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Photographers’ Favorite Camera Just Got Better: Meet the Nikon D5500

Small, lightweight, and touch screen. Hello beautiful.

The Nikon D5000 series has long been a good choice for photographers who wanted a very capable compact DSLR that offer a higher level of enthusiast features than the D3000 series that sits below it. Nikon’s latest model – the D5500 – continues that trend, though the differences between it and the D5300 that came before it aren’t enormous. The D5300, introduced in the fall of 2013, impresses with its image quality, flip-out LCD, and feature set. We were less enthused about its menu system and live view performance.

So what’s changed? In brief, the D5500 has a smaller and lighter body with an improved grip, a faster processor, touch-enabled LCD, ‘flat’ picture control, and built-in Wi-Fi. We’ll see later if the company addressed some of the issues that we encountered with the D5300.

Here is a hands-on review by B & H.

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