24.2 effective megapixels. Nikon-developed DX-format CMOS image sensor [NEW]
Featuring 24.2 effective megapixels, the D5500's large image sensor faithfully reproduces the texture and brightness of subjects. It is also possible to emphasize subjects by beautifully blurring the background. With the high pixel count of 24.2 megapixels, satisfactory resolution can be achieved even when trimmed images are printed.
Easier-to-use Guide Mode that shows you how to take great pictures
Guide Mode, that was highly evaluated with the D3100, has become easier to use. In Easy operation and Advanced operation modes, a description of each scene is displayed. For Advanced operation mode, options such as "Capture reds in sunsets" and "Reduce blur" are newly added.
Compact and light body with reliable holding that enables sharp pictures with minimal camera shake
A compact and lightweight body that can be carried and handled easily is employed. Secure holding is further enhanced with expanded areas of finger rests on the front and rear. Because the camera can be held stably, sharp pictures with minimized blur can be captured. The refined layout of buttons and dials ensures comfortable operation.
Fast, intuitive touch-screen interface and Wi-Fi connectivity, making it easier than ever to take and share amazing pictures.
Thanks to the improved internal-unit layout, enabled by the carbon-fiber monocoque structure, the D5500 has an incredibly slim, lightweight body with an easy-to-hold, deep grip.
Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor delivering 24.2 effective megapixels, providing you with pictures that match the reality.
Unleash your creative spark with the wide variety of expressions realized by the vari-angle monitor, 10 types of Special Effects, NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup and Full HD video at 60p.
High ISO settings up to ISO 25600, allowing you to take blur-free pictures in any light.