Nikon Unveils D5600 DSLR in Tokyo But When Is It Coming to the U.S.?

Nikon just unveiled the brand new D5600 DSLR at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo today. Photographers in the U.S., however, will have to wait a bit if they want to get their hands on this advanced amateur DSLR that uses a 24.2-megapixel, DX-format (APS-C) sensor.

For reasons not stated publically, the Nikon D5600 is shipping practically everywhere else in the world except for North America. Nikon is only saying that availability for the camera in the U.S. and the rest of North America “will be announced at a later date.”

That is all kind of a shame to photographers on this side of the pond because the Nikon D5600 seems like a fairly capable follow-up to the D5500, which we reviewed in 2015.

The Nikon D5600 is powered by the Expeed 4 image processor and can shoot from ISO 100 to 25600. The D5600 features a 3.2-inch, vari-angle LCD monitor that flips out and rotates so you can shoot high-angle, low-angle and even selfie shots.

Touch-screen operation has been enhanced in the D5600 with the addition of a crop function for use during playback zoom, and a frame advance bar that lets users scroll through images in playback mode easily. The D5600 also incorporates the time-lapse movie function that’s in the more advanced Nikon D7200, letting users capture changing scenes over a specified time period to create time-lapse videos. 

You can now maintain constant connection between the Nikon D5600 and a smart device by using the SnapBridge app and Bluetooth technology. Images captured are automatically transferred to the paired smart device.

The image transfer continues even after the camera has been turned off. SnapBridge also enables automatic image upload to Nikon Image Space.  Wireless video transfer and remote shooting are also possible via Wi-Fi.

Pricing has not been announced yet.