• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX3000
  • Nikon D5500
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Predecessor:   Nikon D5300
D5300 vs D5500
Successor: Samsung NX3300
NX3000 vs NX3300
Nikon D5600
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General
Model Number: NX3000 D5500
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $529.00 $999.95
Street Price: $899.98 $596.95
Date Available: 2014-06-15 2015-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 13.6 oz (385 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
23.6 oz (668 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 66 x 39 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: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed 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: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
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, .SRW 12-bit RAW , RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (12 or 14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.2 4.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
320x240 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (120p)
320x240 (120p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x424 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX Nikon F
Lens: Samsung 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS NX Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 3.05x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T); 7-blade (rounded) aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 24 cm to Infinity
9.4 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 43.0mm 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 1point (Free selection), Multi: Normal 21 points, Closeup 35 points; Face Detection: Max.10 faces; Object Tracking AF 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: Yes 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): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 (1 or 1/3EV step) Auto, 100 - 25600 in steps of 1/3 EV
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K(Manual); Micro Adjustment each 7 steps in Amber/Blue and Green/Magenta axes Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual; all except Preset Manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 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: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Panorama, Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids, Food, Party/Indoor; Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye; Picture Wizard: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Custom (1-3); Smart Range+; HDR 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: 2-30 seconds 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1 to 9 exposures seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, 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): 8.0 m / 26.2 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled SEF8A flash has GN 8m at ISO 100 Lens dependent; Approx. 39/12 (ft/m, ISO 100, 68F/20C)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:   UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW , RAW+JPEG RAW (12 or 14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) 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: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi or optional ML-L3, WR-1, WR-T10/ WR-R10 or MC-DC2 remote cord
Connections (extended): HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n 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): 0.69 0.42
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.31  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 5  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.34 0.41
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.2 4.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12 100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2 4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 4 7
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.2 3.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 4 5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.30 seconds 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): 0.107 seconds 0.100 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.43 seconds 0.23 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.098 seconds 0.079 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.302s  
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 0.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.5 seconds 1.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   820 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP740 Proprietary EL14a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP740 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: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom v5, Samsung DNG Converter Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Flip-up LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC (Smart Camera 3.0): AutoShare, Remote Viewfinder Pro (Full manual Control), Mobile Link (Group Share up to 4 people), Photo Beam (Play back), Auto Backup, Samsung Link(TV Link, Home Monitor. Bundled with SEF8A external flash, Adobe Lightroom 5. Available in black, brown or white. 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.