Nikon D5600 vs Sony A99 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs A99 - Side by side

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Nikon D5600 vs Sony A99 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

A99

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 147 x 112 x 78.4mm³ (5.8" x 4.4" x 3.1")
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A99

D5600 vs A99 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:

Infographic: D5600 and A99 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony A99

D5600 vs A99: Viewfinder

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

A99 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.71x.

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)

A99 (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the A99

Better choice: Sony A99

Nikon D5600 VS Sony A99 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice

D5600

A99

Sensor cleaning (3)
Auto Focus points (4)3919
Larger lens selection (3)20045
Built-in flash (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970500
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
733g
(23.6 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³
(53 cu.in.)
1291cm³
(81 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 the built-in flash, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the A99: the lower weight than the A99, 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 A99

D5600

A99

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23

Conclusion: Advantages of the A99 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 19 points for the A99.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D5600

A99

Sensitivity100 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Nikon D5600 VS Sony A99 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and A99

D5600 und A99, front viewD5600 und A99, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und A99, view from aboveD5600 und A99, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Sony A99

23
19

We advise to choose the newest model: Nikon D5600.

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