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 D5300 and the D5500) 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%), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$460 - $500 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

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$499 (body only)
$549 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

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$705 - $997 (body only)
$866 - $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)

  • 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
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$519 (body only)
$785 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
  • 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
$941 - $1,199 (body only)
$950 - $1,349 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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$326 (body only)
$409 - $447 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

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, has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 1200 ms) and has much less shutter lag (111 ms vs 126 ms).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), 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 10 fps) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$400 - $448 (body only)
$518 - $548 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
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A6000 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $399.99 vs $569.00

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
similar age
$1,198 (body only)
$1,598 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T100

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1 year newer
$599 - $600 (body only)
$699 - $700 15-45mm lens

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

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Smaller: Standard size (121×83×47 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

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%
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps

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

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 970 shots

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M6

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3 months newer
$579 - $580 (body only)
$699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M6 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×68×45 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M6 (vs the D5600)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much more startup delay: 1200 ms vs 200 ms

common strengths of the EOS M6 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older
$696 - $898 (body only)
$795 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D5600)

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

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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

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 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a touch screen, has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 700 ms) and has a screen which flips out.

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 10 fps).

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months older
$1,549 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,140 - $2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 39

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"
  • 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

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$1,345 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D5600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 70D and D5600

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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$1,249 - $1,699 (body only)
$1,689 - $2,599 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D5600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

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"

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years older
$1,095 - $1,849 (body only)
$1,449 - $2,449 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 D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,331 - $1,697 (body only)
$1,822 - $2,197 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 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,499 - $2,799 (body only)
$3,399 - $3,499 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D5600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and D5600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Light weight: 950 g vs 465 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 12 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (39 vs 315).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year older
$398 - $435

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 970 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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10 months newer
$1,698

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

  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 5 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 39

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 970 shots
  • Significantly larger: Large (133×94×145 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in lens only

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

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

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$475 - $597

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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and D5600

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 970 shots
  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$218 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 970 shots
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the SX530 HS and D5600

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 465 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$598 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 970 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and D5600

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 970 shots
  • Have external mic jacks