Nikon Unveils New DX-format DSLR: the Nikon D5500

Nikon_D5500_18-55mm_front_large.jpgJust in time for CES 2015, Nikon has announced another addition to their mid-range, enthusiast line of DX-format DSLRs, with the all new D5500. This model builds off of the D5300 from last year, with some exciting new updates.

First on the list is a new 24.2-megapixel, DX-format CMOS image sensor, which does not include a low-pass filter, helping the D5500 deliver as much detail as possible. Next, Nikon added an all new 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD touchscreen with over 1 million dots of resolution. This is the first touchscreen to grace their D-series line of DSLRs. On top of offering a more appealing touch interface, this screen allows the D5500 to offer features such as Touch AF and Touch to shoot, and it also allows you to touch the screen to change the focal point when recording video; when using Live View mode.

Nikon_D5500_18-55mm_back_LCD_large.jpgThe D5500 also includes their snapbridge Wi-Fi technology, along with Full 1080/60p HD video, with many of the same video functions available on their more advanced D750 and D810 models.

To learn more about this exciting new enthusiast DSLR, see our Nikon D5500 Preview.