Nikon D5600

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Nikon D5600
Nikon D5600 - Front View, Official Press Photo.jpg
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
LensInterchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Sensor23.5 mm × 15.6 mm Nikon DX format RGB CMOS sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop
Maximum resolution6000 × 4000 pixels
(24.2 megapixels)
Film speedISO 100-25600
Recording mediumSecure Digital, SDSC, SDHC, SDXC, supports UHS-I bus.
Exposure meteringMulti-CAM 4800DX
Shutter speed range1/4000 to 30 s
Continuous shooting5 fps
Viewfinder95% coverage, 0.55x magnification
BatteryNikon EN-EL14A Lithium-Ion
Weight415 grams (0.915 lb)
Made in Thailand
PredecessorNikon D5500

The Nikon D5600 is a 24.2 megapixel upper-entry level, APS-C sensor DSLR announced by Nikon on November 10, 2016[1] The successor of the D5500. The camera has an F-mount.

D5600 offers only small changes over the predecessor, among them is Bluetooth connection. With SnapBridge application on smart device, the camera can be remote controlled. SnapBridge also allows automated updating of camera's clock and GPS.


  • 24MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX-format angle of view.[2]
  • Nikon EXPEED 4 image/video processor.
  • 3.2″ Fully Articulated touchscreen LCD with 1.04M dots[3]
  • Full HD 1080p / 60fps movie mode with auto-focus while filming, mono sound, and stereo external mic support.
  • ISO sensitivity 100 - 25600
  • Active D-Lighting (four levels)
  • Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
  • Autofocus is available with AF-S, AF-P and AF-I lenses
  • Inbuilt time-lapse movie feature
  • 39 point AF sensor with 9 central cross-type points
  • 2,016-pixel RGB sensor assists AF tracking and metering
  • 'SnapBridge' Bluetooth/Wi-Fi communication
  • Exposure compensation can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, SCENE and night vision modes
  • Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
  • Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
  • Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

With the camera's initial firmware version Wi-Fi only works with Nikon's proprietary "SnapBridge" app, this also applies to other Nikon models. Since a firmware updated in May 2019 Wi-Fi was opened to third party applications.[4]

Predecessor Comparison[edit]

The Nikon D5600 is the successor to the Nikon D5500 (announced in January 2015). Both cameras are very similar except for the following differences

  • The Nikon D5600's body is heavier than the D5500. (465g vs 420g)
  • The Nikon D5600 has more connectivity options (NFC and Bluetooth), while the D5500 features only Wi-Fi.
  • The Nikon D5600 has more battery life. (970 shots vs 820 shots) [5][6]


Since its release, the D5600 has received positive reviews. It received the Best DSLR Entry Level award at the TIPA Awards 2017, sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Entry-level DX-format Digital SLR Camera with Seamless Connectivity Ignites Creativity and Sharing by Transforming Social Storytelling
  2. ^ "Nikon Imaging Products - Nikon D5600". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nikon's new D5600 DSLR with Bluetooth, enhanced touchscreen now available in U.S." 2017-01-04. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Wegner, Gunther (2019-05-09). "Finally! Free WiFi with Nikon firmware update for D850, D500, D7500 and D5600". LRTimelapse. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  5. ^ "Nikon D5600 Bundle". Sep 2019.
  6. ^ "Nikon D5500 VS D5600". Imaging Resource. May 2017.
  7. ^ "Nikon receives four TIPA Awards 2017 Nikon D5600, COOLPIX W100, PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED and KeyMission 360". Retrieved March 26, 2018.

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