• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D5600 advantages over Nikon Z fc

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Nikon Z fc advantages over Nikon D5600

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    43 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax KP

Nikon D5600
Pentax KP
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z fc
Pentax KP
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Canon T7i

Nikon D5600
Canon T7i
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon Z fc
Canon T7i
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SL2

Nikon D5600
Canon SL2
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon Z fc
Canon SL2
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Nikon D5600
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon Z fc
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Longer video battery life
  • Newer
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm X-T200

Nikon D5600
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • NFC
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon Z fc
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • Longer exposure
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
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