In this review, we will be comparing D5500 and D5600, two Entry-Level DSLR cameras by Nikon. Nikon D5500 was introduced to market in January 2015 and Nikon D5600 was launched in November 2016. There is 22 months difference between D5500 and D5600 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger D5600, especially in sensor tech.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Out of 81 cameras in this class, Nikon D5500 is ranked #3
with an overall score of 74 and Nikon D5600 is ranked #6
with an overall score of 73.
D5500 and D5600 are members of Nikon's D5000 series of cameras. Below you can find the latest models from this series.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Nikon D5500 and Nikon D5600 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Nikon D5500 and Nikon D5600 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.