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David Busch’s Nikon D5500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Live View and Movies

The Nikon D5500’s superior level of performance is not limited to still images. It can also shoot high-definition video with stereo sound at 1920 × 1080 resolution, or Standard HD video at 1280 × 720 resolution. VGA movies can also be captured at an e-mail-friendly 640 × 480 resolution. Whether you’re looking to record informal clips of the family on vacation, the latest viral video for YouTube, or a clip that will be painstakingly crafted into a cinematic masterpiece using editing software and displayed on a giant HDTV screen, you’ll find the basics quite easy.

While the D5500 is not intended to compete with a sophisticated dedicated video camcorder, its compact size means you’ll have it with you often, and it can certainly ...

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