The D5000 has a nice CMOS sensor, the D3000 shares the old CCD sensor of the camera it replaced, the iconic D40. Why did Nikon even release the D3000? Am I the only one a little confused by this? Really, if they wanted a lower priced entry level DSLR, why not just continue the D60 line? Seems to me Nikon re-invented the wheel 4 times now. D40 D40x D60 D3000 I do realize the subtle differences between the releases, but what I don't get is that with an already released entry level CMOS sensor camera body - why release a new CCD body? Personally, I would have let the D40 continue on as the champion entry level DSLR it has proven to be, none of the others were even necessary in my opinion. Other than the interface on the D3000 (could have been a firmware upgrade to the D60), can anyone explain to me why Nikon chose this path? Sidenote: D3000 owners, don't get me wrong here - I think the D3000 is an excellent camera body, I love the D40 and D60 - I just don't understand why they released yet another rendition of essentially the same thing.