How to Save a Movie Frame as a Still Image on Your Nikon D5500

By Julie Adair King

Ever notice that you captured an awesome moment for a photo, but it’s in your movie? Not to worry: You’re Nikon D5500 lets you save a movie frame as a still image. Here’s how:

  1. Begin playing your movie.

  2. When you reach the frame you want to capture, pause playback.

    You can tap the screen or press the Multi Selector down to pause the movie.

  3. Press the i button or tap the onscreen i symbol to bring up the Edit Movie screen.

    This option lets you save a single frame as a JPEG image.
    This option lets you save a single frame as a JPEG image.
  4. Choose Save Selected Frame.

    The frame appears on the monitor.

  5. Press the Multi Selector up or tap the scissors symbol in the lower‐right corner of the screen.

  6. On the confirmation screen that appears, select Yes.

    Your frame is saved as a JPEG photo.

Remember a few things about pictures you create this way:

  • When you view the image, it’s marked with a little scissors icon in the upper‐left corner.

  • The resolution of the picture depends on the resolution of the movie: For example, if the movie resolution is 1920 x 1080, your picture resolution is 1920 x 1080.

  • You can’t apply editing features from the Retouch menu to the file, and neither can you view all the shooting data that’s normally associated with a JPEG picture.

Before you begin movie playback, you also can press the i button to display a mini‐menu that contains the Edit Movie option. Select that option to access the Edit Movie screen. After choosing the editing function you want to use, press OK to start playback.