Best beginner DSLR – Nikon D5500 review

by Staff November 16, 2016 at 10:39 am

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  1. Really great camera! Honestly being a owner of D5300 for almost 3 years (more than 50.000 shutters and no problems) I don't suggest for a beginner spend 100€ more for this D5500 because the sensor , dynamic, range, ISO (they said improved but as matter of fact they are exactly the same), and many other features didn't change. The only change I noticed was body shape, some weight less (20gr) and the touch screen which cannot be sufficient for justify the price. Also, If a beginner such he is, wants to start using a DSLR seriousely, it would be better taking practice since now with dials and buttons rather than touchscreen. With money that you save you can almost get an amazing 35mm 1.8G or 50mm 1.G and. Same idea about the new upcoming D5600….only another remaking of D5500 with bluetooth (more commonly called snapbridge) and… maybe a better ISO performance that they reclaim, the thing is that hardly ever they increase ISO quality in these entry level cameras, my experience says that ISO quality increase coupled with price so….it can be possibile but not such a changings that can really really be noticeable at ISO 6400 between one or another camera. Unfortunately if you pretend to shoot Milky way with APS-C there are two choice beyond buy a 2.8 lens, either giving up and buy a full frame or start to learn how to post editing a lot, a lot, a lot, alot. Really Good review anyway ;)

  2. I was going crazy without a camera for almost two years.
    I was setting some cash aside for a D750 then a trip came up so I had to have a camera.
    I got a D5500 with the 18-55 kit lens.

    I had seen a lot of youtube videos by so called camera and photography experts.
    They all said it was an "OK" camera, but most looked down their noses at it.
    This camera is awesome, it has the new Nikon processor and it is amazing.

    It is not a professional camera, but I take pictures for myself and for the fun of it.
    You can't go wrong taking pictures with this camera. And if you take the time to learn to use it and become accustomed to it, you will be very happy with your photos. I'm about to get a couple of new lenses for it.
    Way to go Nikon!

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