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Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #NID5600B • MFR #1575
Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
Compact, capable, and connected, the Nikon D5600 is a sleek DSLR that blends multimedia imaging capabilities with versatile wireless technology. Centered around a 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the camera offers a sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 to benefit working in an array of lighting conditions, and the sensor and processor combination also supports continuous shooting up to 5 fps for working with moving subjects. It is able to record full HD 1080p video, supports up to 60 fps, and allows you to create time-lapse movies in-camera.
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Nikon D5600 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 224.2MP DX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 4 Processor
  • 3SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 4Multi-CAM 4800DX Autofocus Sensor
  • 5Body Design
  • 6Full HD Movie Recording
  • 7Other Camera Features

Compact, capable, and connected, the Nikon D5600 is a sleek DSLR that blends multimedia imaging capabilities with versatile wireless technology. Centered around a 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the camera offers a sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 to benefit working in an array of lighting conditions, and the sensor and processor combination also supports continuous shooting up to 5 fps for working with moving subjects. It is able to record full HD 1080p video, supports up to 60 fps, and allows you to create time-lapse movies in-camera.

While slender in stature, the D5600 does feature a large 3.2" 1.037m-dot rear LCD touchscreen, and utilizes a vari-angle design to better facilitate working from high and low shooting angles. Additionally, SnapBridge is also featured, which can utilize Bluetooth low energy technology for wireless sharing of photos to your mobile device, including automatic transferring of resized images between the camera and your mobile device for seamless online sharing. Wi-Fi with NFC is featured, too, for larger file transfers, such as movies, to a linked device.

24.2MP DX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 4 Processor
The 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processor work together to produce overall high image quality with notable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. Additionally, the sensor's design omits an optical low-pass filter in order to acquire the greatest amount sharpness and detail from subjects. The EXPEED 4 processor also enables a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including support for Full HD 1080p movie recording and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 fps.
SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the D5600 features built-in SnapBridge connectivity to permit seamless transferring of imagery to a mobile device. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology enables communication between the camera and a smart device, and allows for automatic low-resolution image transfers as you shoot. SnapBridge requires a one-time setup and also works in conjunction with Nikon Image Space for backing up files and sharing imagery, and can also tag transferred images with date, time, and location info for keeping track of your journey. Additionally, once linked, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.

In addition to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with NFC is also available, and allows for wirelessly sharing both full-resolution photos and movies to smartphones or tablets. SnapBridge will automatically switch between the two technologies for a seamless wireless workflow.
Multi-CAM 4800DX Autofocus Sensor
Benefitting the high image quality is an apt AF system that employs 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly acquire focus in a range of lighting conditions, from -1 to +19 EV. A unique 3D-tracking mode utilizes the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor, typically reserved for exposure metering, in order to maintain sharp focus on moving subjects. To better suit specific subject matter when working in AF-A or AF-C focus modes, Dynamic-area AF mode allows you to choose from 9, 21, or 39-point arrays for enhanced subject tracking and recognition, even if the subject briefly leaves the frame. Single-point AF, 3D-tracking, and Auto-area AF modes are also available.

When working in live view, for either still or movie shooting, a contrast-based AF system is employed to acquire focus precisely and can function in continuous, full-time servo mode to better suit working with moving subjects. Additionally, four AF-area modes are available when working in live view: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF.
Body Design
  • Rear 3.2" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD serves as an intuitive means for navigating settings menus and playback, as well as when shooting in live view. The screen also uses a vari-angle design to benefit working from high, low, and front-facing angles.
  • Eye-level pentamirror optical viewfinder provides a natural means for composing stills.
  • The rear touchscreen can be used while shooting with the optical viewfinder, and allows you to choose the focus point or adjust exposure settings. Additionally, during playback, the touchscreen enables navigating your imagery using a frame advance bar for quickly scrolling through numerous photos and movies.
  • Built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination when working in low-light conditions. A hot shoe is also available for working with an optional external flash.
Full HD Movie Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080p movie recording is supported in 60, 50, 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates, as well as HD 720p and SD 480p in multiple frame rates, in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. During recording, full-time autofocus can be employed, with face-detection and subject-tracking capabilities, for ensured sharpness with a wide variety of subject types.

A built-in stereo microphone can be used to record high-quality sound or, alternatively, a 3.5mm microphone input is integrated into the body design to support the use of an external microphone for enhanced control over audio recordings.

Additionally, Time-Lapse Movie recording is also supported for producing creative portrayals of subjects changing over periods of time. This mode will automatically format your image sequences into movie files for seamless playback.
Other Camera Features
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, and Food
  • Special effects modes: Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.
  • Picture Control modes: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, and Custom.
  • Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 4 processor's power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen. This mode is suitable for working with moving subjects.
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Nikon D5600 Specs

Lens MountNikon F
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 25,600 in Auto Mode
100 to 25,600
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 4 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2
5568 x 3712
4176 x 2784
2784 x 1856
3712 x 3712
2784 x 2784
1856 x 1856
5568 x 3128
4176 x 2344
2784 x 1560
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording ModesHDMI
1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording2-Channel LPCM Audio
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/ONone
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution1,037,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
TypeOptical (Pentamirror)
Eye Point17 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.82x
Diopter Adjustment-1.7 to +0.5
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 39 (9 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-1 to +19 EV
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Rear Curtain Sync/Red-Eye Reduction, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number39.37' / 12 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
Battery Type1 x EN-EL14a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionPolycarbonate
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8" / 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Weight1.02 lb / 465 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.99 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.75 x 6.6 x 5.35"

Nikon D5600 Reviews

So intuitive to use,

By Yvonne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

Really quite a pleasure to figure out everything! With the help of some stellar utube tutorials! Thanks, Y'all! And B&H absolutely NO reason to shop anywhere else. Period. Thanks, again, Y'all!

Taking a Gamble

By John J.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-05

My aging Nikon D5200 has a lot of shutter actuations, an increase in hot pixels, and a cracked but functional LCD screen. I was ready to go mirrorless, but I could not find something that would match up with an all-in-one lens. I would have liked to continue using a Tamron 18-400, but I was open to a mirrorless compatible lens if it could offer a similar range of coverage. I did not, so I looked at Nikon's SLRs. Weight has become important to me; the D5600 was the lightest. Similarities with the body and menus to the D5200 were also a plus. My prior lenses remained usable. Having opted for the D5600, I found that almost none were in stock. It is now labeled an older product. Nikon may have discontinued its manufacture. Bodies alone were not available, so I took a gamble with a kit lens and body combo. The gamble is that there is no manufacturer warrantee, only a limited warrantee by the seller, because the products were not produced for our region. I got a shock when I turned on the camera; the menus were in Asian pictographs. I did find one line that was in Roman letters -Language. Once I selected that and English I was ready to continue my set-up. The D5600 works, and is compatible with my lenses. However the New Nikkor 18-55 lens is not reverse compatible with my D5200. When the 18-55 is put on the D5200, the message Lens not attached appears. I note the my ML-L3 infrared remote does not work on the newer D5600. I did buy a corded remote instead. So far the gamble has worked. I may go mirrorless and or full frame later, but for now I can wait for the right all-in-one zooms to develop. If I find any other issues with the D5600, I'll update this review.


By Sarah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

I ordered this for my daughter for her photography class, and she loves it. It shipped quickly and arrived in excellent condition. The pictures she's taken are fantastic, and she says it's very easy to use. Very happy with this purchase!

Loving It!

By Elizabeth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-25

Easy to use and produces killer images! Have not had chance to try everything out yet as there are sooo many options! Definitely recommend!

Nikon NO need to say more !!!!!!

By Rebeca
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

Excellent in all the details. no need presentation the Japanese mastership at maximum expression

Great all around DSLR!

By Edwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I bought this camera for my daughter and could not be happier with the purchase! It's small and light enough for her and it's pack full of features. I'm impressed with the low-light capabilities with this little camera. I own a bigger D-7100 and am now contemplating selling it and getting this for myself.

Love it

By Joselin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-08

I love everything about it has been working really good

Great DSLR Bundle

By Carol
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-06

This Nikon package offers so much - lightweight camera body with great lens optics, a fabulous combination. It comes with me on all my adventures.

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what type of camera should I buy that uses lenses ...

what type of camera should I buy that uses lenses that works with a Nikon d70?
Asked by: brian
Nikon D7500 would a direct update to Nikon D70
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-18


how does the shutter response time compare to the D300s?
Asked by: Pamela R.
Most cameras shoot at 4,000s or 8,000s as top speed. Fuji and a few others with electronic shutters can shoot up to 32,000... Amazing, huh? Almost all older film cameras went up to 1,000 or 2,000, which I find more than enough. I seldum have to shoot faster than 125-250. The basic rule is to shoot faster than the focal length of the lens: i.e. 50mm at 60th, 28mm at 30th as minimums, although steady shots show make it better . If the subject isn't moving a 60th is good enough or if they are walking towards you a 60th is also good. Test with friends first.
Answered by: Geoffrey F.
Date published: 2018-08-27

can I use my Nikon d70 lenses on this camera?

can I use my Nikon d70 lenses on this camera?
Asked by: brian
Nikon D70 had a build in motor for autofocusing Nikon lenses without build in autofocus lenses , Nikon D5600 does not have autofocus motor . So it will autofocus only lenses with build in autofocus motor . The answer is if you have Nikon G lenses it will work fine , if you have Nikon D lenses you will not have autofocus
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-18

Can I use the Sigma or Tamron 100-400m lens on ...

Can I use the Sigma or Tamron 100-400m lens on the D5600?
Asked by: Mark
I don't know. I only use Nikon lenses.
Answered by: joy
Date published: 2021-12-11


what eyecup does this camera come with?
Asked by: Max C.
The DS600 comes with the Nikon DK-25 Rubber Eyecup (B&H # NIDK25).
Answered by: Lisa S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

does the 5600 have GPS?

does the 5600 have GPS?
Asked by: Donald
The D5600 does not an internal GPS. But it can download GPS data from a linked “smart device”
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-27

which is better, the D7200 or the D5600?

which is better, the D7200 or the D5600?
Asked by: Donald
Have not used D7200. But D5600 is a great camera.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-12-04

can I use lenses from my d3300 on this camera?

can I use lenses from my d3300 on this camera?
Asked by: Charles
Well, the 5600 fell in the creek, so in the meantime I am using a 3300. My Nikon lenses will work on both bodies. My wide angle Tokina will also work on both bodies. For my macro Tokina, the 3300 says "incompatible lens".
Answered by: SHERYLL
Date published: 2021-11-16
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