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Price Offers for Nikon D5500 DX-format Digital SLR w/ Kit () in UAE - Emirates Dubai Abu Dhabi

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    Product Identifiers
    Brand Nikon
    Model D5500

    Key Features
    Camera Type Digital SLR
    Sensor Resolution 24.2 MP
    Screen Size 3.2"

    Lens System
    Lens For SD Body Only

    Memory / Storage
    Supported Flash Memory SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card

    Display
    Display Type TFT LCD
    Display Size 3.2"

    Resolution
    Max Video Resolution 1080

    Other Features
    TouchScreen Yes

    5.0 out of 5 stars Very Similar to the Nikon D5300, March 13, 2015
    By Ken from Amazon.com
    The Nikon D5500 is a smaller/lighter version of the the D5300 (They skipped over the D5400). The Image Quality and Features appear almost identical; the only added feature I have spotted is the new touch screen. I am not personally a touch screen fan so this is not that big a deal for me. Obviously for those that do prefer a touch screen interface, this would be an important feature.

    The body is definitely smaller and lighter than the D5300. This is really a small and lightweight DSLR especially when using the bundled 18-55mm collapsible lens. However, The camera stills feels very solid and I think that the grip has actually improved. The size and weight is now comparable to the D3300. By the way, there would now seem to be very little reason to consider the D3300 (beyond the fact that is cheaper) as the only advantage the D3300 held over the D5xx series was its size and weight. The D5500 is about the same size and weight (perhaps even a bit lighter but I can't say for sure) as the D3300 but has several more features including a fully articulating screen, bracketing, DOF preview, better high ISO performance and more ISO options, etc. The D5500 is the same size as some compact system cameras with the important advantages of better High ISO shooting and an optical viewfinder. I believe it is the smallest/lightest DSLR with an articulating screen.

    Like the D5300, High ISO and Autofocus performance is very, very good. ISO 800 is really indistinguishable from ISO 100. ISO 1600 is also very good with some graininess/noise creeping in. ISO 3200, and even ISO 6400, are usable but there is a definite degradation in image quality especially at ISO 6400. .JPGs are a little soft even after making in-camera adjustments; Shooting Raw and using Nikon's very good Image Editing software can enhance the photos quite a bit. Like almost all cameras, the built in flash is not great; an external speedlight with bounce capabilities is really essential for properly exposed photographs (or alternatively not using a flash at all and shooting at a higher ISO/slower shutter speed). There is no dedicated WB or ISO button (although the FN button can be programmed for one of those or some other functions).

    The only real issue I have with this camera (and all Nikon DSLRs since they switched from a CCD to CMOS sensor) is the orangish shift by the Automatic While Balance when shooting indoors under artificial lighting. Using a higher kelvin# (which cannot be accessed directly, you have to use a preset such as "sunny") helps somewhat. But if you really care about accurate AWB, take a look at the older Nikon DSLRs such as the D5000 or D90. The tradeoffs of course would be significant loss of megapixels (not that important really) and high ISO performance.

    Overall, this is a great DSLR in a smaller/lighter package. Like all cameras, the most important component is the skill and imagination of the photographer.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with my upgrade, February 21, 2015
    By CLC from Amazon.com
    This is an upgrade from my D5000. I'm very happy with it so far. I love the red color, which looks more true red than the image that appears on my screen. The color aides in being able to tell my camera bodies apart at a glance as well, which is actually why I chose the red. It's both smaller and lighter than my D5000, which is very nice as every ounce counts when you're predominantly an outdoor and nature photographer like I am. The grip is deeper and more comfortable. Changing lenses feels much smoother on this model.

    The LCD screen is noticeably larger, easier to see, and display of higher quality visually. The touch screen works well and makes quick operation easier. The touch screen has some fun and interesting capabilities too, namely touch focus and shutter release when in live view. However, I found that while the first couple of times taking photos using the screen as a shutter release is fun, it quickly becomes a nuisance when every accidental touch of the screen becomes a photo you didn't mean to take. So, I disabled that feature early on. But, I did keep the touch screen's spot focus feature on. Though I'm predominantly a viewfinder shooter, being able to focus right where I want just by touching the screen when I am using live view is great. You can also get pinpoint focus accuracy by zooming in while in live view. I'll still rely on my viewfinder and spot focusing manually for the majority of my shooting though just because that's what I'm more comfortable with. But I suspect that LCD spot focusing capability will be a well used feature among many.

    My favorite upgrade is the expanded ISO. It goes to 25,600 whereas my old camera only went to 3,200. This gives me MUCH more capability and flexibility in lower lighting. I ran some high ISO tests the first day I got it and was happy to see that I can easily go to several thousand ISO and still have an acceptable image, especially after applying a noise reduction filter in post processing.

    The built in flash is not quite as powerful as my old one, but still enough to do the trick when you're not using a speed light, but need something more than the available light. I'm pleased with the results of my flash and exposure compensation tests.

    They've moved some buttons around, but, I'm finding operation pretty much the same as the D5000, or at least an intuitive jump from the older model. There's been nothing that I haven't been able to quickly and easily discern after using the D5000 for years. I think anyone familiar with any of Nikon's models in this series will find switching to this one an easy transition.

    One negative I noticed in my initial tests is that settings change and a noticeable reduction in image quality is visible if using the continuous shooting mode compared to single shot mode in low light, high ISO tests. Focus seemed far more challenging for hand held shots in continuous shooting mode even though the camera automatically increased the shutter speed while shooting in aperture priority mode. I suspect this is due to mirror movement, but am disappointed since continuous is my preferred mode. I'll be running more tests in better lighting outside once we're out of this cold snap and will try to remember to update this review with my results. Nonetheless, this is my only disappointment thus far. I'm very pleased with everything else.

    In summary, I'd highly recommend this camera body to anyone on somewhat of a budget who wants a good quality DSLR that accommodates everyone from the point and shoot hobby photographer to the fully manual serious photographer. Due to its size and weight, it's particularly great for anyone who does a lot of outdoor work and/or has to lug their gear around a lot. It's the kind of good quality you'd expect from Nikon.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy upgrade, April 18, 2015
    By Yoshi from Amazon.com
    I'm upgrading from a D5100 which I absolutely love and always found to have excellent image quality. The D5500 is a large enough improvement that I finally decided to pull the trigger and I'm glad that I did. The increased sensor resolution (16 MP to 24 MP) and number of focus points are the biggest benefits for me. Moving from the D5100's 11 focus points to the D5500's 39 focus points has been huge. Not only does it provide more composition options, but focus lock happens much quicker and more accurately. Touch FN is by far my favorite feature letting you use the touchscreen as a secondary control dial for things like apeture, shutter speed, ISO. But I have found the best use of touch FN is for moving around the focus point. With 39 focus points using the directional pad can take a long time to move from one side of the viewfinder to the other. There's so many little improvements to the viewfinder, the rear screen, the size and weight and overall handling. I appreciate how the auto ISO now takes into account your focal length to decide the minimum shutter speed. Being able to remotely take pictures from a smartphone is a great feature. They also moved the microphone to the top of camera. The previous location near the lens tended to capture the autofocus motor noise a lot more. Although I don't take a lot of video, the video quality is a major step up from the D5100. It still locks the apeture and trying to focus in live view is iffy but for still subjects it's great. This is something I would take a star off for except I only really use this camera to take pictures and not video. Last I checked there is no RAW support in Lightroom or Photoshop for the D5500, but you can at least convert the RAW files to DNG using the Adobe converter tool. I assume support will come in the next release for the both these products. I am extremely impressed with this camera and have no problems recommending it to anyone.

    Updated 4/22/2015: So the autofocus motor is as loud as ever when recording video even with the new mic placement. Oh well. I can confirm the latest release of Adobe Lightroom CC does support RAW files from the D5500 now without having to convert them first.
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