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The Nikon D5500 is the company’s third camera in the D5xx series, positioned as a solid entry-level body between the D3300 and D7200. All three share the same image quality. The differences? The D5500 is Nikon’s only DSLR with an LCD that is both fully articulated and touch-sensitive, features which Gordon finds quite attractive. But the D5500 is far from perfect. It has lost the built-in GPS from the previous D5300 and the 18-55mm kit lens doesn’t match up to the 24MP sensor.

Doug and Gordon use the D5500 as a launching point for two general topics: (1) the value (or not) of having built-in GPS, and (2) the relative merits of optical viewfinders (OVFs) such as in this camera versus electronic viewfinders (EVFs) found in mirrorless cameras.

Read Gordon’s in-depth review at CameraLabs.com.

Buy the D5500 from B&H, Amazon.com (US) or Amazon.com (UK).

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