• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon D5600 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Less expensive
    $697 vs $898*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 970 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    70 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Nikon D5600

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    10 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.55x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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 Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Nikon D5600
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1077
  • 1 inch

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Nikon D5600
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Pentax KP

Nikon D5600
Pentax KP
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $747
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Pentax KP
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $747
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T7i

Nikon D5600
Canon T7i
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More cross-type AF points
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon T7i
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon SL2

Nikon D5600
Canon SL2
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Canon SL2
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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