"Fantastic still camera at price hot pixels are an issue"3.0 starson by Gwilym
Pros: Great low light performance for the price! (not tested but reviews seem pretty conclusive on this issue), overall photographic performance is excellent from my testing in store.
Cons: I work at large a camera retailer and we have had several of these returned because of the hot pixel problems (only in video mode, however).
Summary: Nikon reps acknowledged the issue on the phone and the company is promising a firmware update that may fix the "hot" pixel issue. Therefore, as a still camera I would give this camera a 4/5 (tested in store - fast, solid build, very strong picture quality - great LCD) but for those that want to use it as a video camera that review must drop to 2/5 as the hot pixels are a huge annoyance and not satistactory in a finished product (we have tested 4 or 5 of these cameras in store, they all have the problem). Finally, I give it a 3/5 as an average with so many consumers wanting to use the video functionality in modern DSLRs.