Nikon unveils world’s 'smallest and lightest DSLR' in UAE

The first Nikon DSLR with touch screen LCD monitor and built-in Wi-Fi

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Nikon unveils world’s 'smallest and lightest DSLR' in UAE Menon: "The latest in our popular entry and mid-level DSLR portfolio that is designed to encourage budding photographers in the region."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  February 5, 2015

Nikon Middle East and Africa FZE has unveiled the "world's smallest, lightest and slimmest DSLR" in the UAE.

The Nikon D5500 DSLR, which is a 24.2-megapixel DX-format camera, comes with in-built wireless connectivity and is designed for "ultimate portability."

"We are excited to launch the D5500 camera in the Middle East, the latest in our popular entry and mid-level DSLR portfolio that is designed to encourage budding photographers in the region." said Narendra Menon, regional head sales and marketing, Nikon MEA.

"This DX-format camera enables rising photographers to capture stunning and crystal-clear images effortlessly, especially with the compact and sturdy build which makes it easy to carry around. In addition, the built-in wireless connectivity - which was a huge hit in the previous D5300 - makes it easy to share images from anywhere."

Featuring a carbon-fiber monocoque body, the D5500 also has a vari-angle LCD monitor with touch-screen control, intelligent eye-sensor, and optimised image review.

The vari-angle touch screen LCD monitor, allows photographers to shoot from a wide variety of angles and touch operation permission mode, which is a first in the Nikon DSLR range, incorporates a setting that disables touch operation during shooting, enabling the touch-screen controls only during playback.

The D5500's image sensor is designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), and Nikon's EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, it also supports a wide range of ISO and includes an enhanced Picture Control system, 39-point autofocus (AF), and support for Full HD video recording in 60p format.

The DX-format camera, which is available this week for AED 3,999 also boasts a first in Nikon DSLR cameras, the eye-sensor which automatically turns off the monitor screen display when using the viewfinder.

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