Last Updated on January 13, 2019
Nikon D5600 Introduction Video
Nikon D5600 Overview
Whether you’re a big fan of the Nikon D5500 or are just looking for a high-quality DX-format camera, you’ll want to consider getting the Nikon D5600. This new addition to Nikon’s line of entry-level DSLRs is similar in design to the D5500 and has almost the same specs, although it comes with a few new features that help it stand out from the crowd.
Design & Features
You’ll be forgiven if you mistake the Nikon D5600 for the older D5500 since the two units look very much alike. The 5600 has kept the monocoque design and polycarbonate material of its older sibling, which helps it stay lightweight (it only weighs 420 grams with the body only). Its dimensions are also similar to its predecessor, measuring 124 mm x 97 mm x 70 mm. With its compact size and lightweight build, the D56000 is a great companion for those who are always on the go and need a camera that they can easily slip into their purse or backpack.
The D5600 has even kept the D5500’s 3.2-inch Vari-angle touch LCD screen with a 1,037,000-dot resolution, although its functions have improved. It now has the frame-advance bar, which makes it quicker and easier for you to toggle through images. It also allows you to use your fingertips to pinch, zoom, and swipe through pictures and even set the focus on your photos and videos — much like what you can do with a smartphone.
The Nikon D5600 can provide you with excellent image quality through its 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, which doesn’t come with an optical low-pass filter to let you capture the best possible details. The sensor is paired with an EXPEED 4 image processor, which gives the camera an ISO range of 100 to 25,600. With this range, you can capture clear, sharp images even when you’re shooting in low light. If you’re in a really dim environment, or if you want to remove the shadows from the image, don’t worry since you can use the camera’s built-in flash to illuminate your subject.
The Nikon D5600 comes with a 39-point autofocus system which quickly latches on to subjects and even tracks moving subjects for sharp, excellent image quality. It can also do burst-shooting at 5 frames per second, so you won’t have to worry about missing important moments and you can capture the perfect shot.
One of the things that make the D5600 from its older siblings is that it comes with Nikon’s SnapBridge technology. With this technology, you can easily transfer your videos and images from your camera to your smartphone or tablet. You can also use your mobile device to remotely control your D5600 and shoot pictures and videos even from a distance.
Pros and Cons
Just like any other DSLR, the Nikon D5600 comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to weigh them to decide if the camera is the right choice for you. Here are some of the pros and cons you need to consider.
- Good for beginners — One of the best things about the D5600 is that you can use it right out of the box. No need to tackle a steep learning curve; once you turn it on, you can start taking pictures right away. When you’ve become more comfortable with it, you can start learning the more advanced features to get the most out of your camera.
- Long battery life — The D5600 can take around 970 shots for every single charge. As a result, you can take your camera on long trips without having to constantly worry about keeping it charged and failing to capture important moments because the battery is dead.
- Compatible with many NIKKOR lenses — The D5600 is compatible with a wide range of NIKKOR lenses so, whether you want to take pictures with rich contrast or with stylishly blurred backgrounds, you can easily find the right lens that will help you capture your goals.
- Not 4K capable — The Nikon D5600 can capture Full HD 1080 videos at 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p frame rates, which is usually enough for most users and shooting conditions. But, if you want to shoot 4K videos, the D5600 isn’t the right camera since it doesn’t have 4K shooting capability.
- Doesn’t provide 100 percent manual control — The D5600 is designed for simple handling, which makes it great for beginners but not so great for professionals, who want to set their own parameters for aperture, focus, shooting speed, and other controls.
The Nikon D5600 is one of the best entry-level DSLRs on the market. It won’t replace your high-end, professional-level camera anytime soon, but it’s a great device to have when you need to shoot high-quality photos and videos on the go.
|Type of camera|
|Type||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)|
|Effective angle of view||Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX-format angle of view|
|Effective pixels||24.2 million|
|Image sensor||23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor|
|Total pixels||24.78 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)|
|Image size (pixels)||
|Picture Control system||Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Media||SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|File system||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder|
|Frame coverage||Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)|
|Eyepoint||17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Diopter adjustment||-1.7 to +0.5 m-1|
|Focusing screen||Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen|
|Reflex mirror||Quick return|
|Lens aperture||Instant return, electronically controlled|
|Autofocus support||Autofocus is available with AF-S, AF-P and AF-I lenses|
|Type||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Speed||1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time|
|Flash sync speed||X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower|
|Release modes||S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), self-timer; interval timer photography supported|
|Frame advance rate||CL: Up to 3 fps, CH: Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW)
Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values
|Self-timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures|
|Metering||TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor|
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
|Exposure meter coupling||CPU|
|Modes||Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), scene modes (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food); special effects modes (night vision, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key)|
|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|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 EV; auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Active D-Lighting||Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off|
|Autofocus||Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)|
|Detection range||-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Focus point||Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points|
|AF-area modes||Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|Built-in flash||Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
|Guide number||Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Flash control||TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering|
|Flash modes||Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off|
|Flash compensation||Can be adjusted by -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M and SCENE modes|
|Flash-ready indicator||Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||Nikon CLS supported|
|Sync terminal||AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)|
|White balance||Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning|
|Bracketing types||Exposure, white balance and ADL|
|AF-area mode||Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF|
|Autofocus||Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)|
|Automatic scene selection||Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes|
|Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Frame size (pixels) and frame rate||
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both ★high and normal image quality
|Video compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Audio recording format||Linear PCM|
|Audio recording device||Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 100 to 25600|
|Maximum length||29 min. 59 s|
|Other option||Time-lapse movies|
|Monitor||8.1-cm/3.2-in. (3:2), approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots), TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment and eye-sensor controlled on/off|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12 or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating and image comment (up to 36 characters)|
|USB||Hi-Speed USB with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended|
|HDMI output||Type C HDMI connector|
|Accessory terminal||Wireless remote controllers: WR-1 and WR-R10, Remote cord: MC-DC2, GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (all available separately)|
|Audio input||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone|
|Bluetooth||Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1|
|Range (line of sight)||Approx. 10 m/32 ft without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles|
|Operation||NFC Forum Type 3 Tag|
|Supported languages||Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese|
|Battery||One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery|
|AC adapter||EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)|
|Tripod socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 124 x 97 x 70 mm/4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.|
|Weight||Approx. 465 g/1 lb 0.4 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 415 g/14.7 oz (camera body only)|
|Operating environment||Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)|
|Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area)||EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger, DK-25 Rubber Eyecup, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap|
Unboxing the Nikon D5600
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