• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D5600 advantages over Fujifilm X-T3

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $597 vs $1699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 970 vs 390 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 64 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T3 advantages over Nikon D5600

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    16 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.75x vs 0.55x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    36 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; Very good touchscreen display; Excellent image quality for its class; Good overall performance.

  • Not many improvements compared to its predecessor, with some downgrades; No 4K video recording.

  • Great image quality from both JPEGs and raw; Excellent high ISO performance; Up to 20fps full-res burst shooting; Very fast autofocus performance; High-res EVF; 3-way tilting touchscreen; Dual UHS-II slots; 4K 60p video; F-Log support.

  • Slightly higher noise levels than X-T2; No in-body image stabilization; Slight crop in 4K 60p (1.18x); Internal 10-bit HEVC video files require a fast, modern computer.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Nikon D5600
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D3400

Nikon D5600
Nikon D3400
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-T3
Nikon D3400
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax KP

Nikon D5600
Pentax KP
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $747
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T3
Pentax KP
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $747
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SL2

Nikon D5600
Canon SL2
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-T3
Canon SL2
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6600

Nikon D5600
Sony A6600
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A6600
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
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