Benchmarks Real world tests of D5600 vs D5100

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5600
111 ms
D5100
273 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5600
79 ms
D5100
114 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5600
200 ms
D5100
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5600
5 fps
D5100
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5600
970 photos
D5100
660 photos

Features Key features of the D5600  vs D5100 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5600
24 MP
D5100
16.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5600
25,600 ISO
D5100
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D5600
39
D5100
11

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D5600
3.2"
D5100
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5600
0.54x
D5100
0.51x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D5600
15.3 microns
D5100
22.9 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5600  vs
D5100 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 16.1 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4928 x 3264
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 22.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 11
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.82x 0.78x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.51x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 4 fps
Battery life 970 660
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Focus lag 111 ms 273 ms
Shutter lag 79 ms 114 ms
Startup delay 200 ms 500 ms

video

D5600  vs
D5100 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124 x 97 x 70 mm 127 x 96.5 x 78.7 mm
Thickness 70 mm 78.7 mm
Weight 465 g 560 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
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