The New Nikon D5500 and 300mm F4 Lens Are Both Compact

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For CES 2015, Nikon is announcing a refresh to some of their lower end and higher end products. We start with the new Nikon D5500. The D5000 series of cameras have always been a bit of a step up for the enthusiast, but not quite as high as the D7000 series of DSLRs. In our meeting with Nikon, we found the D5500 to be very small–pretty much as small as a Sony A7 Mk II. It’s also equally as comfortable in the hand.

The new Nikon D5500 has a 24.2MP APS-C sensor with no OLPF, and a 3.2 inch vari-angle LCD touch screen (yes, touch screen), the EXPEED 4 imaging processor, ISOs ranging from 100-25,600, 5 fps shooting, and similar video capabilities to the D750. According to the press release “The Nikon D5500 will be available in early February, in black and red, in two different kit configurations: alongside the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95”

Nikon is also introducing a new version of their 55-200mm f4.5-5.6 that has a compacting and locking mechanism to make it smaller for easier storage and carry. The company claims three stops of VR with the lens and also states that a silent motor has been built in. But they’re also announcing an update to their 300mm f4 lens, with it now being called the 300mm f4 E PF ED VR. This lens is 30% shorter than the now aged version and is also 1.5lbs lighter according to the press release issued today.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lenses will also be available in early February for an SRP of $349.95* and $1,999.95*, respectively.

More images are after the jump.

Nikon D5500

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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

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