Nikon unveils world’s 'smallest and lightest DSLR' in UAE
The first Nikon DSLR with touch screen LCD monitor and built-in Wi-Fi
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.