The Nikon D5600 is an upgraded version of the Nikon D5500. It is one of Nikon’s entry-level DSLR cameras. It comes with inbuilt Bluetooth and compatible with Nikon’s SnapBridge app. The D5600 is one of the smallest DSLR bodies.

The thin camera body of the Nikon D5600 means its handgrip is much deeper. It also has a wider space for your hand between the lens and grip. This entry-level DSLR camera is very comfortable.

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Nikon D5600: Price

Nikon D5600: Body

The body for this best DSLR camera for beginners is made from a monocoque design. It enables the Nikon D5600 to be smaller, feel solid, and well built. It also comes with additional premium touches including a stylish finish on its mode dial and command wheel.

An eye –detection sensor is included above the optical viewfinder. The Nikon D5600 knows when you are holding it to eye level. It is useful that you don’t have to worry about accidentally adjusting the Nikon D5600 settings on its rear touch-sensitive screen.

An impressive feature of this entry-level DSLR camera is its strong battery. The Nikon D5600 has a battery life rated at 970 shots. It was verified through Nikon/CPA test results. The battery for Nikon D5600 is EN-EL14a and has a rating of 1230mAh. However, leaving Bluetooth on will drain the battery life of the Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600: Images

The camera features a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. However, the Nikon D5600 comes with no Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF). This entry-level DSLR camera is designed to give the sharpest image quality. It has full manual controls with automatic and scene mode making it the best DSLR camera for beginners. It has effects including Night Vision boosting the ISO setting of the Nikon D5600.

This entry-level DSLR switches back to black and white. It enables taking photos at quicker shutter speeds. Nikon D5600 does this even in extremely dark conditions. It can be used with a tripod.

Nikon D5600: Video

This best DSLR camera for beginners has an impressively bright 3.2-inch touchscreen. It is useful in changing settings and focus points. The screen can be tilted to awkward angles. Nikon D5600 has full HD video recording including stereo sound. The entry-level DSLR camera for beginners records full HD Video at 24p, 25p, 50p and 60p. It comes with a built-in microphone to record stereo sound. For those who want to improve on sound quality, the D5600 has a mic socket. There is also an option of an off-camera microphone.

Nikon D5600: Connectivity

It comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. The user is able to move media to a smartphone or tablet. The Nikon D5600 can be controlled remotely. With its app, upload images from the Nikon D5600 to your social networks like Facebook. The entry-level DSLR camera has low power Bluetooth. Images are transferred to a smartphone automatically.

Nikon D5600: Specifications

Body type
Optics & Focus
Screen / viewfinder
Photography features
Videography features
Other features
MSRP$700/€820 body only, $800/€930/£800 w/18-55 AF-P, €1090 w/18-105, $1200/€1140/£990 w/18-140
Body typeCompact SLR
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutions4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4
ISOAuto, 100 – 25600
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points39
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots1,037,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC
Remote controlYes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL14a lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)970
Weight (inc. batteries)465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)
Dimensions124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesOptional GP-1/GP-1A

Nikon D5600: Conclusion

At an affordable price, the D5600 is a highly versatile camera that will cater to a number of DSLR users. Beginners will find it simple from the get-go to get decent shots, and more seasoned users will enjoy the bells and whistles of the camera. Those users who routinely post photos will enjoy how easy it is with SnapBridge to go from camera to social media.

Picture quality, of course, is the secret to every camera, and the D5600 does not disappoint. And whether you are driving, walking around the city or climbing up a mountain, its small and light body will not weigh you down. It might not be enough to inspire existing D5500 users to update with the addition of SnapBridge and some tweaks to touch-screen options, but overall, this is a fantastic DSLR.

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Video mode
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