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Nikon - D5600 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 204 reviews

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for beginners or intermediate users

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    smfitch
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    We purchased this camera as an upgrade to our extremely old D80. The first thing I noticed is how light the camera was compared to our old one. It's also a bit smaller. Not exactly pocket size, but not a burden to carry around. The settings are easy to understand, and you can see the settings on the LDC screen. Speaking of the LCD screen, it's nice feature is being able to flip out, around and upside down. Basically can be at any angle (to allow you to take pictures behind that giant of a man standing in front of you). But the best feature has to be the Snapbridge. This allows you to link your phone to the camera via bluetooth. As you take that perfect picture with your camera, it'll sync up with your phone moments later. You can then immediately post that perfect picture on your favorite social media. My only complaint is that snapbridge is a bit finicky. It's saying it won't connect, then moments later it's connected. Can't figure out when or why. Otherwise, it's a great camera that takes incredible pictures. Oh, and just to give my background-i'm an extreme novice when it comes to taking pictures. I really don't know the difference between an ISO/Aperture or shutter. But when I use the camera settings based on day/night/auto the pictures look great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great camera

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    BigO
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    I purchased this camera to replace my Nikon D3300. I was debating between this, and the D7200 even though its an older model, it had more features, in the end the size is what determined my choice as the 5600 is about the same size and weight as my previous model. I love this camera. The touch screen took a little getting use to as far as making quick adjustments, and I think I'd still rather just have a couple of buttons or a wheel, but overall not that big of a deal. The auto focus is excellent, I have used the camera primarily for shooting action sports of my daughter. I'd have liked to have had a camera with a little bit faster frames per second, but 5 really is plenty for what I do. I also took some amazing shots outdoors in Colorado in the Rockies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best DSLR for beginners

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    Melendrezj38
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    Reviewing this after a year of owning and using this DSLR and I absolutely love it. It’s easy to use, lightweight, and has every feature you could want as a beginner AND intermediate photographer. The touchscreen camera rotates out and swivels which is a big plus and the built-in bluetooth and WiFi when used with the Nikon app gives you access to photos on your smartphone INSTANTLY. I highly recommend getting a Nikon 50mm prime lens if you want to take great portrait photos! The bokeh (blurred background effect) is phenomenal! I’ve even been offered money to take photos of others. Learn to shoot in Manual and you’ll book little grad/prom/birthday photo shoots in no time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clinical Photography

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    Musicman929
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    Before anyone gets to persnickety about this review, please note I am no camera expert. However, I searched for a nice DSLR to use with a macro lense and ring flash for some clinical (medical) photography for our office. I looked at several options, Nikon and other brands. Relative to the size, weight, features, and basic cost, this camera fit our needs the best. Yes, Canon has some wonderful products, but since we already used a Nikon at the other office, this fit our needs well. We like the auto-focus feature and ability to see the shot on the LCD screen prior to taking it. That last statement was probably preposterous to many reading this, but these features have been noted to be useful by the staff!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for the Average Parent

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    CCab
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    I waited till i was able to have enough hours of use before reviewing. Nikon's camera is by far more than enough for what I need. I have a newborn and bought it to capture all his life's milestones. I have to say it has blown away all my expectations. Easy to use menu buttons, swivel screen to take hard to reach shots ( think sporting events that your kid does) and great picture quality is all i ever needed from this item. I firmly recommend if you are looking for a camera to consider this product. The learning curve is small as you can use it as a point and shoot or if you want to become more of a do it your self photography, you can. The extra lens is really a no brainer so this package deal is pretty sweet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for travel

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    Charlie
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    I was looking for a lighter DSLR for travel, since I carry on my equipment when I travel. I have a Nikon D7200, which I love, but it is a heavy camera for a crop frame. The D5600 is much lighter and has the same 24 mega pixels. I like the touch screen menu that makes changing settings very easy. i like the fold out screen that allows framing and shooting without having to bend low. The 18=55 mm lens is sharp and focuses quickly. The shutter is very quiet. It doesn't have all the features of my D7200, but it's my go to camera when I travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great beginner camera

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    WyattEarp
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    This is a fantastic beginner camera. The camera is easy to operate once you have messed around with it for a bit. I went to a website on teaching photography and they laid out everything you needed to know and what to control on you camera. It takes great pictures and it is a fun camera to use. The flip screen can be helpful and it can also get in the way. On one hand it would be nice to be able to see what you are taking pictures of immediately after, but on the other keeping the screen open all the time just doesn't feel right. The one really nice thing about it is you can angle the screen out of the sun without having to move the whole camera. I also highly recommend picking up a 55mm-200mm lens as this will be much more practical to use than the 18mm-50mm lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Ashley
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    I'm hardly a professional, but this camera has options that are perfect for my photography needs and options for someone more advanced than myself. The screen and built in wifi are amazing features. I love taking a photo and it's instantly on my phone after setting that up in the app. There are some really cool effect and scene options to make photos interesting. The coolest part is many of my accessories from my older Nikon DSLR swap directly to this camera, so I didn't have to buy a new flash and a couple other things. Really happy with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heyyyy it's pretty good

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    Tox1c
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    This is my first DSLR. I've used Sony cameras for years {point and shoot as well as the a3000 mirrorless} and learning my way around Nikon hasn't been a problem. This has tons of features to take you form a beginner to an advanced shooter. The image quality is surprisingly great. Even with the included kit lens. I would recommend getting better glass as soon as you can. The 50mm prime I have really brings more life to the photos. The articulating touch screen is a really great feature to have. It's easy to see in direct sunlight. I'd recommend this camera over a 3000 series any day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nikon 5600 with 18-55 and 18-140 mm lense kit

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    KK11
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    Nikon 5600 with 18-55 and 18-140 mm lense kit. SnapBridge stinks. Spent hours with no avail. Purchased 2 cameras in a row. Same 5600 with kit. Ended up with Sony a6000 mirrorless. I'm better satisfied. It has 11 frames per second. Takes great pics. You can also by adaptors and use vintage lenses for cheap. A6000 has great (play memories) wifi app for uploading stills. Not a problem. Best Buy sales rep. Says SnapBridge works for 1out of 10 people.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old Nikon user loves this camera

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    Nightrider
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    This was an upgrade purchase and replacement for another Nikon digital camera. I have had and used a number of Nikon cameras, both film and digital. There was no surprise with this new addition to the camera bag. Easy to set up and use. SnapBridge makes transferring photos a breeze. Finally, it appears Nikon has listened to their consumers. the layout of the controls and their functions are intuitive in use. And, in my opinion, the photos are superb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    exceeds expectations!

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    smackwater
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    Ergonomics are excellent due to a large grip. For an APSC sensor the camera is very light--only 15 oz.-- and easy to carry. I like the large LCD screen--3.2 inch is noticeably larger than a 3.--and the full touch screen capability adds greatly to ease of use. My first shots were with the standard kit zoom, which took very pleasing photos in doors and out, in spite of the oft heard criticism of this lens. The absence of excessive buttons and dials on the camera body contribute to its appeal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great camera, complex to use

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    drlewis
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    Camera has taken excellent pictures. Night sky pictures were easy to take. Leaves of trees in the dark came out green with star fields behind, without even using the longest exposure settings. Getting remote photography to work with my phone took quite some time to get working, and is still a bit flaky. So many capabilities, it takes quite some time to understand and use. Camera has significantly higher resolution than any reasonably priced lens. Point spread function of most are more than a few pixels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Video recording is very bad!

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    TweezCamera

    I wanted a camera that could do both decent still shots and decent video recording. The D5600 takes good still shots, but when it comes to video, it's a flop. More specifically, the auto-focus is horrible and is constantly overshooting causing things to momentary blur every few seconds. This is completely unacceptable for any professional environment - however it might be ok for birthday parties. You should not consider this camera if you intend to use it for video - bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      NikonStaff

      Please give Nikon Support a call at 1-800-NikonUS for assistance with the Movie Live View autofocus options available on the D5600. Nikon

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice, compact, great quality!

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    GatoradePunch
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    While getting into photography, I wanted to get something midrange, not a D3200 but also didn’t want to go with the more expensive full frame options. It’s light and compact, people have asked if it was a mirror less. It works great with both FX and DX lenses and takes wonderful photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal and great product

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    Scotts
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    The D5600 offers a lot for the money. This is my second Nikon DSLR and this newest generation is fantastic. I especially like the wifi/Bluetooth connectivity so taking out the SD card to copy to a computer is a thing of the past. Saw it offered at a discount warehouse as a kit with lenses, case, extra battery, & SD card. Best Buy matched their offer making a "package" for me and matched the price without question. Highly recommend this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

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    Nikki
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    I purchased this camera before my trip to Canada. I haven't had a decent camera since my Nikon 35mm so it's been a long while. I am absolutely happy with my choice. Not a huge learning curve for me. I found it easy to use and my pictures turned out amazing. I started dabbling in the manual settings also. *Battery lasts a very long time *Fits into my hand great, easy to hold, comfortable. *Good for a beginner

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SO FAR, SO GOOD!

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    AndreaS
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    I bought this camera a few weeks ago and I am enjoying it so far. This is truly an upgrade from using my iphone to take photos. I use the AUTO setting right now but I will start to experiment with the different settings soon. This camera is great for taking up close photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a beginner or professional.

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    Rose
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    I purchased the camera several weeks ago and have done two photo shoots. I am not a professional photographer, I just like to take pictures. My niece hired a professional photographer and I went along on the shoot and took my own pictures. My pictures ended being better, clearer and better liked than the professional photographer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera

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    CrisDee
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    I really enjoy my camera, and I am still figuring it out, so I am rating it a 4 because nothing is perfect, but I don't know everything about it yet to give it a 5 star rating. I've had some issues with the flash, but I think its more user error than anything. I would recommend this camera for someone starting out who is trying to learn the basics of photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend