Nikon D5500 vs Canon EOS 700D
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5500 and Canon EOS 700D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D5500 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 700D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D5500 were released 2015 and Canon EOS 700D was released 2013. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 700D||2013|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5500 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 700D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D5500||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Canon EOS 700D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Nikon D5500 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 700D has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6000 x 4000
|Canon EOS 700D||
5184 x 3456
Nikon D5500 has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 700D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D5500 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 700D. Nikon D5500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 700D has 100 to 12800.
|Canon EOS 700D||100-12800|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 700D 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.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5500
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 700D
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D5500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 700D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 700D||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Nikon D5500 and Canon EOS 700D can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 700D weighs 580 gr (equal to 1,28 lb) which is 38% heavier than Nikon D5500 and its 420 gr (or 0,93 lb).
|Nikon D5500||420 gr
|Canon EOS 700D||580 gr