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Nikon is bringing the D5600 to the U.S.

Create: 01/04/2017 - 21:00
Nikon D5600


  • 24.2-MP DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor
  • Records Full HD 1920 x 1080 video but not 4K
  • Will now be available to U.S., Canadian photographers

Announced for overseas markets in November, Nikon's mid-level D5600 DSLR will now be available to photographers in the U.S. and Canada.

This camera replaces the D5500. It uses a 24.2-MP DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor paired with a 39-point autofocus system.

The camera has an ISO range of 100-25,600 and records its RAW and JPG images, as well as video, to SD cards.

Speaking of video, the D5600 records Full HD 1920 x 1080 at up to 60 frames per second resolution.

In addition to the optical pentamirror viewfinder, the D5600 also has a 3.2-inch touch-enabled LCD monitor. This display also flips outward and rotates, as can be seen in one of the photos that accompany this article.

The vertically traveling metal focal-plane shutter has speeds running from 30 seconds to 1/4,000 plus B. The D5600 has a built-in flash. Synchronization speed is 1/200.

The Nikon D5600 will be available in January 2017 in several configurations:

  • With the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens for US$799.95
  • With the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for US$1,199.95.
  • As a two-lens kit with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lenses, for US$1,149.95
  • Body only for US$699.95

For more about the D5600, read the previous article (see link above).

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Mike Elek is a longtime journalist and was one of the original editors for The Wall Street Journal Online. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Vineland, N.J.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; New York City; and Hong Kong. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He shoots with film and digital cameras.