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 D7200 and the D5300) 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 D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$629 - $1,184 (body only)
$997 - $1,349 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 D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$397 (body only)
$500 - $513 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 D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$313 (body only)
$399 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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
8 months older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$942 - $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
$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 D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$550 (body only)
$549 - $797 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

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 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 D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,149 - $1,411 (body only)
$1,719 - $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
  • 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
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 465 g

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$714 (body only)
$999 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 D610

Nikon D610
3 years older
$944 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,890 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the D610 and D5600

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 465 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years older
$1,025 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 5 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

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
  • Built-in GPS
  • Built-in flashes

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
  • 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
$866 - $999 (body only)
$1,406 - $1,699 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"

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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 204,800 ISO) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Sony Alpha a9

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5 months newer
$4,498 (body only)
$4,352 70-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the D5600)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a9 and D5600

  • Very long battery life: 650 shots vs 970 shots
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M6

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3 months newer
$406 - $479 (body only)
$449 - $599 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 smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much more startup delay: 1200 ms vs 200 ms

common strengths of the EOS M6 and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $369.99 vs $469.00

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 224 vs 256

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$375 - $548 (body only)
$490 - $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"
  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $375.00 vs $469.00
  • Popularity: 310 vs 256

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
1 year older

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)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 2.8"

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

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

common strengths of the E-M10 II and D5600

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older
$698 - $748 (body only)
$811 - $848 16-50mm lens

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

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D5600

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $698.00 vs $469.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D5600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen, much larger viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.26x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 1,440k dots), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 24 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (39 vs 315).

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
1 year older
$531 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,037k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 970 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G3 X and D5600

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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10 months newer
$1,598

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 5 fps

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

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

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
8 months older
$218 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 970 shots