With the falling prices of DSLRs thanks to more and more people using smartphones as their cameras, it probably is a good time to invest in one. When Nikon launched the D5500 back in Jan last year, it was the first Nikon to sport a touch screen and now we have a successor to that camera in the form of the Nikon D5600. The new Nikon D5600 is packed with a range of features including the vari-angle LCD monitor that flips out and rotates, ensuring a higher level of creativity. Nikon has also added timelapse movie function which you can make full use of during your next stargazing night out. Also making its entry is the new SnapBridge function, which simply put, lets you transfer the images you shoot to your smartphone or tablet instantly without a fuss.
Keeping things Snappy
Nikon makes use of the SnapBridge app and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology To ensure that the battery life doesn’t take a hit. Still images captured are automatically transferred to the paired smart device, and users can upload and share high quality images in a seamless, integrated process. One of the neater bits is that SnapBridge also enables the image transfer to continue even after the camera has been turned off. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play and is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch, and for devices running Android.
The new Nikon D5600 packs in a 24.2MP sensor and is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor without an optical low-pass filter. The combination of this technology, alongside an EXPEED 4 image-processing ensures spectacular images not only in sunlight but also in low light conditions. The camera also features expanded ISO sensitivity prowess (ISO100 to ISO25600).
The D5600 will be available from end of November 2016 in the following variants: the D5600 body only / with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens/with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR /with both AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR lens.
Depending on the amount of money you have in mind to splurge, you have quite a nice bit of combos to choose from. I think Nikon has another winner on its hands and certainly look forward to using it on my next trip.