I've been using a couple of Nikon APS-C format cameras for several years now.
My newest is the consumer level model D3200. It's 18x24mm sensor has a pixel count of 24.1 meg. At regular ISO levels and in a variety of situations, it delivers some of the sharpest images I have ever seen in my own work.
One of the things I had yet to try out, tho, was the high ISO mode.
see those images that have most of the image as B&W with one or
key elements in color? Or an image with almost unbelievable colors?
was a technique back in film days, where we printed B&W and
then hand colored certain elements. Now, we can do this digitally.
image manipulation programs programs allow you to paint in a color on a
layer or an outlined area. Other programs allow you to desaturate all
the colors except for what you want to be color. Check your programs
help section or a tutorial to find out how to do this in your own
program, several are very different from each other.
with the neat effect, the subject matter still has to fit the
technique. Maybe lips and eyes for a portrait, rays of sunshine in a
landscape, or a flower popping out from the background. Or even an old
car in a cityscape. Get creative!
many of the same controls, we can enhance, or even change, colors
selectively with a color image. Trees not yellow or red enough? Change
it. Need a bluer sky, or even a different color sky? Change that, too.
How much depends on your vision for that image. You can keep it fairly realistic, or "interpret" it as you see fit.