CES 2017 Nikon D5600 Now Available in US

At CES 2017, Nikon announced US availability of their entry level DSLR, D5600. Nikon D5600 offers beginning photographers the creativity and performance benefits of DSLR photography. Let's take a look.

Specification

  • 24.2 Megapixel DX CMOS Sensor
  • 39-Point Autofocus System
  • Up to 5 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • 1080P 60FPS Movie Recording
  • 3.2 Inch Touch TFT-LCD Monitor
  • 95% Viewfinder Frame Coverage
  • 0.82X Viewfinder Magnification
  • TTL Exposure Metering using 2,016-Pixel RGB Sensor

Specification wise, there's nothing mind blowing. In fact, it's almost identical to previous generation Nikon D5500. Then, what is the key difference? SnapBridge. Using bluetooth, SnapBridge allows users to easily share photo wirelessly. It is a slightly different technology than Wi-Fi connection and it's much less hassle to go through.

Performance

Nikon D5600 shows few upgrades from its predecessor Nikon D5500. Battery life is better at 970 shots from 820 shots, in camera time lapse feature is added, and is slightly lighter. ISO performance and autofocus performance is identical, since both D5500 and D5600 use same 2,016-pexel RGB sensor and Multi-CAM 4800DX.

Overall

It's quite disappointing upgrade after year and half. I expected better video capabilities since Canon 80D heavily focused on video features, but I guess Nikon's going to keep away from pro-like video features from their entry level line-up. Although, built-in NFC and in-camera time-lapse features are very useful, but I don't think it is good enough to force previous D5500 user to upgrade. Nikon D5600 is now available in US with MSRP of $799.95 with the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G VR lens (shown in the pictures).