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Nikon D5600 Review - 2018

Nikon D5600 is excellent mid range DSLR camera, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any issues or the features that I don’t like. So, I am will discuss here the set of features I like as well as I don’t like in this camera.

Now one of the key point is I am reviewing this camera in the year of 2018, many of the Nikon users those who are feeling to get this camera are holding their purchase because in general Nikon announces their update of mid range DSLR in every 2 years. And that’s true also. Is Nikon moves straight on scheduled, then of course a scheduled update is plan for next Nikon mid range DSLR, you can set Nikon D5700 or Nikon D5600 whatever you want.

1. Nikon D5600 Overview
2. Nikon D5600 Handling and Design
3. AutoFocus Performance
4. Live View and Video AutoFocus
5. Image Quality
6. Comparison with Competitiors
7. Conclusion

Nikon D5600 + 18-55mm AFP Kit Lens Sample Image

Nikon D5600 Sample Image Capture with Kit Lens – The Macro capability and the bokeh of the kit lens is very good

1. Nikon D5600 overview

Nikon D5600 is a very good mid range DSLR to start with, or you may be using entry level camera from Nikon just like a Nikon D3400 or maybe Nikon D3500 which is recently announced by Nikon. So, what is the major advantage in upgrading to Nikon D5600 from Nikon entry level DSLR.

One of the biggest advantage I personally see while using both the cameras the entry level on’s and the mid range DSLR.  Is image quality and Advance Phase AF system.

Let’s discuss the features of Nikon D5600 Camera

As we all know the the features of the Nikon D5600 DSLRs is somehow looks identical to those of the D5500. Now in most of the Nikon entry level and Mid range DSLRs the Sensor Resolution remains the same at a decent 24.2MP, again shunning an optical low pass filter in the quest to pull out even more detail from the data recorded. So, of course that’s the key of attraction of since the eliminates the use of low-pass filters in their DSLRs camera and due to that you always get 100% details in your images all the time.

As you know that the Nikon D5600  uses EXPEED 4 image processor, with a native sensitivity range starts from  ISO100 to 25,600. Now practically speaking you get very clean images at ISO 6400 and and that’s a real surprise for me if I am using a Mid -range camera.

The optical viewfinder provides coverage of 95% of coverage. The Display screen is center of attraction, 3.2-inch vari-angle touchscreen display with a 1,037,000-dot resolution, very responsive touch operation. Touch display screen really helps to quickly set-up the core setting of my camera.

Nikon’s timelapse movie function is a great thing to use when you want to create some dramatic Timelapse with your images. You can capture timelapse movies in camera and at the same time the camera also offers an exposure smoothing function helping to even-out variations in lighting as your sequence is captured.

Well 4K isn’t introduced with Nikon D5600 camera, may it arrive with future models of Nikon mid-range DSLRs. However you can record 1080p video without any issues, with a choice of 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates. You can use external Mic with the camera for pure audio, as well as the vari-angle touch screen helps a lot while creating self videos.


2. Nikon D5600 Handling and Design

This is one of first Nikon DSLR that carries ultra-compact body, and just forget the ultra compact body that DSLR carries the grip you are getting is best in its class. And if you’re a professional photographer or even a serious hobbyist, and you work for hours while holding the camera in your hand. Then this camera will going to feel you one of the most comfortable camera you have ever touched with your hands. The grip of this camera is really very  amazingly designed to give you comfort even for longer hours.

I am really very very satisfied with the handling part of this camera, and I feel no physical pain even working for hours to test this camera.  So, if you want to buy a new camera and before jumping to its specs and all that stuff, it’s also very important to important that design of the camera should feel comfortable in your hand. Because, if your hands are not comfortable with the camera, you cannot get the quality of output that you may want from your machine.

On the rear side of the camera we have a large 3.2 inch very large display screen, which is really there is an extraordinary flexible that gives compositional freedom and a perfect  companion of selfie lovers and YouTubers. The viewfinder gives to 95% coverage of the screen, which is of course ok for the class where the Nikon D5 600 camera is belonging to.

Now the button layout of the Nikon D 5600 camera which is really a problematic thing for me, I find no reason why Nikon place the menu button on the extreme right top of the camera.  whenever we shoot images and if you want to switch off or switch on the auto ISO mode. Then you have no option other than jumping inside the menu of the camera.

So there are a lot of times when you want to switch off your auto ISO settings and it become problematic  to touch the menu button of the camera. And for that you have to use your hand which is holding the camera and your entire set up get disturb for a moment.  And of course this problem doesn’t exist in the Nikon entry level models such as Nikon D 3400, or Nikon D3500 camera or even in the higher and models such as the Nikon D7500.

My request to Nikon : So it’s my humble request to Nikon Corporation if they are reading my review for improving their camera and all that, then this should replace or read assign the menu button of the Nikon D5600 camera in future generation of their dslrs.

None there is also issue of quick access to menu items, for example if your shooting in full manual mode you need to enter menu to change the exposure compensation.

One more issue that I have faced while operating the mid range DSLR camera, and at the same time while operating the higher in DSLR camera just like the Nikon D 7500 or D500, you get a  options that you can save your settings and quickly access through the mode dial by selecting the U1 or U2. So, if Nikon also add these functions to their mid range DSLR then it will become a bit more easier for a Shooter to quickly access their own personalized settings in their camera.

These are some minor issues and more or less this is you doesn’t bother or affect the image quality off the camera in anyway. Above mentioned  are few handling issues that I have faced based on my experience. And so, I am putting my suggestion in front of Nikon as well to those who are interested in buying this camera,and they must be aware of the things that I have faced or feels so about the camera.

Now at the end I must again say that the build quality of this DSLR is very good, you will not going to experience the feel and the comfort level level, that you get with this camera when compared to any other mid range or entry level DSLR. I’m not taking the name of mirrorless here because they are more difficult to handle for longer period of time without a proper grip and body shape.


3. Autofocus performance of Nikon D5600 DSLR

As we all know that Nikon DSLRs uses two tier of Autofocus architecture, one is Phase AF system that’s active when you are using the viewfinder of the camera and the other one is the contrast based AF system that’a active when you are using the LIVE VIEW mode or Video Modes of the camera.

Nikon D5600 Phase AF Options – You get two options only, first is AutoFOcus Single and the other one is AutoFocus Continuous.

Phase AF System Perofrmance

Now let’s talk about the Nikon D5600 auto-focusing performance review, as we all know the Nikon D5600 Camera Nikon most popular 39 point Multi CAM 4800 autofocus module.

Now for the first time I have used the 39 point autofocusing module in the Nikon D7000 DSLR, also the Nikon D 610 full frame entry level DSLR was carrying the same autofocusing module. And both of them were very impressing to me. Of course it is one of the most reliable, fast, accurate auto focusing system ever been developed for mid range DSLR.

List of options you get in Nikon D5600 under the (Phase) AF Menu

Both single and continuous AF modes are fast and accurate, locking on with ease to static subjects. The 39 point focusing system really help, If your shooting moving subjects the AF tracking modes very well on moving subjects , although advance customization not available as you may have seen in Nikon D7500 or D500 modes.


LIVE VIEW or VIDEO MODE AF Options in Nikon D560 DSLR camera

4. Live View and Video AutoFocus Performance

In live view and video mode the Nikon D5600 DSLR uses the Contrast based AF system, As you can see above we have two working AF modes in LIVE View, the Auto Focus Single and Auto Focus Continuous or Fulltime Servo. When you click on the AF-F (continuous AF) which is recommended too. Then you will have the following set of AF Area mode options,

Again in LIVE view AF area modes you get Face tracking, Normal, Wide and 3D Tracking AF modes. However due to contrast based AF system the AF is bit slow. Despite of that, the Nikon D5600 camera do offers Fulltime AF support while shooting Videos or in Live view mode. The Face Time AF tracking is also very effective when you are vlogging with the Nikon D5600 camera.


5. Image quality of Nikon D5600 DSLR

The image quality of Nikon D5600 DSLR is really very impressive, and after using this camera for a while I have found that this is one of the best mid range DSLR camera  to have with you if you really cares about the image quality coming straight out from the camera. The camera captures very crisp and clear images, and at the same time the low light performance of this camera is amazingly good.

No optical low pass filter inside it. As we all know the Nikon range of DSLR starting from entry level DSLR like Nikon D3500,  did doesn’t carry any built-in optical low pass filter inside.

One of the great advantage of having no optical low pass filter is that you get very crisp,clear and  clean pictures all the time.

Let me know you you don’t know, none of the can an entry level mid range or high end DSLR, is able to remove optical low pass filter inside it. And due to that you are not able to get  100% search results from the camera.

Now one more thing that I must let you know that, even when reviewing the Canon 5ds R camera I have found that the camera have a low pass less effect, it doesn’t physically remove the low pass filter from the camera it actually gives the effect of  not having a low pass filter. Then what’s the point of selling two different models with different names and having same core specification.

So that’s a big issue, and the competitors I am talking about Canon right now this should be aware of the fact that improve their Technology as soon as possible to compete with the competitors offrings out there.

Recommended ISO range for the Nikon D5600 camera.

Nikon D5600 camera gives you 14 bit lossless compressed rar files which is of course very usable to extract details when you need. So it’s always a good move to save  extra copy of RAW file when you are sitting in low light condition or important event.

But, at the same time there are a lot of shooters out there who prefers only JPG straight out of the camera. They don’t have time  to each and every raw file of the camera.

So I’m giving you a set of recommended ISO in here where you can use it without having any issues with the camera and your images will not going be ruined by the  level of noise created by the camera.

very clean images of two ISO 1600. The camera gives extremely  good quality of images ISO 1600.

ISO 3200 is a level where you can spot out some nice appearing in the Shadows of the pictures, however you can use ISO 3200 without having any hesitation and it’s also recommended to put your camera maximum height of auto ISO range upto 3200 only.

Finally, at the end the ISO 6400 is a level is also usable, however if you are capturing images at ISO 6400 you may need  to implement extra noise removing software. and of course there are a lot of good softwares out there including one of my favourite neat image which work very well in removing noise however at the end it to give a plastic look to your images but it’s better than the High  noise levels you may notice in the pictures.

The maximum ISO range of the Nikon D5600 camera goes up to 25600, and I never recommend anyone to use ISO 25600 in any case. Limit yourself up to ISO 6400 if possible while operating the camera.


6. Comparing the camera with competitors

let’s talk about that Canon 800d / T7i  Versus the Nikon D5 600 camera.

Now while using both the camera for few days I am going to share my experience with you right now.

Image quality

Canon 800d / T7 I versus The Nikon D 5600. The image quality of Nikon D 5600 camera is of course for better compared to the Canon 800d, the colour depth the dynamic range and the signal to noise ratio that is the low light performance of Nikon D 5600 is better than the Canon 800d.

Now, let’s jump in details to understand in a better way,  now let’s say the amount of noise generated by Canon 800d camera at ISO 1600 is equivalent to the amount of noise generated by Nikon D 5600 camera at ISO 3200. What I mean to say here is, Nikon D 5600 is giving you at least one stop better low light performance  compared to the Canon 800d / T7 I.

As we all know the Canon camera  do have built in optical low pass filter, and that is one of the biggest  reasons that you cannot squeeze out the level of detail from a Canon camera when compared to a Nikon where you don’t have any optical low pass filter.

Phase autofocus performance

The phase autofocus performance of Nikon D5600, As well as Canon 800d is almost equivalent. Although the Canon is offering you a bit more auto focusing points in phase autofocus system compared to Nikon. You are getting 39 auto focusing system with Nikon D5600 camera where as the Canon 800d / T7 give few 45 point Auto focusing system..

Video and live view autofocus system

The video and live view autofocus system Of Canon 800d is of course good, Canon is using dual pixel CMOS autofocus sensor inside the Canon 800d / T7i and the focusing speed of the camera is superfast while shooting videos or creating still images in live view mode.

But at the same time the Nikon D5600 camera is using contrast based autofocus sensor, hence the autofocusing speed of Nikon camera is not upto the mark in video as well as in live view mode. So if you are a dedicated video Shooter then Canon 800d / T7 I is a better camera for you.

Finally, now let’s talk about the lens quality,  then AF-P kit lensis really huge and having a big lens only means the optical used inside the lens is a better quality.  and not theoretically only I have used the lens extensively with the Nikon D 5600 camera and it gives very sharp output,  auto focusing speed is very high and completely silent while focusing.

7. Conclusion

Using Nikon D5600 camera in the year of 2018 to add another level of experience with it.

Well starting from the design it do delivers excellent contact body as well as a very comfortable hand that never feel so comfortable with any other entry level or mid range DSLR camera.

One of the most important thing is image quality  off the camera while shooting with the camera even in the year of 2018 just feels me that is still a Nikon D5600 camera is the best DSLR out there.

For whom this camera is targeted to?  or you can say can you buy this camera for yourself?

If you have a still photographer and you believe in getting best out of your camera irrespective of brand and model that are available in front of you then go with Nikon D5600 camera. Since, it is one of the best mid range APS-C sensor based DSLR camera available in the year of 2018.

Now if you are a videographer or youtuber,  and your requirement starts with having a continuous autofocus support all the time when creating videos.  then this camera is not made for you. Then, the best camera for you is of course the Canon 200d, or you can buy the Canon 77D or even if you have a bit more budget then you can look towards Canon 80d.  but keep in mind most of the Canon cameras to carry exactly same sensor so it’s my advice to you don’t invest in body too much invest in lenses for Canon or Nikon.

Overall the package you are getting the Nikon D5600 camera along with the kit lens is highly usable.  And after using the camera I firmly believe that if you are a dedicated still Shooter it is the best camera available in the year of 2018, no competitors out there.

Also see – Best Lenses for Nikon D5600 DSLR

  • Nikon D5600 Body only – B&H Store | Amazon
  • Nikon D5600 with 18-140mm (Recommended) – B&H Store | Amazon
  • Nikon D5600 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm – B&H Store | Amazon

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Best Nikon DSLR AutoFocus Setting for Video and Still

Yes, Take a look a the Best Nikon DSLR AutoFocus Setting guide which will help you out if you are a newbie. In the video you can see the Best Nikon DSLR Video setting AF guide and Nikon DSLR best still shooting AF Guide. Please keep in mind the guide is made for keeping the entry level and Mid Range Photographers in mind.

Nikon D3400 vs. Nikon D5600 HIGH ISO TEST

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We have done High ISO comparison test between the Nikon D5600 vs Nikon D3400.

The Nikon D3400 features same resolution sensor as of Nikon Mid range DSLR D5600 camera.  The big question is, Is Nikon D5600 and Nikon D3400 is using the same 24MP CMOS sensor ? or Nikon D5600 is using a better one ? Let’s find out the fact by doing a High ISO test.

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Nikon D3400 vs. Nikon D5600 ISO 3200

Nikon D3400 image quality is just awesome, we aren’t saying the Nikon D5600 samples are inferior. But we aren’t able to see any big difference between the two.

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Nikon D3400 low-light test done at ISO 6400

Again if we look at the sample images of the cameras captured at ISO 6400, both images look identical to each other, and anyone can guess that both pics are generated from same device. But, the reality is we are getting images from the same sensor sitting inside different models. Both the camera controlling color noise very well and details are also usable at ISO 6400.

Also see – Best lenses for Nikon D3400

Now be ready for the moment when you will witness Nikon D3400 performance surpasses Nikon D5600 camera. And it’s really a big issue without a doubt.

Nikon D3400 vs D5600 best low light camera

If I talk about the image quality both the images captured at ISO 12800 are unusable for a professional shooter.

Nikon D3400 outperformed Nikon D5600

Now can you believe a $496 camera beat $696 camera in low light test ? Yes, while looking at the both the samples they look identical to each other bit while closely examining both the image we noticed Nikon D3400 is able to preserve a bit more details at some specific area of the image when compared with Nikon D5600.  May, be due to a different Algorithms running in both the models.

While looking at the images from both the camera we are not able find any difference between the two. After closely examining the images at 100% scale we have concluded that both the camera is using the same sensor for sure, despite having big difference in price.

So if you are sincere about image quality and want to save few bucks go and get Nikon D3400.

Buy Nikon D3400 from Amazon | B&H

Also see Nikon D5600 vs Nikon D3400

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Best lenses for Nikon D5600

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The Best lenses for Nikon D5600 is selected by our experts. These lenses are perfect and 100% compatible with your camera, the third party lenses mentioned below are also are more affordable and excellent alternatives of expensive Nikon Lenses.
Nikon D5600 camera features excellent core specification and it’s a perfect choice for anyone who wants more controls, power and robustness then entry level DSLRs or some Mid-range DSLRs of current generation. The Nikon D5600 is a perfect balance of resolution and low-light performance. The advance AF system of the camera can track and shoot moving subjects in no-time when paired with perfect lenses.

Best Standard Zoom Lens

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In general you get two lens options with Nikon D5600 DSLR, 18-55mm and 18-135mm but believe me the 18-140 MM lens is top notch performer and  significantly better than the 18-135mm lens in terms of sharpness and image stabilization. The lens does a blazing fast AF and features internal focusing mechanism makes minimal amount of noise that isn’t noticeable while recording the video. The VR system is also very effective but the lens doesn’t features active VR mode as found in some of the expensive Nikon lenses. we highly recommend You get this lens if you want a perfect solution for your DSLR it’s a all rounder sharp lens under affordable price tag that will satisfy your 99% of daily shooting needs.

Best Standard Prime Lens

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The next the next lens we recommend is Nikon 35mm F1.8. It is one of the best standard Prime lens that Nikon ever made for a DX format DSLR. The 35mm lens is very affordable and its shows excellent sharpness at all aperture range with perfect color and contrast output. The Nikon 35 mm F1.8 lens distortion and chromatic aberration is negligible. The 35 mm F1.8 lens focus is very fast and accurate. The lens performs very well at maximum aperture and produces a very detailed images with excellent colour and contrast in low light levels.

You can also get Sigma 18-35mm Lens if you want to get Prime lens capability in a zoom lens. Sigma 18-35mm lens features 3 prime lenses inside. The 18mm F1.8, 24mm F1.8 and 35mm F1.8. 18-35mm lens image quality is out-standing and it’s look like someone added Zoom ring to a prime lens. We highly recommend you to get this lens, if you are prime lens lover.

Best all-in one Solution

Best Travel Lens

Nikon 18-300mm lens from B&H and Amazon

Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR – Nikon 18 to 300 mm will meet your needs if you want a all in one solution that will going to Virtually cover the entire spectrum of focal length that you will ever need.

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Image shot using an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR lens

The lens is extremely versatile and it completely switch off the need of changing lens or carrying any other lenses with you. It is actually a full frame format lens so it will going to act as 27-450 mm lens in your DX format DSLR. We highly recommend you to get this lens if you are a travel photographer. The lens cover excellent lens focal length and we haven’t find any major issues with this.

The good: Best ALL-IN-ONE Lens, highly recommended for travel shooters
The Bad: Heavy

The Best portrait lens

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The Nikon 50mm f 1.8G lens it is one of the best standard Prime lens for your DX or FX format DSLR it will going to be the best purchase you ever made for your DSLR. It is amazingly versatile and produces exceptionally sharp images even at Wide aperture. It is the best portrait lens you can get at an affordable price tag. we highly recommend you to get this lens without having any second thought in your mind.

Best Event Shooting / Wedding Lens

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The next lens we recommend is a professional grade DX lens and its name is 17-55 mm f/ 2.8 lens. The lens features SWM focus motor and hence auto focusing of the lens is very fast as well as silent tailored for video and still purpose.

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Image Captured from Nikon 17-55mm Lens – Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8, one light – sb600 – white umbrella — Sam (Samat) Ayapov

The Lens performance shows you what you get when you spend money on a premium quality of optics. The Nikon 17-55mm lens gives you a top-notch performance across the entire focal length. Even at wide and aperture the lens performance is fantabulous and it is worth to mention that the Nikon 17-55 mm lens is one of the best event shooting lens made by Nikon for DX format DSLRs. The lens sharpness is very good and produces creamy background Blur. Chromatic aberration and distortion is almost negligible in this lens. The performance of the lens is just excellent, the build quality is very high and the output is matchless. But it’s a bit expensive lens for entry level or amateur users, however if you can get… it it is the best event shooting lens till date.

The Good: Super Sharp, Excellent color and contrast output, best lens for general purpose use.
The Bad: Price

 

Best Macro Lens

 

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Nikon 40mm F2.8 AF-S DX  – The best macro lens for D5600 is 40mm of 2.8 macro lens. The lens is very sharp compact and lightweight it is very easy to handle. 40mm F2.8 is specifically optimized for macro work. And the lens distortion and chromatic aberration is very well controlled and negligible. We can called this lens a economical as well as excellent performer. A perfect balance of price and features. we highly recommend you to get this lens for your New DX DSLR.

The Good: Sharp images, affordable
The Bad: None

Alternative Macro Lens for More Range

If you have a habit of shooting macro subject from a compact camera than 40 MM lens is sufficient for you but if you need a lens that will allow you to work from more distance from your subject that will make subject and you more comfortable is Nikon 85 mm have 3.5 DX lens.

Best Macro Lens #2

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Buy 85mm F3.5 Macro Lens from Amazon | B&H

Nikon AF-S DX Macro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED – The Nikon85 mm is very light and compact, the lens also features excellent optical image stabilization and  (SWM) silent wave motor for silent and fast AF operations. We have noticed that VR work very effectively while shooting macro subjects with this lens and you must know that VR becomes your requirement when you are shooting life-size micro images. The 85MM lens can we also used as for portrait work, the lens captures excellent images even at Wide aperture and produces creamy background. We highly recommend you to get this lens.

Best Zoom Lens

 

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Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens – Best zoom lens for Nikon D5600 camera is Nikon 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 VR.  The lens features SWM motor for silent and fast auto focusing purpose the lens comes with VR II image stabilization system that work very effectively for handheld shooting. The 55-300 mm lens very good choice if you are looking for a affordable and a perfect zoom lens.

Best Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

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Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens – Best ultra wide zoom lens for Nikon DX DSLR is 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens. The lens producers very sharp images throughout the focal length even at wide aperture and lens distortion and chromatic Abbreviation is very well controlled and almost negligible in the JPG images produced by the DSLR. The lens features internal focusing mechanism and hence the front end of the lines Remains static,  the focusing mechanism of ultra-wide lens is perfect for using a polarizer & ND filters

Best Third Party Lens

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 Lens

Now we will going to start taking names of best third party lenses available for your Nikon D5600 DSLR right now.

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The best and affordable kit alternative for your DX format DSLR is Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 lens. The Sigma lens produces outstanding images at an affordable price tag.

 Nikon D80 17.0-70.0 mm f/2.8-4.5 --- By Viviana Isca

Nikon D80 17.0-70.0 mm f/2.8-4.5 — By Viviana Isca

This lens is very sharp throughout the entire focal length and produces lovely bokeh while shooting at any aperture. It is an excellent alternative of your standard kit lens and in bonus you will also get a superb macro performance from it. We highly recommend you to get this and replace your traditional 18-55 MM lens if possible.

The good: Best third party kit lens
The Bad: None

Best All-in one Sigma Lens

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The next third party lens we recommend is Sigma 18-250 mm 3.5-6.3 DC macro lens. The perfect and a affordable replacement of your kit lens. We don’t claim that the Sigma lens is the fastest or the sharpest lens but due to its small size, built in optical image stabilization, ability to cover the entire situation with vast focal length and very balanced performance make it a perfect choice for those who are looking for a perfect travel lens under budget budget.

Best Ultra Wide Zoom from Tokina

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If you don’t want to spend $900 on Ultra Wide Angle lens made by Nikon than Tokina T-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens is the best lens for you.

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Nikon D7000 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8 — Eggy Sayoga

The lens features bit less focal length compared to Nikon Ultra Wide Angle lens but u have to pay only half price, the lens is noticeably sharp and features contant F2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range . Nikon’s ultra wide is bit more sharp but it’s visible in only in test conditions, otherwise the Tokina is a perfect solution and believe me it does have the ability to capture stunning shot’s. Good value and worth buying if you want a good but not overpriced lens.

 

Best Lens Quick Guide

Category Lens Name Price
Best Standard Zoom Lens NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED $496
 Best Standard Prime Lens  Nikon DX 35mm F1.8 Lens  $196
 Best all-in one Solution  Nikon 18-300mm lens  $696
The Best portrait lens  Nikon 50mm f 1.8 G  $216
 Best Event Shooting / Weeding Lens  Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8  $1496
 Best Macro Lens  Nikon 40mm F2.8 AF-S DX  $276
 Best Macro Lens (More Working Distance)  Nikon85 mm have 3.5 VR  $526
 Best Zoom Lens  Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens  $396
 Best Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G $896
Best Third Party Lens  Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 Lens  $499
Best All-in one Sigma Lens Tokina T-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens $499

 

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Nikon D5600 Arrived With Enhanced Connectivity

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Nikon D5600 camera finally announced by Nikon in USA today. The Nikon D5600 camera features Nikon snapbridge (Enhanced wireless connectivity) with improve touch screen operation and time lapse feature but when you compare the Nikon D5500 with Nikon D5600 then you will going to find that most of the Core specification of both the camera remains same including the sensor and the image processor. You can see the specification comparison here

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Nikon 5600 will be sold in several kits but the body price of the body is $ 699 Take a look at the press release below for more details

  • Nikon D5600 Body only – B&H Store | Amazon
  • Nikon D5600 with 18-140mm (Recommended) – B&H Store | Amazon
  • Nikon D5600 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm – B&H Store | Amazon

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Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D / 760D

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Nikon D5600 is a excellent camera for beginners but let face it how does it compete against the Canon 760D and Canon 750D Mid-range DSLRs

Nikon D5600 vs Nikon D750D / 760D Specification Comparison Table

Features / Models Nikon D5600
Canon 760D / 750D
Megapixel 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size / type APS-C ( 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Image processor
Expeed 4 DIGIC 6
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 39 points 19 points
ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p,24fps) 1920 x1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Display 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen vari-angle LCD (1,037,000) 3.0″ Pivoting Touch Screen  (1,40,000)
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder (95%) Optical Viewfinder (95%)
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots 440 Shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In, Nikon snapbridge Built-In Wi-Fi
Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm
  132 x 101 x 78 mm
Weight 420g 395g

The canon 750D and Canon 760D features same core specification from inside but due to extensive controls and TOP LCD pannels canon 760D will cost you bit high but the carry the same specification – take a look at the specification comparison review between Canon 750D vs Canon 760D

Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D / 760D – Sensor performance

The sensor resolution of both the camera features same resoltuion but keep in mind the Canon DUO using HYBRID CMOS AF III sensor that means you can do fast AF while you are shooting live view mode or recording a video. The ISO range of both the camera is also same but due to the absence of low-pass filter inside the Nikon D5600 camera you will get more clear and sharper pictures with bit better dynamic range.

AF System analysis

Advance AF system inside the Nikon D5600 camera helps you to lock the AF on your subject more fast while using the Phase AF module of the camera however as we have mentioned earlier the 39 point AF system will only work till you are using the viewfinder and once you start using the display or video mode the contrast detect system inside the Nikon D5600 will get activated and you will get slow and sluggish AF performance from the camera. Just opposite the Canon camera coming with a HYBRID CMOS AF that will do Fast AF while recording video or shooting with Live view mode.


The display unit of Nikon D5600 is bit better compared to the Canon 750D / 760D camera.

The Nikon bring out the Nikon’s new snapbridge family of services to enrich your image experience, connecting your camera and smart device seamlessly through Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology. Canon is yet to bring out something to compete against it.

Verdict: Based on specification comparison review we recommend you to get the Nikon D5600 camera since the Nikon D5600 camera features better sensor (without OLPF) and advance Phase AF module system. Nikon new snapbridge family of services will also allow you to share your files seamlessly. The Canon 750D / 760D will do fast AF in video mode but for that we can’t recommend you get against Nikon’s D5600.

Nikon D5600 vs Nikon D3400

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Nikon D5600 does have some significant improvement over the Nikon D3400 camera, take a look at the table below for more details.

Nikon D5600 vs Nikon D3400 Specification Comparison Table

Features / Models Nikon D5600
Nikon D3400
Megapixel 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Image processor
Expeed 4 Expeed 4
Low pass filter No No
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 39 points 11 points
ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p,24fps) 1920 x1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Display 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen vari-angle LCD (1,037,000) 3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen (921K pixels)
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder (95%) Optical Viewfinder (95%)
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots 1200 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In, Nikon snapbridge Built-In Wi-Fi, Nikon Snapbridge
Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm
124 x 98 x 76 mm
Weight 420g 395g

Unfortunately the sensor resolution, sensor size and the ISO range of both the sensor is same and without a doubt it is very clear that the image quality of both the camera will remains same despite of model difference.

The image processing unit of both the camera is Expeed 4 and the shooting speed of the both the camera is also same.

The only visible advantage in Nikon D5600 camera is  advance AF system used inside the Nikon D5600 DSLR. The Nikon D5600 camera features 39 point AF system and the Nikon D3400 DSLR features 11 point AF system. hence more screen coverage directly means you will able to cover your subject more effectively and quickly with loosing it from AF area of from the shooting frame.

And the other advantage of D5600 is Rear LCD screen of the Nikon D5600 is vari-angle and touchable.

1200 shots capability of Nikon D3400 is truly amazing, the Nikon D5600 battery life remains limited to 480 shots only.

Verdict: Based on specification comparison review it’s very clear that Nikon D5600 sensor and image processor remains same, but at the same time you will get better AF system with the camera. Nikon D3400 battery backup is amazing and enough for shooting a entire event without replacing the power source. We recommend you to get Nikon D5600 is you need advance AF system otherwise the Nikon D3400 is sufficient for producing great photos.

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