No longer a newbie, moving up!
- Dec 13, 2007
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Limited in what? I already said a camera like mine is limited in the ranges of the settings. But, my camera has auto, presets, Program, Shutter, Aperture, and manual modes. What else is there? A dSLR such as the Rebel XTi also have each and every one of these modes, including Auto. So, you can't designate my camera as a Point and Shoot just because it is not a dSLR. It has the exact same modes, only it is limited in the ranges within those modes (I can't do f/1.8 or f/22 for example.)
The description "point and shoot" has nothing to do with the mechanics of the cameras. I'm not entirely sure how mine displays on the LCD and eyeview, but it's different than the mirrored "live" view of a dSLR. The image sensors are also different, but that has nothing to do with being a "point and shoot" model either.
Of course, a dSLR camera is going to have better quality over my $200 camera. But again, this has nothing to do with the description "point and shoot".
A point and shoot is only that, no manual or semi manual modes. You point it and you shoot it. Both my non-dSLR and your dSLR has that auto mode, but neither are restricted to auto.
My old camera, a 2 mp Fuji 2650 shot at a set ISO 100. It adjusted the shutter speed for exposure, and it appears after looking through some old pictures, it set the aperture at f/3.5 when zoomed to it's extent and f/8.7 when at it's widest. I could not set anything on the camera, it was fully automatic. That is the description of a point and shoot, no manual settings at all.
It just seems to me that dSLR users like to feel superior because they spent a ton more money on their equipment than I did, even though I can change all the same settings as they can.