"A really good little camera"
Comming from the Nikon D80 it was a shock to experience the small body and flimsier feel of the D5500. But really that's not a criticism, just an observation. The D5500 is a great little camera. The menu items on the touch screen monitor are an absolute doddle to use. This makes it much more likely that the average joe will experiment a bit more rather than leaving the camera in auto. Video quality is very good, even in low light. The clincher for me is the clean HDMI output which I shall use to record directly to ProRes.