Nikon D5600 vs Nikon D7100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs D7100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon D5600 vs Nikon D7100 Specs


  • Introduced in November 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.0 x 97 x 70mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5600


  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 135.5 x 106.5 x 76mm³ (5.3" x 4.2" x 3.0")
  • 765g (24.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D7100

D5600 vs D7100 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: D5600 an D7100 sensor comparison

D5600 vs D7100: Viewfinder

D5600 has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.54x and covers 95% of view field.

The D7100 has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It's magnification is 0.62x covering 100% of view field.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

D5600 (0.54x)

D7100 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the D7100

Better choice: Nikon D7100

Nikon D5600 VS Nikon D7100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.10
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970950
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
(24.7 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are the higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the D5600 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the D7100 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D5600 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D7100



Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Auto Focus points (4)3951
Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23

Conclusion: Advantages of the D7100 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 14 points for the D7100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity100 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Lens selection200200
Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Nikon D5600 VS Nikon D7100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and D7100

D5600 und D7100, front viewD5600 und D7100, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und D7100, view from aboveD5600 und D7100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Nikon D7100


We advise to choose the newest model: Nikon D5600.

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