Nikon is finally catching up with touch screen LCD tech in their DSLR line. (Canon had this for about three years now on their Rebel line). The new camera dubbed D5500 (preorder) is planned to lead Nikon’s entry lead DSLR line (like the D5300 before it).
Even before looking into the camera features, it seems that Nikon chose to skip the D5400. Why? Only Nikon knows… That said, the camera seems like a worthy contender for the entry level DSLR King.
Aside the touch screen it is interesting to note that the D5500 has no Optical Pass Filter (like the higher ended D800e)
Specs, thoughts and two new lenses after the jump.