In this review, we will be comparing D5600 and D5500, two Entry-Level DSLR cameras by Nikon. Nikon D5600 was introduced to market in November 2016 and Nikon D5500 was launched in January 2015. There is 22 months difference between D5600 and D5500 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 D5600 is ranked #6
with an overall score of 73 and Nikon D5500 is ranked #3
with an overall score of 74.
D5600 and D5500 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 D5600 and Nikon D5500 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Nikon D5600 and Nikon D5500 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.