Nikon D5600 Review

It's small, it's speedy, it's simple to use

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Nikon D5600 specifications

 

Sensor: 24.2MP DX-format CMOS (Expeed 4)

Lenses: Nikon F (DX format)

Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Viewfinder: Eye-level pentamirror viewfinder, 95% coverage

Max video resolution: Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) at 60, 50, 30, 25 or 24p

ISO range: 100-25,600

Autofocus points: 39 (9 cross-type)

Max burst rate: 5fps

LCD screen: 3.2-inch, vari-angle, touch-sensitive, 1,037k-dot LCD

Shutter speeds: 1/4,000 sec to 30 sec, Bulb

Weight: 465g (with battery and memory card)

Dimensions: 124 x 97 x 70mm

Power supply: Lithium-ion EN-EL14a battery, 820 shots

Lab tests

We use Imatest and DxO Analyzer hardware and software to test cameras for their colour accuracy (colour error) signal to noise ratio (the amount of noise in the images) and dynamic range (their ability to capture detail in very bright and dark areas). We also pick three rival cameras to test them against. 

Colour error

We compared the D5600 with the Canon 750D, the Nikon D3400 and the Sony Alpha 68. It delivered colours closest to neutral, although all four cameras did well here.

Signal to noise ratio

The signal-to-noise figures are less impressive, although we’re used to seeing this in Nikon SLRs with no anti-aliasing filter. The payback is extra-crisp fine detail.

The signal-to-noise figures are less impressive, although we’re used to seeing this in Nikon SLRs with no anti-aliasing filter. The payback is extra-crisp fine detail.

Dynamic range

All four cameras deliver similar dynamic range results both from JPEG and raw files, so there’s little to choose between them in this particular test.

All four cameras deliver similar dynamic range results both from JPEG and raw files, so there’s little to choose between them in this particular test.