Benchmarks Real world tests of D5600 vs D5500

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5600
111 ms
D5500
201 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D5600
79 ms
D5500
79 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D5600
200 ms
D5500
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D5600
5 fps
D5500
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D5600
970 photos
D5500
820 photos

Features Key features of the D5600  vs D5500 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D5600
24 MP
D5500
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D5600
25,600 ISO
D5500
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D5600
39
D5500
39

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

D5600
3.2"
D5500
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5600
0.54x
D5500
0.54x

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

D5600
15.3 microns
D5500
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D5600  vs
D5500 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 39
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 970 820
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Focus lag 111 ms 201 ms
Shutter lag 79 ms 79 ms
Startup delay 200 ms 400 ms

video

D5600  vs
D5500 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 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" 3.2"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
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 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Thickness 70 mm 70 mm
Weight 465 g 420 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
WiFi 802.11n None
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