Summary: I made 1000 images in the first two months of ownership. Unrivaled digital camera! Take as many images as you like, discard the bad. I rarely use the LCD because of high battery drain. Always carry two additional sets of batteries fully charged. Almost always shoot in FINE mode on 64 meg CF.
Pros: size, lightweight, versatile, simplicity of use
Cons: Flash underpowered badly and camera usually underexposes, but compensation settings available
Summary: I have worn New Balance running shoes for about 15 years and will continue to do so. Although their trendier, newer models are a little disappointing their mid to high end running shoes are still the best on the market for the occasional to serious runner.
Summary: If you decide to purchase this camera, understand that you are not selecting a point-and-shoot digital camera. This compact camera is a full featured package designed with the 35 mm photographer in mind.
Summary: I am a camera assistant in the motion picture business. I'd like to think that I understand photography better than most folks. When I first bought the camera I had a bit of buyers remorse. I'll admit it was a bit expensive toy purchase for me.
Summary: This camera takes awesome pictures. My wife and I debated a long time what kind of camera to get, a regular nikon or a digital one. We decided on the digital because we liked the idea of printing photos at home, and sharing photos with family on the internet.
Summary: Having been a Nikon user for 95% of my photographic career, the 990 was a natural purchase. This is a wonderful camera in every fashion! It's made in true Nikon tradition--durable, dependable, and simple to use. Does it do what my D1 will do--no it won't, but it wasn't intended to.
Nikon Coolpix 990 -- Six Months and Six Thousand Pictures
Michael Gordon, Amazon
10 January 2001
Summary: I bought from Amazon.com and it has paid for itself many times over. I have made over 6,000 photographs with it. I carry plenty of battery and memory (two sets of NiMH AA batteries and a Digipower battery pack), two 32 mb, one 64 mb, and one 80 mb memory card.