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Nikon D3300 VS. Nikon D5500
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October 3, 2019

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Bottom line: Which one is better?

Nikon D5500 is better based on the review of Nikon D3300 vs D5500 and it has the following superior features; 2.61% larger sensor, 0.83% more megapixels (main camera), 28 more focus points, has a flip-out screen, 120shots longer battery life, 2.5x better video recording quality (main camera), has WIFI and phase detection autofocus for photos.


In terms of design, the comparisons of Nikon D5500 vs D3300 are based on the following factors;

Resolution; Nikon D3300 has 1175 x 784px whereas Nikon D5500 has 1247 x 831px.

Flip-out screen; Nikon D5500 has this.

More viewfinder coverage; the two have 95%

Optical view finder; both Nikon D3300 and Nikon D5500 have this feature.

Hot shoe; the two cameras have hot shoes.

System camera; the two cameras are system cameras.

Bottom Line design
Nikon D5500 is better as it has a higher resolution.


In terms of optics review of D3300 vs D5500, we the following features;

AF Tracking; both cameras have this feature.

Focus points; Nikon D3300 has 11 while Nikon D5500 has 39

Sensor sizes; Nikon D3300 has 23.2 x 15.15.4mm whereas Nikon D5500 has 23.5 x 15.6mm

Maximum light sensitivity; the two cameras have 256000 ISO.

Phase detection autofocus for photos; Nikon D5500 has this feature.

Megapixels; Nikon D3300 has 24MP whereas Nikon D5500 has 24.2MP.

Bottom Line optics
Nikon D5500 is a better camera with more focus points and megapixels.


Videography features of D5500 vs D3300 include;

Video recording (main camera); Nikon D3300 has 1080 x 24fps while D5500 has 1080 x 60fps.

Phase detection autofocus for videos; Nikon D3300 has this feature.

Continuous autofocus when recording movies; the two cameras have this feature.

Timelapse function; Nikon D5500 has this.

24P cinema mode; both have cinema modes.

Bottom Line videography
Nikon D5500 is better as it has high quality video recording.


When we compare Nikon D3300 and D5500, we get the following audio features;

Stereo microphone; Nikon D5500 has a stereo microphone.

Microphone input; the two cameras have microphone inputs.

Bottom Line audio
Nikon D5500 is better in terms of audio.


Battery life (CIPA); Nikon D3300 has 700shots while D5500 has 820shots.

The two cameras have removable batteries, battery level indicators and have rechargeable batteries.

Bottom Line battery
Nikon D5500 is better as it has a better battery life.


External memory slot; both cameras have this feature.

WIFI; Nikon D5500 has this feature.

802.11 WIFI connection; Nikon D5500 has this feature.

Remote control; the two cameras have remote controls.

Accelerometer; both cameras have this.

HDMI output; the two cameras have this feature.

Bottom Line key features
Nikon D5500 is a better camera with unique features.

The difference between Nikon D3300 and D5500 is that D5500 has delightful features that are user friendly.

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