The Nikon D5600 is an APS-C DSLR camera with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatibility, so you can use it with the Nikon SnapBridge app to transfer your photos to your smartphone or use your phone as a camera remote. It takes sharp, detailed images even at high ISO settings, and it's comfortable to use. Its photo autofocus system also does a satisfactory job tracking moving subjects. Unfortunately, it doesn't support 4k video, and video recorded in FHD isn't very detailed.
The Nikon D5600 is good for travel photography. Images are sharp and detailed even at high ISO levels, and its wide shutter speed range lets you capture clear images of fast-moving subjects or take long-exposure shots of a starry night sky. Its autofocus system does a decent job tracking moving subjects and keeping them in focus, too. However, its bulky build isn't the most portable.
The Nikon D5600 is good for landscape photography. It's comfortable to use, and its impressive image quality allows for photos that are sharp and detailed. You may have some difficulty reading its screen in bright sunlight. The camera itself is slightly bulky, and it doesn't have the most impressive build due to its plastic construction.
The Nikon D5600 is decent for sport and wildlife photography. Its image quality is impressive, and its fast maximum shutter speed can help you capture clear images of fast-moving subjects. Its autofocus system does a satisfactory job tracking moving subjects and keeping them in focus. Unfortunately, with a maximum shooting speed of just five images per second, it isn't really suitable for burst photography. Also, it has a loud shutter operation, even in silent mode, which could scare off animals.
The Nikon D5600 is mediocre for vlogging. While it's a bit bulky, its fully articulated screen makes it easy to monitor yourself while you record, even when the camera's facing you. It also does an excellent job smoothing out camera shake in handheld video. That said, its video quality in FHD is disappointing, resulting in footage that isn't very sharp or detailed. It also struggles to track moving subjects using its video autofocus system.
The Nikon D5600 is bad for studio video. Its video quality in FHD is disappointing, resulting in footage that isn't very sharp or detailed. Its video autofocus system also struggles to track moving subjects and keep them in focus. You also can't record 4k footage using this camera. It has some inputs for accessories, including a microphone jack, but it lacks an input for headphones.
The Nikon D5600 isn't designed for action video. It's too big to be mounted on a chest or helmet rig, and it doesn't have any advertised weather resistance, though we don't currently test for this. It can't record 4k video, and it doesn't support high frame rates in FHD, so you can't record smooth slow-motion videos. On the upside, it does an excellent job smoothing out camera shake in handheld video.
Update 01/17/2022: This camera does have a manual focus assistance feature. Pressing the magnifier button when in Live View while the camera is set to manual focus lets you zoom in on the image, so you can ensure your subject is in focus. We've corrected 'Manual Focus Assistance' from 'No' to 'Yes'.
The Nikon D5600 comes in 'Black'. We tested this camera with its NIKKOR AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, and you can see the label for the model we tested here.
You can also use this camera with other F-Mount lenses, and you can also purchase it without any kit lenses at all. However, we haven't tested the camera in other configurations, so we can't confirm its performance.
If you come across another version of this camera, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.