Nikon D5600 vs. Nikon D5500 comparison

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The new Nikon D5600 camera has only a few minor upgrades from the previous D5500 model:

  • SnapBridge
  • Smaller size Slightly lighter
  • Auto ISO with the touch Fn button
  • Frame advance touch interface (like the D5)
  • In-camera time lapse feature

This is a comparison between the Nikon D5600 and Nikon D5500 based on the specifications published on Nikon's website:

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5500

Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts) Nikon F mount
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensor
DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm DX, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm CMOS
Total pixels
24.78 million 24.78 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required) Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels
24.2 million 24.2 million
Image size
(L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000 (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression. NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage media
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant) SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Card slot
1 Secure Digital (SD) card --
File system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1) Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-¹)
Eyepoint
17 mm (–1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens) 17 mm (–1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5 m-1 -1.7 – +0.5m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror
Quick return --
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled Instant return, electronically controlled
Shutter type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane shutter
Shutter speed
1/4000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time 1/4000–30s, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed
X = 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower X=1/200s, synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer; interval timer photography supported S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, Interval timer shooting, delayed remote, ML-L3; quick-response remote, ML-L3
Frame advance rate
Up to 5 fps, CL: Up to 3 fps CH: Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW). Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values. Approx.5 fps. L: Up to 3 fps. H: Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW). Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Exposure metering
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses). Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Matrix
Metering range
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV. Spot metering: 2–20 EV Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV. Spot metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
CPU CPU
Mode
Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key) Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food); special effects modes (night vision, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key)
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by –5 to +5EV, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes Can be adjusted by –5 – +5 EV, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 25600, in steps of 1/3 EV, Auto ISO sensitivity control available 100–25600, in steps of 1/3 EV. Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.). Autofocus is available with AF-S, AF-P, and AF-I lenses. Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/ 1 ft 8 in.–9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
–1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) –1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points
39, can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points 39, can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up. P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modes
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes -3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
Nikon CLS supported Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, or SB-500 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately) AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning. Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Bracketing types
Exposure, White balance, ADL --
Live view - lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (MF) Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)
Live view - AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected) Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View - automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto flash off modes Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor --
Movie - metering method
Matrix --
Movie - frame size and frame rate
1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p, actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality 1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal. 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal. 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal. Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
Movie - file format
MOV MOV
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Linear PCM Linear PCM
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 25600 100–25600
Other options
Time-lapse movies --
Monitor
8.1 cm (3.2–in.) diagonal; TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment, and eye-sensor controlled on/off; Approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots) 8.1cm (3.2–in.) diagonal. TFT vari-angle LCD touch screen with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, brightness adjustment, and eye-sensor controlled on/off. Approx.1037k-dot, (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots)
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters) Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12 or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB
Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output
Type C HDMI connector Type C HDMI connector
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Accessory terminal(s)
Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately) Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Wi-Fi standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11) 2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Wi-Fi security
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK. Encryption: AES
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
NFC - Operation
NFC Forum Type 3 Tag --
Bluetooth standards
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 --
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery
One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately) EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4–in. (ISO 1222) 1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions
Approx. 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.) Approx. 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)
Weight
Approx. 465 g (1 lb 0.4 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 415 g/14.7 oz (camera body only) Approx. 470 g (1 lb 0.6 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 420 g/14.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) 0°C–40°C (+32°F–104°F)
Operating environment - humidity
Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation) 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), AN-DC3 strap, MH-24 battery charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale) Rubber Eyecup DK-25, Body Cap BF-1B, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-24 (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), Strap AN-DC3, USB Cable UC-E23, Audio/video cable EG-CP16
Compatible lenses
-- Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Exposure bracketing
-- 3 frames, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ADL bracketing
-- 2 shots
White balance bracketing
-- 3 shots in steps of 1
Video output
-- NTSC, PAL
Wi-Fi communications protocols
-- IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates
-- 54 Mbps. Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Wi-Fi access protocols
-- Infrastructure
Wireless setup
-- Supports WPS
UK price (US price not available)
£799 £569
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