Nikon D5600 vs Sony A99 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs A99 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon D5600 vs Sony A99 II 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

A99 II

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 42 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142.6 x 104.2 x 76.1mm³ (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0")
  • 849g (27.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A99 II

D5600 vs A99 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:

Infographic: D5600 and A99 II sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony A99 II

D5600 vs A99 II: Viewfinder

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

A99 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.78x.

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 II (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the A99 II

Better choice: Sony A99 II

Nikon D5600 VS Sony A99 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice


A99 II

Sensor cleaning (3)
Larger lens selection (3)20045
Built-in flash (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970490
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
(27.4 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the A99 II. Another advantage over the A99 II: the more compact size.

The D5600 scores 17 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A99 II


A99 II

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2042.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)512
Auto Focus points (4)39399
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the A99 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording.

Yields 25 points for the A99 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


A99 II

Sensitivity100 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Articulated screen
External microphone
Nikon D5600 VS Sony A99 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and A99 II

D5600 und A99 II, front viewD5600 und A99 II, front view

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Sony A99 II


We recommend Sony A99 II as better choice.

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