The Nikon D5500 marks the first product from Nikon that includes touch operation. Our editors are looking to get their hands on this and test it at CES. The touch-operation makes the D5500 more intuitive, with pinch to zoom and shutter activation. The Vari-angle 3.2-inch screen is as versatile as ever, and with 1080p resolution and 60fps, the image quality will be up to standards. The D5500 has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor that will take advantage of not having an optical low-pass filter and 100-25600 ISO. For stylizing effects, the controls have .25-step increments, we hope this precision carries over into the entirety of the D5500. The D5500 is available in black, red and February for $900.
The full-time autofocus might see some use if the 3D Tracking works well and the Silent Wave Motor makes the operation quiet enough in either the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II or the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR. On the note of other NIKKOR lenses, you might expand your collection with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II, geared for sports, people, events and action shooting, or the FX-format AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens which boasts 4.5 stops of VR image stabilization.