The Nikon D5600 is an upgrade to the D5500,with new features such as SnapBridge connectivity enabled by NFC and
BlueTooth Low Energy, along with time-lapse video mode.
If you hide the model number from the cameras, both D5500 and D5600 look and feel identical. Constructed
with similar polycarbonate materials,finished with identical controls and screen, the exteriors have not changed
at all. Both have deep textured rubber grips too. The only give-away seems to be the yellowish piece within the
AF illuminator. The camera has a solid build quality and both the lens mount
and tripod receptacle are metal.
The D5600 uses a 24.2 megapixel DX format (23.5 mm x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image
processing engine. The camera autofocusses with AF-S, AF-P, and AF-I lenses. It uses Nikon Multi-CAM
4800DX autofocus sensor module employing TTL phase detection.The device uses 39 focus points
including 9 cross-type sensors. Lens servo option include Single-servo (AF-S), Continuous-servo (AF-C),
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) and Manual focus (MF). AF Area mode provides options such as Singlepoint,
9, 21, 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking and auto-area AF.LiveView uses Contrast-detect AF.
The D5600 makes use of an electronically-controlled vertical travel focal-plane shutter, providing
shutter speeds from 30 to 1/4000 seconds along with Bulb and Time modes. Metering is handled by a
TTL system using a 2016-pixel RGB sensor. Metering methods include Matrix, Centre-weighted and Spot.
Exposure can be compensated up to +/-5 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV.Sensitivity ranges from ISO
100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 EV.Active D-Lighting provides options of Auto, Extra high, High, Normal,
Low and Off. Picture Control modes include Standard, Neutral, Vivid,Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape
Drive modes include S (single), CL (continuous low), CH (continuous
high), Q (quiet shutter) and Self-timer (along with interval timer). The camera
offers maximum continuous shooting of up to 5 fps for JPEG and 12-bit Raw
and up to 4 fps for 14-bit Raw. The selftime can be set to 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec for up to nine exposures. White Balance
options are Auto, Incandescent,Fluorescent (7 types), Direct sunlight,
Flash, Cloudy, Shade and Preset manual.Still images can be captured in NEF (Raw) or JPG format with a maximum
size of 6000 x 4000 pixels. Raw can be 12 or 14 bit. You can record both Raw and JPEG simultaneously. Videos can
be recorded in MOV format at the best quality of 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 50p, 30p,
25p or 24p. Shooting modes available are Auto, Program (P),Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperturepriority
auto (A), Manual (M), Scene and Special effects.
The camera provides HiSpeed USB interface with Micro-USB connector, Type C HDMI connector and
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm). Wireless connectivity options are Wi-Fi, NFC and BlueTooth. The device is
powered by one EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (supplied). The camera weighs 465g with battery
and memory card and has dimensions of 124 x 97 x 70 mm.
The Nikon D5600 has a deep grip with a textured rubber lining, which allows for superior handling.The thumb
rest is also large and rubberised. There is only one command dial, which is accessible with your
thumb. All controls are well within reach.A fully articulated LCD expands the possibility to explore various
perspectives. The body is light and easy to carry around.
The camera reproduced noise-free images up to ISO 800, and the images were usable up to ISO 6400 at
reasonable enlargements. Auto White Balance reproduced images with trueto-life colours under natural light. Any
minimal cast produced under artificial light sources were easily removable in post processing.
It is clear that the Nikon D5600 is essentially a re-packaged version of the D5500.If you are looking for a new camera, the Nikon D5600 might interest you,but if you can compromise on Bluetooth and NFC, the D5500 will serve you well.
No. of Pixels: 24.2 million
Still Image format NEF ( Raw) : 12- or 14
bit, compressed JPEG (Raw+JPEG possible)
Image Sensor Type: DX format (23.5 x
Processor: EXPEED 4
Metering method: Matrix, Centreweighted,
Shooting modes: Auto, Program (P),
Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority
auto (A), Manual (M), Scene; special effects
modes (night vision; super vivid;
pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect;
miniature effect; selective color; silhouette;
high key; low key)
Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child,
Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape,
Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset,
Dusk/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom,
Autumn colours, Food
Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHSI
Max. Continuous Speed: 5 fps
Shutter speed: 30 to 1/4000sec
Video Recording Format: MOV
Best Video Quality: Full HD 1920 x 1080,
AF Points: 39
Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 25,600
Focus Method: Phase/Contrast detect
Monitor: 3.2-inch, 1037k-dot vari-angle
Dimensions ( W x H x D) : 124 x 97 x 70 mm