I got a new camera from my Dad this evening. Though he passed many years ago, I’ve had his pickup truck (named Tonk) as a memento. I sold it a few weeks ago, and now the money from that has bought a Nikon D5100. So tonight we flew over town to snap the Supermoon and check out the remarkable low light capability of this camera.
Looking at the pix from the flight, I was enjoying how much better they came out than any ever taken with my old D40. But there was still quite a bit of grain and color noise, which surprised me. Then I looked at the camera and discovered I’d picked up a D3100 by mistake! Still better than the old one, but the 5100 is reputed to be remarkably better. So tomorrow maybe I’ll take it back and see what Dad really bought me.