I'm a bit upset right now. Last night I shot off an extremely comprehensive email to Nikon service about two issues- a hot pixel showing up as they said at shutter speeds faster than 1/4 sec in well lit portions of the photo, and my battery life issues, which have still not improved. The man replied saying I don't have a hot pixel (yes I do) and that I don't have any battery problem. I would think I do, considering using a much more energy efficient shooting style than I did with my D70, I'm getting about 1/12 of the shots I used to with an 'inferior' battery. He then went on to say if there is a power management issue Nikon will correct it with firmware...I don't see how this would help if there might be an actual physical electrical problem with the cameras. I won't go into all the details but the reply was obviously coming from someone who has no idea about the cameras he is counted on to provide service information about. I'll be going in to the local pro shop where I got the camera as soon as possible. I trust them. I don't trust Nikon tech support anymore.