Nikon has officially announced the release of the D5600, an entry-level DX-format DSLR that succeeds the D5500, launched early last year. Not much has changed though. Aside from adding SnapBridge, which allows for an always-on connection between a smart device and the camera via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, and a time-lapse movie function, very little seems to have changed.
The newly announced D5600 uses a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in tandem with the same EXPEED 4 processor, just like its predecessor, and has a 39-point AF system. It also features a fully articulated 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen. Nikon has incorporated the frame advance bar seen on the high-end D5 and the D500 for scrolling through images in full-frame playback. Additionally, the Fn (Function) button can now be used to enable or disable Auto ISO sensitivity control.
Also new on the D5600 is the time-lapse movie function, which Nikon claims, is equivalent to that of the more advanced Nikon D7200. It also features an exposure smoothing function which Nikon claims will make capturing time-lapse movies easier and more natural looking by suppressing variations in exposure caused by changes in lighting that occur naturally.
Available specifications at this point suggest that the camera’s performance should largely be akin to its predecessor. Pricing details are currently unavailable, although it should definitely sit above the recently announced D3400. It is also unclear when the camera will be available in the country currently.