If I do say so myself-
Freshly discounted (decided to get local juuuuust in case, gotta love Micro Center’s 15 day return policy- no questions asked) Nikon N5100 with 18-55 VR lens. So far, I’d say so good- it does all the basics I needed in a photo apparatus that SX nor anything below it could offer by default. Where and how this new, proper specimen will take me only time will really tell.
Here are a few, downsized random test shots from this evening:
Auto mode, no flash, about 2MP size for the pic.