Nikon D5500 Sample Images

A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D5500 to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Nikon D5500 Sample Images
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Here’s a collection of sample photos taken with a Nikon D5500. They’re taken with a variety of ISOs, apertures, and with a couple of different lenses, including the standard 18-55mm kit lens and a 35mm f/1.8G.

Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera
  • 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)
  • 39-point Autofocus (AF) system

If you’re trying to decide whether to get a D5500, hopefully, these shots give some sense of how it performs under a variety of real-world shooting conditions.

The D5500 has a 24-megapixel DX-format sensor that produces images that are 6000×4000 pixels. It has an ISO range from 100 to 25,600.

Related: Nikon D5500 Memory Card Recommendations

These images were shot in Nikon’s RAW file format as NEF files. They’ve had minimal processing in Lightroom. To open a full-size version, click on an image.

Photos Taken with a Nikon D5500 DSLR

Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 38 mm. ISO 100 at f/32 at ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 100 at f/16 at ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 800 at f/3.5 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 35 mm. ISO 500 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 800 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 55 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₄₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 52 mm. ISO 360 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₈₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 48 mm. ISO 100 at f/16 at ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 55 mm. ISO 25600 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 1250 at f/3.5 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 29 mm. ISO 4500 at f/4.2 at ¹⁄₅₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 400 at f/3.5 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 100 at f/1.8 at ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 800 at f/2.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 55 mm. ISO 8000 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 31 mm. ISO 100 at f/4.2 at ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 3200 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 400 at f/2.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 1600 at f/2.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 450 at f/2.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 720 at f/2.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 560 at f/3.5 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 1400 at f/3.5 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 100 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₂₀₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 23 mm. ISO 100 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 20 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 55 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 100 at f/2.0 at ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 38 mm. ISO 100 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 31 mm. ISO 100 at f/11 at ¹⁄₆₄₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 31 mm. ISO 100 at f/25 at ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 24 mm. ISO 100 at f/25 at ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 22 mm. ISO 100 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 23 mm. ISO 2000 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₄₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 55 mm. ISO 100 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 1400 at f/8.0 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 24 mm. ISO 140 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₄₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 31 mm. ISO 4500 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₅₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 55 mm. ISO 14400 at f/5.6 at ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 900 at f/4.0 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 23 mm. ISO 100 at f/3.8 at ¹⁄₁₆₀₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 35 mm f/1.8 lens at 35 mm. ISO 1000 at f/2.0 at ¹⁄₆₀ sec.
Photo taken with the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera.
Photo taken with a Nikon D5500 and a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 18 mm. ISO 450 at f/4.0 at ¹⁄₃₀ sec.

Price & Availability of the Nikon D5500

The Nikon D5500 is an older model now, having been replaced by the D5600. So it’s getting harder to find it in stores, but you can occasionally come across them.

Check the current price and availability at:

If you’re in the market for a used copy, there are good odds of finding one at KEH, which is my go-to source of used photography gear. They also appear regularly on eBay.

Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera
  • 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)
  • 39-point Autofocus (AF) system

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2 thoughts on “Nikon D5500 Sample Images”

    • There are a number of good options. If you want to stick to Nikon’s range, the 35mm ƒ/1.8G
      prime
      is both very good and affordable, although being a prime obviously means you don’t have some of the versatility of a zoom. But it’s an excellent starting point for branching out beyond the kit lens. For something more versatile, the 18-140mm is one I like. For something with even more reach, the Sigma 18-300mm is worth a look. These last two aren’t especially fast lenses, but when you combined their largest apertures with their longer focal lengths you can get some nice falloff behind the subject. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit, often with prices to match, as you start heading into higher-end glass.

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