Before the cameras have hit the shelves (at least outside Japan) Nikon Japan has announced that the Coolpix 995 problem (strange exposures when the swivel is twisted to the self portrait angle) is solved in firmware version 1.6 and that the D1X / IBM Microdrive incompatibility problem will be solved with its firmware version 1.01. The releases go on to state that these updates can be carried out at Nikon Service Centers (Japan). Although we haven't yet received confirmation from Nikon it's likely that shipping 995 / D1X's outside Japan will have the new firmware.

UPDATE: We have received our loan D1X today at 5 PM GMT. Interestingly it already has firmware 1.01 loaded. All things being equal I should have a full, detailed review within 10 days.