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

 Specifications

Nikon D5500

X-T10

Megapixels24.216.3
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor FormatAPS-C (DX)APS-C
Crop Factor1.5x1.5x
AA FilterNoneNone
Image Resolution6000 x 40004896 x 3264
Body Image StabilizationNoNo
Lens MountNikon FX/DXFujifilm X
ISO100 - 25,600200 - 6,400
Expanded ISONo100 - 51,200
AF Points3949
Cross-type AF Points90 phase
Continuous Mode5fps8fps
LCD3.2" - Fully Articulated3.0" - Articulating
LCD Resolution1,036,800 dots920,000 dots
TouchscreenYesNo
Focus PeakingNoYes
Top LCD DisplayNoNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalEVF
Viewfinder Coverage95%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.82x0.93x
Video Resolution1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)
1280x720 (60/50p)1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone JackYesYes
Headphone JackNoNo
Memory Card TypeSDSD
Dual Card SlotsNoNo
SD UHS SupportUHS-IUHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed1/40001/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer Size10010
RAW Buffer Size77
Time LapseYesYes
Built-in FlashYesYes
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/180
Startup Time0.4s1.4s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSNoNo
Built-in NFCNoNo
BluetoothNoNo
USB TypeUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Environmentally SealedNoNo
Battery Life (CIPA)820 shots350 shots
Battery IncludedYes (EN-EL14a)Yes (NP-W126)
Weight14.8 oz (420g)13.4 oz (381g)
Size4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8"4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6"
PriceAmazonAmazon
Release Date20152015

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 Common Features

Wireless ConnectionYes vs Yes
Articulating ScreenYes vs Yes
Built-in FlashYes vs Yes
External Flash ShoeYes vs Yes
ViewfinderYes (Optical) vs Yes (Electronic)
RAW SupportYes vs Yes
Face Detection FocusYes vs Yes
Microphone PortYes vs Yes
Timelapse RecordingYes vs Yes
AE BracketingYes vs Yes

Nikon D5500 vs Fujifilm X-T10 Common Weaknesses

 Image StabilizationNo vs No
Environmental SealingNo 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 ScreenYes vs No
Max Sensor Resolution24 MP vs 16 MP
LCD Screen Size3.2″ vs 3″
LCD Screen Resolution1.037k dots vs 920k dots
Battery Life820 shots vs 350 shots
Flash Coverage12.0m vs 5.0m
Selfie Friendly LCDYes 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 ISO51.000 vs 25.600
Number of Focus Points77 vs 39
Viewfinder Coverage100% vs 95%
Continuous Shooting8.0fps vs 5.0fps
Weight381 g vs 420 g
Sensor Pixel Area23.04µmvs 15.28µm2
Price$599 vs $700
Smartphone_remote controlYes vs No
Support for UHS Memory CardsUHS-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