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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 245 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Great Camera

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    Posted .

    This is my first DSLR camera and it is perfect for my needs. It has great low light quality, the kit lenses are good quality, and it has been easy to learn how to use. I think it is a great camera and I would highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My first DSLR

    My first DSLR

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality
    Cons mentioned:
    App, Wifi

    After being on the fence for many months, I decided to pull the trigger and purchase this camera. I also glanced over at dpreview.com's cameras in the $500-900 range to see what their best option would be. This camera came up on top. As a beginner, I knew nothing on proper handling. But after a while, and a quick talk with a friend, I started toying around and seeing how the camera perform. I did some quick test shots and the photos came out well. But when I placed my Gundam model that I've completed several months ago, it looked quite different than when taking a picture with a smartphone. I guess one could say it's like night and day. I'm still trying to learn the ropes of this camera. But it left me with good impressions. I'm a bit disappointed that the WiFi capability is limited to the smartphone app. But I guess that's something that I'll either deal with or not use at all. I'm now looking into 1 or 2 extra lens, a fast SD card, and an extra battery. For now, I am a DSLR noob in training. I shall slowly learn how to make this camera shine and maybe I'll get some nice nature shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera even for a beginner

    Great camera even for a beginner

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Picture quality

    I have been using a point and shoot camera for years because I liked to take pictures and could finally afford to invest in a DSLR camera. I was looking at a few different ones and had decided on the D3400. The Best Buy salesman recommended the D5500 instead. It was $100 more but had more features and better glass. After buying a few books and finding some cheat sheets on the internet for manual settings, I am very happy with this camera. My photos turn out great. I would definitely recommend this camera. I have attached 2 photos I took with it using the standard lens that came with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use.

    Easy to use.

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Picture quality

    As I beginner I was nervous about getting too complicated a camera. This camera comes with a lot of bells and whistles but I can take my time to learn it. It was easy to just put it on auto and point and shoot. Got some great pictures too. Would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for beginners

    Great camera for beginners

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Picture quality

    This is my first experience with a dslr and I'm hooked already. Way easier to learn than expected and takes amazing pics. Just what I needed to get great pics at my kids football and basketball games. I love taking pics of everything with this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome deal

    Awesome deal

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    Posted .

    I exchanged my new d5600 18-55vr kit for this d5500 18-55vr 70-300mm bundle and saved $200, which I used to purchase an extra lens! Excellent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific camera

    Terrific camera

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality

    I've had the camera for a month now and taken about 250 pics some wildlife or scenery and many family pictures. The pictures are pretty good, very few bad pics, all due to me learning how to use the camera. It's small body size and bright colors sold me on this camera

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for beginning or intermediate SLR user

    Good camera for beginning or intermediate SLR user

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    Posted .
    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
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    Ease of Use
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    I used to do a lot of film photography (had 2 F bodies, lenses, bulk loaded my own rolls of B&W). Stepped away from photography for a while until l this. Okay, it's not a full frame sensor, but it's not over $1k either. My only complaint is that the telephotos they bundle are never VR lenses, so do yourself a favor and buy a good VR telephoto down the line.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    good cam

    good cam

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    Posted .
    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    I recommend this product to any one who needs a camera system

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Great camera

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features

    I truly am enjoying all the features of this camera. There is more to learn & I look forward to learning more.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice family camera

    Nice family camera

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    Posted .
    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
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    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    We bought this camera for high school graduation. It has served us well. Versatile camera.

    Features

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent entry level DSLR

    Excellent entry level DSLR

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    Posted .
    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Features

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    Value
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    Ease of Use
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    Excellent entry level DSLR for a user of any level.

    Features

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Camera for photography class

    Camera for photography class

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    Posted .

    Bought this for a photography class. The bundle was great. Got the extra lens which makes it a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for a beginner, maybe not, but great camera

    Great for a beginner, maybe not, but great camera

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    Posted .

    OK.... there are so many options that if you are a cell phone or point and shoot person, you might feel a little overwhelmed. This camera will do the whole point and shoot thing, but if you are going to spend the money... Best understand what ISO, shutter speed, aperture mean and do for pictures. If your are a super model photographer-wanna-be (not a professional, but have some skills)... this might be a good intermediate camera for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera!

    Great camera!

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    Posted .
    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Features

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    Ease of Use
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    Very good camera! Love how the pictures come out. Really recomend it

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect camera

    Perfect camera

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    Posted .

    Excellent quality. I would recommend for a beginners

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera, super functional

    Great camera, super functional

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    Posted .

    As a longtime satisfied owner of the D5100, I recently had an interest in upgrading to the D5500 —especially with the killer kit promotion Best Buy had going on. The touch screen was a nice addition, one I didn't think I would appreciate as much pre-purchase. The extra AF points was a clear improvement over my tried and true D5100.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good buy

    Good buy

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    Posted .

    Great camera works perfect for what I needed it for takes excellent pictures

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera!!

    Great Camera!!

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    Posted .

    I was always partial to Canon but sprung for the Nikon. The sale at Best Buy was unbeatable, especially with the 70x300 telephoto lens that was included. I like this camera way more than my "much older" Canon Rebel. This camera was recommended to me by a professional photographer!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This camera combo does not disappoint

    This camera combo does not disappoint

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    Posted .

    I have owned the older model of this camera (Nikon d5100...which was great), but this is a worthy upgrade. Video performance is much better, and overall the sensor really gives outstanding results. The AF-S lenses are very quiet when focusing. Just wish the tele was VR also.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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