As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D5600 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D5600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D7200) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the EOS Rebel T6s)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a touch screen, has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 400 ms) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots), 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) and slightly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$474 (body only)
$459 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
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 11 vs 39

common strengths of the D3400 and D5600

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 177 vs 181

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$475 (body only)

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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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 fewer focus points: 19 vs 39

common strengths of the T6i and D5600

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

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
3 years older
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm 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 startup delay: 300 ms vs 200 ms
  • Much more shutter lag: 251 ms vs 111 ms
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7100 and D5600

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), has a touch screen and has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 500 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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6.5 fps).

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months older
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 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
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the D500 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in GPS

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 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
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the D750 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $468.00

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
4 years older
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D5600)

  • Much 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
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the D600 and D5600

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,434.69 vs $468.00
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D5600)

  • Weather sealed
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

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)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 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

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

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
8 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

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)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D700 and D5600

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $468.00
  • Built-in flashes

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 58 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), 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 has slightly fewer focus points (39 vs 325).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.54x
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $468.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T100

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1 year newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$569 - $600 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T100 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the X-T100 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-T100 and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $468.00

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D5600)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
similar age
$699 - $749 (body only)
$700 - $999 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-T20 and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in GPS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
similar age
$695 - $698 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 smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and D5600

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $694.59 vs $468.00