Nikon Australia has released details of its latest entry-level DX-format DSLR, the D5600, which is due to go on sale locally on 24 November.
Angled view of the new Nikon D5600 camera with the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm VR kit lens. (Source: Nikon.)
The new camera is equipped with the same 24.2-megapixel sensor and EXPEED 4 processor as the D5500 model it replaces but is slightly smaller and lighter and adds Nikon’s SnapBridge connectivity. Also carried over from the previous model is the 3.2-inch monitor screen, which includes touch screen operation and can be flipped out and rotated for greater shooting versatility. The D5600 supports a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600 and users can set the camera to allow enabling and disabling auto ISO via the touch Fn button. A crop function has been added to the touch functions for use during playback zoom and a frame advance bar lets users scroll through images easily in playback mode.
A new time-lapse movie function allows users to compress long periods of time into short ones, entirely within the camera. Time-lapse movies recorded with the camera can also be transferred to a smart device via SnapBridge. Support for the SnapBridge app maintains a constant connection between the D5600 and a smart device after a one-time setup, allowing images to be transferred automatically between the devices. SnapBridge also enables the image transfer to continue even after the camera has been turned off, whilst also allowing the uploading of images to NIKON IMAGE SPACE for storage and sharing.
Full details of the D5600 can be found at https://mynikonlife.com.au/gear/digital-slr-cameras/d5600/. The D5600 is not being released in the USA at present so pricing details are not available. Nikon doesn’t provide local pricing information to journalists so you’ll have to consult your local camera store to see what it costs. To the best of our knowledge it’s likely to be offered locally with the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm VR kit lens.