LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon D5500 has a Fully Articulated 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. The Nikon D5500's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Nikon D5500 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
D5500 has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 95% and a magnification ratio of 0.55x. 95% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon D5500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
D5500 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Nikon D5500 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 39 focus points and 9 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Nikon D5500 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon D5500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,50,30,25,24 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon D5500 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
D5500 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D5500 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon D5500 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( Remote control / photo retrieval via smartphone) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect D5500 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon D5500 is powered by EN-EL14,EN-EL14a battery which provides a shooting life of 820 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 885 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon D5500 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Nikon D5500 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon D5500 is $696.95