Excerpt: Nikon P90 Coolpix camera is a good camera, looks like a professional photographers camera, has tons of features, has great zoom lens, but has a horrible battery life! Don't expect to take this camera out for the day and not run out of juice on the battery. It doesnt last long at all. If you choose to use the video camera feature on this digital camera, the battery dies even faster.
Summary: There are things about my P90 that I love. I get incredible outdoor scenery shots and can zoom in on objects I can barely see with my naked eye and get detailed clarity. For example, we were at Devil's Tower, and I zoomed in on climbers near the top. They were so high, it was easy to miss them. I zoomed in just to see what I could get. When I opened the pics in iPhoto, I could read the logos on their clothing! That's some zoom capability.
Summary: The photo quality is not that much good as that of canon has in the same range. But when we take snaps in the day time, they are good but when you take in dark even with flash, the quality is poor. The 24x zoom makes the most but still the photo quality is a drawback. Canon in the same range would be a better choice. For me, since I got this for a less price(deal), this is OK for me.
Summary: I'm used to using Nikon's full-sized DSLRs with vertical grips and the wonderful Nikon VR lenses. I love them dearly and will always use them as my cameras of choice. I had purchased a Coolpix 8800 a few years ago and gave it mediocre reviews. It is much larger, again, with the vertical grip, but it is rugged and works well, although it has a relatively small file-size, dimmer eye-level viewer and smaller screen.
Summary: Many of the things already stated (both good, bad, and in between) are there for your review. I wish I had waited longer to purchase this camera and had the insight of the earlier reviews. To the other reviewers' points, I waited months before sharing my opinion so that I tested it vigorously. I READ the instruction manual several times to improve my user experience which did help to a certain extent. In many ways it is a sound performer, but please know the limitations.
Excerpt: This is my honest experience with Nikon P90: I am an artist (painter) and needed a high mega pixel camera to photograph my paintings for reproduction. I researched for 3 months to make sure which camera I wanted. I came to the conclusion that the Nikon P90 had every single feature I wanted and within the price range I had. I read some bad reviews but I figured it couldn’t be that bad and I would give it a shot. I received this camera for my birthday last week.