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Nikon D5600

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Pros

  • for a fairly simple; highly capable camera
  • far; far better camera features wise and image wise
  • solid and well-built

Cons

  • no optical low-pass filter
  • you lose part of the touch screen capability
  • price differential is too big for many to make the jump

Key specs

  • CMOS
  • DX
  • 23.5x15.6 mm
  • 24 Mpx
  • 6000, 4000 px
  • Nikon F
  • 3.5
  • Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus
  • 3.2 in
  • yes

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Nikon D5600 - Pros & Cons

Nikon D5600

Pros

  • for a fairly simple; highly capable camera
  • far; far better camera features wise and image wise
  • solid and well-built
  • autofocus is fast; and accurate
  • intelligent masking tool; improved workspaces and more
  • improved feature set
  • They are also very transparent in their testing methods
  • Great camera for size and price
  • excellent; affordable prime lenses
  • tight; lightweight body makes it as easy to handle as
  • Colours are strong and accurate

Cons

  • no optical low-pass filter
  • you lose part of the touch screen capability
  • price differential is too big for many to make the jump
  • images from the LX100 are mediocre at best
  • does not have an infrared remote sensor
  • No GPS
  • Ranges Small Appliances Pots
  • iPhone pictures look
  • it no longer has a clear edge over its mirrorless competition
  • D5600 is also rather dull
  • built-in WiFi solution

Nikon D5600 - Technical Overview

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IconScreen size
3.2 in
Best:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
Screen size: 6.7 in
IconISO maximum
25600
Best:
Pentax KP
ISO maximum: 819200
IconEffective pixels
24 Mpx
Best:
Hasselblad H6D-100c
Effective pixels: 100 Mpx
IconMax resolution
6000 x 4000 px
Best:
Leica M11
Max resolution: 9528 x 6328 px

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Nikon D5600 Full Specifications

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Sensor
Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatDX
Sensor size0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution6000 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
ProcessorExpeed 4
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Optics and focus
Lens mountNikon F
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
Minimum aperture3.5
Maximum aperture3.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyes
Autofocus in recording modeyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
Manual focusyes
Number of focus points39
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)39
Image stabiliserLens based only
Filter diameter2.64 in
Phase detection autofocusyes
Number of AF points (contrast)39
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Photography features
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeMechanical
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s
Shutter priorityyes
Aperture priorityyes
Manual exposure modeyes
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyes
Continuous shootingyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
WB Bracketing
Yes
Subject / scene modesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s
Built-in flashyes
Flash range12
Flash modes
  • Fill-in
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTL
External flashyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Beach
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Party
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
Self-timeryes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 0.5±EV
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Audio features
Built-in microphoneyes
Microphone typeStereo
Speaker typeMono
Audio systemStereo
Supported audio file formatsLPCM
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Dimensions
Weight14.64 oz
Width4.88 in
Height3.82 in
Depth2.76 in
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Power
Power source typeBattery
Battery life (CIPA)970
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries supported1
AC adapter includedY
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Other features
Timelapse recordingyes
GPSyes
Orientation sensoryes
Languages supportMulti
Tripod mounting supportedyes
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Image
ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
  • Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum25600
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets12
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Image stabilization typeNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
HDRno
AEB/HDR supportyes
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Screen and viewfinder
Screen size3.2 in
Articulated LCDyes
Screen technologyLCD TFT
Screen dots1037000
Touch screenyes
Field of view100.0 %
Live viewyes
ViewfinderOptical
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.85 x
Dioptre correctionyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-1.7 - 0.5
Eye relief0.67 in
Separate info displayno
Flip-out screenyes
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Videography features
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyes
Recording resolutions
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps
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Design
Body typeSLR
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack
Anti-dust systemyes
Environmentally sealedno
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Storage
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots1
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3
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Connectivity
HDMIyes
HDMI connector typeMini
USB connector typeMicro-USB
USB version2.0
Headphone portno
Microphone portyes
WirelessBuilt-In
Supported WiFi types
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
Remote controlyes
PictBridgeyes
NFCyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yes
Bluetoothyes
Bluetooth version4.1
Firewireno

Nikon D5600 - Q&A (27)

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    kiara_barton
    9 months ago
    Can i charge nikon d5600 with usb?
    karolyn_herzog
    7 months ago
    The D5600 lacks the ability to charge via USB. You will have to use the supplied charger, which is a pretty quick charger, or if you need to charge multiple batteries, then get an aftermarket charger.
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    alexis
    9 months ago
    Can nikon d5600 take video?
    geneva.hoeger
    7 months ago
    The Nikon D5600 offers standard video capabilities. It records Full HD videos (1920x1080 pixels) with high frame rates up to 60 frames per second (fps). In addition, it can record in Blu-ray-compatible mode with 24 fps. The D5600 can record videos in PAL or NTSC mode.
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  • 0
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    milford
    9 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have autofocus motor?
    inell.larkin
    7 months ago
    No
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    kory_witting
    8 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 discontinued?
    clifford
    7 months ago
    Nikon D3500 & D5600 are NOT discontinued (outside Japan, at least) Rumours of death of wildly popular entry-level DSLRs greatly exaggerated, says Nikon.
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    adrienne
    8 months ago
    Why can't i turn my bluetooth on my nikon d5600?
    malissa.hartmann
    7 months ago
    Switch on Nikon D5600 > Press menu button > Settings > Connect To Smart Device. In your Android device, open the SnapBridge app. Then pair the device with the access code given by the Nikon camera.
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    grover_feest
    8 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 a good camera?
    millie
    7 months ago
    At base ISO, the D5600 offers a very impressive 14 EV of dynamic range, nearly an entire EV above the Canon EOS 80D (the T7i has yet to be tested). Overall, the Nikon D5600 offers excellent image quality not only for an APS-C camera, but especially for a camera at its price point of around $700 for the body.
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    darron_schroeder
    9 months ago
    Can nikon d5600 shoot raw?
    tynisha.satterfield
    7 months ago
    The Nikon D5600 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files.
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    willa_tremblay
    8 months ago
    Can the nikon d5600 record video?
    yolando
    7 months ago
    The Nikon D5600 offers standard video capabilities. It records Full HD videos (1920x1080 pixels) with high frame rates up to 60 frames per second (fps). In addition, it can record in Blu-ray-compatible mode with 24 fps. The D5600 can record videos in PAL or NTSC mode.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    sid
    8 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have autofocus?
    darren.vandervort
    7 months ago
    No
    Helpful?
  • 0
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    kera
    8 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have bluetooth?
    olinda
    7 months ago
    The D5600's built-in Bluetooth and Wi-fi allow the D5600 to connect wirelessly to compatible Android and iOS smart devices that are running Nikon's SnapBridge app. The wireless functionality does not support connecting to computers.
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  • 0
    Votes
    leo.leannon
    8 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have mic input?
    wallace
    7 months ago
    Yes, the D5600 has a microphone jack.
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  • 0
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    trevor.kihn
    8 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have wifi?
    mary_koch
    7 months ago
    This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system.
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    season
    9 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 shoot 4k?
    margery_dietrich
    7 months ago
    Nikon D5600 Video: Solid, but no 4K The D5600's entry-to-mid-level position keeps its maximum video quality at full HD (1920 x 1080), although the camera offers 60/50/24fps options.
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  • 0
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    jamal
    9 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 good for video?
    shaquita.mante
    7 months ago
    Video is not a highlight of the D5600, but the camera does offer good quality HD video recording. The camera can record 1920 x 1080 progressive scan video at up to 60 frames per second, which is in line with its similarly-priced DSLR competition but lagging behind some of its mirrorless competition.
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  • 0
    Votes
    winifred.heidenreich
    9 months ago
    Should i buy nikon d5600?
    davis
    7 months ago
    The Nikon D5600 is a compelling product; the addition of WiFi, a tilting touchscreen, and reliable image quality make it one of the best at what it does on the market today.
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  • 0
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    leota
    8 months ago
    Should i buy sony a6000 or nikon d5600?
    spencer_crona
    7 months ago
    Of the two cameras that we are comparing, D5600 has scored 84, 2 points higher than A6000. Number of available lenses is a big decision factor while choosing your interchangeable lens camera. When we look at the available lenses for these two cameras, we see that Nikon D5600 has an advantage over Sony A6000.
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  • 0
    Votes
    weldon_toy
    8 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have image stabilization?
    sammy_stehr
    7 months ago
    No, the Nikon D5600 DSLR camera does not have image stabilization technology built into it. Nikon Vibration Reduction technology originates in a lens, not an image sensor, so if you want VR you will want to use a Nikon lens that has VR technology built into it.
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  • 0
    Votes
    hyacinth_reilly
    8 months ago
    How long can nikon d5600 record video?
    catrina
    7 months ago
    29 minutes and 59 seconds - High Quality at 1080p60/50 clips are limited to 10 minutes and lower frames rates or resolutions are limited to 20 minutes. In Normal Quality, 1080p60/50 is limited to 20 minutes, and the other modes are limited to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
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  • 0
    Votes
    herbert.langosh
    8 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 good for wildlife photography?
    katina.steuber
    7 months ago
    yes
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  • 0
    Votes
    elidia_wisoky
    8 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have video?
    dodie
    7 months ago
    Video is not a highlight of the D5600, but the camera does offer good quality HD video recording. The camera can record 1920 x 1080 progressive scan video at up to 60 frames per second, which is in line with its similarly-priced DSLR competition but lagging behind some of its mirrorless competition.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    sharie
    8 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 full frame?
    Productz
    8 months ago
    No. Nikon D5600 is not a Full Frame camera but APS-C 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor with x1.53 crop factor.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    micah.rutherford
    9 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 mirrorless?
    errol
    7 months ago
    Yes
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  • 0
    Votes
    kyla
    9 months ago
    Can you use a nikon d5600 as a webcam?
    hank
    7 months ago
    You need to translate the USB signals from your D5600 into something that can be recognized as a USB webcam by your video conferencing software/Windows Camera.
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  • 0
    Votes
    jaime.leannon
    9 months ago
    Does nikon d5600 have high speed sync?
    margorie
    7 months ago
    You have exceeded the max flash sync shutter speed of your D5600. Nikon lists it as 1/200 sec. Note that the OK shots are 1/50 sec shutter speed while at 1/250 sec you have a shutter curtain shadow.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    euna
    9 months ago
    What lenses can i use with nikon d5600?
    thomas
    7 months ago
    1. Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR 2. Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G 3. Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR 4. Nikon AF-S DX 40mm f/2.8G Micro 5. Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR
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  • 0
    Votes
    donetta_bergstrom
    8 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 waterproof?
    Productz
    8 months ago
    No. The Nikon D5600 doesn't have “weather sealing” - seals around the body keep the moisture out.
    Helpful?
  • 0
    Votes
    micah_breitenberg
    8 months ago
    Is nikon d5600 a professional camera?
    Productz
    8 months ago
    It's not. With an APS-C sensor instead of a Full Frame sensor, Nikon D5600 is targeted at normal upper-entry level consumers. There is no weather sealing on it, and the performance and features of the camera are lagging behind those found on more professional models.
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Nikon D5600 Editorial Reviews (40)

4.0
Based on 40 reviews
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Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 review: A mild update to an already excellent camera
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Published: 20.06.2017
Nikon D5600 review: A mild update to an already excellent camera
4.0

A subtle update, but the Nikon D5600 is a strong all-rounder at a reasonable price.

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever - Pocket-lint
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Published: 05.10.2017
Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever - Pocket-lint
4.0

In the end, the D5600 is all about the images. It's capable of taking the sort of images you really do want to share, even with the standard kit lens.

Nikon D5600 Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D review
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Published: 22.11.2018
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D review
4.0

One of the best entry-level DSLRs around

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 - an advanced DSLR camera for enthusiast photographers
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Nikon D5600 - an advanced DSLR camera for enthusiast photographers
4.0

Nikon’s latest intermediate-level DSLR, the D5600 is put to the test by expert photographer Michael Topham. Read on to find out what he makes of it.

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 Digital Camera Review
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Reviewed Cameras
Published: 20.03.2017
Nikon D5600 Digital Camera Review

Nikon's latest DSLR outpaces even the best smartphones,

Nikon D5600 Nikon’s D5600 improves on little, but is still a solid DSLR camera
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Published: 16.08.2017
Nikon’s D5600 improves on little, but is still a solid DSLR camera

Our Nikon D5600 review finds a DSLR that performs well and produces great photos and video, but lacks innovation.

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600
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Published: 08.08.2017
Nikon D5600
4.0

Nikon’s latest intermediate-level DSLR is put to the test

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 Review - a likeable entry-level DSLR
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Nikon D5600 Review - a likeable entry-level DSLR
4.0

Read our Nikon D5600 review. It's a DSLR that offers photographers a step-up from Nikon's most basic entry-level model (the D3400).

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 review
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Published: 21.11.2018
Nikon D5600 review
4.0

Modest rather than sweeping updates

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 Review - Conclusion
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Published: 09.11.2016
Nikon D5600 Review - Conclusion

Nikon D5600 Review - D5600 Conclusion

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 review
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Published: 29.12.2020
Nikon D5600 review
4.0

What does this mid priced, entry level DSLR have to recommend it to those trading up from a smartphone?

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 review | Camera Jabber
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Camera Jabber
Published: 18.02.2017
Nikon D5600 review | Camera Jabber

Is the D5600 worth the upgrade based on the addition of Snapbridge, or should you choose one of Nikon's other offerings? Find out in our Nikon D5600 review.

Nikon D5600 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900
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Published: 05.05.2017
2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900

There's no shortage of interchangeable lens cameras in the $500-900 range. Whether they're mirrored or mirrorless, there's something for beginners and enthusiasts alike in this crowd of inexpensive cameras. Read updated roundup

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600: Best DSLR Under $1,000
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Published: 30.09.2020
Nikon D5600: Best DSLR Under $1,000
4.0

The D5600 features some nice improvements on the already-excellent D5500, making the new camera our favorite DSLR under $1,000.

Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 DSLR Review
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Published: 10.05.2017
Nikon D5600 DSLR Review

The Nikon D5600 is a DSLR system with an APS-C-sized sensor (24MP) that offers video recording in Full HD resolution. (Editor’s Note: Lab Review lab tests and comments are supplied by BetterNet, Shutterbug’s TIPA-affiliated testing lab and edited by George Schaub. TIPA is a worldwide association of photo and imaging magazines.)

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