#3. "RE: Best compact Nikon body in last 10 years?" In response to In response to 2
The D90 and the D3200 have nearly identical High ISO performance with the D3200 a more extended range. This is quite a feat for the D3200 since it's sensor pixel denity is so much greater than the D90. The D40X performance is much worse than either of them.
You can compare the performance of any of the Nikon cameras at