The Nikon D5600 DSLR camera launched five years ago still holds its place as a top entry-level DSLR camera. The impressive settings and features are pretty unlike any commercial or consumer DSLR camera and yield good results. The Nikon D5000 series camera made its first appearance more than a decade ago in 2009, and the D5600 is the sixth camera in the lineup. This Nikon D5600 review will provide valuable insights into the progress made by the manufacturer while releasing successive models. However, it is hard to accept all changes as upgrades as it depends on the user’s needs. The most noticeable upgrade in the D5600 is the addition of Nikon’s Snapbridge, which allows automatic real-time syncing of your photos to your smartphone. It means that the photos reach your smartphone while taking the snaps. You can even take pictures remotely and view them.
Nikon D5600 – Features
The D5600 has a resolution of 24.2 MP and an APS C-sized CMOS sensor that should help to retrieve more detail from the recorded data. The camera has EXPEED 4 image processor, and the shooting range of ISO 100 to 25,600 ensures comfortable shooting in various light conditions. The optical viewfinder ensures 95% frame coverage which allows for double-checking the composition to eliminate any unwanted intrusions in the extreme edges of the frame.
The feature of the time-lapse movie function is a notable improvement over Nikon D5500 and found in higher models usually. Although 4K video was quite common in 2021, it was a rarity in 2016 when the D5600 came to the market. Naturally, the feature is absent in the camera. You have to be happy with the 1080p capture. Unless you are a highly professional filmmaker, you should be satisfied with the choice of 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p. The 2.5 mm dedicated microphone port on the side allows you to use a microphone.
You can buy the camera only or along with the bundle of Nikon D5600 lenses by paying some extra bucks.
The Nikon D5600 battery is impressive and supports 970 shots using the viewfinder. It is more than enough for any shooting excursion. However, if you are using the features of SnapBridge or Lake View, it would drain the battery faster. Having a second battery in such situations can help a lot.
The small-sized, easy-to-use camera produces terrific image quality, and the vari-angle screen enhances the versatility. The fine detail rendition of the camera is excellent. The camera performs very well and is ideal for beginners and photography students. The camera’s autofocus, exposure systems, and white balance harmonize well to ensure good performance. The camera can do its settings if you allow it to work independently.
Since it’s a five-year-old camera, the Nikon D5600 price is much less than it was during launch. The price varies considerably depending on whether you buy the camera body only or the bundle of lenses.
Overall, the camera meets the expectations of the target audience.