Adjust Settings on the Nikon D5600 via the Control Strip

By Julie Adair King

The Information display on the Nikon D5600 isn’t just for checking current picture-taking settings; it also gives you quick access to some of the most critical of those settings. Specifically, you can adjust the options that appear on the two rows of data near the bottom of the screen — known as the control strip.

Here’s how it works for viewfinder photography:

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  1. Display the Information screen by pressing the Info button or pressing the shutter button halfway and releasing it.
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  2. Press the i button or tap the i symbol on the screen, labeled on the left.

    The top part of the display dims, and the control strip becomes accessible, as shown on the right. The currently selected setting appears highlighted, and its name is displayed above the control strip. For example, in the figure, the Image Quality option is selected.

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    Press the i button or tap the i icon (left) to activate the control strip (right).
  3. Select the option that you want to change.

    Either tap the option or use the Multi Selector to highlight it and then press OK. Either way, the next screen displays available settings.
  4. Adjust the setting as desired.

    Again, you can tap the setting or use the Multi Selector to highlight it and then press OK. The camera returns you to the initial control strip screen. You can then adjust another setting, if needed.
  5. To exit the control strip, press the i button or tap the strip’s exit symbol, labeled on the right.

    You also can just give the shutter button a quick half-press and release it to exit the control strip.

During Live View shooting, things work the same way, but the touchscreen’s i symbol appears halfway down the right side of the screen. If you don’t see the symbol, you may need to press the Info button to change the type of data displayed on the Live View display. Of course, you must also enable the Touch Controls option on the Setup menu to use the touchscreen for viewfinder or Live View photography.