Your quality time captured in the quality it deserves

Taking snapshots with a smartphone is convenient, but are those photos really good enough for preserving your precious moments? Nikon’s Entry-Level DSLRs capture photos and videos so sharp and vibrant, so rich with color and detail—so lifelike—they bring back all the feelings of the moments they preserve. The cameras are also easy to use, compact enough to take on every outing and just outright fun.

Photos and videos that amaze and impress

At the heart of every Nikon Entry-Level DSLR is a high-performance DX-format CMOS image sensor that is approximately 20X larger than the sensor in a typical smartphone camera**. That sensor, along with Nikon’s EXPEED image processing system and an exciting collection of NIKKOR lenses, combine to produce breathtaking photos and videos with rich, vibrant colors, sharp details and softly blurred backgrounds. Enlarge your photos to poster size, crop in without losing detail, shoot in low light situations without a flash and much more.

**Typical smartphone image sensor size 4.8mm x 3.6mm. Nikon DX-format image sensor size 23.5mm x 15.6mm. Typical smartphone sensor size based on Nikon research as of April 1, 2014.

Your smartphone will be your favorite accessory

Catch a great shot with a Nikon Entry-Level DSLR, then marvel as it instantly appears on your compatible smartphone or tablet* for easy sharing. Whether you’re using the D5500’s or D5300’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability or D5200, D3300 or D3200 with the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, sharing beautiful photos has never been easier. You can even use a smartphone or tablet to see what the camera sees and take pictures—perfect for group shots that actually include you!

Easy to use, even for beginners

Start taking great photos and videos right out of the box. Full Auto Mode gives you point and shoot convenience with DSLR image quality.

Small enough to take everywhere

Nikon Entry-Level DSLRs are small enough to take on every outing. Capture beautiful views of vacations, sporting events, concerts and more.

See what the lens sees

The optical viewfinder on a DSLR provides a stunning view through the lens. You never have to worry about glare, and it’s easy to compose exactly the right shot.

Put your creativity in motion

For moments that go beyond still photos, record dazzling Full HD 1080p video with crystal clear stereo sound. See something that would make a great still image while you're recording? Press the shutter button and simultaneously capture photos without missing a beat.

Showcase your artistry

Add a personal touch to your photos and videos. Highlight a single color within a black & white photo, give a scene an antiqued look, make everything look miniature in a video, soften the focus for a flattering portrait and much more. Nikon Entry-Level DSLRs feature fun image effects that’ll inspire your creativity.

A hobby that grows with your passion

Nikon's legendary NIKKOR lenses have helped make Nikon the choice of countless passionate photographers. Each lens provides a unique perspective that helps you tell a new story. Nikon Entry-Level DSLRs are optimized for NIKKOR's compact, lightweight DX-format lenses but compatible with most current NIKKOR lenses as well as Nikon's exciting DSLR imaging system: Speedlight flashes, wireless remote controls, GPS units, external microphones and much more. As your passion for photography grows, so can your capabilities.

Entry Level DSLRs Comparison

NameColorConnectivityFormatResolutionVideo Modes
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D5500
  • Black product color
  • Red product color
  1. Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
DX Format24.2 MegapixelsFull HD 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p
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D5300
  • Black product color
  • Red product color
  • Grey product color
  1. Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
DX Format24.2 MegapixelsFull HD 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p
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D3300
  • Black product color
  • Red product color
  • Grey product color
  1. Wi-Fi Connectivity with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
DX Format24.2 MegapixelsFull HD 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p
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D3200
  • Black product color
  • Red product color
  1. Wi-Fi Connectivity with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
DX Format24.2 MegapixelsFull HD 1080p at 30/25/24p
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D5200
  • Black product color
  • Red product color
  • Bronze product color
  1. Wi-Fi Connectivity with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
DX Format24.1 MegapixelsFull HD 1080p at 30/25/24p

± Wi-Fi Compatibility

Cameras having built-in Wi-Fi® capability or connected to a WU-1a or WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with cameras having built-in Wi-Fi capability or connected to a WU-1a or WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter.

Compatibility information can be found, and the application can be downloaded, at:

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