point and shoot
A point-and-shoot camera, also called a compact camera, is a still camera designed primarily for simple operation. Most use focus free lenses or autofocus for focusing, automatic systems for setting the exposure options, and have flash units built in. Point-and-shoots are by far the best selling type of separate camera, as distinct from camera phones. They are popular with people who do not consider themselves photographers but want an easy to use camera for snapshots of vacations, parties, reunions and other events. Point-and-shoot camera sales declined after about 2010 as smartphones overtook them in such uses. Nowadays, the manufacturers boost travel superzoom compact cameras with optical zoom up to 30x with weight less than 300 grams or less than bridge cameras and DSLRs weights, all still use 1/2.3″ sensors. The cameras still prioritize intelligent Auto, but some advance cameras have PSAM dial, RAW and hotshoe, but nobody has lens threads. The term “point-and-shoot” is also used for some camcorders, particularly inexpensive digital models based on MiniDV or DVD media, to describe fully automatic operation (autofocus, automatic gain control and white balance, etc.) with minimal operator interaction except for zoom control and recording buttons.