The most notable addition to the spec sheet is the inclusion of SnapBridge, Nikon’s always connected, low power Bluetooth mode that’s always connected and automatically transferring small, shareable copies of your photos to your compatible smartphone. In comparison to some of the inconsistent and often complicated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connections other cameras have, Nikon’s SnapBridge is intended to be as easy to use, reliable and use minimal battery life on either connected device.
The kit lens is now updated to the latest version, the AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR, which uses a fast, quiet stepping motor for autofocus and has Vibration Reduction (VR) that compensates for up to 4 stops.
Battery life has been improved by an additional 150 shots over the D5500, while using the same EN-EL14a rechargeable battery.
The 24.2-megapixel sesnor, the autofocus system, and the EXPEED 4 image processor are from the D5500. Time-lapse mode now lets you make movies and it’s 5 grams lighter than it’s predecessor but the D5600 keeps the heart of the D5500 while adding a few nice new extras.
The D5600 is expected to arrive at the end of January with an MSRP of $919.95 for the body only or $1049.95 with a AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR kit lens.