CES 2015: Hands-On Review of the New Nikon D5500 and Nikkor Lenses
Nikon’s cool new D5500 is one of the highlights of the big CES show in Las Vegas, and it’s even more compact and somewhat lighter than its predecessor, the very successful and much admired D5300. It has been upgraded with a host of advanced features, including a 3.2-inch Vari-Angle touchscreen LCD that allows shooting from a variety of perspectives, and a built-in Wi-Fi system (powered by Snapbridge) for enhanced connectivity and sharing options. The D5500 incorporates a 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor (with no OLP filter) and an EXPEED 4 image processor for class-leading speed and imaging performance, as well as a 39-point autofocus (AF) system with 9 cross-type sensors to help capture fast-moving subjects with ease. The newly designed body features carbon-fiber monocoque construction to increase durability while maintaining lightness, and is gorgeous in either Red as shown, or Black. Delivery is slated for early February, 2015.
Along with the D5500, Nikon showed two exciting new DX-format lenses, the AF-X DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II that’s compact, lightweight, great for capturing people or events, and perfectly complements the kit 18-55mm, and the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, which claims to be the world’s lightest 300mm full-frame fixed focal length AF lens. It utilizes Phase Fresnel optical technology to help correct chromatic aberration and reduce the size of the lens, and also provides 4.5 stops of VR, a Silent Wave Motor, and Nano Crystal coating for improved light transmission. Both lenses will be available in February.
You can find more information and a video about the new gear from Nikon in this B&H announcement.