As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D5600 is also often compared to mirrorless and pro DSLRs. The Nikon D5600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D7200) and Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the EOS Rebel T6i)

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 500 ms) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6 fps), 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 D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$394 (body only)
$473 - $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 D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$769 - $997 (body only)
$867 - $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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$394 - $447 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"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D3400 and D5600

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 970 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
8 months older
$868 - $999 (body only)
$940 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.54x
  • Weather sealed

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)
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the EOS 80D and D5600

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$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
  • 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

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 2200 ms) and has much less shutter lag (111 ms vs 279 ms).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 9 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), has slightly fewer focus points (39 vs 179) and is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs mid size (120×67×49 mm)).

Fujifilm X-T100

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1 year newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$599 - $600 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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$425 - $548 (body only)
$499 - $648 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: $424.89 vs $529.99

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 smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • 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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older
$673 - $898 (body only)
$784 - $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

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the D5600)

  • Much more startup delay: 2200 ms vs 200 ms
  • Much more shutter lag: 279 ms vs 111 ms
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,037k dots

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Great battery life: 480 shots vs 970 shots
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
similar age
$566 - $579 (body only)
$667 - $699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D5600)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 970 shots

common strengths of the EOS M5 and D5600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20.9 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 1,620k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,240 - $1,397 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,897 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
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

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: $1,239.99 vs $529.99

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
9 months older
$4,516 - $5,499 (body only)
$6,198 16-35mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the D5600)

  • Shoots much faster: 16 fps vs 5 fps
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.54x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,037k dots

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the D5600)

  • Much larger: Large (158×168×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the EOS-1D X Mark II and D5600

  • Built-in GPS

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$935 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D5600)

  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • 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)

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
4 years older
$1,489 (body only)
$2,171 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: $1,488.69 vs $529.99
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months older
$1,429 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,053 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • 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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,022 (body only)
$1,412 - $1,999 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"