Fire up your creative spirit with the constantly-connected D5600.
The unexpected moment of beauty. The staged time-lapse movie that came off perfectly. Whether it’s shadow play when the sun’s high, or movies shot from intriguing angles, very little beats the thrill of creating something others appreciate.
Equipped with Nikon’s powerful image technology, the D5600 is where the magic happens. This is a camera that gives power to your ideas. The range of legendary NIKKOR lenses at your disposal means you’ll never run out of creative options. And Nikon’s SnapBridge lets you sync photos to your smart device as you shoot, or easily transfer movies whenever you want.
When you’re the kind of photographer who sees what others miss, image quality is everything. Equipped with a large 24.2 megapixel DX-format image sensor, the D5600 is capable of sharply capturing fine textures and rendering images with superbly crisp detail. Your friends and followers will see exactly what you intended—shot after shot. An ISO range of 100-25600, and an expanded ISO sensitivity of 6400 in Night Landscape mode, ensures low-light scenes and difficult lighting situations are handled with ease. The EXPEED 4 image-processing engine boasts superior noise-reduction performance even at high ISOs. And with a wide range of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses at your disposal, images with stunning background blur and richly-toned contrasts are yours for the taking.
Connect and inspire as you share your DSLR-quality images in seconds. Nikon’s game-changing SnapBridge utilises Bluetooth® low energy technology¹ to open a constant connection between your D5600 and a compatible smart device. Connecting the camera to your smart device is simple. Once it’s done, the camera can sync photos to your device as you shoot, without you having to reconnect each time. Every shot you take appears instantly on your phone or tablet, ready for sharing. And you can transfer movies manually whenever you want. SnapBridge connectivity even lets you use your smart device to shoot remotely. However you use SnapBridge, you can continue to use your smart device without interruption, and you don’t need to worry about draining your camera’s battery. Your perspective is unique: SnapBridge lets you share it right there in the moment.
The exceptionally portable D5600’s faultless ergonomics make it easy to immerse yourself in the experience of photography. Create eye-catching compositions thanks to the high-quality optical viewfinder, which delivers an incredibly clear view through the lens—when you want to focus on your subject, shooting through the viewfinder lets you block out sunlight and distractions. You can also maintain a more stable hold on the camera when using a telephoto lens. The well-placed command dial and multi-selector make it easy to change settings as you shoot. And you can even use the touch Fn function to adjust settings via the large touchscreen without taking your eye away from the viewfinder. With a body that weighs just 415 g (approximately)², and a monocoque carbon-reinforced shell, this camera is lightweight and tough enough to take anywhere. From your latest travel odyssey to busy urban streets, once you curve your fingers around this camera’s deep grip and start shooting you won’t want to put it down.
Now you can shoot with a DSLR that sees the world like you do—even when you see it from a completely different angle. Simply flip, tilt, or rotate the large 8.1 cm (3.2 in) vari-angle touchscreen to compose perfect shots: you’ll get a clear view whether the camera is up high, down low, or extended away from your body. You tap the touchscreen to focus and shoot, just like a smartphone. And you can use touch controls during viewfinder shooting or image playback. During viewfinder shooting, the touch Fn function offers an intuitive alternative to using the command dial or multi-selector: now you can select the focus point or adjust other important settings, like Aperture, Auto Sensitivity and more, via the large touchscreen. During image playback, a frame advance bar inherited from Nikon’s professional D5 and D500 cameras lets you quickly scroll through images. And you can pinch to zoom in and quickly trim an image.
When you notice everything, you want a camera that misses nothing. Whether you’re in the midst of the action or shooting from a distance, the D5600’s razor-sharp AF system will lock onto your subject and keep it in focus. The AF system’s 39 focus points cover a wide area of the frame, and nine highly accurate cross-type sensors in the central area deliver enhanced accuracy. When you shoot in Live View, the camera’s contrast-detect AF keeps you right on target. And when that perfect opportunist shot appears out of nowhere, this camera can shoot at a swift five frames per second to nail the moment with perfect precision.
Record smooth, finely detailed Full HD video clips you’ll be proud to share. D-Movie enables recording at frame rates of up to 50p/60p. Continuous Live View autofocus (Full-time-servo AF mode) keeps your subjects sharp even when the action is fast. And if you shoot with an AF-P NIKKOR kit lens, footage will be practically free of drive noise thanks to the lens’ built-in stepping motor. Time-Lapse Movie, inherited from Nikon’s advanced DSLRs, transforms scenes of slow-moving clouds, or a crowded street, into dramatic high-speed sequences. And movies shot with the D5600 are easy to share via the camera’s SnapBridge connection.
Maximize the impact of your photos and movies with a range of in-camera creative tools. Easily make every image express more with a range of special effects: you can preview your chosen effect in Live View, and adjust its intensity before you shoot. For even greater control over the look and feel of your images, shoot using Picture Controls to fine-tune settings like contrast and saturation. The Flat Picture Control makes it easier to perfect your movies in post-production. And you can even create and save a custom Picture Control for a characteristic that's all your own. A range of effects in the retouch menu lets you quickly heighten the atmosphere or change the mood of your photos in-camera. And SnapBridge connectivity means you can take advantage of your smartphone or tablet to continue the creative process using your favourite apps.
The D5600 is compatible with the full range of DX-format NIKKOR lenses. No matter how your photographer’s eye sees the world, there’s a NIKKOR lens that shares your vision. Use a fast prime lens for beautiful background blur, a telephoto lens for distant subjects, or a wide-angle lens for dramatic composition. You can also shoot with a large selection of FX-format lenses.
The D5600 is part of Nikon’s endlessly-expandable DSLR system, which can support every photographic idea you have. When you want to explore the creative potential of light, Nikon’s acclaimed Speedlights make it easy. These portable flash units let you diffuse or soften light, add impact to daylight images, enhance twilight shots, or expose subject detail in backlit situations. For maximum portability, use the compact SB-500 Speedlight, which boasts an onboard high-intensity LED that’s ideal for close-up still images, or movie recording. When you want to achieve high-quality sound recordings, use the optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone. No matter where you want your photography to go, Nikon has the tools to get you there.
|Type||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)|
|Effective angle of view||Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view|
|Image sensor||DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm|
|Total pixels||24.78 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)|
|Effective pixels||24.2 million|
|Image size (pixels)||(L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000|
|Storage file formats||NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats|
|Picture Control System ||Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Storage media ||SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant) |
|Card slot||1 Secure Digital (SD) card|
|File system ||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge |
|Viewfinder ||Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder |
|Frame coverage||Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical|
|Magnification ||Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1) |
|Eyepoint ||17 mm (–1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens) |
|Diopter adjustment ||-1.7 to +0.5 m-1 |
|Focusing screen || Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen |
|Reflex mirror ||Quick return |
|Lens aperture ||Instant return, electronically controlled|
|Shutter type ||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter |
|Shutter speed ||1/4000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time |
|Flash sync speed || X = 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower |
|Release mode ||S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer; interval timer photography supported|
|Frame advance rate ||Up to 5 fps, CL: Up to 3 fps CH: Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW). Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.|
|Self-timer ||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures |
|Exposure metering ||TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor |
|Metering method ||Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses). Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point |
|Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) ||Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV. Spot metering: 2–20 EV |
|Exposure meter coupling ||CPU |
|Mode ||Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); 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; food); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key) |
|Exposure compensation ||Can be adjusted by –5 to +5EV, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes |
|Exposure lock ||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button |
|ISO sensitivity ||ISO 100 to 25600, in steps of 1/3 EV, Auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Active D-Lighting ||Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off |
|Autofocus ||Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.). Autofocus is available with AF-S, AF-P, and AF-I lenses.|
|Detection range|| –1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) |
|Lens servo ||Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used |
|Focus points ||39, can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points |
|AF-area mode ||Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF |
|Focus lock ||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button |
|Built-in flash ||Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release |
|Guide Number||Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)|
|Flash control ||TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering|
|Flash modes ||Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off|
|Flash compensation ||-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes |
|Flash-ready indicator ||Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output |
|Accessory shoe ||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System ||Nikon CLS supported|
|Sync terminal ||AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately) |
|White balance ||Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning. |
|Bracketing types ||Exposure, White balance, ADL |
|Live view - lens servo ||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (MF) |
|Live view - autofocus ||Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected) |
|Live View - automatic scene selection ||Available in auto and auto flash off modes|
|Movie - metering ||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor |
|Movie - metering method ||Matrix|
|Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate ||1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p, actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality |
|Movie - file format ||MOV |
|Movie - video compression ||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding |
|Movie - audio recording format ||Linear PCM |
|Movie - audio recording device ||Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable|
|Movie - ISO sensitivity ||ISO 100 to 25600|
|Other options ||Time-lapse movies |
|Monitor ||8.1 cm (3.2–in.) diagonal; TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment, and eye-sensor controlled on/off; Approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots) |
|Playback ||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)|
|USB ||Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended |
|HDMI output ||Type C HDMI connector|
|Audio input ||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones|
|Accessory terminal(s) || Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately) |
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards ||IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency ||2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11) |
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security ||Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK |
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) ||Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles |
|NFC - Operation ||NFC Forum Type 3 Tag |
|Bluetooth standards ||Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 |
|Supported languages ||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, Vietnamese |
|Battery ||One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery |
|AC adapter ||EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately) |
|Tripod socket ||1/4–in. (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D) ||Approx. 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 465 g (1 lb 0.4 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 415 g/14.7 oz (camera body only)|
|Operating environment - temperature ||Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) |
|Operating environment - humidity ||Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation) |
|Supplied accessories ||DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), AN-DC3 strap, MH-24 battery charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale)|