Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – A Detailed Comparison

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10: We compare the Nikon D5500, an Entry-Level DSLR camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor and the Fujifilm X-T10, an Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP APS-C sensor. Which camera is better for you? Here’s an overview of the specifications before we go into more detail.

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 Specs

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison


Nikon D5500


Megapixels 24.2 16.3
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C (DX) APS-C
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 4896 x 3264
Body Image Stabilization No No
Lens Mount Nikon FX/DX Fujifilm X
ISO 100 – 25,600 200 – 6,400
Expanded ISO No 100 – 51,200
AF Points 39 49
Cross-type AF Points 9 0 phase
Continuous Mode 5fps 8fps
LCD 3.2″ – Fully Articulated 3.0″ – Articulating
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 920,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Focus Peaking No Yes
Top LCD Display No No
Viewfinder Type Optical EVF
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82x 0.93x
Video Resolution 1920×1080 (60/50/30/25/24p) 1920×1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)
1280×720 (60/50p) 1280×720 (60/50p)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Memory Card Type SD SD
Dual Card Slots No No
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30″ 30″
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100 10
RAW Buffer Size 7 7
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/180
Startup Time 0.4s 1.4s
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Built-in NFC No No
Bluetooth No No
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed No No
Battery Life (CIPA) 820 shots 350 shots
Battery Included Yes (EN-EL14a) Yes (NP-W126)
Weight 14.8 oz (420g) 13.4 oz (381g)
Size 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8″ 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6″
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2015 2015

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 Common Features

Wireless Connection Yes vs Yes
Articulating Screen Yes vs Yes
Built-in Flash Yes vs Yes
External Flash Shoe Yes vs Yes
Viewfinder Yes (Optical) vs Yes (Electronic)
RAW Support Yes vs Yes
Face Detection Focus Yes vs Yes
Microphone Port Yes vs Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes vs Yes
AE Bracketing Yes vs Yes

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 Common Weaknesses

 Image Stabilization No vs No
Environmental Sealing No vs No

Fujifilm X-T10 vs Nikon D5500 Size Comparison

The Fujifilm X-T10’s body is 6mm narrower, 14mm shorter and 29mm thinner than the Nikon D5500. The Fujifilm X-T10 is also 39g lighter than the Nikon D5500.

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison

Sensor Comparison

As far as the sensor goes, the Nikon D5500 has a 24.0MP APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features Expeed 4 processor. Meanwhile, the Fujifilm X-T10 has a 16.0MP APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor and features the EXR Processor II processor. The D5500 lacks an anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter. This increase sharpness and details. It also has 8 megapixels more than the Fujifilm X-T10.

Why You Should Choose The Nikon D5500

Touch Screen Yes vs No
Max Sensor Resolution 24 MP vs 16 MP
LCD Screen Size 3.2″ vs 3″
LCD Screen Resolution 1.037k dots vs 920k dots
Battery Life 820 shots vs 350 shots
Flash Coverage 12.0m vs 5.0m
Selfie Friendly LCD Yes vs No

Advantages of the Nikon D5500 Over Fujifilm X-T10

  • ISO – 51,200 vs 25,600. Higher maximum ISO sensitivity.
  • AF Points – 49 vs 39.
  • Continuous mode – 8fps vs 5fps. More is better for sports and wildlife since you have more chances of getting a tack sharp shot.
  • Focus Peaking – Very useful for seeing if your subject is in focus (both photo and video).
  • Viewfinder Coverage – 100% vs 95%.
  • Viewfinder Magnification – Higher magnification.
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/32000 vs 1/4000.
  • Size – The Fujifilm X-T10 is noticeably smaller.

Video: Nikon D5500 Hands-on Review

Why You Should Choose The Fujifilm X-T10

 Max ISO 51.000 vs 25.600
Number of Focus Points 77 vs 39
Viewfinder Coverage 100% vs 95%
Continuous Shooting 8.0fps vs 5.0fps
Weight 381 g vs 420 g
Sensor Pixel Area 23.04µmvs 15.28µm2
Price $599 vs $700
Smartphone_remote control Yes vs No
Support for UHS Memory Cards UHS-I vs none

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-T10 Over the Nikon D5500

  • Megapixels –  7.9 more megapixels. For printing big and cropping, the Nikon D5500 is a much better choice.
  • Cross-type AF Points – 9 vs 0 phase.
  • LCD – 3.2″ vs 3.0″ and it’s fully articulated.
  • LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
  • Touchscreen Support
  • JPEG Buffer Size – 100 vs 10.
  • Max Flash Sync Speed – 1/200 vs 1/180.
  • Battery Life – 820 shots vs 350 shots.

Video: Fujifilm X-T10 Hands-on Review

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