The Nikon D5500 has been a defining edge of sorts in the budget DSLR segment, since launch. Class-leading dynamic range, coupled with true-to-source colours, good ISO performance and fast and accurate focusing has made the D5500 a de facto recommendation for amateur photographers. The Nikon D5500 also has an incredibly light body, which is fun to shoot with.


  • Light, compact unit
  • Fast autofocus
  • Fluid touchscreen interface
  • Excellent dynamic range
  • Massive array of compatible lenses
  • Wireless connectivity


  • Light body not ideal for heavy lenses
  • No antialiasing filter
  • No in-built GPS