Consumer Electronics Show CES 2015 has only just begun. This means that in the next couple of days we are waiting for more than one prime minister. Opens race announcements for Nikon, which is presented to the public a new DX-format SLR midrange – Nikon D5500.
The model is no different than any original from its predecessor, Nikon D5300. In fact, this is just an upgraded version of it. All the same EXPEED processor 4, the same 24-megapixel APS-C sensor (23,5 x 15,6 mm) without smoothing AA-filter, all the same 39 AF points with 9 cross- in the center. The manufacturer claims the improvement of contrast AF, which will allow faster with focusing when shooting in Live View.
As a step forward was the camera screen. Rotary touch displays have long been commonplace in bezzerkalkah and compact. Matured at them and Nikon, to install on the new model 3.2-inch swivel touch screen with a resolution of 720 x 480. The screen is really cool – he turns in any direction, and with a finger you can now easily define the basic parameters of shooting (shutter speed, aperture value ISO), browse and zoom the image, and also appeared on-screen customizable key Fn, to which you can assign different useful features.
Have not gone away built-in modules Wi-Fi and NFC. Due to the touch screen will now easier to connect to Wi-Fi networks with a password, which can be administered by the usual methods of smartphones.
What else is new in the Nikon D5500? As a minimum, the case-monocoque. Execution of the latter carbon fibers allowed the chamber to reduce the weight of 420 g and to reduce its overall dimensions 125 x 98 x 76 mm. Slightly redesigned and controls – ergonomics became better as the grip in the hand.
Video capabilities freshman have not changed. The camera is still just able to write FullHD-video at frame rates of 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 in progressive scan. The picture on the video can be adjusted using Picture Control System of the second generation, which allows you to adjust the sharpness, brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness and saturation.
On the shelves of the model will be available in February at such prices: naked “Bird” – $ 900, complete with whale Nikkor 18-55 mm f / 3.5-5.6G VR II – $ 1000 and set with Nikkor 18-140mm f / 3.5-5.6G ED VR – $ 1200. Will also be available two color schemes – red and black. I recall that the previous model, Nikon D5300 body variant in cost of sales at the beginning of at least $ 100.
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