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.
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.
The Nikon D5600 sits above the Nikon D3500 in Nikon's DSLR lineup. Both use a similar sensor and are compatible with the same DX lenses, but the D5600 has some extra features that make it better overall. These include a more advanced autofocus system, an articulated screen, a mic input, and more wireless connectivity options. That said, the D3500 has a longer battery life and a unique 'Guide Mode', making it a great choice for beginner photographers.
The Sony α6600 and the Nikon D5600 are both APS-C cameras, but they use different camera technologies. The Sony is a mirrorless camera with an electronic viewfinder, while the Nikon is a DSLR with an optical viewfinder. The Sony is more portable, has in-body image stabilization, has a better autofocus system, and has a faster burst rate, making it better for capturing fast-moving subjects. It's also a more capable video camera, with 4k recording capability and more frame rate options. However, the Nikon has a much more user-friendly menu system and a wide selection of compatible DSLR lenses.
The Nikon D780 is a better DSLR than the Nikon D5600, but they're aimed at photographers of different experience levels. The D5600 is an entry-level camera with an APS-C sensor, while the D780 is a full-frame model aimed at enthusiasts. The D780, therefore, has a more advanced control scheme and more customizable options. Unlike the D5600, it can record 4k video. It has a more advanced and effective autofocus system and delivers better image quality, particularly in low light at high ISOs. That said, the D5600 is significantly lighter and more portable.
The Sony ZV-1 and the Nikon D5600 are different cameras aimed at different types of shooters. The Nikon is an entry-level DSLR with an APS-C sensor, while the Sony is a compact vlogging camera with a smaller sensor. The Sony is significantly more portable than the Nikon and is much more suited to shooting video, with 4k video capability and more frame rate options. It also has a more effective autofocus system. That said, its battery life pales in comparison to the Nikon's. The Nikon also feels more comfortable to shoot with, thanks to its optical viewfinder and large handgrip, and it's more versatile for photography because you can switch out different lenses.
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'.