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Nikon D5500 displays modest updates

For the successor to the D5300, NIkon makes a few design tweaks.

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A hair smaller

The D5500 is only slightly less deep than the D5300.

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Still stereo

The D5500 retains the stereo microphone.

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Updated dials

Nikon has simplified the mode dial, dropping the individual scene program mode options, which took up a lot of space. The adjustment dial is now on top rather than embedded as well.

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Touchscreen

Though it has the same specifications as the D5300, the D5500 incorporates a touchscreen display; note the Fn option for bringing up the touch control panel.

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Streamlined operation

The interactive panel has been updated to enable touch operation.

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Updated grip

The grip is slightly wider and a little more comfortable to hold.

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Ports

The camera still has the microphone and remote inputs.

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Kit

Nikon will offer a kit with the collapsible 18-55mm lens as well as the 18-140mm lens.

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