Nikon continues to push forward in the shrinking entry-level and mid-range DSLR market with the release of the D5500, a minor improvement upon its predecessor, the D5300. The most notable addition is the new 3.2-inch vari-angle touchscreen display, a long-awaited upgrade since Canon’s entry-level competitor, the Rebel T4i, received its own touchscreen display over two years ago.
In other respects, the D5500 is identical to the D5300 — both feature a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, a maximum ISO of 25,600, a 39 point autofocus system, WiFi connectivity, and the Expeed 4 image processor which allows up to five frames per second. In video mode, the D5500 can shoot 1920×1080 at up to 60 frames per second.
The Nikon D5500 will cost $900 USD for the body alone, $100 more when bundled with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens or $1200 in a kit with an 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 telephoto lens.