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 D5500 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 has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, is newer (november 2016 vs march 2015) and is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)).

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%) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second).

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$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

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have touch screens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$782 - $997 (body only)
$1,090 - $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
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

common strengths of the D7200 and D5600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

Nikon D3400

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similar age
$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
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D3400 and D5600

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Announced: August 2016 vs November 2016

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$597 (body only)
$500 - $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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the D5300 and D5600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
8 months older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D5600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 19 vs 39
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the T6i and D5600

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

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), 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
$1,997 (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
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

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

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$769 - $899 (body only)
$870 - $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)

  • Much 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 D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,399 - $1,897 (body only)
$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
$1,279 - $1,497 (body only)
$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

Nikon D5

Nikon D5
10 months older
$6,497 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 3,280,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.54x

Significant disadvantages of the D5 (vs the D5600)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much larger: Large (160×159×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D5 and D5600

  • Have touch screens
  • Announced: January 2016 vs November 2016
  • Built-in GPS

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years older
$1,154 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,399 - $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)

  • Much 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 digital), has a touch screen, much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 11 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (39 vs 425).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$548 (body only)
$698 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
  • More focus points: 179 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
similar age
$1,398 (body only)
$1,750 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D5600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
9 months older
$970 - $998 (body only)
$1,057 - $1,148 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D5600)

  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 39
  • 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"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
similar age
$979 (body only)
$1,099 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
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the EOS M5 and D5600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
similar age
$895 - $898 (body only)
$998 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
1 year older
$670 - $998 (body only)
$922 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the D5600)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.74x vs 0.54x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (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 DMC-GX8 and D5600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens