The D5500 sits in the middle of Nikon's DX lineup above the entry-level D3300 and below the enthusiast D7200 (in 2016 the pricey D500 will take the throne). It's been called an “advanced beginner” DSLR, and accordingly, we think the ideal match for it is the 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.
"Here there are the letters DX next to the Nikon name, which means this lens is optimized for cameras with a DX-format sensor—the D300S or D7000, for instance. If you don't see DX, then the lens is optimized for FX-format cameras, like the D3X, D3S or D700.
This lens is designed for the full-frame FX type cameras made by Nikon. It has a wide maximum aperture of f/2.8. This is a G lens, meaning it would auto-focus without hassles on the D5500. The focal length becomes a 35mm format equivalent of 105 – 300mm.
The D5000 is a 12.3-megapixel DX-format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera, announced by Nikon on 14 April 2009. The D5000 has many features in common with the D90.
The Nikon D5600 is a DX camera body or cropped sensor, so many of the lenses for it are also light. However, you do have to be careful if you mount a full frame lens on it. They are a lot heavier and it may seem like the lens could come off.
The Nikon D5200 is an F-mount DSLR camera with a newly developed 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor first announced by Nikon on November 6, 2012 for most of the world and January 7, 2013 for the North American market.
The size of the sensor is obviously important and FX shows that it is a far more capable sensor than DX when it comes to things like noise and dynamic range. In addition, you have to factor in differences in field of view when using lenses.
Nikon D5000 is a DX-format camera and it uses F mount lenses. This means that both AF-S and AF-P Nikon lenses are fully compatible with the Nikon D5000 camera.
'D5000' is NOT a full frame dslr. It is a APS-C with 1.5x crop factor (DX) . Full frame DSLR in Nikon family starts from 'D700' which has 1x crop factor (FX).
The Nikon D5500 is one of the top crop sensor digital SLRs on the market, featuring touchscreen functionality on the rear LCD, improved ergonomics that make the camera easier to grip, and a weight of only 14.2 ounces.
The D5500 is a highly intelligent camera that makes it easy to take great photos and videos. Nikon's innovative Scene Recognition System uses information from the camera's 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor to analyze the brightness and color of a scene.
The Nikon D5500 and D7200 DSLRs have officially been discontinued, according to the Nikon Japan website. It's been rumored for some time now, but as reported by Nikon Rumors, Nikon Japan has confirmed both APS-C cameras are discontinued on its website.
On an FX-format camera with a DX lens mounted, the camera will automatically engage its built-in DX crop mode, thus recording an image only from the center section of the sensor.
The new D500, a DX-format digital slr that packs the performance of the new D5 (Nikon's flagship FX-format model) into a smaller, more agile body. It has the same strong 153-point AF system as the D5, high speed shooting at approx. 10fps.
DX-NIKKOR lenses are engineered and optimized for use on Nikon DX-format D-SLRs and are designed to cover the smaller image area of the DX sensor. When a DX lens is mounted on an FX-format Nikon D-SLR, the camera's DX-Crop Mode is automatically engaged, introducing a 1.5x magnification (cropping) factor.
Fully AF-P compatible without any firmware update are the Nikon D850, D500, D7500, D5600, D3400, D3500, Nikon-1 series with FT1 adapter and newer cameras. Fully AF-P compatible after update are the Nikon D5, D5500 and D5300.
Kit Lens. The Nikon D5000 ships in kit form with the same Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR lens that comes with the D60 kit.
If the lens' title has “EF” (no S) in it, then you can use that lens on either full frame or crop frame sensor cameras. For Nikon, if you see “DX” in the title, the lens is for crop frame DSLRs only. If it has “FX” in the title, the lens was designed for full frame (but can also be used on crop frames).
The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level 24.2-megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on August 30, 2018.
The camera has an FX sensor but will use a smaller, DX, portion of it when in DX mode. This means, as others have mentioned, your pixel count will decrease from 24 million pixels in FX mode to around 10 million pixels while in DX mode. However, some DX lenses have larger coverage than just DX.
Nikon D5200 Features
True, the sensor is close to half the area of a 35mm full frame but, unless you're going to indulge in heavy cropping or demand an enormous print output, the 23.5×15.6mm CMOS will work fine for many.
For video shooters, the D5200 can record Full HD 1920 x 1080 movies at up to 60i or 50i (when set to NTSC and PAL respectively), although this uses a central crop of the sensor area. More conventional 30p, 25p and 24p modes use the full width of the sensor.