Nikon D5500 Review - The Nikon D5500 builds on the success of its D5300 predecessor with the addition of a new touchscreen and tweaked design, amongst several other enhancements.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon D5500

Image Quality:90%


  • Absence of optical low pass filter results in higher detail; Good colour rendition; Fast AF performance


  • Removal of GPS; Lacking in manual control buttons


Nikon D5500 Review


Price as reviewed:

£639.99 (body only)

Nikon D5500 Review – Verdict

Nikon D5500 Review - front on

There’s an awful lot to like about the D5500, with a host of impressive features which belie its entry-level status.

First of all is the camera’s image quality – it’s capable of producing a high standard of images with reliable metering, white balance and noise control to a level above its standing. The D5500 also offers an impressive level of focus performance, and is only slightly disappointing when it comes to Live View focus speeds.

It must be said that these impressive elements of the camera’s performance were also present on the D5300 – somewhat unsurprisingly when you consider how much of the inner workings the two cameras share.

In terms of improvements over the predecessor, the touchscreen is certainly the most welcome. The design enhancements also prove successful, with the pronounced handgrip giving the camera a more professional and comfortable feel in the hand.

On the whole, the D5500 undoubtedly builds on the performance on its predecessor and is certainly a welcome addition to the manufacturer’s burgeoning DSLR roster.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon D5500 Review - Design
  3. 3. Nikon D5500 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Nikon D5500 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Nikon D5500 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Nikon D5500 Review - First Look
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