Nikon D5600 vs Sony A77 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs A77 - Side by side

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Nikon D5600 vs Sony A77 Specs

D5600

  • 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

A77

  • Introduced in October 2011
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 142.6 x 104.2 x 80.9mm³ (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
  • 730g (23.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A77

D5600 vs A77 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 A77 sensor comparison

D5600 vs A77: Viewfinder

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

A77 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.64x.

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)

A77 (0.64x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the A77

Better choice: Sony A77

Nikon D5600 VS Sony A77 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice

D5600

A77

Sensor cleaning (3)
Auto Focus points (4)3919
Larger lens selection (3)20045
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970470
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
730g
(23.5 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³
(53 cu.in.)
1202cm³
(76 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the A77: the lower weight than the A77, 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 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A77

D5600

A77

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)512
Image stabilizer (3)

Conclusion: Advantages of the A77 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the optical image stabilizer.

Yields 12 points for the A77.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D5600

A77

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensitivity100 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Nikon D5600 VS Sony A77 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and A77

D5600 und A77, front viewD5600 und A77, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und A77, view from aboveD5600 und A77, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Sony A77

23
12

We recommend Nikon D5600 as better choice.

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