As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D5600 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless 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 significantly less startup delay (200 ms vs 500 ms), has a screen which flips out and has significantly 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

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1 year older
$549 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
  • Significantly more startup delay: 400 ms vs 200 ms
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the D5500 and D5600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3400

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similar age
$497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the D3400 and D5600

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 970 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

Nikon D5300

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3 years older
$500 - $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
  • No touch screen
  • Much more shutter lag: 200 ms vs 111 ms

common strengths of the D5300 and D5600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D7200

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

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly 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 startup delay: 400 ms vs 200 ms

common strengths of the D7200 and D5600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39
  • Great battery life: 1110 shots vs 970 shots

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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1 year older
$799 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
  • Significantly 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

Canon EOS 80D

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8 months older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

  • Significantly 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

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 45 vs 39

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 700 ms), has a screen which flips out and has significantly less shutter lag (111 ms vs 197 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 10 fps) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 70D

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3 years older
$940 18-135mm 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 D750

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2 years older
$1,499 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D5600)

  • Much 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

Nikon D500

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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
  • 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 D700

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D5600)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.54x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D700 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Large (147×123×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.8"

Nikon D810

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2 years older
$2,199 - $2,797 (body only)
$3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the D5600)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.54x
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the D810 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 880 g vs 465 g

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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3 years older
$1,499 - $1,799 (body only)
$1,849 - $1,949 18-135mm lens

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

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.54x

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)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.8"

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 none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 15.8 MP), has a touch screen and much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), it's body is not weather sealed, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has significantly fewer focus points (39 vs 325).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

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Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 2.8"
  • Significantly lighter: 269 g vs 465 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and D5600

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

Fujifilm X-T20

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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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

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similar age
$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

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

Sony Alpha A6000

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2 years older
$548 (body only)
$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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha a6300

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9 months older
$898 (body only)
$880 - $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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha a6500

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similar age
$1,398 (body only)
$1,498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D5600)

  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 39
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 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 a6500 and D5600

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

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 slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs large (133×94×127 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly 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 and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Nikon Coolpix P900

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1 year older
$639 - $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 larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the P900 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Built-in GPS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

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7 months older
$1,298 - $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 shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.26x vs 0.54x
  • 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 B700

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8 months older
$380 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D5600)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 970 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 392 vs 941