Nikon D5600 vs Sony A77 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs A77 II - Side by side

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Nikon D5600 vs Sony A77 II 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 II

  • Introduced in May 2014
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 50 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142.6 x 104.2 x 80.9mm³ (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
  • 726g (23.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A77 II

D5600 vs A77 II 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 II sensor comparison

D5600 vs A77 II: Viewfinder

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

A77 II 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 II (0.64x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the A77 II

Better choice: Sony A77 II

Nikon D5600 VS Sony A77 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice

D5600

A77 II

Sensor cleaning (3)
Larger lens selection (3)20045
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970480
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
726g
(23.4 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³
(53 cu.in.)
1202cm³
(76 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the larger selection of lenses 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 A77 II and the more compact size.

The D5600 scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A77 II

D5600

A77 II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)512
Auto Focus points (4)3979
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23

Conclusion: Advantages of the A77 II are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 22 points for the A77 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D5600

A77 II

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
WiFi
Nikon D5600 VS Sony A77 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and A77 II

D5600 und A77 II, front viewD5600 und A77 II, front view

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Sony A77 II

15
22

We recommend Sony A77 II as better choice.

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