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Is the Nikon D5600 Weather Sealed?

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Is the Nikon D5600 Weather Sealed?

The Nikon D5600 is a reliable entry-level DSLR with user-friendly features, clear pictures, and long battery life. It’s a great camera to pick up and go. Compact and durable, it seems like this camera can do just about anything. But, is the Nikon D5600 weather sealed?

Let’s take a look at what the Nikon D5600 can survive in the great outdoors.

Can I use Nikon D5600 in rain?

While the Nikon D5600 has many notable highlights that make it a great DSLR, it, unfortunately, is not weather sealed.

What does this mean? If you were ever caught in a torrential downpour, and your D5600 got soaked, your camera would be ruined. 

Some reviewers have commented that they were caught in a light drizzle with their Nikon D5600 and had no issues, but proceed with caution.

While the Nikon D5600 is not weather-sealed against the rain, most Nikon cameras can operate in freezing temperatures, as well as on boiling hot days. 

However, the Nikon D5600 can only reach an internal temperature of 158 degrees Fahrenheit. If the camera overheats, it can be internally damaged.  

What about sand and dirt? Again, a light dusting of sand and dirt won’t hurt your camera. However, if you were caught in a sandstorm, your camera has a higher chance of being damaged. 

So, if you can’t use your D5600 in the rain, is there something I can do to protect your camera?

There are silicone covers that go over the camera body that can help protect it from the elements. B&H Photo sells these in a variety of colors.

You can also buy a waterproof camera case if you plan on shooting in or near water.

If you are looking for a camera that can withstand anything you throw at it, including water, check out these waterproof cameras.

If your budget doesn’t allow for waterproof cases, silicone covers, or a brand new waterproof camera, you can always cover the body of your camera with a shower cap. The most flexible kind is the cheapest or the kind you get for free if you’re staying in a hotel or motel.

And if, after all this, your camera still gets wet, how do you dry it off without damaging it?

Instead of using your lens cleaning cloth to dry off your whole camera, get a dish towel or even a Shamwow and blot the moisture off. 

Then, you can use your lens cloth to give your lens a polish so it looks brand new. 

While the Nikon D5600 isn’t weather-sealed, and while it isn’t a good idea to take your DSLR out in the rain, there are plenty of ways you can protect your camera. 

From silicone covers, waterproof cases, and even shower caps–there are many ways you can work around even the rainiest days to get that perfect shot. 


What are your experiences with the Nikon D5600 is the rain? Do you have another great solution to share? Sound off in the comments below, we would love to hear your experiences!

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