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Nikon D5500 vs D5300 vs D7100 Specs Comparison

Here is the full specs comparison of Nikon D5500, Nikon D5300, Nikon D7100. You can take a look at the key differences between the three cameras. I have to say all of the three cameras are great DSLR cameras, you can choose the one you like. See Best Entry-Level DSLR Cameras.

The new upper-entry-level DSLR Nikon D5500 announced at CES 2015, to replace the Nikon D5300 DSLR. Nikon D5500 provides a 24.2MP DX-format sensor with no optical low pass filter. It features a touch screen, which is a fully articulated 3.2-inch 1.37M-dot affair, as in the D5300. A flat picture profile is added, and the 1080/60p video specification is identical to its predecessor.

Nikon D5500 vs D5300 vs D7100 Specs Comparison

Feature Nikon D5500 Nikon D5300 Nikon D7100
Sensor Resolution 24 Million 24 Million 24 Million
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Type APS-C APS-C APS-C
Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning Yes Yes Yes
Image Size 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Image Processor Expeed 4 Expeed 4 Expeed 3
Viewfinder Type Penta Mirror Penta Mirror Penta Mirror
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x 0.82x 0.94x
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 FPS 5 FPS 6 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec 1/4000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 150,000 150,000 150,000
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-12,800 ISO 100-6,400
Boosted ISO Sensitivity - ISO 25,600 ISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600
Autofocus System 39 points 39 points 51 points
Video Output H.264, MPEG-4 H.264, MPEG-4 H.264, MPEG-4
Video Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps)
LCD Size 3.2″ Full articulated TFT-LCD 3.0″ Full articulated TFT-LCD 3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD
Touch Screen Yes No No
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots 1,037,000 dots 1,228,800 dots
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
HDR Support Yes Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No Yes No
Battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 Battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 Battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 Battery
Battery Life 820 shots (CIPA) 600 shots (CIPA) 950 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 2.0 2.0 2.0
Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm 125 x 98 x 76 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Weight 420g 480g 675g
MSRP Price $797 $697 $997
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  • bluzer

    Couple of errors:
    1. The D5300 and D5500 have Penta Mirror viewfinders.
    2. Thd D5500 does NOT have built-in GPS.

  • bluzer

    Couple of errors:
    1. The D5300 and D5500 have Penta Mirror viewfinders.
    2. The D5500 does NOT have built-in GPS.

    • Guest123

      Done now.

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