CNET First Look
Nikon D5600 is still a fine dSLR for the moneyA little faster and a little better than its predecessor, the D5600 still rates as a great inexpensive dSLR.
Nikon's inexpensive D5600 DS allow our walks in the footsteps of of the D5500. Remaining a too small for some but otherwise inexpensive camera, it's a great choice for typical family photography with solid photo quality. The body is unchanged. It's quite straightforward to use, and very similar to its cheaper sibling, the D3400, but with some extra buttons and switches. I still don't like Nikon's flat, multiway controller And not complain about it every single time. The small size means it's got a small grip. The pinky or even my medium sized grown hand is forced to crawl underneath the grip slightly. It adds in camera time lapse, bluetooth, and the ability to swipe through the images and play back via the touch screen. The features are basic, but sufficient for its class with a variety of filter effects, quiet shutter release, which is really nice for school plays and sleeping babies, and the articulated display. It also has nice perks like interval shooting and in camera two shot HDR, which produces decent results and is faster than a lot of competitors. The camera still annoyingly turns certain settings off after one shot though like HDR and the self-timer. The D5600 delivers better performance than its predecessor for single shot speed but otherwise unchanged. But that's still best in class.