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Nikon D5600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Nikon D5600. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the lens and screen are generally positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the price. Many are negative about the durability and size.

usability, portability, performance, screen, lens

sensor, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D5600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D5600 review: A mild update to an already excellent camera

 

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

Outstanding image quality ; Sophisticated autofocus ; Long battery life

Some functions are awkward to access ; Slow shot-to-shot times in live view mode

The D5600’s 39-point autofocus sensor beats the 750D’s 19-point sensor, although the recently announced EOS 800D (review coming soon) ups this to 45 points. Ultimately there’s no clear victor so if you’re already a Nikon user, or tempted to become one,...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5600 sample images

 

Nikon D5600 photo gallery : Nikon has introduced a new entry-level SLR camera. The Nikon D5600 is designed for the whole family. The camera with interchangeable lens makes 24.2 megapixel images and thanks to SnapBridge transferring images to a...

Nikon has published a series of sample images to assess the quality of this user-friendly SLR. Click on the link below the photo to download the original test image. As soon as we receive a Nikon D5600 review copy we will put this DSLR camera to the...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5600

 

Nikon D5600 digital SLR camera : Nikon proudly extends its range of SnapBridge-compatible cameras with the D5600, an inspiring DX-format D-SLR camera for people who want to explore the creative world of photography. Whether it's shadow play when the...

The Nikon D5600 camera comes with multiple kit options. The exceptionally versatile double zoom VR lens kit is great for everything from unique travel photos to distant action. Includes the Nikon D5600 body, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR wide-angle...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Nikon D5600 review

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Replacing the 18-month old D5500, Nikon's latest DSLR camera is the mid-level Nikon D5600. It features a plethora of new sharing and connectivity options, new touchscreen functionality, and a time-lapse feature, but what is the photo quality like? We...

Dec, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon D5600 DSLR Review

 

We review the new Nikon D5600, with built-in Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi, it's designed to be the connected Digital SLR.

The Nikon D5600 offers a larger than normal 3.2inch touch-screen, and a surprisingly compact DSLR camera body. The body is ergonomic despite the small size, with a large hand-grip. The 24-megapixel sensor features no optical low-pass filter , which...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon D5600 review

 

Nikon's entry-level D5600 still shoots impressive images for the right price.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D5600

 

The Nikon D5600 SLR undercuts its predecessor's asking price and doesn't skimp on features, but still lags behind competing Canon models when it comes to Live View autofocus.

24MP image sensor with no OLPF. Excellent image quality. 39-point AF system. 5fps continuous shooting. Speedy operation. 1080p60 video capture. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication. External mic support.

Cramped controls. Pentamirror viewfinder. Older screw-drive lenses won't autofocus. Underwhelming contrast autofocus during video recording. Limited Wi-Fi remote control.

The Nikon D5600 is a relatively minor update to the D5500, which was already an excellent SLR. The big addition is SnapBridge, which uses Bluetooth to make file transfers seamless, as well as adding GPS data to images. The same strong autofocus system...

Mar, 2017

Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D5600 Review

 

The Nikon D5600 is a new 24.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR camera with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The D5600 replaces the 18-month-old D5500 and offers several new features. SnapBridge compatibility utilises Bluetooth low energy technology to let...

The Nikon D5600 is an incredibly modest update of the 18-month-old D5500, essentially adding Snapbridge connectivity, a deeper handgrip and a handful of other non-essential features that collectively hardly set the world on fire. While the D5600...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Jeremy Gray (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D5600 Review

 

Sharing: In a nutshell, that's the story of the Nikon D5600 DSLR. Thanks to an overhauled, more comprehensive wireless networking setup, the D5600 will help you share your images more quickly and easily than the D5500 in whose footsteps it follows. And...

The Nikon D5600 continues in the tradition of this mid-level DSLR line in producing superb prints for the price point. While the imaging pipeline remains the same as that housed in the D5500, we can confirm that our sample held true to that high...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Theano Nikitas (tomsguide.com)

Nikon D5600: Best DSLR Under $1,000

 

The D5600 is a highly capable camera at an affordable price that will appeal to a range of DSLR users. Beginners will find getting good shots easy from the get-go, and more advanced users will appreciate the camera's bells and whistles. Those users who...

Top-notch image quality ; Responsive performance ; Very good battery life External microphone jack ; Easy transfer of images to mobile devices ; Solid set of practical and creative features

Minimal manual control for video ; No 4K video ; Sometimes-fussy Wi-Fi

While only a modest update from its predecessor, the Nikon D5600 is an excellent choice for a midlevel DSLR.

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):970
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL14a
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-1.7 - 0.5
Dioptre correction:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Languages support:Multi
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, PET, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Aperture Priority, Auto, Shutter Priority
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13
Display diagonal (metric):8.1
Display resolution (numeric):1036800
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) / -3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3EV step) / -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash guide number:12
Flash Modes:fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/200

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) points:39
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.25 / 0.45 / 39
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Manual focusing range (wide):0.25

Lens System

Filter Size:5.5 / 6.7
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 105 / 18 - 140 / 18 - 55
Lens mount interface:Nikon AF-S / Nikon F / Nikon-AF
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/9 / 15/11 / 17/12
Maximum aperture number:38
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Number of aspheric elements:1 / 2
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix / Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Hand strap:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG, NEF, RAW / JPG,NEF,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:DX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Total MegaPixels:24.7 / 24.78

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Self-timer:Y / Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@15fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 1280x720@50fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.82
Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:70
Height :97
Lens diameter:6.45 / 7.6 / 7.8
Lens length:6.25 / 8.9 / 9.7
Lens weight:205 / 420 / 490
Weight:415
Weight (including battery):465
Width:124