Digital Camera Types: Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Point and shoot digital cameras are the most popular. In the days of film, a point and shoot camera the viewfinder was off-set from the lens. This meant what you saw is not what came out in the picture. Digital cameras now have lcd screens showing you exactly what the camera sees.
Point and Shoot digital cameras are smaller that DSLR cameras. These cameras are perfect for on the go shooting by anyone and even professional photographers carry one or two around for that quick candid moment or as a backup to their other equipment.
"Point and Shoot" Digital Camera Benefits Include:
Cost - These are much less expensive than the DSLR digital cameras
Size - Most of these camera types are small enough for a pocket or purse
Weight - These cameras are fairly light and easily carried around for long periods of time
"Point and Shoot" Trade Offs:
With digital cameras, you don't get something for nothing so here are some potential trade offs with a Point and Shoot digital camera..
Integrated Flash - Not usually very powerful
Size - Some cameras are so small they are easily lost, stolen, or left behind
Zoom - Limited to the zoom of the camera