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Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600

Portability
66
Imaging
65
Features
77
Overall
69
Nikon D5200 front
 
Nikon D5600 front
Portability
70
Imaging
68
Features
85
Overall
74

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 Key Specs

Nikon D5200
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 555g - 129 x 98 x 78mm
  • Released May 2013
  • Superseded the Nikon D5100
  • Later Model is Nikon D5300
Nikon D5600
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 465g - 124 x 97 x 70mm
  • Released November 2016
  • Succeeded the Nikon D5500
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Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 Overview

In this write-up, we will be reviewing the Nikon D5200 versus Nikon D5600, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Nikon. The resolution of the D5200 (24MP) and the D5600 (24MP) is pretty similar and they feature the same exact sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The D5200 was revealed 4 years earlier than the D5600 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple view of how the D5200 matches up versus the D5600 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D5200 over the Nikon D5600

 D5200 D5600 

Reasons to pick Nikon D5600 over the Nikon D5200

 D5600 D5200 
ReleasedNovember 2016May 2013Fresher by 42 months
Screen sizing3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1037k921kSharper screen (+116k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon D5200 and Nikon D5600

 D5200 D5600 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Selfie screen Both good for selfies

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and volume. The Nikon D5200 has got external dimensions of 129mm x 98mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1") along with a weight of 555 grams (1.22 lbs) while the Nikon D5600 has sizing of 124mm x 97mm x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8") having a weight of 465 grams (1.03 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the D5200 versus the D5600.

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D5200 and D5600 is 66 and 70 respectively.

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to envision the contrast between sensor sizing just by reading technical specs. The visual here will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the D5200 and D5600.

As you have seen, both of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the same resolution so you can expect similar quality of photos although you really should consider the age of the products into consideration. The older D5200 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 sensor size comparison

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D5200 Portrait photography details
Nikon D5600 Portrait photography details
79
manual focus
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
exports RAW files
80
manual focus
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D5200 as a Street photography camera
Nikon D5600 as a Street photography camera
69
screen articulates
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
74
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
comes with focus by touch
great ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D5200 Sports photography highlights
Nikon D5600 Sports photography highlights
61
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
supports phase detect AF
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery power (500 shots)
69
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
good battery (820 CIPA)
comes with phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D5200 Travel photography highlights
Nikon D5600 Travel photography highlights
69
megapixel count good (24MP)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
not so great battery power (500 shots)
81
good battery (820 per charge)
supports bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
megapixel count decent (24MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D5200
Landscape photography with Nikon D5600
70
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery power (500 shots)
79
manual focus
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inch)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
great ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
good battery (820 per charge)
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon D5200
Vlogging with Nikon D5600
71
screen is selfie friendly
provides face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with mic port
lack of image stabilization
74
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen
offers face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have microphone support
does not have image stabilization
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Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D5600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D5200 and Nikon D5600
 Nikon D5200Nikon D5600
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D5200 Nikon D5600
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2013-05-16 2016-11-10
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 3 Expeed 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 6400 25600
Highest boosted ISO 25600 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 39 39
Cross type focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inch 3.2 inch
Screen resolution 921k dots 1,037k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.52x 0.55x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/200s 1/200s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Optional Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 555 grams (1.22 lb) 465 grams (1.03 lb)
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1") 124 x 97 x 70mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 84 84
DXO Color Depth rating 24.2 24.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.9 14.0
DXO Low light rating 1284 1306
Other
Battery life 500 images 820 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL14 EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $595 $597