Today, Nikon issued an official announcement on the Nikon Japan’s website regarding the D7000 hot pixels issue which was discovered by some users and widely discussed in photography forums.
The following is the translation of the official statement on Nikon Japan’s website. Here is the original statement in Japanese.
“The issue of visible hot pixels appearing in videos taken in low light with the D7000 was brought to our attention from a handful of our customers. Although this issue will not cause problems from a practical standpoint, in order to achieve a greater level of customer satisfaction, we have decided to offer a firmware update to reduce such occurrences.
Details will be announced at a later date.
For any enquiries, please contact the Nikon Customer Support Centre.
We look forward to your continued patronage.”
I am not sure if a firmware update will be able to solve the problem completely, but it is good to see that Nikon is responding to its users’ feedback.