Nikon D5500 Vs Nikon D5100 Comparison
ProductsD5500
Nikon D5500
D5100
Nikon D5100
Prices

Whirlwire Rating1508910083
Video Features
Format
  • MOV
  • H.264
MP4
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Resolutions
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 24fps
  • 424p @ 30fps
  • 424p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 424p @ 30fps
  • 424p @ 25fps
External mic inputN/A
Storage
Storage Slot
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
SD
Storage Slot Amount1 1
Sensor
Max Resolution6000 x 4000 4928 x 3264
Other Resolutions
  • 4496 x 3000
  • 2992 x 2000
3696 x 2448
Image Ratio3:2 3:2
Megapixels24.2 16.1
SizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
TypeCMOS CMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4 Expeed 2
Screen / Viewfinder
Articulated LCD
Screen Size3.2 3.0
Screen Pixels1,037,000 921,000
Touch Screen N/A
Screen TypeTFT LCD TFT LCD monitor
Live View
Viewfinder TypeOptical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification0.82x 0.78x
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ModelEN-EL14 / EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL14
Battery Life (shots)820 N/A
Weight (grams)420 560
Dimensions124 x 97 x 70 mm 128 x 97 x 79 mm
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual Focus
Number of Focus Points39 11
Lens MountNikon F Nikon F mount
Crop1.5x 1.5x
Image
ISO Range100-25600 100-25600
ISO Minimum100 100
ISO Maximum25,600 25,600
White Balance Presets12 12
Custom White Balance
Uncompressed FormatRAW N/A
JPEG Quality Levels
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Basic
Fine
File Format
  • NEF
  • JPG
RAW
Features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Modes N/A
Scene Modes N/A
Built-in Flash
Flash Range (M)12.0 12.0
External Flash
Flash Modes
  • Auto
  • On
  • Off
  • Red-Eye
  • Slow Sync
  • Rear Curtain
N/A
Flash X Sync Speed1/200 sec N/A
FPS5.0 4
Self-timer
Metering Modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
N/A
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing
Orientation Sensor
Timelapse Recording
GPSN/A Optional
Connectivity
USB
HDMI
Wireless N/A
Remote Control
Body Type
Body TypeCompact SLR Compact SLR
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