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 D7200) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6s 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 a screen which flips out, is newer (november 2016 vs october 2013) and is significantly smaller (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)).

However, on average it 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), slightly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$506 - $597 (body only)
$549 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D5600)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D5500 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$779 - $997 (body only)
$1,109 - $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)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the D7200 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$396 - $597 (body only)
$466 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D5600)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 970 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D5300 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
similar age
$420 - $497 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 970 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
3 years older
$598 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,194 18-105mm 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)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the D7100 and D5600

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
1 year older
$1,336 3mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (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 T6s and D5600

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

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 a screen which flips out, slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses) and is newer (november 2016 vs october 2013).

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

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$615 - $899 (body only)
$869 - $999 18-55mm 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

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

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months older
$1,699 - $1,997 (body only)
$2,597 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
  • Weather sealed

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"
  • Significantly 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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,532 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,201 - $2,397 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
  • Significantly 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 D610

Nikon D610
3 years older
$1,497 (body only)
$1,586 - $1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D610 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 465 g

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years older
$1,152 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,421 - $1,849 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

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), has a touch screen, has an external mic jack and much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 58 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), it's body is not weather sealed, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), has significantly fewer focus points (39 vs 325) and is significantly larger (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs mid size (117×67×40 mm)).

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
similar age
$849 - $899 (body only)
$949 - $950 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
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

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

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$498 (body only)
$588 - $598 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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 420 shots vs 970 shots

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
similar age
$1,398 (body only)
$1,585 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D5600)

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

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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older
$894 - $948 (body only)
$1,048 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%
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 39

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
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 970 shots

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years older
$448 (body only)
$520 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the D5600)

  • More focus points: 179 vs 39
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (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 A5100 and D5600

  • Have touch screens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
similar age
$519 (body only)
$599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 410 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-A3 and D5600

  • Have touch screens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 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 2.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 25fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and is slightly more expensive ($696.95 vs $393.95).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.27x vs 0.54x
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and D5600

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
8 months older
$394 - $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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 1,615 vs 3,497

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$499 - $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 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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
4 years older
$214

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the D5600)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the D5600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 315 shots vs 970 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.2"
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX50 HS and D5600

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Flip-out screens
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$708 - $798

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.26x vs 0.54x
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 970 shots
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and D5600

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens