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 D3400) 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 much less startup delay (200 ms vs 500 ms), has a screen which flips out and has much less shutter lag (111 ms vs 200 ms).

However, on average it 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 a slower max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second).

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$496 (body only)
$549 - $569 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much more startup delay: 400 ms vs 200 ms
  • Much more shutter lag: 201 ms vs 111 ms
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the D5500 and D5600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$390 (body only)
$389 - $397 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
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D3400 and D5600

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 970 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$445 (body only)
$516 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D5600)

  • Much more startup delay: 500 ms vs 200 ms
  • Much more shutter lag: 200 ms vs 111 ms
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D5300 and D5600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$755 - $797 (body only)
$1,047 - $1,097 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)

  • Much more startup delay: 400 ms vs 200 ms
  • Much more shutter lag: 173 ms vs 111 ms
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7200 and D5600

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$649 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

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
8 months older
$999 (body only)
$1,049 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D5600)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.54x

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS 80D and D5600

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.3 MP), has a touch screen and has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 1700 ms).

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
$400 - $448 (body only)
$470 - $498 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
  • 24p support

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
similar age
$799 (body only)
$899 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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older
$748 (body only)
$848 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
  • 24p support

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
2 years older
$649 - $1,299 (body only)
$949 - $1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed
  • Thinner: 1.8" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (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-T1 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Incredible startup delay: 1000 ms vs 200 ms
  • Flip-out screens

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
1 year older
$649 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Smaller: Standard size (120×83×47 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Thinner: 1.9" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the E-M10 II and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • 24p support

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years older
$798 - $2,398 (body only)
$998 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
  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 200 ms
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

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 much less startup delay (200 ms vs 500 ms), has a screen which flips out and has much less shutter lag (111 ms vs 260 ms).

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism), significantly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,370 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,956 - $1,997 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
  • 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$750 (body only)
$788 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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
3 years older
$1,198 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the D610 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 465 g

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$1,069 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,599 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)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 465 g

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months older
$1,649 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the D500 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
4 years older
$2,199 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the D600 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 465 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a touch screen.

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, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 14 fps) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
7 months older
$1,298

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
  • Shoots faster: 14 fps vs 5 fps

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 970 shots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

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

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$469 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 970 shots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Built-in GPS