- Term: Point and Shoot Camera
Description: Point and shoot cameras, also commonly referred to as compact cameras, are generally smaller, more lightweight, and (typically) more affordable than their DSLR counterparts. Most major brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and others carry point and shoot cameras in their lineup. Some attributes commonly associated with point and shoot cameras include fixed lenses (meaning they can't be switched out) with either zoom or fixed focal length options, as well as a heavier reliance on auto modes for exposure and focus. These qualities, combined with a lower price point, make point and shoots great starter cameras for beginning photographers.
Point and Shoot Camera
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