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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 455 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Entry Level DSLR

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    Free88
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    As I write this review, I have taken approximately 2000 shots and have put the D5600 and both kit lenses through most of the paces. I am an amateur photographer/videographer, exclusively using my gear for home/family work. My advice for anyone growing into this hobby is always get the most camera you are willing to bring with you. If its too heavy, too big, too complicated, too expensive, etc., you wont bring it with you and you will just be throwing away money. The Nikon D5600 is the most camera I am willing to bring with me. The Canon T7i is a fantastic direct competitor as well, and you should give it serious consideration. At the end of the day, the T7i is slightly heavier, considerably less battery life, and more expensive. Although, it does have better autofocus, slightly faster fps burst, and in camera stabilization. Whichever you choose, they are both great overall entry level DSLR's. It comes down to what you value more. I highly value less weight and longer battery life, and the D5600 wins these categories. The Nikon D3400 and D7500 are also great choices if you simply must get Nikon. I found that the D3400 (and similar) is just missing too lacking in many features and capabilities vs the D5600. It is less weight and gets even more battery life, but they definitely cut corners on the D3400. Important corners. In fact, many cheaper and more convenient point and shoots can perform the same or better than the D3400, so why not just get something that fits in your pocket. The D7500 is better than the D5600, but again its what you value. Image quality and low light capability differences between those two are not far apart, and you would be splitting hairs to declare a winner. What you will get with the D7500 is faster fps burst with a deeper buffer, better autofocus, weather sealing, in camera focus drive (for older lenses), better shutter life expectancy, and a few other minor things. However, it is significantly heavier, double the cost, and less friendly view screen. Seasoned pro's could probably carry the D7500 just fine for hours on end. I was tired of holding it just after 15 mins. Ive carried the D5600 for 4 hours and not got tired. That means the D5600 comes with, and the D7500 does not. After about 2000 shots and a few hours of video, I am loving my D5600. It has met or exceeded all my photography and videography expectations. And, I feel like I have room to grow with it, which is also important to me. No, it doesnt do 4k video. No, its not high bitrate. The video capabilities are for the occasional video, and its good enough for that. In find the photo capabilities to be outstanding for this price point. There are better cameras for photo, but not anywhere near this price point. I have attached two samples, since that is all BB lets you attach to reviews. These are with the 18-55VR and 70-300 (non-VR) kit lenses. The flower shot is not enhanced. The moon shot is minimally enhanced, because, well, the moon is very bright. Speaking of the lenses, dont listen to the naysayers. The 18-55VR and 70-300 (non-VR) are both very capable and perfectly serviceable lenses. The 18-55VR is a no brainer, and you should absolutely get that one if you dont already have it. The 70-300 is not VR and that is a con in some situations. It is mostly a tripod lens, but that doesnt mean you cant get at least ok shots with it (see moon shot). The 55-200 VR is currently on sale around one fifty, you should consider that instead or in addition to the 70-300 non-VR. Yes, there are better lenses than these. However, they can get very expensive really quick. For the price of these three lens you cant go wrong. In summary, this is a great entry level DSLR that rivals much more expensive cameras where it counts, yet is small and light enough that you will want to bring it with you all the time. Sure, it doesnt get 4k video. Its not going to get the low light capabilities of the full frames. It doesnt have ridiculously fast bursts with a buffer as deep as the ocean. As far as all around shooters go, however, you would be hard pressed to find this many features and capabilities in this small and light package, and anywhere near this price point (outside of the Canon T7i). Eventually, mirrorless interchangeable cameras may render the entry level DSLR obsolete, but that day is not today. If thats your thing, great. Have at it. Make sure to bring 3-4 extra batteries and a bucket of ice. If you don’t want to spend your day changing batteries and continually have to stop for the camera to cool down, the D5600 is a great choice for smaller and lighter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter camera

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    blueisback
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    The Nikon D5600 makes for an excellent first camera, but if you've already invested in Nikon or if your hoping to expand with legacy glass, you're going to have to go to the next tier. (See caution below) I was shooting at a conference when my trusty older Pentax stopped working. So, I ran out and bought the D5600 kit at Best Buy - it was on sale. The kit comes with two basic lenses that sync up beautifully with the body. Both have AutoFocus but only one has the built in image stabilization. If you have basic photo knowledge, you can be taking photos as soon as the battery is charged - it took about 2 hours to charge mine. Once you get past the basics, there will be a learning curve to get to the point where you can smoothly access the wide range of advanced features, but, once you can, the D5600 should fill most of your photographic needs. Nikon does have a more basic model (D3500), but, if you can manage the price difference, the D5600 is worth the step up. Note of caution: the 5600 and the 3500 are designed to work with AF lenses with a motor built into the lens. Older Nikon compatible AF lenses need a motor built into the camera body. The 3500 and 5600 do not have a built in AF motor. If you've already made an investment into Nikon equipment or if you want to expand your lens collection with older lens through store sales or through Ebay, you should save for the D7500 (or the older D7200 also at an excellent price on Best Buy). The newer lenses with the built in motors are a little pricey making legacy lens very attractive. Also keep in mind, image stabilization is not built into the 5600 or 7500 or any Nikon camera. It is another feature that is built into certain higher priced lens. Again a lot of mint condition legacy lens are available if you shop around, but there will be no image stabilization. Meaning your next purchase should be a good tripod for photos where hand shake would be a concern. I did end up returning the D5600 and getting the D7200 body only instead. It was an economic decision. At this point I can't swing the cost of all new, state of the art lenses. So, I chose some legacy glass on Ebay. 4 stars because it took some intensive research to realize I would need all new expensive lens with built in motors. Had I known that going in, I would have saved time (and a restocking fee) and gone up a level right away. But you have been forewarned, so you can make your choice and be confident tha the D5600 will take great photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Former Pro Photog loves this camera

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    DCC111
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    This review is written from my standpoint as a stills photographer. I have no interest in video. For 5 years I worked as a photographer shooting weddings, portraits and selling an occasional fine art print. For that work I used Canon gear to include the 5D3, 5D2, 6D and L lenses. Due to a personal issue that arose I sold all of my Canon gear in 2015. I am thus purchasing camera gear with a clean slate without being locked into any manufacturer. I owned Olympus mirrorless E-M5 and E-PM2 for the past year but did not feel that they offered an upgrade path that would support low light photography should I choose to photograph weddings again in the future. The new E-M1 II does not appear to offer an improvement to ISO that I would personally consider useable beyond ISO 1600. I chose Best Buy so that I could compare 5 camera bodies in person: Canon SL2, T7i and 80D. Nikon D5600 and D7200. Ultimately I chose the D5600 due to size, features and build quality. I have found ISO 3200 to be very good and also believe ISO 6400 can be very good IF the picture is properly exposed. I have not attempted ISO values beyond that. I did successfully use SnapBridge this morning to connect and transfer images to my IPhone 6+. I certainly would like to see the app improved and made more streamlined and easier but it is useable with my phone. I transfered images, edited them in PhotoShop Express and used the phone as a remote to the camera. I am looking forward to learning all of the features this camera offers and acquiring some high quality prime lenses to use with it. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for anyone not fastidious

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    Aflatoon
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    The D5600 is a good camera for the price. The images are sharp enough, but colors are often not close. In the Manual mode the auto-focus did sometimes override the focus done manually. The NFC function did not work : the Snapbridge on my iPhone made vain attempts to connect to the camera, and so was unable to copy pictures. With the camera on my tripod the pictures of an object taken using the same aperture and shutter speed, but settings P, S, A and M images were not always equally sharp or bright; the focus and the lighting in the studio, and the exposure value were exactly the same. The camera worked well in the Program mode and with many features and two telephoto lenses is good value for money. I recommend this camera kit to anyone who wants satisfactory pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera

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    Rinoxxx
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    The camera itself is an excellent purchase, I read many reviews before deciding on Nikon D5600. What I should of researched a little more is kit lenses. This is my first DSLR camera purchase and If I can do it all over again knowing what I know now, I would of bought just the camera body . I already purchased 2 lenses and will probably sell the kit lenses that came with it. Camera has a nice feel in the hand, feels very well built. The touch screen makes life a lot easier and it is a big reason why I went with this camera over the older D5300 that was a lot cheaper. Overall happy with my purchase just wish I bought it without the kit lenses and saved some money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    WiFi? Bluetooth? Research deeper

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    Mdhuxley
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    Camera works fine. Do not assume that WiFi means camera will connect to your WiFi to upload pictures. The camera has its own WiFi that your smart device can connect to and then interface to provide location, date information etc.. as well as transmit pictures to your phone/smart device. The app that Nikon provides to do these functions is not intuitive. Set up is not straight forward like connecting other devices to a smart phone/device. I never thought that a camera purchase would require research on WiFi and Bluetooth interfaces. As well as end user interfaces. I expected the camera to connect to local network, and allow user to upload to a specified folder or to cloud storage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great camera for a beginner

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    Janet
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    Bought this camera for my 12 yr old granddaughter for Christmas. She used the same model when she went to visit her aunt out of state a few months before. She handled it very well and I decided to get her her own. She always loved to take pictures with her phone and make videos. Now she certainly moved up in the world of photography. She had set up the tripod (does not come with the camera) and was taking amazing pictures of the family on Christmas Day! It didn't take her long to learn the basics. We live near Disney and she takes the camera with her every time she goes with her mom. The pictures that she takes are incredible. She is constantly experimenting and learning more and more. A great investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great inbetween camera

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    LittleRedLocks
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    I am brand new to photography and this camera so far has been amazing. It is a step above nikon’s entry level camera without being a full blown pro camera. This helped me learn tricks and skills with the camera I would other wise be over whelmed on a Nikon D750 for example. Only disclaimer is that when it comes to photo quality it really isn’t much better than the Nikon D3600. The selling feature for me was the ability to use an extrernal microphone if I decide i want to use the camera for videos in the future and the fact that it has a rotating screen. The Nikon D3600 does not have these two features. The lenses are nice for the price of the whole package and give me something to learn on as I grow in photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First DSLR Camera

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    realdealneal
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    I plan on updating this review for some time until I'm done with it. First off shipping was on point, like usual from Best Buy. So this is my first DSLR and was debating on the 3300, but decided to get this one instead. I just wanted something a little more for the money I was dishing out. Couldn't play with it on day one because the battery didn't come fully charged, but that's understandable. Gripping the camera felt pretty natural when I was taking some pictures around the house. I most definitely like the snap bridge app. It's a great option that this camera has and works on point with my GS7. More to come...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and light weight

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    DeeB
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    Attached is the 13th picture I took with this camera. I'm getting back into photography and wanted something I could learn to use and one that was light to carry. This camera exceeds my expectations. The kit lenses are pretty darn good. I've taken a number of candid (quick pull the camera out and snap a picture) shots that people have used for their profile pictures on social media. If you're thinking of buying a not-a-cheap-DSLR-but-on-a budget (after memory cards and one extra battery, and tax, it was just under $1000)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome dslr camera for a beginner

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    cpbu
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    The NIKON D5600 offers so many options for photo taking. In addition the user friendly touch screen simplifies the photo process. I love the fact how much natural light the camera lenses takes in especially in dark rooms or settings. It brightens up a photo automatically. The 2 lenses that came with the kit provides versatility for regular settings and the long range zoom lens provides exceptional zoom. The battery provides a long time frame of a charge. Also the charger provides about 1 1/2 hours to fully charge the battery. I found this camera to be a great quality camera from how you hold the camera to the quality of photos. Great job NIKON!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    Kelly
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    It is a really great camera! My first really nice expensive camera.. I purchased it just a couple weeks before going on a vacation. Deff need to do a bit of research if your a beginner like myself. I experimented a little before we went on our trip an thought I got the jist of it but when I got to Dominican Republic for some reason it wouldn't focus right, I couldn't really figure out why but I did get some good shots .. like I said it's a great beginner camera you just need to do your research on how to work it. I'm happy with my purchase. Nice and clear shots

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera...

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    fueler335
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    I have had my camera for about a week now. I have owned Nikon film cameras before this ( favorite being a black body FM), but this is my first experience with a dslr. This camera is very easy to get started with, using the auto settings, but it has the capability to be used in the fully manual mode, allowing you to experiment with different settings. I have seen comments saying the Snapbridge was inconsistent, but this has not been my experience. I bought a 64 gb memory card for it, but with the Snapbridge I have another 256 gb available in my phone. It transfers the image files flawlessly. I highly recommend this camera to anyone that wants a great experience with your photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this camera!

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    Debbie
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    I researched this purchase for sometime, even watching u-tube comparisons between several cameras at this level. Some of the features I love best are the touch screen, which makes it so easy for manual settings. And the sharp detail in the pictures it takes, The focus and sharpness of this camera are the best in it's category. Also love the pivoting viewer. Helps a ton when taking pictures above other people. I've had Cannons for 20 years and just switched to Nikon. I'm very happy with this selection and found it to be an easy adjustment..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for casual use

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    MCMW
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    I studied photography and worked professionally for a few years, but my photography fell away as my design career took off. After 10+ years, I decided I wanted to get back into it! This camera is the perfect balance of professional and beginner in my mind. The size is so much lighter than the professional models making it way easier to travel with, and the quality is fantastic. The first strap I received was missing a part but BestBuy was amazing about exchanging for one with everything included. Very happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for busy active people

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    LesKleine
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    I have been long time user of Nikon I began with manual SLR and developing black and white photos at home and school when technology came around and I wasn’t into developing I still did lot photos so started out with 60 as they got better I wanted in the middle but not full blown professional model. This one has it great package deal AF. Flip out screen. Videos and affordable without going full blown. Snap bridge is awesome pics straight to phone and share with family and friends that couldn’t come to games or see the band performing . Try it out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera bundle for beginners

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    Macdaddy
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    After some serious research on the NIkon D5600 DSLR, I am extremely pleased with my purchase of the Nikon D5600. Super impressed with the addition of the two extra lens that came with the camera. This camera is great for beginners or professional; excellent photo and video quality. Love this camera. If you are looking a a great entry-level camera, I highly recommend the NIkon D5600 DSLR camera. Terry Holmes, Sr.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase ever

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    danod58
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    I got the Nikon D5600 as a replacement for my Nikon D5100 and am I happy. With the AF-P lens it is much quicker to focus which means I get the picture I was shooting for. My older 5100 would sometimes seek to focus but hesitate a microsecond and the shot would be gone. I have only shot a retirement event at work with it but am extremely happy with the results. In the 80's I shot a couple of weddings for friends on film so I do have some experience as a photographer but my 5100 was my first foray into the DSLR world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    Posted
    Chuck
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    I bought this for my wife's birthday and she loves it. This is her first Nikon D5600 camera and she is finding that it to be very easy to use and has a lot of features that she likes. She is finding that the support is very helpful and finds something new everyday about the diffrent features. Good product and very helpful with the Best Buy sales associate. Thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for an experienced SLR photographer

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    Kd9biz
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    I used to be the photo editor and photographer way back in HS and College. Gotten away from film photography and looking for a value camera. This camera is probably overkill, but I'm really happy with it. The kit lenses are good. I did purchase the 50mm 1.8 additional lens. Takes a bit to adapt to the new body as there no longer are fstop rings, just dials and menus. I love the touch screen and the ability to see pics on my phone via Bluetooth shortly after they've been taken.

    I would recommend this to a friend