CP+ 2015: The Nikon D5500 Impresses Our Correspondent
At the CP Plus show, the new Nikon D5500 DSLR impressed me, because it seems to be the point where DSLR goes back to meet point-and shoot. I mean that in a good way, and I think the camera companies are happy to see the average shooter buy a DSLR like this rather than a $150 compact, although I saw some great versions of those. The D5500 offers such fine shooting ability, all the functions a pro relies on, but in a supremely comfortable form, and with simplified modes to allow a vacation shooter to really enjoy. The Nikon D5500 has updated the grip of the D5300, it is less round and much more grab-able, easy for one-handed shooting. Also, almost all of the left side of the camera, where the LCD stops, is gone, lightening its load. The touch screen was responsive and access to the compensation dial was perfect (for someone who uses it a lot). I was able to take many shots with it, as Nikon set up a D5500 shooting gallery with models and awesome soccer players doing tricks.
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