Sony FX30 vs Nikon D5600

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony FX30 and Nikon D5600. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony FX30 is manufacturered by Sony but Nikon D5600 is from Nikon. Both Sony and Nikon are well known brands though.

Sony FX30 were released 2022 and Nikon D5600 was released 2016. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony FX30 2022
Nikon D5600 2016

Type of camera

Sony FX30 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D5600 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony FX30 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D5600 has a "Nikon 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 **
Sony FX30 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
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 (Sony)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Sony FX30 has a 26 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5600 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony FX30 26 MP
25560576 pixels
6192 x 4128
Nikon D5600 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Sony FX30 has a 7 % larger resolution than Nikon D5600. 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.

ISO range

Sony FX30 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5600. Sony FX30 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Nikon D5600 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Sony FX30 100-32000
Nikon D5600 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Sony FX30 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 Sony FX30
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. Sony FX30 can shoot up to 1 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5600 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony FX30 1
Nikon D5600 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D5600. Sadly, the Sony FX30 does not support this.

Weight

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.

Sony FX30 weighs 646 gr (equal to 1.42 lb) which is 39% heavier than Nikon D5600 and its 465 gr (or 1.03 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony FX30 646 gr
1.42 lb
Nikon D5600 465 gr
1.03 lb

Sony FX30 vs Nikon D5600 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony FX30 and Nikon D5600, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Name Sony FX30 Nikon D5600
Manufacturer Sony Nikon
Release Date and Price
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Release Year 2022 2016
Release Date 2022-09-28 2016-11-10
MSRP 1799 USD 700 USD
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Camera Type
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6192 x 4128 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 26 MP 24 MP
Image Processor BIONZ XR EXPEED 4
Image
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
ISO Range 100 - 32000 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 8 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5.5 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Autofocus Motor Yes No
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 759 39
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3,2
Screen dots N/A 1037000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type No Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.82 (0.55 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 0
Photography features
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Frames per second 1 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Partial
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation N/A +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Memory Card Compact Flash Express
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Yes
Built-in 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC
Remote Control Supported (no further information) Yes (MC-DC2 (wired), WR-1/WR-R10 (wireless))
GPS No Yes
Optional through GP-1/GP-1A
Body & Dimensions
Sony FX30
Nikon D5600
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FZ100
EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 570 shots 970 shots
Width 78 mm 124 mm
Height 130 mm 97 mm
Depth 85 mm 70 mm
Weight 646 gram 465 gram