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Old Apr 15, 2015, 7:57 AM   #1
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Default Nikon D5500: New purchase

An offer I couldn't resist a D5500 body at a knock down price along with 3 year warranty.

So another DSLR I'll have to try to find time to learn how to operate

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the D5500 is wearing the Nikon 35mm f1.8

and the D80 is wearing the 18-135mm lens

Both photos were shot with the 18-55mm VR ii lens @55mm and f8

Sun was shining through the window on the D80 pic though lol

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Good luck with it!
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Old May 27, 2015, 2:25 PM   #3
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Quick comparison shots

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Just shooting the TV screen hand-held ... lol exif is on the photos

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Good sharpness on both. Color is warmer on A. Congrats on the new camera!
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@Hawgwild Thanks for commenting, I haven't as yet got out and about looking for scenes to shoot but with the few tests I have made I found a few little differences between the two and as you rightly pointed out the two camera's preferred white balance were a bit different. It depends on what you regard as the more attractive and of course that will vary from scene to scene.

Not many new pics on the forum so I'll add another pic from the same lot of tests.


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The limiting factor is the TV itself. Even a 2160p is mostly outclassed by these cameras.
But, even with small, in post images, it's clear the 5500 outshines your older camera (I can't make out what model it is) other than the white balance being off.

Do you miss the top LCD display?? One thing I don't like about this model as it's one I'm considering.
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What bugs me about all the 5000 variants is the lack of a lock on the rear control.... unlike the D80..!!
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Do you miss the top LCD display?? One thing I don't like about this model as it's one I'm considering.
Yes I do, and having only the one adjustment wheel instead of two. I keep reaching for the other wheel lol ...Maybe I should have gone for the D7100 but it doesn't have the touch screen or full HD video and was more expensive and didn't have the 3 year
warrenty at a bargain price at the time...... Swings and roundabouts

But there are other good things present among which is in-camera lens distortion correction. ie CA, pincushen, barrel distortion and vigneting on suitable Nikon lenses,
which the old D80 didn't have.

A denser sensor Megapixel count which is great, but can be more prone to vibration and even the slightest of camera shake, so anti-shake lenses and tripod are recommended for best results.

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What bugs me about all the 5000 variants is the lack of a lock on the rear control.... unlike the D80..!!
Yeah that as well. lol

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Congratulations for the new camera and what a great way to test it with the Royal Family..!!
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A denser sensor Megapixel count which is great, but can be more prone to vibration and even the slightest of camera shake,
Explain??
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