The Nikon D5500 mixes the company’s longstanding DSLR reputation with some new tech, switching to a touchscreen, while continuing to slim down the body. But do all the new smartphone-esque features like the touchscreen and wi-fi ruin what’s proved to be an excellent camera line in the past?
Fortunately, no. Despite having a preference for physical controls, I actually liked the touchscreen on the D5500 and was happy to see the image quality wasn’t lacking either. While it doesn’t appear there’s a huge difference between the D5300 and the D5500 outside of the touchscreen, having the much older D5000 still in my camera bag, Nikon’s mid-line DSLR has come quite a ways.