Camera Overview

D5600 is Nikon’s upper entry-level DSLR and a replacement to the D5500. It gets mild upgrades over its predecessor, like Bluetooth & NFC for better connectivity and easy image sharing options. It is available with multiple kit lens options in addition to the body-only variant.

Experts' Opinion / Reviews

The D5600 has a great 24-megapixel sensor without an OLPF that produces sharp & impressive image quality. With a decent autofocus system, speedy performance, big articulating touchscreen, and easy image-sharing options, it is an excellent all-round camera in its class. All of this combined with a compact lightweight body & very good handling, makes it a simple yet capable camera that simplifies the job of capturing great images. It is a great option for beginning photographers and family photography.

There are some downsides here as well. It’s not a great video performer with poor video AF performance, minimal manual video controls and 1080p limited to 60p with no 4K. Not a good choice for video-focussed uses. Also, it may not be a good choice advanced users with its not so easily accessible functions & cramped controls.


  • Excellent image quality
  • Speedy and responsive performance
  • Good autofocus
  • Long battery life
  • Big articulating LCD touchscreen
  • Vibrant and responsive touchscreen
  • Compact, lightweight and well-built body
  • Good ergonomics & handling with a big, comfortable grip
  • Easy image transfers to phone


  • Only minor updates to its predecessor
  • Slow live view focus
  • Poor video autofocus
  • No 4K video
  • Cramped controls due to small size
  • Slow Bluetooth transfer

Camera Details

Nikon D5600


Nov 10th2016


15 Reviews

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DPReviewMar 1st, 2017

Nikon D5600 review

The D5600 is a capable DSLR with an added always-connected system for communicating with smart devices. It does many things well but what should be the cool features aren’t as polished as the underlying camera.

Richard ButlerReview
Digital Camera WorldNov 21st, 2018

Nikon D5600 review

Using the diminutive Nikon D5600 is a world away from shooting with a bulky enthusiast SLR like the D7200 or D500. It’s light and unobtrusive, but its image quality is terrific, and the vari-angle screen makes it supremely versatile. The SnapBridge experience is disappointing, though, and prices might have to drop a little for the D5600 to be tempting.

Rod LawtonReview
Imaging ResourceAug 4th, 2017

Nikon D5600 Review

The 24-megapixel Nikon D5600 DSLR delivers the same great image quality as its predecessor but now comes equipped with Nikon SnapBridge functionality. While not without its limitations, sharing images has never been easier and the D5600 remains a compelling compact DSLR for budding photographers. Image quality is excellent and overall performance is good for an APS-C DSLR in its class.

Mike Tomkins & OthersReview
TechRadarNov 21st, 2018

Nikon D5600 review

Despite only being a very modest upgrade to the D5500, the D5600 is still a very capable advanced entry-level DSLR. This is a camera which is very much a sum of its parts rather than having one single standout feature. There’s a high-resolution 24.2MP sensor which produces very detailed images, an articulating touchscreen, a decent 39-point AF system and polished handling are some of the highlights that make the D5600 one of the most well-rounded entry-level DSLRs available.

Phil HallReview
Digital TrendsAug 16th, 2017

Nikon D5600 review

Nikon’s entry-level D5600 still shoots impressive images for the right price.

David ElrichReview
PCMagMar 15th, 2017

Nikon D5600 Review & Rating

The Nikon D5600 SLR undercuts its predecessor’s asking price and doesn’t skimp on features, but still lags behind competing Canon models when it comes to Live View autofocus.

Jim FisherReview
Trusted ReviewsAug 8th, 2017

Nikon D5600 Review

The D5600 is an evolutionary model rather than a revolutionary one. It’s a very good camera in its own right and holds up well against the competition. Factor in its competitive pricing and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

Michael TophamReview
Expert ReviewsJun 19th, 2019

Nikon D5600 review

A subtle update, but the Nikon D5600 is a strong all-rounder at a reasonable price.

Ben Pitt, Matt BreenReview
Photography BlogJan 5th, 2017

Nikon D5600 Review

Just like its predecessor, the D5600 offers excellent image quality, straight-forward handling and quick performance, in a light and compact body. We particularly like the kit option with the excellent AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR retractable lens, which really speeds up Live View and movie shooting as well as offering built-in vibration reduction.

Mark GoldsteinReview
Camera JabberFeb 8th, 2017

Nikon D5600 review

The Nikon D5600 is a camera that is very simple to use. A slim body design coupled with a responsive vari-angle touchscreen make the sometimes cumbersome process of taking photos very streamlined and second nature. But the D5600 is also a camera with which it’s very simple to capture great images. Fast and accurate AF produces sharp images full of detail. Colours are strong and accurate. And I was particularly impressed by its dynamic range, even in JPEGs.

Jeff MeyerReview
ePHOTOzineJan 31st, 2017

Nikon D5600 DSLR Review

As a whole, when combined with the compact AF-P 18-55mm kit lens, the compact camera gives excellent handling, and this is a great entry into Nikon Digital SLR shooting. Like the Nikon D5500 before it, the D5600 provides excellent image quality, with a compact stylish Digital SLR body, with useful features including built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth, and an excellent 3.2inch touch-screen. With a 24.2 megapixel sensor, with no OLPF, the camera is capable of taking some very detailed and sharp photos, making it a camera you can grow into, and if you are prepared to invest in additional lenses, then you should be able to get the best out of the camera.

Joshua WallerReview
Pocket-lintOct 5th, 2017

Nikon D5600 review

In the end, the D5600 is all about the images. It’s capable of taking the sort of images you really do want to share, even with the standard kit lens. That’s where Nikon continues to show strength, despite the otherwise minimal updates for this model compared to the outgoing D5500.

Timothy ColemanReview
Photography Life

Nikon D5600 Review

In many ways, it is the perfect option for people who just want an advanced camera that gets out of their way – photographers who won’t be relying on manual modes and high levels of customizability. I routinely recommend the Nikon D5600 to my friends who don’t want to take up photography full-time, but still want a high quality camera for important occasions.

Spencer CoxReview
Tom's GuideMar 27th, 2017

Nikon D5600 Review

While only a modest update from its predecessor, the Nikon D5600 is an excellent choice for a midlevel DSLR.

Theano NikitasReview
CNETNov 30th, 2017

Nikon D5600 review

Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs, the Nikon D5600 maintains its position as a great general-purpose dSLR for its price class.

Lori GruninReview
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