Nikon finally launches the D5600 in the USA along with a couple of compacts

Jan 4, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Nikon finally launches the D5600 in the USA along with a couple of compacts

Jan 4, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Nikon’s D5600 entry level DSLR has been available in some parts of the world for a couple of months now. At first it wasn’t looking like it was going to be released in the USA at all. Today, however, Nikon have officially announced the Nikon D5600 in the USA. It’s a minor update to the D5500, but it offers potentially significant workflow differences, depending on what and how you shoot.

The first is the addition of BlueTooth, which brings the Nikon D5x00 product range in line with the new SnapSeed protocol. For timelapse shooters, you now have the ability to convert your stills sequence straight to video instead of keeping individual files. Handy if you’re more worried about storage space than quality. Finally, you can now scrub through your images in playback mode using the touchscreen LCD.

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It is a very minor update, and if you already have the D5500, it’s almost certainly not worth replacing it with a newer model. Those coming from the D3x00 line, though, might want to consider it, especially if they like the idea of being able to share their shots online through SnapBridge.

Several different packages are now available for pre-order.

Also announced today are the Nikon Coolpix A300 compact camera and Nikon Coolpix W100 water, shock, freeze and dustproof compact camera.

No shipping date has been made available yet for the D5300 packages. The Nikon Coolpix A300 will start shipping February 13th, and the Coolpix W100 is expected to ship on March 6th.

Have you been waiting for the D5600 to launch in the USA? Will you be getting one? Or will you go with the previous generation D5500? Those outside the USA who’ve already got a D5600, was it worth it? Or do you wish you’d gone for a different model? Let us know in the comments.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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5 responses to “Nikon finally launches the D5600 in the USA along with a couple of compacts”

  1. Mark Slavin Avatar
    Mark Slavin

    It’s not really an upgrade from the D5300. I certainly won’t be upgrading.

  2. Edward Philip Maria Nafzger Avatar
    Edward Philip Maria Nafzger

    No but waiting for successor of the D810/800/E series

    1. Fokke Hassel Avatar
      Fokke Hassel

      Or d610/d750…

  3. Lyon Prinston Avatar
    Lyon Prinston

    I’m just gonna wait until the D5900 comes out. Lol

  4. Trino Pam Avatar
    Trino Pam

    I played with it in Tokyo last November, feels pretty much the same as the D5500, but that SnapBridge is terrible, the direct wifi access works way better than first having to connect via bluetooth only after that make a wifi connection. SnapBridge is pretty lame why did Nikon came up with a system that works worse & slower than their predecessors?