Definition of "point-and-shoot" [point-and-shoot]

  • Of, relating to, or being a camera that adjusts settings such as focus and exposure automatically. (adjective)

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Use "point-and-shoot" in a sentence
  • "It's clear that it is far more convenient to snap photos with a digital point-and-shoot or listen to music on an iPod."
  • "Although the point-and-shoot digital cameras aren't as hardened as military-grade gear, they can take the hard knocks that would easily kill most ordinary compact cameras."
  • "The camera comes loaded with features you'd expect to find only on a full-fledged point-and-shoot, including face detection, geotagging, image stabilization, noise suppression, smile detection, and touch focus and capture."