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Nikon D5600 (no lens included)

24.2-megapixel DSLR camera with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

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Our take on the Nikon D5600 (no lens included)

Nikon's D5600 has everything you need to start taking photos that stand out from the rest. This powerful compact DSLR captures sharp, detailed images in all kinds of lighting. It gives you tons of room to grow as a photographer. Start out shooting in Auto mode, and as you develop your skills you can use this camera's intuitive controls to express your own creativity.

Nikon D5600

The Nikon D5600's fully articulated touchscreen allows intuitive shooting and composition from different angles. (Lens not included)

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Nikon's D5600 has everything you need to start taking photos that stand out from the rest. This powerful compact DSLR captures sharp, detailed images in all kinds of lighting. It gives you tons of room to grow as a photographer. Start out shooting in Auto mode, and as you develop your skills you can use this camera's intuitive controls to express your own creativity.

Keep up with the action

The D5600's fast autofocus system features 3D subject tracking and excels at capturing fast-moving subjects. This responsive DSLR is capable of high-speed continuous shooting at up to five frames per second, so you can capture sharply focused fast-action sequences.

Serious imaging power meets smartphone sharing convenience

By far the best thing about smartphone photography is the ability to share your memories in an instant. Nikon makes it easy to share gorgeous high-resolution photos taken with the D5600 right from your phone. SnapBridge technology with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) lets you transfer your shots instantly to your compatible mobile device for quick, convenient sharing.

Product Highlights:

  • 24.2-megapixel effective recording
  • Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm)
  • Nikon EXPEED 4 image processor for fast performance and accurate color rendering
  • Full HD video recording up to 60 frames per second
  • built-in Wi-Fi allows easy file sharing and remote control from smart devices
  • NFC touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
  • Nikon SnapBridge technology with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless image transfer to compatible mobile devices
    • requires free SnapBridge app
  • 3.2" vari-angle LCD touchscreen lets you swipe, pinch, zoom and set focus with your fingertips
  • bright, eye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder with built-in diopter adjustment
  • high-density 39-point autofocus system for precise autofocusing and accurate exposure
  • 3D Focus Tracking for accurate, high-speed focusing
  • intelligent pop-up flash and flash exposure compensation
  • real-time in-camera effects filters plus editing in both still and video modes
Exposure Modes and Controls
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • preset scene modes for accurately exposed images in virtually any shooting environment
  • continuous shooting mode: 5 frames per second
  • flash sync up to 1/200 second
File Formats and Storage
  • records images as compressed 12- or 14-bit NEF (RAW), or JPEG (fine, normal, or basic compression)
  • MOV movie files (H.264) up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at up to 60 frames per second
  • records photos and video onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards (not included)
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • audio input terminal for optional stereo microphone
  • 4-15/16"W x 3-15/16"H x 2-7/8"D
  • weight: 14.7 oz.
Supplied Accessories:

What's in the Box:

  • Digital camera body (black)
  • BF-1B Body cap (installed)
  • DK-25 rubber eyecup (installed)
  • EN-EL14a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1230mAh 8.9Wh)
  • MH-24 battery charger (DC Output: 8.4V 0.9A)
  • AN-DC3 neck strap
  • User's Manual (English)
  • User's Manual (Spanish)
  • Warranty Programs sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions (for battery charger)
  • Nikon School promo card

Excellent and prompt service!!! The camera was everything that it was advertised to be. If it ever quits snowing here in Iowa then we can get out and take some great Spring pictures! Thanks again!

Suzanne, Sioux City, IA

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Features and Specs

General
LCD Screen Size 3.2"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Sensor Size APS-C
Megapixels 24.2
Image Stabilization With optional lens
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080/60p
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5
Height (inches) 3-15/16
Depth (inches) 3
Weight With Battery (ounces) 16.4
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Recording Features
Optional Accessories
Playback, Editing And Printing Functions
Connections
Battery Information
Software

Recording Features

Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD Monitor: The Nikon D5600 has a 3.2" TFT touchscreen LCD monitor featuring approximately 1,036,800 dots and an 11-level adjustable brightness (-5 to +5). The Vari-angle monitor opens outward 180°, and can be rotated 180° forward or 90° backward for high- and low-angle photography. The large LCD monitor has large fonts with easy-to-view menus. The touchscreen allows you to touch where you want to focus and shoot, as well as pinch to zoom, and swipe to navigate menus and view photos. The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied.

Live View: The camera features Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View switch is rotated, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 13 items, including shooting, focus, and AF-area modes, along with other status indicators. You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.

Optical Viewfinder: The D5600 uses a fixed eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 95% horizontal and vertical. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the optional DK-5 eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.

Image Sensor: The D5600 features a 23.5mm x 15.6mm DX-format CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 24.78 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 24.2 million.

Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off.

Compatible Lenses: The D5600 is equipped with the standard Nikon F bayonet mount with AF contacts. DX-format-compatible lenses are recommended. If Nikon FX-format lenses are mounted on the camera, the equivalent focal length is approximately 1.5x that of DX lenses (a 50mm FX lens has an equivalent focal length of 75mm on this camera). No lenses are included in this "body only" kit.

Recording Media: The camera records images on SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, including ultra high-speed UHS-I cards. Cards rated Speed Class 6 or 10, or UHS Speed Class U1, are recommended for movie recording. The camera has no internal memory, and no SD cards are included with the camera.

Still Image Formats: The D5600 records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. You can choose from the following Image Quality and Image Size settings:

Quality Option
(Compression ratio)
Available Image Sizes Description
NEF (RAW) 6000 x 4000 Raw 12-bit or 14-bit data, compressed
NEF + JPEG 6000 x 4000 Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one JPEG image. You can choose from fine, normal, or basic compression for the JPEG.
JPEG L: 6000 x 4000
M: 4496 x 3000
S: 2992 x 2000
JPEG-baseline compliant with fine (1:4), normal (1:8) or basic (1:16) compression

Movie Recording: The D5600 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 advanced video coding, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in stereo microphone. You can record in High Quality or Normal Quality modes. The maximum file size for individual movies is 4 GB. Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:

Frame Size Frame Rate Maximum Clip Length
High Quality Normal Quality
1920 x 1080 60p 10 min 20 min
50p
30p 20 min 29 min 59 sec
25p
24p
1280 x 720 60p
50p

SnapBridge: The Nikon SnapBridge app provides a camera interface on your smartphone or tablet. Through the app you can view photos on the camera's memory card, manually or automatically transfer photos and videos from the camera, and control the camera remotely. You can also use the app to add photo information or text to uploaded photos. Time and location data from the smart device can be loaded to the photo data of any still images or movies taken by the camera. The SnapBridge app is available for your Android (4.4 and up) or iOS (8.4 or later) device.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) / Wi-Fi: The D5600 has built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g) wireless technologies for connecting the camera to your smartphone or tablet through the SnapBridge app (see above). A Wi-Fi connection is recommended for movies and other large-volume uploads. When Android devices with NFC (Near-Field Communication) are used, you can pair it with the camera by touching the camera's N-Mark, located on the right side.

Focus Modes: The camera uses the Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection. You can choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:

  • Auto-servo AF (AF-A): Camera automatically selects single-servo autofocus if subject is stationary, and continuous-servo autofocus if subject is moving.
  • Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while shutter release button is pressed halfway.
  • Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce the desired results.

AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".

AF-Area Modes: The D5600 offers a choice of four focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:

  • Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only.
  • Dynamic Area (9, 21, or 39 AF points): In AF-A and AF-C modes, user selects focus point manually but camera will focus based on information from surrounding focus points if subject briefly leaves the selected point. In AF-S focus mode, you select the focus point manually.
  • Auto Area: Camera automatically detects subject and selects focus point.
  • 3D-Tracking: In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, you select the focus point using the multi-selector. If subject moves after camera has focused, camera uses 3D tracking to select new focus point and keep focus locked on original subject while shutter release pressed halfway. If subject leaves viewfinder, you will need to remove finger from shutter release button and recompose photo with subject in the selected focus point.

Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:

  • Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the shutter release button is pressed.
  • Continuous L (low speed): The camera records photographs up to 3 frames per second while the shutter release button is held down.
  • Continuous H (high speed): The camera records photographs up to 5 frames per second while the shutter release button is held down. (4 fps for 14-bit NEF/RAW)
  • Quiet Shutter Release: Like Single Frame, the camera takes one photo when the shutter release is pressed. There is no beep sound emitted when the camera focuses, and the camera noise is kept to a minimum.
  • Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. You can set the delay timer to take the photo 2, 5, 10, or 20 seconds after you press the shutter release. You can also select the number of photos taken between 1 and 9.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D5600's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:

  • Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera uses a 2016-pixel RGB sensor to meter a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and with type G or D lenses, range information. (See 3D Color Matrix Metering II above). With other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering II, which does not include 3D range information.
  • Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight (75%) to an 8mm circle in the center of the frame.
  • Spot: The camera meters exposure in a 3.5mm circle of the frame, or about 2.5% of the frame. This ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is much brighter or darker.

Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a wide choice of shooting modes, organized in 4 groups:

  • Auto Modes: For simple, point-and-shoot photography: Auto and Auto (flash off).
  • P, S, A, and M Modes: For full control over camera settings: Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-priority Auto, and Manual.
  • Scene Modes: The camera automatically optimizes settings to suit the scene selected: 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: You can choose from the following special effects for still images and movies: Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps in the P, S, A, and M modes.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes (P, S, A, M), you can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, and Preset Manual.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 6400. You can manually select from ISO settings 100 to 25600, with incremental steps of 1/3EV.

High Dynamic Range (HDR): The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function combines two exposures to form a single image that captures a wide range of tones from shadows to highlights, even with high-contrast subjects. You can select from the following options: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, or Off.

Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast. You can select Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, and Off.

Interval Timer Photography: You can take photographs automatically at preset intervals. When setting up the interval timer shooting, you can choose the following parameters:

  • Starting Time: Now or at an entered time (clock must be set)
  • Interval: 1 second to 24 hours
  • Number of Intervals: 1 to 9999 times
Note: Use of a tripod is recommended during interval timer shooting.

Built-in Flash: The D5600 has a built-in flash that will pop up automatically in low light situations, or can be manually raised with a button release. The camera offers the following flash sync modes depending upon the shooting mode selected: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Auto Slow Sync, Auto Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Rear-curtain Sync, Rear-curtain + Slow Sync, Fill Flash, and Flash Off.

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) offers improved communication between the camera and compatible external flash units for improved flash photography. The camera's Accessory Shoe is compatible with the following optional Speedlights: SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, and SB-300.

Flash Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +3 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV.

Picture Controls: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following Picture Control options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and Flat.

Custom Settings: The D5600 features a custom settings menu that allows you to customize the camera settings to suit your individual preferences. There are six main setting areas:

  • Autofocus: AF-C Priority selection, Number of focus points, Built-in AF-assist illuminator, Rangefinder, Manual focus ring in AF mode
  • Exposure: EV steps for exposure control, ISO display
  • Timers/AE Lock: Shutter-release button AE-L, Auto off timers, Self timer
  • Shooting/Display: Viewfinder grid display, File number sequence, Exposure delay mode, Date Stamp, Reverse Indicators
  • Bracketing/Flash: Flash control for built-in flash/optional flash, Auto bracketing set
  • Controls: Assign function button, Assign AE-L/AF-L button, Reverse dial rotation, Assign touch function

Optional Accessories

GPS Units: Nikon's optional GP-1 or GP-1A GPS units can be connected to the camera's Accessory Terminal, using the cable supplied with the device. Location data from the GPS unit can determine the camera's current position (latitude, longitude, altitude) and the current time as provided by satellite navigation systems, and embed it into photographs and movies taken with the camera.

Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm mini-jack for connecting an optional microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1. The microphone receives power from the camera. The microphone input is also compatible with other 3rd party microphones with 3.5mm plugs.

Playback, Editing And Printing Functions

Image Playback: The D5600 will play back still images in Full-Frame one-at-a-time in the order recorded. You can display varying amounts of photo information, superimposed over the images. Thumbnail images can be displayed at 4, 12, or 80 at a time, or by date in a calendar display.

Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval at 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds.

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector. You can zoom in to a maximum of 33x for large images, 25x for medium images, and 13x for small images.

Retouching Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options: D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter effects, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Resize, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color outline, Color sketch, Perspective control, Miniature effect, Selective color, Edit movie, Photo Illustration, Painting, and Side-by-side comparison.

Movie Playback: When playing back movies, you can perform the following functions: Pause/play, Advance/rewind, Skip 10 seconds (ahead or back), Adjust volume, and Edit movie. When editing, you can create a copy from which the opening or closing footage has been removed. If desired, you can save a selected frame as a JPEG still.

PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand. An optional Micro USB cable is required for connecting the camera to the printer.

Connections

Micro USB Connection: The Nikon D5600 utilizes a single Micro USB connector for interfacing the camera with your computer via USB. An optional Micro USB cable, such as the UC-E20, is required for connecting the camera to your computer or to a PictBridge-compatible printer.

HDMI: The camera has a Type C mini-HDMI connection for connecting to an HDTV for playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images. A Mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.

Microphone Input: A 3.5mm stereo mini-jack microphone input lets you connect an optional external microphone.

Accessory Terminal: The Accessory Terminal is provided for connecting optional devices, such as the receiver for a wireless remote or remote shutter release. (See Optional Accessories section above for specific accessories.)

Battery Information

Li-ion Battery Pack: The D5600 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL14a), with the capacity of approximately 970 still images or 70 minutes of video recording (at 1920 x 1080/60p) per charge.

Quick Charger: The camera also comes with a Battery Charger (MH-24) to the charge the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-24 will charge the EN-EL14a battery pack in approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.

Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to a month of backup power after about three days of charging from the EN-EL14a battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.

Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed to prevent battery drain. You can choose from Short, Normal, or Long options, which have timers of preset durations for Playback/Menus, Image Review, Live View, and Standby Timer. You can also customize separate delays for each, if desired.

Optional AC Adapter: The EP-5A Power Connector and EH-5b AC Adapter can be used to power the camera for extended periods. It is recommended for long slide shows, extremely long exposures, or interval timer shooting.

Software

ViewNX-i / Capture NX-D: Nikon's ViewNXi and Capture NX-D software can be downloaded from the Nikon website (URL provided in the User's Manual). ViewNX-i allows you to upload, view, edit, and share photos and movies. Capture NX-D software is for fine-tuning your photos, changing settings for NEF (RAW) pictures, and saving them in other formats (JPEG, TIFF, etc.). Capture NX-D also has an Image Dust Off feature that processes NEF (RAW) images to remove image artifacts caused by dust inside the camera.

Supported Operating Systems: The ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D software can be used with computers running the following operating systems:

  • Windows:
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.10.5, 10.11.6, and 10.12 (but not compatible with version 10.12.1 or later)

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Looking for new DSLR to replace my Nikon D70. Seems to have a good set of features. Smaller and lighter than current Nikon, and should allow me to continue using my current lens. [ Eric  Jul 25, 2017 ]
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