Canon EOS R5 C vs Nikon D5500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R5 C and Nikon D5500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D5500


Canon EOS R5 C is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5500 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R5 C were released 2022 and Nikon D5500 was released 2015. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS R5 C Canon 2022
Nikon D5500 Nikon 2015

Type of camera

Canon EOS R5 C is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D5500 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS R5 C has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D5500 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS R5 C 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D5500 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS R5 C has a 45 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5500 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS R5 C 45 MP 44761088 8192 5464
Nikon D5500 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Canon EOS R5 C has a 87 % larger resolution than Nikon D5500. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R5 C has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5500. Canon EOS R5 C has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D5500 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R5 C 100-51200
Nikon D5500 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS R5 C has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5500 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R5 C belong to the Canon EOS R-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R5 C
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS R5 C can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R5 C 20
Nikon D5500 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS R5 C and Nikon D5500 can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS R5 C weighs 770 gr (equal to 1,7 lb) which is 83% heavier than Nikon D5500 and its 420 gr (or 0,93 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS R5 C 770 gr 1,7 lb
Nikon D5500 420 gr 0,93 lb