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Nikon® D5500 Addendum

Lesson 9 from: Nikon D5100 / D5200 / D5300 / D5500 Fast Start

John Greengo

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9. Nikon® D5500 Addendum

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Nikon® D5500 Addendum

So you may be watching this video, possibly because you own a nikon d fifty five hundred, and I got to be honest with you, I really wanted to make a brand new class for this camera, but when they brought it out, it had only a few differences between this and the previous models. And so I wanted to make this addendum to let you know what the differences are, because there are just a few subtle differences between this on the previous edition, the d fifty three hundred. So let's, go through what these differences are in the camera. So to start with, they did something kind of unusual. They took off a feature that is in the fifty, three hundred and that is the gps unit. There is a gps in the fifty three hundred. They took it out of this camera. Why? I think it's just to make the camera mohr battery efficient, and you'll see that we get more battery life out of this because the number of shots that you get has gone from six hundred up to eight hundred twenty because the cameras no longer p...

otentially using that gps unit and so both a good and a bad most people, I think using this camera weren't using the gps, so overall, I think it was for the best thing on the camera. They've added a new feature called a flat picture control in the camera there are picture controls, we have portrait landscape monochrome and a variety of others the number of people who shoot video prefer to shoot with a flat profile, which means it's very unsaturated and it's not contrast it all so that they can take that footage and macon do their adjustments in their video editing programs and so it's a very neutral way of looking at things that doesn't look real good for still photos but it is very practical for shooting video that you were going to adjust in an editing program later on exploring the camera a little bit further, you will notice that they've added a new main command I'll on the back of the camera and so this new command I'll kind of reaches around on the top and you can grab it a little bit more easily it's a nice change I mean it's just a dial that they've better designed and works a little bit more easily than in the previous control on the back of the camera there is an eye button on the fifty three hundred and they've relabeled it as an info button what the button does is the same, but it is not any different in what it does now they have added a touch screen to the camera so some of the menus and displays that you may see in the video on the fifty one, fifty two and fifty three hundred are going to look a little bit different because they've reorganized things to make it a little bit easier as far as the touch screen goes, but you're able to now navigate playback images, look at images, pinch to zoom in and a variety of other functions that are just slightly different when it comes to the screen and using that as a touch device because it is a touch device, it is something that you can use as you hold up to your eye very easily, and it stays turned on in in order to make that a little bit easier to view when you do hold it up to your eye. The camera now has a new ice sensor that will automatically turn off that display on the back of the camera because this is something that you'll be using a lot more than in previous cameras, and having that turned on is it's held up to your eye can be distracting because there's a bright light so close to your eyes. So the new camera has he die I sensor simply because it has a touch screen as well. They've also started using carbon fiber in the composition of the body in this camera, and so they've reduced the weight by a few grams and so it's gotten a little bit smaller in weight and in size as well, they've been able to take off just a few little millimeters here, and they're one of the things that been able to do that's kind kind of nice on this is they've made a little deeper indention right in here for your fingers and so there's a little bit better hand grip a little bit bigger, protruding grip in front for keeping hold of the cameras so there's a slightly better hand grip. But as far as the picture quality in the general functions in the menu and all the other buttons it's just the same as all the previous fifty, three hundred fifty, two hundred fifty one hundred, they haven't changed a lot. They're just going through and tweaking it a little bit from here and there, and folks that's it that's the only difference between the fifty three and fifty five hundred and so that catches you up to date with where this camera is and everything else. And so if you watch all the other videos and you watch this one, then you'll have your camera completely figured out, thanks a lot.

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a Creativelive Student

I love this class i am a new photographer coming into this world and i hope to one day own my own business and i really think i am going to be very successful in my life and so far this class is great for new beginners he goes slow he doesn't go into to many details he makes it short and sweet and that's what i love about this class.

a Creativelive Student

Harry Greenhalgh, Australia. I have had my D5100 for approx three years and with these courses I feel that I have a new camera. The idea of having the information explained on screen whilst you have the camera in your hand is fantastic. Cannot wait to try out what I hope I have learned. Explained in plain English for a change, WOW. Thank you.


I would recommend it to a complete novice. However, I did not get that much from it. While John is a great instructor he is not a Nikon owner or user. I am sure he knows how to the camera, but he is not into Nikon. He pretty much just went thru the manual. While he did mention how to use manual mode, he left some important concepts out of using manual mode. Namely that you need to adjust aperture, shutter speed and/or ISO until the meter reads something - he never really covered that. As I said, if this is your first real camera it would be a great course.

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