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Nikon D5600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews of Nikon D5600. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery, and the storage and contrast get less positive views.

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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 : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon D5600 review

 

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

Very good 24MP stills ; Fast autofocus ; Bluetooth (SnapBridge) ; Superior battery life ; Small, lightweight body

Contrast-detection-only live view AF ; Video limited to 1080p/60 ; Most specs unchanged from D5500

If you’re ready to move to an interchangeable lens camera from an older point-and-shoot or a phone, the Nikon D5600 is certainly a solid choice. It’s easy to operate and still image quality is truly excellent — at least, when paired with a good lens....

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon D5600

 

Nikon's latest intermediate-level DSLR is put to the test. Nikon D5600.

Very good image quality ; Small and lightweight ; Excellent touchscreen and general handling ; SnapBridge makes light work of image transfer

Touchscreen can’t be disabled ; JPEGs can be a bit on the dark side

The D5600 is equipped with a slightly larger-than-average 3.2-inch rear display – all its main rivals sport 3-inch monitors. This is of the side-hinged, vari-angle design that allows you to position the screen at just about any angle you can think of,...

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

Expert review by : Timothy Coleman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever

 

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.

Impressive image quality - especially in low light ; Big and vibrant tilt LCD touchscreen ; Small body with comfortable grip ; Exccellent battery life ; Seamless auto-upload of web-ready images to phone

Video AF remains behind competitors ; Not many reasons to pick this over cheaper predecessor ; Feature set doesn't stand out

Given the small scale of the Nikon D5600, it sometimes feels almost like using a mirrorless camera. Its ergonomic design ensures single-handed use is no problem, while the large touchscreen makes it a capable piece of kit for newcomers and enthusiast...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Nikon D5600 review

 

Modest rather than sweeping updates

Excellent image quality ; Comfy handgrip ; Decent AF system ; Touchscreen interface

SnapBridge needs work ; Only 1080p video ; Pricey compared to rivals

Despite only being a very modest upgrade to the D5500, the D5600 is still a very capable advanced entry-level DSLR. This is a camera which is very much a sum of its parts rather than having one single standout feature. There's a high-resolution 24.2MP...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Nikon D5600 review

 

Nikon sprinkles a tiny pinch of update dust on the D5600, a minor improvement to its small but excellent and inexpensive D5500 dSLR.

The Nikon D5600 delivers excellent photo quality for its price class, as well as performance that can keep up with your kids and pets.

It may be too small for people with larger hands and it turns off the self-timer after every shot in single-shot mode.

Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs, the Nikon D5600 maintains its position as a great general-purpose dSLR for its price class.

Nov, 2017

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 (tipa.com)

Nikon D5600

 

The 24.2MP Nikon DX format D5600 features Nikon’s SnapBridge, which can be used for remote shooting and to automatically transfer images from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth. Video can also be transferred via the...

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

Anti-dust function:Y
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
Eye Relief:1.7
GPS (satellite):Y
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
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
Tripod mounting supported:Y
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
Shoe mounting point:Y

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
Mounting type:Bayonet
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