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Nikon Announces D5600 DX dSLR Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

9 November 2016

Nikon has announced the D5600, a new DX-format dSLR featuring seamless connectivity using both Bluetooth and WiFi. The 24.2-Mp camera also features a vari-angle LCD monitor, touch-screen operation with a crop function for use during playback zoom and a frame advance bar that allows scrolling through images in Playback mode.


Highlights for the D5600 include:

  • 24.2 effective megapixels and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine
  • Vari-angle, 3.2-inch, LCD monitor with touch control
  • ISO sensitivity from 100 to 25,600
  • SnapBridge enables image/video transfers to your smart device
  • 39-point AF system
  • In-camera time-lapse movie
  • Compact and lightweight body with a comfortably deep grip


Specifications for the D5600 include:

Sensor 24.2-Mp CMOS sensor
DX format
Lens Mount Nikon F mount
Dust Reduction Yes
Storage SD and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
95 percent coverage
-1.7 to +0.5m diopter adjustment
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Monitor 3.2-inch, 1037k-dot, TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170° viewing angle, 100 percent frame coverage, brightness adjustment and eye-sensor controlled on/off
Shutter 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb, time
Flash Sync 1/200 second
Built-in Flash Guide No. of 39 feet with manual flash at ISO 100
Frame Rate CL: Up to 3 fps, CH: Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/Raw) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/Raw)
ISO ISO 100 to 25,600
Autofocus Yes
Live View Yes
Movie Maximum length of 29 min. 59 seconds
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB with Micro-USB connector
Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g
Power N-EL14a rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Dimensions 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches
Weight 1 lb. 0.4 oz.


While Nikon has said the D5600 while be available outside the U.S., it has not announced availability within the U.S or set a price. For more information see the news release below.

Nikon Announces D5600 DX dSLR

Entry-level DX-format Digital SLR Camera with Seamless Connectivity Ignites Creativity and Sharing by Transforming Social Storytelling

TOKYO -- Nikon Corp. has announced the release of the D5600, an entry-level DX-format dSLR designed for photography hobbyists and content creators to explore different creative and artistic expressions. With convenient connectivity features, the D5600 is also built for easy sharing and social storytelling.

The D5600 is equipped with a range of features that encourages users to capture and communicate their stories. Featuring a vari-angle LCD monitor that flips out and rotates, it is possible to shoot from nearly any angle for greater creative freedom. The touch-screen operation so popular with the D5500 has been further enhanced in the D5600 with the addition of a crop function for use during playback zoom and a frame advance bar that allows scrolling through images in playback mode easily. The D5600 also incorporates a time-lapse movie function equivalent to that of the more advanced Nikon D7200, enabling users to capture changing scenes over a time period and create stunning time-lapse videos.

In addition, a constant connection between the D5600 and a smart device is possible using the SnapBridge app and Bluetooth low energy technology. Images captured are automatically transferred to the paired smart device and users can upload and share high-quality images in a seamless, integrated process. The image transfer continues even after the camera has been turned off. SnapBridge also enables automatic image upload to Nikon Image Space. Furthermore, wireless video transfer and remote shooting are possible via WiFi.

Primary Features

SnapBridge support for constant connection of the D5600 to a smart device

Support for the SnapBridge app means that with one-time setup, a constant connection between the D5600 and a smart device is maintained, realizing simple automatic transfer of photos. In addition, a number of convenient functions, including automatic upload to Nikon's photo sharing service, Nikon Image Space, the addition of copyright information and comments to photos and automatic synchronization of camera date/time and location information with that of the smart device, can be used. What's more, the D5600 also supports the high-speed transfer of selected still images, movie transfer and remote capture of still images when WiFi is enabled.

A vari-angle LCD monitor that makes capturing creating photos easy from any angle

The D5600 is equipped with a 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD monitor that enables shooting from low angles, high angles and even selfies. A touch screen has also been adopted. Naturally, it supports the same touch operation available with the D5500, but it also features the frame advance bar adopted for the high-end D5 and D500 for scrolling through images in full-frame playback. In addition, the touch Fn function so popular with the D5500 has been expanded to support the enabling and disabling of auto ISO sensitivity control and operation with viewfinder shooting has also been improved.

An effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and support for a broad range of sensitivities -- ISO 100 to 25600 -- enable expression with superior image quality

The camera offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels. It is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. This achieves capture of images that make the most of the superior rendering characteristics of Nikkor lenses. The EXPEED 4 image-processing engine has been adopted and a broad range of standard sensitivities are supported -- ISO 100 to 25600, the combination of which enables capture of highly detailed images in which noise is effectively suppressed, even with shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings.

Equipped with the same time-lapse movie function found in more advanced models

The D5600 is newly equipped with the time-lapse movie function, which allows users to easily compress long periods of time into short ones, entirely within the camera, to express changes that occur over time, such as the shapes of clouds as they roll by or the movement of people and cars through city streets. In addition, the exposure smoothing function makes capturing beautiful time-lapse movies easier by suppressing variations in exposure caused by changes in lighting that occur naturally, such as when the sun comes up or goes down. Time-lapse movies recorded with the camera can also be transferred to a smart device via SnapBridge.

Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

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