CES 2015: Nikon has revealed the new D5500 DSLR and two updated lenses, a 300mm f/4 and 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6.
The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off in Las Vegas later today, but as per tradition, most major new announcements were made yesterday, or last night in South African time, before the trade show opened.
Nikon has revealed the new D5500 DSLR, as well as two new lenses, an updated FX-format 300mm f/4 telephoto prime, and an updated DX-format 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom.
The Nikon D5500 replaces the D5300 and introduces a new touch-screen display, offering improved and new ways of controlling the camera, including a virtual ‘joystick’ for selecting focus points while looking through the optical viewfinder.
The camera also includes a new flat picture mode, which will be a welcome feature for avid videographers.
See the main features of the Nikon D5500 in action:
- 24.2 megapixel CMOS DX-format sensor.
- ISO 100-25600.
- 5 frames per second continuous shooting.
- 39 autofocus points.
- Expeed 4 image processor.
- 3.2″ vari-angle touchscreen display.
- Full HD 1080p60 video recording.
- Built-in WiFi.
- Built-in intervalometer for time-lapse recording.
- New flat picture profile.
Pre-Order On Orms Direct
We’re expecting the Nikon D5500 to become available in February, and we’ll update the post with a pre-order link as soon as we have more information.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon’s new 300mm f/4 telephoto prime is 30% shorter and 680 gram lighter than its predecessor, thanks to a new optical design incorporating phase fresnel elements, similar to Canon’s diffractive optics. The lens also boasts 4.5 stops of image stabilisation.
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II
The new 55-200mm joins the 18-55mm with a retractable design for a more compact lens. It also offers 3 stops of image stabilisation and uses a silent wave motor for quiet autofocus.