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Nikon D5600 Review

Nikon D5600 Digital SLR Camera

The Nikon D5600 is an easy-to-use entry-level mid-range DSLR camera with a large 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor. Nikon said in it’s product announcement the D5600 was designed for photography hobbyists and content creators to explore different creative and artistic expressions. Released in the US in November 2016, this is a great camera for someone just starting out with DSLR’s. The D5600 replaces the Nikon D5500 and offers several new features. Unlike it’s predecessor, the D5600 does not include a optical low-pass filter (OLPF), which is also known as an anti-aliasing filter to prevent false color and moiré. Cameras like teh D5600 without an optical low-pass filters usually produce images with slightly more resolution and sharpness.

Nikon D5600 top view

The Nikon D5600 has a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and is considered one of the better APS-C sensors around. This camera offers excellent sharpness and dynamic range. DxOMark (a trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings) gave the senor in the D5600 an overall score of 84 (just behind more expensive Nikon models). It has a wide ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 25,600.

The D5600 is equipped with a range of features and is a smaller camera weighing at less than a pound! The touch-screen operation makes it easy to use and

Rear Touchscreen Swivel LCD

Users of D5600 like the vari-angle 3.2-inch rear touch LCD swivel screen. If you create videos of yourself for YouTube or your blog, you can rotate the LCD so it faces you as you stand in the front of the camera. It’s also helpful if you are shooting from low or high angles, because all you have to do is tilt the display screen.

Nikon D5600 LCD

Retractable Nikkor 18-55mm Lens

If you get the kit with the D5600 kit with the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, you may appreciate the retractable design to make the lens more portable when it’s not in use (a feature commonly found in compact cameras).


SnapBridge is an image transfer app connects with the D5600 and and smart devices using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology (which consumes less power than classic Bluetooth). SnapBridge immediately transfer images from your Nikon D5600 to your smart device in real time so you can view and share them almost instantly on social media. SnapBridge is compatible with your iPhone, iPad, and or iPod touch, or smart devices running on the Android operating system.

What’s really cool about this feature is you can automatically transfer a 2-megapixel version to your pics directly to your smartphone. This is a perfect size image for sharing on social media.

Time-Lapse Video

The D5600 has a new time-lapse video function that is really cool. Time-lapse video entails capturing a series of photos over an extended period of time, then putting them together. When played at a normal speed, time in the video appears to be moving faster.

User Review Highlights

› Easy to hold with a new deeper handgrip
› Takes good images in low light
› SnapBridge transfers images to smartphone while you’re taking pictures
› Takes good images in low light
› Great DSLR for photo enthusiasts
› Lightweight – new grip fits comfortably in hands
› Impressive autofocus performance

Nikon D5600 Specifications

Camera Type: Single-lens reflex digital (DSRL)
Pixels: 24.2 million (Megapixels)
Image sensor type: CMOS
Sensor Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 25,600
Image Sensor Format: DX
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Focusing: 39-point Autofocus
Video: 1080p video recording at up to 60 frames per second
Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Lens Mount: Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed: Up to 5 fps (frames per second)
File Formats: Images (JPEG, RAW) Video (MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Monitor: 3.2 in. diagonal wide viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Battery: EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Dimensions: (Width x Height x Depth) 4.9in. x 3.9in. x 2.8in.
Weight: 14.7oz. (body only)

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