• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
  • Nikon D5500
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Predecessor:   Nikon D5300
D5300 vs D5500
Successor:   Nikon D5600
D5500 vs D5600
General
Model Number: 140 IS D5500
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Ultra Compact SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $129.99 $999.95
Street Price: $179.00 $461.45
Date Available: 2014-02-15 2015-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.6 oz (130 g)
includes batteries
23.6 oz (668 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.7 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.
(95 x 54 x 22 mm)
4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
(124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 16.0 24.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   84
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   24.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   14.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,438
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (12 or 14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 4.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (25p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x424 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural)) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Nikon F
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 224mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 40mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 8.00x 3.05x
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (W) / f/6.9 (T) - ?? f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T); 7-blade (rounded) aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection OVF: 39-point (9 cross type) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 DX; Live View: Contrast detect with Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.82x mag., 17mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen; Eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.55x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.82x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots (76,800 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 100-1600 Auto, 100 - 25600 in steps of 1/3 EV
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual; all except Preset Manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (2.5% of frame)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter Scene Modes: Autumn Colors, Beach/Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Special Effects Mode (Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), HDR
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1 to 9 exposures seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 as master
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 9.8 ft. (W), 4.3 - 4.9 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), (1.3m - 1.5m (T)) Lens dependent; Approx. 39/12 (ft/m, ISO 100, 68F/20C)
Max Flash Sync:   1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation:   -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:   UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (12 or 14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural)) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi or optional ML-L3, WR-1, WR-T10/ WR-R10 or MC-DC2 remote cord
Connections (extended):   Type C mini-HDMI with CEC, Accessory Terminal (MC-DC2 remote cord or GP-1 GPS unit), 3.5mm stereo mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.42
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.41
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 4.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   7
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   0.86 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.280 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.100 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.23 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.079 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   0.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   1.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   820 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-11L/NB-11LH Proprietary EL14a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-11L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EL14a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: CCD sensor, DIGIC 4+ processor, Intelligent IS, 720p HD movies. Available in red and gray. Available in black or red, in two different kit configurations: with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens or the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.