I must be a psychic. Didn't I predict this would happen. Four or 5 "bad" pixels out of 16 million is NOT a problem. I'm sure many of you have been using a D90 with just as many, if not more, bad pixels and you used your camera for years.
All digital cameras suffer from this. If you look hard enough you will find them. I bet there are even stuck pixels on your computer's LCD screen and you just never noticed them. This is not something that should stop you from buying this camera!
I wonder how many of you would return a Nikon F6 because your photos have dust and scratches on them?
Ugh, Niko statements like this really bother me. Look I am all for making sure this isn't being overstated, but going to the other end of the spectrum and ignoring facts is just as stupid. Yes a huge part of this is people not knowing what to expect. But obviously if cameras are turning up like Studio's first body with a large dead blue pixel dead center at iso 3200 (and other dead pixels showing up at iso !250!) then it is a problem.
You can say that obviously all dslr's have dead pixel and hot pixel issues, but if it were the case to this extent, then all this commotion wouldn't be happening right now. It IS happening because this is a much higher frequency than normal and in a worse way than normal.
I'm totally with you in that a lot of people are freaking out over this for no reason, but that's not reason to spread disinformation the other direction as well. So far Studio's posts in this thread have shown the most accurate information. He has posted what problems he has had, how he has tested it, and why it is an issue/not an issue.
"5 bad pixels out of 16 million is not a problem" -- well yeah it is if that is a blue pixel dead center in your frame. Also remember this is pertaining (mostly) to video, if it was stills obviously it would be fixable much more easily, if not automatically (maybe it is actually).