The Hidden Connections on the Nikon D5600

By Julie Adair King

Open the covers on the left and right sides of the Nikon D5600 camera, and you will see several hidden connections ports. The following connection ports are labeled in this image:

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Open the covers on the sides of the camera to reveal these connections.
  • Accessory terminal: This terminal accepts the following accessories: Nikon MC-DC2 remote shutter-release cable; WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote controllers; and GP-1/GP-1A GPS units. I don’t cover these accessories, but the manual that comes with each device can get you up and running.
  • Microphone jack: If you’re not happy with the audio quality provided by the internal microphone, you can plug in an external microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1 mic. The jack accepts a 3.5mm plug.
  • USB port: Through this port, you can connect your camera to your computer via USB connection for picture downloading. However, Nikon doesn’t supply the necessary USB cable (Nikon UC-E20). You can buy one for about $12, but before you go to that expense, check out Chapter 9 for details about downloading through a memory-card reader.
  • HDMI port: You use this port, found on the right side of the camera, to connect your camera to a high-definition TV, but you need to buy an HDMI cable to do so. Look for a cable that has a Type C connector on one end (this end goes into the camera) and a regular, Type A connector on the other end.

Just below the HMDI port is a door that leads to the memory-card slot. If you turn the camera over, you find a tripod socket, which enables you to mount the camera on a tripod that uses a 1/4-inch screw, plus the battery chamber.

In case you’re wondering, the two symbols above the left port door are there simply to remind you of two of the camera’s wireless connection technologies: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. On the right side of the camera, the N symbol (shown in the outset on the right side) reminds you that the D5600 also offers Near Field Communication (NFC), a feature that enables you to link two NFC devices by placing them next to each other.