Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera Body Only

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A first for Nikon DSLRs, the D5500 features a touch screen vari-angle LCD monitor for limitless fun and creative shooting possibilities with easier handling. Flip out the large 3.2-inch display for an interesting new angle, then simply touch where you want to focus and shoot. The intuitive eye sensor switches off the information display when you bring the viewfinder to your eye and a new Touch Function gives you one-touch easy access to autofocus-area and aperture settings.  With 6 information display designs to choose from, you can finally customise the ideal look on your monitor.

Tracking your subject and keeping it at the centre of attention is now a breeze with a superior 39-point autofocus (AF) system. The speed of contrast-detect AF has also been vastly improved to achieve quicker focusing. Capturing your subject at great speeds is also easily achieved by shooting at an impressive 5 frames per second

As the world’s smallest and lightest Nikon DX-format camera*2, the D5500 measures just 124mm (width) x 97mm (height) x 70mm (depth) and weighs only 420g. It’s strengthened with a carbon fiber composite material*3 that’s as strong as metal. The revolutionary monocoque structure lightens the body of the camera, without adding unnecessary weight to the device. What makes it even easier to use is an ergonomic design that allows for better grip, giving you greater comfort in your hands.

Upload images to your social networks seamlessly by connecting the D5500’s built-in Wi-Fi® to your smart device. Simply download the free Wireless Mobile Utility app on your iOS or Android device*4 to transfer your images. You can also pre-select your images that get transferred automatically once you connect to Wi-Fi®. While you’re connected, you can continue to shoot, view, and playback. These connectivity capabilities also offer remote shooting functions that perfectly complement the vari-angle monitor to shoot self-portraits or scenic views while travelling. ** Wireless transfer of videos is only available on the Android OS ** 

Record high quality videos with smoother motion and richer colours with the D5500, which shoots in Full HD 60p format. The high performance image-processing engine minimises jaggies and moiré for sharper, crisper videos. With the D5500, memorable moments can now be relived in truly immersive, extraordinarily high definition films


Lens Mount

Nikon F

Camera Format

DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)


Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel

Max Resolution

24MP: 6000 x 4000

Aspect Ratio


Sensor Type / Size

CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm

File Formats

Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV
Audio: Linear PCM

Bit Depth


Dust Reduction System


Memory Card Type



Focus Control 

Focus Type

Auto & Manual

Focus Mode

Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)

Autofocus Points

Phase Detection: 39, 9 cross-type



Viewfinder Type


Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.82x

Diopter Adjustment

- 1.7 to +1 m

Display Screen

3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel  LCD (1,037,000)

Screen Coverage


Diagonal Angle of View



Exposure Control 

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: )


Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 second,  Bulb Mode

Remote Control

MC-DC2 (Optional)

Mirror Lock-Up


Metering Method

3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes

Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

White Balance Modes

Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade



Flash Modes

Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction

Built-in Flash


Guide No.

39' (11.89 m) ISO100 

Max Sync Speed

1 / 200 seconds

Flash Compensation

-3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System


External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe


AV Recording 

Video Recording


File Size

1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 424p (SD)

Aspect Ratio


Frame Rate

@ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 424: 30 fps, 25 fps

Exposure Control


ISO Sensitivity

100 - 25600


Continuous Auto

Video Clip Length

1920 x 1080
@ 60 fps: 20 min.
@ 30 fps: 29 min.

Audio Recording

Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video



Continuous Shooting

Up to 5 fps

Self Timer

2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds
Number of Shots: 1-9

Interval Recording



1/8" Microphone, AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0

Wi-Fi Capable





1x EN-EL14a  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh

AC Power Adapter

EH-5b (Optional)

Operating/Storage Temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)



Dimensions (WxHxD)

4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8" / 124.0 x 97.0 x 70.0 mm


.92 lb / 420 g body only




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