Nikon has announced the D5600, a DSLR for advanced beginners and enthusiast photographers. It’s essentially a minor update to last year’s D5500, gaining the latest version of Nikon’s Snapbridge smartphone connectivity. This includes an ‘always on’ Bluetooth LE connection, which allows every image taken to be transferred automatically to a smart device. The Wi-Fi connection can also be used to control the camera remotely.
Other updates in the Nikon D5600 include the addition of a built-in intervalometer for timelapse shooting, and a couple of new touchscreen functions. Users can engage Auto ISO using a touch button during viewfinder shooting, while a frame advance bar previously seen on the high-end D500 and D5 allows quick browsing through images in playback.
Aside from this, the D5600 inherits the D5500’s core feature set, including a 24.2-million-pixel DX format image sensor, 39-point autofocus system, and fully-articulating 3.2″ touchscreen.
The D5600 will cost £799.99 in a kit with the AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, or £989.99 with the AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6D VR. It’s due to go on sale on the 24th November.
Fire up your creative spirit with the all-new, constantly-connected D5600
London, UK, 10th November 2016: Nikon extends its range of SnapBridge-compatible cameras with the D5600, an inspiring DX-format D-SLR for people who want to explore the creative world of photography. Whether it’s shadow play when the sun’s high, or movies shot from intriguing angles, the new Nikon D5600 is a camera that gives power to fresh ideas.
Image quality is everything and the D5600’s large 24.2 megapixel DX-format image sensor sharply captures fine textures and renders photos and movies with superbly crisp detail. An ISO range of 100-25600, and an expanded ISO sensitivity of 6400 in Night Landscape mode, ensures low-light scenes and difficult lighting situations are handled with ease. Thanks to Nikon’s SnapBridge, users can automatically sync photos to a smart device, as they shoot, and then share the inspiring results right there in the moment. With the D5600, SnapBridge also makes it possible to use the connected smart device to shoot remotely via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability (1). During viewfinder shooting, the refined touch Fn function offers an intuitive alternative to using the command dial or multi-selector: now photographers can operate the Auto Sensitivity control, as well as selecting the focus point or adjusting other important settings, via the large touchscreen. And a frame advance bar, inherited from Nikon’s professional D5 and D500 cameras, makes it possible to quickly scroll through images in playback mode. For movie shooters, the new Time-Lapse Movie function (inherited from Nikon’s high-end DSLRs) makes it simple to transform slow-moving scenes into dramatic high-speed sequences.
Simon Iddon, Head of Product Management, Nikon UK, says: “The D5600 is perfect for passionate photographers looking to step away from their smartphones and upgrade their pictures. The vari-angle touchscreen display and optical viewfinder allow complete creative freedom to capture images from your own unique perspective. Nikon’s stunning image technology makes every photo worth sharing and SnapBridge makes it easy to do so. The D5600 is the ideal choice for new photographers looking to step up their game.”
Summary of key features
Nikon D-SLR image quality: the large 24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor, wide ISO range of 100-25600, and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine combine to deliver stunning images and incredible detail—even in low light.
SnapBridge: Utilises Bluetooth® low energy technology (2) to let the D5600 maintain a constant, low-power link with a smartphone or tablet. Sync and share D-SLR quality images on the go via the Bluetooth connection. Easily transfer movies, or use a smart device to shoot remotely via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability.
Vari-angle touchscreen: large 8.1 cm (3.2 in) LCD with wide viewing-angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution.
Optical viewfinder: approx. 95% frame coverage with approx. 0.82x magnification
AF precision: miss nothing thanks to the razor-sharp 39-point autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors in the centre, and up to 5 fps continuous shooting.
Movies worth sharing: record smooth, finely-detailed Full HD video clips at frame rates of up to 50p/60p.
Travel ready: body weighs just 415 g (approximately) (3) and boasts a deep grip for a stable, exceptionally comfortable hold.
Expandable system: compatible with a wide range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, as well as Nikon’s ME-1 stereo microphone and the ME-W1 Wireless Microphone.
1 Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
2 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon and its Affiliates is under license.
3 Without battery/SD card