As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D5600 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Nikon D5600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5500 and the D5300) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the EOS 80D)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a touch screen, has slightly less startup delay (200 ms vs 400 ms), has a screen which flips out and has much less shutter lag (111 ms vs 251 ms).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.61x), it's body is not weather sealed, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism), slightly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$538 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much more shutter lag: 201 ms vs 111 ms
  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D5500 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$413 (body only)
$450 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D5600)

  • Much more shutter lag: 200 ms vs 111 ms
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 970 shots

common strengths of the D5300 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$799 - $997 (body only)
$1,072 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.54x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D5600)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly more shutter lag: 173 ms vs 111 ms

common strengths of the D7200 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$400 (body only)
$387 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 970 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$799 - $853 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D5600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 970 shots

common strengths of the T6i and D5600

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
3 years older
$629 (body only)
$997 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.54x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D5600)

  • Much more shutter lag: 251 ms vs 111 ms
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7100 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Minimal startup delay: 300 ms vs 200 ms

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital), has a touch screen, much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), it's body is not weather sealed, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), has significantly fewer focus points (39 vs 325) and is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs mid size (118×83×41 mm)).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$470 - $548 (body only)
$579 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.54x
  • More focus points: 179 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older
$849 - $898 (body only)
$978 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D5600)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 39
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
similar age
$849 - $899 (body only)
$999 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Many more focus points: 325 vs 39
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the X-T20 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
similar age
$898 (body only)
$998 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years older
$898 - $2,698 (body only)
$1,098 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.54x

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a touch screen, has slightly less startup delay (200 ms vs 500 ms), has a screen which flips out and has much less shutter lag (111 ms vs 209 ms).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 2,359k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 7 fps) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$723 - $799 (body only)
$829 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D5600)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly better viewfinder coverage: 98% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 70D and D5600

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,471 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,126 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.54x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D5600)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the D750 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years older
$1,131 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,421 - $1,849 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the D5600)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and D5600

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in GPS

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months older
$1,599 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 39
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 2.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 465 g

common strengths of the D500 and D5600

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
4 years older
$2,495 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.54x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D5600)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D800 and D5600

  • Built-in focus motor
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$1,180 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,690 - $1,799 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D5600)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.54x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 6D and D5600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs large (138×102×135 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a touch screen and much larger viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.26x).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), it's body is not weather sealed, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.27x vs 0.54x
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and D5600

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
7 months older
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the D5600)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.26x vs 0.54x
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and D5600

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP