Nikon D5600 Review

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.

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.

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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

Images on the Nikon D5600

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.

Connectivity on the Nikon D5600

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

MSRP $700/€820 body only, $800/€930/£800 w/18-55 AF-P, €1090 w/18-105, $1200/€1140/£990 w/18-140
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Other resolutions 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 4
ISO Auto, 100 – 25600
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 39
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,037,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD monitor
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.82× (0.55× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC
Remote control Yes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 970
Weight (inc. batteries) 465 g (1.03 lb / 16.40 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Optional
GPS notes Optional GP-1/GP-1A


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