Nikon has introduced its new D5600 entry-level DSLR that focuses on consumer-friendly features and a relatively affordable price tag. A descendant of the D5500, this camera adds new connectivity options but keeps the same 24 megapixel CMOS sensor. Nikon hopes that the D5600 will be an attractive option for budding photographers looking to make the jump from a smartphone.
Upgrades over the previous generation include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE connectivity that allow users to instantly transfer photos wirelessly via Nikon’s free smartphone app. There is a 3.2-inch LCD display on the back that tilts and swivels. It is the beneficiary of new in-depth touchscreen controls that the D5500 lacked. Nikon also added a new time-lapse movie mode that was previously only available on higher-end models. Final pricing and availability has yet to be revealed but we’re guessing the D5600 will sell for around $1,000.
The D5600 is equipped with a range of features that encourages users to capture and communicate their stories. Featuring a vari-angle LCD monitor that flips out and rotates, it is possible to shoot from nearly any angle for greater creative freedom. The touch-screen operation so popular with the D5500 has been further enhanced in the D5600 with the addition of a crop function for use during playback zoom, and a frame advance bar that allows scrolling through images in playback mode easily. The D5600 also incorporates a time-lapse movie function equivalent to that of the more advanced Nikon D7200, enabling users to capture changing scenes over a time period and create stunning time-lapse videos.