As you can see, bridge cameras are versatile, compact and all-in-one cameras. Sure, they have some limitations but then every camera has some. Understanding the limitations will help in overcoming them. Those who want a versatile compact camera without the bulk, cost and complexity of a D-SLR should seriously look at a bridge camera as it is a viable alternative.
The author thanks Nikon India for the loan of a Coolpix P900 camera.