The current line of SLR cameras Nikon covers the entire spectrum of interests of customers. It has cameras with full-frame matrices (FX, frame size about 36 × 24 mm) and “cropped” – APS-C, that is, reduced diagonally by 1.5 times compared to full-frame. The frame size is approximately 24 × 16 mm. In Nikon, they are called DX.
The Nikon DX-series of DSLRs today includes four models:
junior entry level – Nikon D3400;
entry level – Nikon D5600, the hero of our review;
intermediate level – Nikon D7500;
professional level – Nikon D500.
Of these models, of course, the most sold are those related to the initial level – they are cheaper, they are easier to photograph for those who do not want to deeply study the technology of professional shooting. Such cameras not only know how to properly set the modes themselves, but also help the owner in mastering the basics of shooting using text prompts. The Nikon D5600 camera has a touch screen, and many moments of photography are very similar to those on a smartphone, so for beginners, shooting will be familiar and convenient. Those settings that may be incomprehensible are explained on-screen prompts.
The first five-thousandth camera, the Nikon D5000, appeared in 2009. At first, the main differences between this series and the “three thousandth” were the type of matrix (CMOS instead of CCD) and a rotary screen. Later models began to be equipped not with 11-, but with 39-point autofocus, which was previously used only in mid-range cameras.
The resolution increased, the processors were updated … Finally, the “five thousandth” features appeared, without which a modern camera can no longer be imagined. This video recording, wireless control and communication with mobile devices, a touch-sensitive rotary screen.
Let’s see what Nikon D5600 offers from the familiar to the modern user:
LCD touch screen;
NFC and Bluetooth modules for quick installation and support of communication with a smartphone / tablet;
wireless remote control of the camera and data transfer to a smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi;
obtaining coordinates of the place of taking photos through a smartphone / tablet connected to the camera.
The Nikon D5600 lies comfortably in your hand even with heavy professional lenses – shooting with the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f / 2.8G ED VR was comfortable despite the fact that the lens is three times as heavy as the camera (the camera itself with a battery and a card weighs 465 grams, and the lens – 1540).
When working with the standard AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6G VR and the new fast AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f / 2.8-4E ED VR, there was no imbalance. What can we say about the completely light fix AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f / 1.8G. The camera confidently lay in the hand when shooting with an external Nikon Speedlight SB-700 flash.
The Nikon camera’s standard rubber grip, comfortable buttons and control wheels, a fairly bright viewfinder, better external flash control than previous cameras of the same class allow the Nikon D5600 to come close to mid-range models in terms of convenience and performance, giving the photographer the opportunity to get the desired result.
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Nikon D5600. Week with an expert
Publication date: 06/09/2017
Camera Design and Features
The hero of our review is a digital SLR camera. Accordingly, one of its main features is the presence of an optical viewfinder, which, using a system that includes a swivel mirror, allows you to see the future frame directly through the lens.
The optical viewfinder is good because the photographer sees exactly the moment that will be captured after pressing the shutter button. All changes in the scene are reflected instantly, literally at the speed of light, it is possible to respond to events as fast as the photographer himself, the camera’s autofocus and the mechanisms of a particular lens are capable.
A feature of all inexpensive SLRs is that the viewfinder shows a little less than what happens on the frame. In the Nikon D5600, the photographer sees 95% of the frame. This is convenient – even with tight cropping, when the contours of the main object in the viewfinder are literally pressed against the edges of the frame, in reality you always get a small margin. The risk is reduced that when you undetectably move the camera, you accidentally “cut off” a person’s crown or part of a leg, a beautiful building – a spire or cross, etc.
The viewfinder is equipped with a diopter adjustment (from –1.7 to +0.5), which will allow most photographers with imperfect vision to do without glasses when shooting. An IR sensor is located above the eyepiece, which, when approaching the face (arm, body), turns off the information screen if it is pre-configured in the menu. It can also be disabled by pressing the Info button.
As already mentioned, the Nikon D5600 camera is equipped with a rotary screen, which gives the photographer many opportunities.
For example, it provides convenient shooting from different angles.