Nikon today announced the successor to their D5300, the D5500.
Completely skipping over the D5400, perhaps due to the number 4 being bad luck in Japanese culture (although this doesn’t explain away the D4/D4s bodies), the D5500 seems to be mostly a minor, but appreciated, update to their consumer-level D5300.
Like the D5300, the D5500 sports a 24.2 Megapixel sensor and lacks the OLPF (Optical Low Pass Filter), also known as an Anti-Aliasing filter, which sits in front of most sensors. Without this filter being present, you can expect to see significantly sharper photos just as we’ve seen in the D610 and D810 models. [Read more…]