The Nikon D5600 is a modest upgrade to a solid entry-level DSLR. The camera was first announced with only availability in Japan, but consumers eyeing a Nikon body may want to know that a globally available version is expected out soon. While announcing the availability of the D5600 in Japan, Nikon confirmed the D5600 would be available in the U.S. at a later date.
The Nikon D5600 takes much of what consumers like about the D5500, including a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with the optical low pass filter removed for enhanced detail and clarity. The D5600 also sports an Expeed 4 processor and 5 fps burst speed. Nikon's second-cheapest APS-C DSLR still retains the tilting touchscreen as well.
So what's new? The D5600 includes Bluetooth capability. Unlike Wi-fi, Bluetooth doesn't cause a big power drain, so it can be left on all the time. That allows Bluetooth to enable to send automatic back-ups to Nikon Image Space, a cloud back-up, though that feature is currently limited to reduced resolution files. The Bluetooth will send full resolution files to a smart device manually, though is limited to JPEGs.
The D5600 also adds the time lapse feature introduced in the D7000 series, but previously wasn't available on the more budget-friendly options. The time lapse feature allows users to select intervals to shoot photos at, then automatically merges the images into a video.
The Nikon D5500 is a solid beginners and enthusiast camera -- the D5600 builds on that with enhanced connectivity. While the update isn't huge (and isn't yet globally available) the D5600 should build on the success of the D5500 with similar image quality but with the added perk of Bluetooth and time lapses.