); colour matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Centre-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in centre of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centred on selected focus point
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F) Matrix or centre-weighted metering: 0–20 EV Spot metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colours; food); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective colour; silhouette; high key; low key)
Can be adjusted by –5 – +5EV, in steps of1/3 or 1/2EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes
3 frames, in steps of1/3 or 1/2EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO100–, 25600, in steps of1/3EV, Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m)
–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C)
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
39, Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 12, 12 with manual flash (m, ISO 100, 20°C)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and centre-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
-3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
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 Colour Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, pre-set manual, all except pre-set manual with fine-tuning.
White balance bracketing
3 shots in steps of 1
Live view shooting
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
8.1cm (3.2–in.) diagonal
TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment, and eye-sensor controlled on/off
Approx.1037k-dot, (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Hi-Speed USB, ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx.124, x97, x70mm
Approx.470g with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 420 g (camera body only)
Temperature: 0°C–40°C, Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Rubber Eyecup DK-25, Body Cap BF-1B, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL 14a (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-24 (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Strap AN-DC3, USB Cable UC-E23, Audio/video cable EG-CP16
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice