In a relatively minor update to Nikon's D5500 released in January 2015, the D5600 adds Bluetooth low energy technology to allow for a persistent connection to the SnapBridge app, allowing for photos to be automatically transferred and shared from a connected device.
"The Nikon D5600 embodies the sentiment that people enjoy sharing how they see the world in different creative means and experiences," said James Murray, director of Sales & Marketing at Nikon Australia.
"Compact and lightweight, the D5600 fits comfortably within a users' backpack, allowing them to capture their favourite candid moments on-the-go, from family gatherings and events to stunning horizons and landscapes whilst travelling," Mr Murray said.
The ability to create in-camera time-lapse movies has been brought over from the higher-end D7200, while the ability to advance through full-frame playback using the 3.2-inch vari-angle touchscreen has been adopted from the D5 and D500 cameras.
Otherwise, the D5600 functions similarly to the D5500, with a 24.2-megapixel sensor, an EXPEED 4 image processor, an ISO range of 100 to 25600 and the ability to shoot at up to 5fps. Video functionality is also the same, with users able to shoot 1080p 60fps videos.
Nikon's D5600 will be available from the 24th of November with an 18-55mm kit lens. Pricing details have not been released.