Nikon D5500

$739.00

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Best camera for beginners

Grade (Out of ten)

8.1
Image Quality : 8.4
Performance : 7
Design : 8
Features : 8
Price : 9
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Description

Of course, lower priced cameras make a few sacrifices. The D500 has a 5 fps burst speed, which is a bit on the slow side. The camera also misses out on the extra design features that the D7200 offers, like dual control wheels, a secondary screen and two SD card slots. Autofocus is quick and efficient, but it's also a bit loud (at least on the kit lens anyways) and noticeable when recording video. There's also fewer autofocus points compared to the D7200.

While the D5500 doesn't have as many features as some more expensive cameras, the D5500 doesn't skimp on image quality. The D5500 offers higher image quality than most mirrorless cameras in the same price range, and is still pretty lightweight for being a DSLR. For beginners on a budget, the D5500 will hit all the right marks for most users.

Pros

  • Tilting touchscreen
  • Good image quality
  • Lightweight DSLR

Cons

  • Slower 5 fps burst
  • No dual control wheels or secondary screen
  • Loud autofocus
  • Camera Specs:

    Quality

    • Megapixels : 24.2
    • Sensor Size : APS-C, no optical low pass filter
    • Video Quality : 1080p at 60 fps
    • DxO Mark Test Score : 84

    Performance

    • Shutter Speed : 30 sec. to 1/4000, Bulb
    • Aperture : N/A
    • ISO : 100 - 25600
    • Burst Speed : 5 fps
    • Autofocus Points : 39
    • Image Stabilization : No, in lens

    Design

    • Weight : 14.9 ounces
    • Viewfinder : Optical
    • Screen : 3.2
    • Secondary screen : No
    • Controls : Single control wheels
    • Battery Life : 820 shots

    Features

    • Manual Modes : Yes
    • RAW : Yes
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Other : GPS

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