It did not take a long time after an announcement in November of 2016 for the Nikon D5600 to arrive on the market. The camera has been a considerable upgrade from the previous Nikon D5500 model, although not exactly on all fields. Focus has shifted more towards creating a better software environment for the users, so we’re pretty sure Nikon has heard our voice. The design is a solid one, just like we’re used to, and has a comfortable surface for a good hand grip. It’s time we delve a bit deeper into what makes Nikon D5600 specs so great:
The most significant update is in the terms of software, which probably affected the hardware and the way it works. They’ve heard our complaints, so Nikon D5600 has updated the SnapBridge connectivity. That certainly means the connection between your smartphone with a SnapBridge app is constantly connected to the camera. It produced great results in our tests, and the energy expenditure isn’t high, allowing you to transfer photos from the camera to the phone via Bluetooth. The movies are a part of the deal for sure and you can forget about an old way – long USB cable transfer.
Another great feature of Nikon D5600 is of course – the camera itself. Now before we go further, it’s important to mention this one is meant like an entry-level SLR camera. So be gentle with this one, and remember the price of Nikon D5600 is only 747$. We’ll mention this is up to par, if not better than the competition has to offer. The resolution has stayed pretty much the same as the last model, a solid 24.2 MP. The sensor responsible is an APS-C CMOS sensor, working hard to pull the best details and make a great picture. Under the hood is an EXPEED 4 image processor, in range of ISO100-25600, which means light conditions aren’t going to be problematic.
Before you go and do a photoshoot of your own, be aware that the viewfinder sees about 95% of the whole frame. Double-check your best photos at home, in order to make sure nothing additional has appeared where it shouldn’t. A 3,2-inch LCD screen is on the back, helping you change setting at ease. Another bad thing with this entry-level camera happens when you want to go advanced. You’ll probably have to use the back panel to play with settings. That creates a difficulty in easy ISO changing, or other important settings, although you could program a key manually.
Let’s mention the resolutions of pictures and videos you can expect from this beauty. The picture comes with a 24.2 MP resolution, which indeed creates a 6016 x 4000 pixels image. Important to note, this will allow you to crop a picture to your liking without losing an important detail. Videos are a tad disappointing – with other manufactures promoting a 4K quality video. Nikon D5600 boasts only 1080p, with your choice being 60, 30, 25 and 24 fps. All the great features you’d expect are present – autofocus, flash, and others. Most of all – Nikon D5600 weighs only 420g as they removed some parts to make it lighter.
|November 10, 2016
|4.9 in x 3.8 in
|14.6 oz, 16.4 oz with memory card and battery
|3.2" or 8.1 cm
|Touch Screen, Display brightness control
|AF-P DX 18-55mm VR lens included, Nikon F-type lens
|Image Sensor Type
|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
|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
|Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
|1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time
|S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), self-timer; interval timer photography supported
|TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
|Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20, EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
|Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
|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
|Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
|Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
|-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
|Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
|Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
|Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
|Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
|17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
|-1.7 to +0.5 m-1
|Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
|NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
|MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
|DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
|IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
|Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
|Hi-Speed USB with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
|Type C HDMI connector, Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone
I've been thinking for quite a while whether to take Nikon or some other rival model. But I finally decide on this model because a guy in the store convinced me. I like nature, to be honest, but also city lights and rain and grey weather. That guy said it's a perfect option for a quality camera. It didn't even cost that much, a little less than 750$! I'm really satisfied with it, and my family asks me to take group pictures all the time now.