Definition of point-and-shoot in English:

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point-and-shoot

Pronunciation: /ˈpoint ˌən ˈSHo͞ot/

adjective

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.
Example sentences
  • Most zoom point-and-shoot cameras, for example, have a viewfinder that automatically adjusts your view as you zoom in or out.
  • Some SLR and point-and-shoot cameras provide a landscape-exposure mode that automatically sets a small aperture for you.
  • Most point-and-shoot cameras have a minimum focusing distance of around 1 1/2 to 2 feet.

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Syllabification: point-and-shoot

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