Nikon D5600 vs Sony A58 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs A58 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon D5600 vs Sony A58 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
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 67.00mm (2.6") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7mm³ (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.1")
  • 492g (15.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A58

D5600 vs A58 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 A58 sensor comparison

D5600 vs A58: Viewfinder

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

A58 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.53x.

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)

A58 (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the A58

Better choice: Tie - the difference is hardly noticable

Nikon D5600 VS Sony A58 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice



Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.10
Auto Focus points (4)3915
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 16000 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)20045
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970700
More portable (2)842cm³
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the A58: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D5600 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A58



Higher speed (4, frames/second)58
Image stabilizer (3)

Conclusion: Advantages of the A58 are that the camera is faster and the optical image stabilizer.

Yields 7 points for the A58.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight465g492g
Nikon D5600 VS Sony A58 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and A58

D5600 und A58, front viewD5600 und A58, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und A58, view from aboveD5600 und A58, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Sony A58


We recommend Nikon D5600 as better choice.

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