Thanks for the High-ISO comparison Gordon! This camera has got me really interested. It seems we are getting everything the pricier D5000 offers and more, except the articulating screen.
I however have some doubts you would be able to clear:
But like its predecessor, the D3000 eschews a number of features which could frustrate more sophisticated owners over time. There’s no exposure bracketing, no depth-of-field preview, no autofocus on older lenses and no battery grip (at least from Nikon anyway), while some settings can take an unnecessary number of clicks to access. We know the D3000 is primarily aimed at beginners who won’t care about any of this, but equally there’s a number of enthusiasts who are looking for a DSLR on a tight budget who’ll be put off.
This is from your D3000 review. Does the D3100 have exposure bracketing, no depth-of-field preview and a super control menu, like the one we get on Canon DSLRs by pressing the Info button where the finger dial can be easily be used to tweak settings, or is the menu the same as the older one where we have to make our way by simply too many clicks?
Also, is a successor to the D5000 expected soon?