Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D5600
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 500D and Nikon D5600. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 500D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D5600 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 500D were released 2009 and Nikon D5600 was released 2016. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 500D||2009|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 500D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D5600 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 500D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D5600||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 500D has a 15,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5600 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 500D||
4752 x 3168
6000 x 4000
Nikon D5600 has a 59 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 500D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D5600 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 500D. Nikon D5600 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 500D has 100 to 12800.
|Canon EOS 500D||100-12800|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 500D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5600 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5600 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 500D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5600
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 500D can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5600 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 500D||3,4|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 500D and Nikon D5600 can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 500D weighs 520 gr (equal to 1,15 lb) which is 12% heavier than Nikon D5600 and its 465 gr (or 1,03 lb).
|Canon EOS 500D||520 gr
|Nikon D5600||465 gr