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  1. Price
  2. Small
  3. Thin
  4. Lightweight
  5. Waterproof
  6. Weather Sealed
  7. Large Viewfinder
  1. Zoom
  2. Wide aperture
  3. Wide angle
  4. Macro
  5. Large Variety
  6. Interchangable
  1. Large
  2. High-res
  3. Touch
  4. Live View
  5. Flipout
  6. OLED
  1. 4K/UHD
  2. 1080p
  3. 24p
  4. Slow motion
  5. Continuous Focus
  6. External Mic
  1. Image stabilization
  2. Large sensor
  3. High ISO
  4. Low noise
  5. Boosted ISO
  1. High True Resolution
  2. High Megapixels
  3. Best Overall Quality
  4. High Color Depth
  5. High Dynamic Range
  1. RAW
  2. GPS
  3. HDR
  4. Panorama
  5. 3D
  6. Built-in Flash
  7. External Flash
  1. Rapid fire
  2. No lag
  3. Fast
  4. Long exposure
  1. Multiple Slots
  2. High Capacity
  3. Compact Flash
  4. SD
  5. Micro SD
  6. Memory Stick
Nikon D5500
Nikon D5500
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#1

Nikon

D5500

$596.95 Entry-level DSLR, over a year ago
$596.95 84.0 image quality
DSLR
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
Nikon D7100
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#2

Nikon

D7100

$139.00 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$139.00 83.0 image quality
DSLR
D7100 vs the D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Weather sealed
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Much better viewfinder coverage
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D5300
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#3

Nikon

D5300

$477.99 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$477.99 83.0 image quality
DSLR
D5300 vs the D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Has a GPS
  • Similar shutter lag
  • About the same price
  • No touch screen
  • Slightly more noise at high ISO
  • Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300
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#4

Nikon

D3300

$339.00 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$339.00 82.0 image quality
DSLR
D3300 vs the D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Better color depth
  • Slightly larger viewfinder
  • Slightly cheaper
  • Significantly smaller screen
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
Nikon D7200
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#5

Nikon

D7200

$789.00 Entry-level DSLR, over a year ago
$789.00 87.0 image quality
DSLR
D7200 vs the D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Weather sealed
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Better image quality
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Slightly more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-50
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#6

Pentax

K-50

$307.00 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$307.00 79.0 image quality
DSLR
Pentax K-50 vs the Nikon D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Weather sealed
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Much better viewfinder coverage
  • Significantly smaller screen
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much fewer lenses available
Pentax K-500
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#7

Pentax

K-500

$499.99 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$499.99 79.0 image quality
DSLR
Pentax K-500 vs the Nikon D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Much better viewfinder coverage
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder
  • Significantly smaller screen
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much fewer lenses available
Pentax K-S1
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#8

Pentax

K-S1

$261.00 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$261.00 78.0 image quality
DSLR
Pentax K-S1 vs the Nikon D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Much better viewfinder coverage
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder
  • Significantly smaller screen
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much fewer lenses available
Pentax K-3 II
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#9

Pentax

K-3 II

$801.69 Entry-level DSLR, over a year ago
$801.69 80.0 image quality
DSLR
Pentax K-3 II vs the Nikon D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Weather sealed
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Shoots faster
  • Much fewer lenses available
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
Pentax K-3
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#10

Pentax

K-3

$899.99 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$899.99 80.0 image quality
DSLR
Pentax K-3 vs the Nikon D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly less shutter lag
  • Larger viewfinder
  • Much fewer lenses available
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
Sony SLT A58
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#11

Sony

SLT A58

$598.00 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
$598.00 74.0 image quality
DSLR
Sony SLT A58 vs the Nikon D5500
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Significantly larger viewfinder
  • Much better viewfinder coverage
  • Shoots faster
  • Much smaller screen
  • Much more startup delay
  • More noise at high ISO