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 D5300 and the D7200) 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 400 ms), has a screen which flips out and has much less shutter lag (111 ms vs 251 ms).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots), 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) and slightly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$500 - $549 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
$739 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $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
$326 (body only)
$397 - $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

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 970 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$499 (body only)
$549 - $719 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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$649 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
3 years older
$711 (body only)
$949 18-140mm 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)

  • Much more startup delay: 300 ms vs 200 ms
  • Much more shutter lag: 251 ms vs 111 ms
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7100 and D5600

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

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"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20.9 MP), 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 significantly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism), significantly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,419 - $1,697 (body only)
$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 7D

Canon EOS 7D
7 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,800 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D5600)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D5600)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D and D5600

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.8"

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
  • 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

  • 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 D500

Nikon D500
10 months older
$1,533 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D5600)

  • Larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 2.8"
  • Heavier: 860 g vs 465 g

common strengths of the D500 and D5600

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$949 - $999 (body only)
$1,449 - $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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 465 g

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
4 years older
$2,199 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D5600)

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

common strengths of the D600 and D5600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 465 g

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, records movies in 24p and has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 2000 ms).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.70x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 60 fps), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (39 vs 143).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$444 - $548 (body only)
$580 - $648 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
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

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
  • 24p support
  • 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%

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

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
1 year older
$1,047 10-100mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D5600)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D5600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 970 shots

common strengths of the 1 J5 and D5600

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $316.49 vs $569.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
similar age
$449 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 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-A3 and D5600

  • 24p support
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $569.00
  • Each has a built-in flash