With many of the same specifications as the D5300, but with an added vari-angle touchscreen and a tweaked body design, is the Nikon D5500 really offering enough to stand out from its predecessor?
Nikon D5500 Review – Focusing
A total of 39 AF points, including nine cross-type points, are featured inside the D5500, as is the Multi-CAM 4800DX focusing sensor. This is the same focusing set-up used by the D5200 and the D5300, which is no bad thing. In good light, the focusing locks on straight away, typically taking only a fraction of a second.
When faced with challenging low-light conditions, the focusing still finds its target in under a second with a little help from the AF assist beam.
Autofocusing in live view is still rather slow, but its saving grace is that it’s consistent and accurate when it does lock on.