For photography novices, the Nikon D5500 offers automatic settings that enable point-and-shoot simplicity. In addition to Auto and Auto Flash Off, you can choose from more than a dozen Scene modes, which automatically select the best settings for different types of photos, such as portraits, landscapes, sports, and so on. The settings listed here help you capture the most common types of subjects.
To access additional Scene modes, set the Mode dial to Scene and rotate the Command dial to select the scene type you want to photograph (portrait, landscape, sports, and so on). There are five Scene modes that are most useful on a regular basis. For automatic photography using special effects, set the dial to Effects and rotate the Command dial to select an effect. (You can take advantage of Effects mode when shooting movies, too.)