The Nikon D5500 DX Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm DX VR II Lens (black) is a compact DSLR capable of inspiring a new level of creativity in digital photography and video. The D5500 features a touchscreen Vari-angle display and an ultra-sharp 24.2-megapixel sensor. Unleash your creative spark with the wide variety of expressions realized with the vari-angle monitor, 10 types of Special Effects, NIKKOR interchangeable lens lineup and record HD video, 1080p at high-speed frame rate of 60p—perfect for capturing fast-moving subjects or creating ultra-smooth slow motion effects. Break free of the ordinary with star trail images, interval–timer sequences and HDR photography.
24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor with EXPEED 4 Processing
Offering an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, the D5500 is able to capture images that make the most of the superior rendering capabilities of NIKKOR lenses. In addition, the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine richly reproduces colors from those in the darkest portions of the frame to those in the brightest portions of the frame for smooth changes between bright and dark portions, which results in images with excellent detail and a three-dimensional appearance. The camera supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to 25600, making capture of images exhibiting excellent detail with little noise possible, even in dark surroundings.
Durable, lightweight, carbon-fiber body
A monocoque structure, with which the exterior serves as a frame that protects the internal structure with great strength, has been adopted for the D5500. Use of a carbon-fiber composite material for the front body, where important mechanisms such as the imaging unit are incorporated, and the front and rear covers not only ensures a light weight, but also preserves great strength and durability. In addition, positioning of the integrated circuit board, on which electronic components are mounted, and the imaging unit in nearly the same place, as well as optimization of drive unit positioning have helped to make the camera significantly slimmer. This, in turn, has enabled a deeper grip that provides a firmer, steadier hold on the camera, making it more portable and easier to handle.
The built-in Wi-Fi function makes two-way wireless communications with smart devices such as smartphones and tablets possible. Full-scale photographic works (still images) captured with this digital SLR camera can be uploaded to a smart device from which they can be transferred or shared on SNSs via the Internet. In addition, the live view screen can be displayed on a smart device, enabling use of the smart device for a variety of applications, including capture of self-portraits and group photos, as well as remote photography.
Lightweight Zoom Lens
Weighing just 7.2 oz., the NIKKOR 18-55mm DX VR II Lens is a light and compact standard zoom lens produces clear, high-contrast pictures and videos. It's approx. 3.1x zoom covers the popular range of 18–55mm, making it a versatile, go-to lens for everything from portraiture to landscapes. It even lets you shoot close-ups just 0.9-ft. from your subject.