Nikon D5500 Bundle Costco Review

Costco Nikon D5500 bundle is a highly intelligent camera with an innovative scene recognition system and an image sensor to analyze the brightness and color of a scene for comparison of similar shots to a database of similar shots, just to ensure you get optimal results! The camera can operate at high speed even during continuous shooting at a full resolution of 5.1 frames per second.


It is no secret that we all take a lot of photographs especially during special occasions, but hey, what type of camera do we use? Since I discovered the Nikon D5500 photography has become fun and fulfilling; as opposed to what I was using before.

Well, unless you up your game with a device that inspires your work you may end up making horrible pictures the whole year. The Nikon D5500 is capable of enhancing a new level of creativity in your photographic skills. With the touch screen and multi-angle flip display, photography is certainly elevated to a new level. The D 5500 gives you an extraordinary capture of images in High Definition (HD) complete with artistic filters and effects that will provide you with an excellent picture.

The Review

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Costco Nikon D5500 has a 24.5-megapixel image sensor, inbuilt Wi-Fi that will allow you to share your photos instantly, a touchscreen LCD with a wide view allowing for various angles of display and eye sensor control.

Another critical feature of the Costco Nikon D5500 is the ability to record a full HD video (1080/60p); it also has camera filters and effects that will enhance your image.

The camera storage devices can either be on an SD, SDHC or SDXC; hence not limiting on the storage devices. The camera uses one EN-EL14a or EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery. It is worth noting that the Nikon D5500 is a relatively small camera weighing about 14.9 oz and its body is approximately 420 grams; it makes it easy to use at any angle.

 One outstanding feature of the Nikon D5500 is the ability to take excellent photos even in motion! With this device you are sure to capture all moments; Its lightweight allows for easy use; however, some people have issues with the new design because of small grip area that may limit people with bigger hands.


The Nikon D5500 model makes photography fun and exciting with the new features that make it easy for even novice photographers. Well, here is why you should consider getting yourself this camera:

•    Provides a touch and shoot from many angles

The model comes with a high-resolution touchscreen LCD that provides for exciting and new possibilities in photography. The LCD can be moved to any angle, and with its touch capabilities you can just touch and access the various menu controls; it is easy to operate and control instantly.

•    Allows for instant image sharing

Who doesn’t love sharing their best shots? Well, this model has an inbuilt wi-fi and smartphone capabilities that will enable you to share your pictures at a touch of a button.Imagine being able to use your phone to as an external monitor of your camera! There are amazing possibilities with this model.

•    You can use it anywhere!

The Nikon D5500 is a relatively small and light device, so it is easy to carry it almost everywhere with no bother. The camera is also fitted with a deep grip comfortable for your hand and easy to use controls. Also, despite its lightweight, the camera is equipped with a durable material that can withstand difficult terrain.

•    Capture the moment

The D5500 speed allows it to capture the moments that matter and with an accuracy you desire. The device has enhanced sensors that enable it to improve image accuracy. If you are a lover of details, then this camera is for you.

•    Offers great filming

The D5500 is a great storyteller; with the capability to capture sharp details, vibrant colors, and a high-quality stereo sound what more can you ask!

The camera also provides a beautiful view, especially when shooting in the outdoors. Its high-quality optical viewfinder makes the images appear clear.

•    Good Image quality

Just like the D5300, this model will give you the best quality with a good exposure, image sharpness and great color. Nikon D5500 produces excellent JPEG images whether in low or high light making it a choice camera for a day or nighttime shots. Video quality is also excellent with this model; you can easily get good video for a sports event using this camera.

•    Performance issues

Despite the D5500 excellent performance, the collapsible 18-55mm kit lens makes it slow during focus, however not as slow as some models such as the Pentax K-S2. This model is quite slow when shooting spontaneous scenes with movements with about 0.6 seconds used to adjust focus; however, when filming with the camera held in partial focus, its performance is admirable.

Another performance issue of this model is that it takes a while for the shutter press to register as it waits for the flash to fully recycle for a shoot; therefore, it will take roughly 1.3 seconds to make two consecutive shots.


Nikon D5500 shooting performance is relatively good at five frames per second, continuous autofocus works well but may reduce when it comes to subjects moving towards the camera. If you also want to use autofocus shooting a video using this model, then you might need to reconsider. In most cases, the focus will be distracted and hence may not produce the best results.

Make your choice now! You can opt to use the best camera on the market and improve your shots or get shortchanged using other average models!


Who do you recommend the D5500 Bundle to?

Beginners. Anybody who is looking to dive right in to photography and wants a one-stop-shop experience in getting everything they need.

Is the D5500 Bundle worth the money?

Absolutely. Everything you need is included. This is one of the best start-up bundles on the market.

What are the improvements over the D5300?

The D5500 sees improvements in battery life, ergonomics, ISO range, and sees the introduction of the touch screen display.

Are there any omissions from the D5300 to the D5500?

With the new model, Nikon said good-bye to the built in GPS system of the D5300.

Is upgrading from the D5300 to the D5500 with it?

Unless the touch screen is important, I would save money to upgrade to a higher level camera like the Nikon D7200.

Is the Nikon D5500 easy to use for novices?

The camera features automatic settings for point-and-shoot simplicity. Select from over a dozen scene modes from landscape to portrait to sports, and use the auto flash on and off to make shooting a breeze.

Can photographers enjoy creative control?

A resounding yes, with advanced exposure modes that allow you to adjust your f-stop, alter your depth of field, and control shutter speed. You can also alter coloration and adjust the power level of your flash.

How does the D5500 do shooting video?

A wide range of angles, low-light capabilities, and a 39-point autofocus system makes shooting easy. Low-light capability and audio recording selections for wide capture and intimate Voice make capturing the footage you want simple.

Mobile device capabilities?

Pair with an IOS or Android mobile device for remote viewing and even remote control for the shutter release.

Is this camera good for making quality videos?

Absolutely! Not only does the D5500 have a frame rate of 60p, but it features full-time autofocus and offers high-fidelity stereo sound. You can even edit your videos right from the camera with built-in picture controls.

What is the difference between the D5500 and the D3500?

While to two models are similar, there are a few notable differences. First is the size. Weighing in at 14.9 oz. the D5500 is 15% lighter than its predecessor. The battery life, however, has been extended by 35%. You can take 220 more shots on the life of the D5500 than you could on the D3500. In addition, the most recent model has a flat picture control not included in the earlier, and the GPS feature has been eliminated, as previously mentioned. And lastly, the D5500 has an eye sensor that will turn the LCD off if looking through the view finder. That was not available on the D3500.

Can I buy the bundled items separately?

Of course you can, but the Costco D5500 bundle gives you the most value for your dollar. It has all the tools you need to start creating unforgettable pictures and videos right away. You’ll never have to worry about having the right equipment for your project, because the bundle gives you everything you need, and lets you focus on what you do best; capturing memories.

Can you tell me more about the WIFI and smartphone capabilities?

Yes! This is one of the most exciting things about this camera. Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility app connects your camera to compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android devices. Not only can you upload your photos directly to these devices, but you can instantly share them on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. You can even send them via email without WIFI. And lastly, you can us your device as a remote control for your camera. This is truly a new age for digital camera technology!

Why should I buy the Nikon D5500?

Well, it really depends on what you what to use the D5500 for? I’d say the D5500 is the best for image quality and portability. If you’re new to photography the Nikon D5500 is very easy to use, for anyone wanting to become a professional photographer.

Is there a self-timer function?

Yes, there is. You can choose 10 second self-timer, there is an indicator on the front of camera which lights up as it counts down. However, it automatically switches back to normal mode after picture is taken. But if you get the wireless remote you’ll be able to reset this again and again.

Is the D5500 waterproof?

No, the Nikon D5500 is not waterproof or splash proof.

Is there a panoramic mode?

No, there is no mode that creates panoramic images.