Instead, I thought I'd share some Nikon D5100 photos and, if Blogger will let me, maybe one of the first videos I shot with it. We'll see. Blogger doesn't always like me.
The camera has a bunch of "Effect" settings. These are too fun. I really like the "selective color" mode. I can tell the camera to capture up to three separate colors. In the first picture, I selected green only. While the tree is quite obvious, you can also see the frames on the wall have green mats as well.
The red in the wreath is pretty. I really liked this one.
Luckily, my wonderful hubby had brought home some a Christmas bouquet, which was perfect for experimenting with this selective color feature. I move from one color to two in the series. Adding a third would have, in my opinion, created a full-color picture with no black & white features at all.
Another feature I think is kind of cool is the "Color Sketch" effect. This is the only sample I have so far. This calls for more experimentation!
I don't have examples of all the in-camera effects I can select from, but if you're curious to know what else the camera can do, here's a link to Nikon's product page.
Also, as promised, here's a short video I recorded.
I'm very happy with the video quality, although I do wonder if there's a way to get the sound of the auto focus in the lens to not show up in the recording. I somehow doubt it.
To say the least, I am very, VERY happy with my new toy. Now if I can just figure out how to work all the bells and whistles on the thing!