< Nikon Launches its first Touchscreen DSLR: Nikon D5500

Nikon Launches its first Touchscreen DSLR: Nikon D5500

 
Nikon has announced its latest enthusiast camera in the face of the D5500 – the first DSLR by the Japan-based company with a touchscreen.
 

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Skipping over the D5400 (out of superstition perhaps), Nikon’s D5500 adds a few improvements over its predecessor D5300 – a new fully touch-enabled articulating 3.2″ 1,037,000 dots screen, redesigned control dial, more ergonomic grip, proximity sensor above the viewfinder that turns off the LCD, full ISO range of 100-25,600 and a body that’s slightly smaller and lighter.
 

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The rest of the specs are more or less in line with the D5300, which could now potentially become a sweet deal. Both cameras have a 24.2MP APS-C sensor without a low-pass filter (meaning sharper images), the same Expeed 4 processor, 5fps continuous shooting, 39-point autofocus system with 9 cross type points that has carried over from the D7000 and is featured in the D5200, minimum shutter speed of 30s and maximum of 1/4000s, same battery (although with a claimed higher 820 shots vs the 600 shots of the D5300) and the same 1080p@60fps movie recording.

 

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The new touchscreen interface will allow you to interact with the shooting settings as well as either choose a focus point or directly touch to capture in Live View mode.
 

The Nikon D5500 follows in the footsteps of the higher-end D7000/D7100 series and moves to a fully black shutter button and also adds a flat picture profile for those that want to work on the colors in post production.
 

The built-in GPS of the D5300 has been lost but the Wi-Fi connectivity is still on board.
 

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Alongside the D5500 Nikon also introduced a new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens that’s the world’s lightest in its length and a new, smaller AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II with a retractable design.

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The Nikon D5500 will be available in February for $799 body only, $999 with the Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II or $1,199 with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II will cost a reasonable $350 while the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR packs a premium of $1,200.
 


 

Quick Specs:
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 – 25600
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,037,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76″)
GPS None

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