I don't know how much my camera cost as R bought it for me. I do know it certainly cost more than $500. I usually leave it on Auto and hope for the best, but I was driven to reading the manual over the weekend and played with some settings. It is capable of doing some extraordinary things in the hands of someone who knows about photography and camera settings.
This is the only half decent night time photo I have ever taken. What a lot of fuss and bother to replace one metre of tram track. A fourth truck came along to help after I took the photo. I had the camera resting on the balcony railing and changed the ISO setting, except now I have forgotten in which direction. I altered something else too.
I don't think this is a European wasp. I have no idea what it is. Centre weighted average, adjusted iso and went macro.