Summary: Take a very wide-angle stabilized 24X optical zoom lens and ad full-manual controls, that is the Nikon Coolpix P90. It is freedom to compose and expose to your liking, from close or far. This is a fun camera but it is not without limitations. Image quality, particularly noise-levels and details suffer, as does exposure. So much, that the P90 cannot be treated as a point-and-shoot.
Pros: Very verstatile zoom from 26-624mm, Auto ISO max settable from 100 to 1600, Effective stabilization, Nicely saturated image colors at low ISO, Low optical distortion, Good shot-to-shot speed, Generally responsive, Good AF in good light, Excellent macro focus, Good LCD visibility in bright light, Good ergonomics
Cons: Above average noise at all ISO settings, Poor color acuracy at ISO 400, gets worse above, Frequent overexposure, Poor automatic white-balance and slow to fix, Focus errors in low light, Strong purple fringing, Incorrect image preview, Too few zoom steps, Not exposure-priority in manual mode, Poor EVF/LCD coverage, Tiny EVF, Short battery life