• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon D5500 advantages over Fujifilm X-A10

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 820 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A10 advantages over Nikon D5500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.0 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Amazingly small for a DSLR; Great image quality for its class, including superb low light and high ISO performance; Generous JPEG buffer depth; High resolution.

  • Buffer depths are shallow when shooting RAW; Lacks GPS from the predecessor; No AA filter means it's susceptible to aliasing artifacts.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3300

Nikon D5500
Nikon D3300
  • $630
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-A10
Nikon D3300
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-A2

Nikon D5500
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $630
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-A10
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Canon T6i

Nikon D5500
Canon T6i
  • $630
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-A10
Canon T6i
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2S

Nikon D5500
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $630
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $533
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-A10
Fujifilm X-E2S
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $533
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon D3400

Nikon D5500
Nikon D3400
  • $630
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-A10
Nikon D3400
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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