One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting an automatic camera which, when it is pointed at a subject and the shutter release is pressed, will take a properly exposed and focused photograph.
- ‘The images are competitive with most 5-megapixel point-and-shoot cameras, but they don't rise above the pack.’
- ‘Most point-and-shoot cameras have a minimum focusing distance of around 1 1/2 to 2 feet.’
- ‘Some SLR and point-and-shoot cameras provide a landscape-exposure mode that automatically sets a small aperture for you.’
- ‘An analogy between point-and-shoot photography and desktop design analysis isn't that far-fetched.’
- ‘Most zoom point-and-shoot cameras, for example, have a viewfinder that automatically adjusts your view as you zoom in or out.’
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