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| p.83 #18 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
The RX1 is not a point&shoot by any sane definition, although given a P or AUTO mode, you can of course treat almost any camera like a P&S.
Depends if you think "point n' shoot" is a verb or a descriptive noun.
To me, a "p&s" is a compact, non-interchangeable lens camera, that I can use for mostly casual shooting. Doesn't mean you can't do serious photography with one, as I feel my RX100 can be used for more than just Facebook snapshots, yet at the same time, in my mind, the RX1, like the Fuji X100 is basically a "p&s" camera, because of how I would use it a majority of the time.
Depends what your used to I guess. For me, it used to be there were DSLR's and compacts aka "point n' shoot" by the truest definition of the word.
There was no murky gray area with smart phone cameras, CSC's, EVIL's and lord knows what other acronyms we've got these days.
Now days sure we've got CSC's etc, but what they are really comes down to how one uses it, does it not ?
If you have a shoulder bag full of Leica M glass for your NEX CSC that you manually focus on each shot etc, your hardly pointing and shooting
If however, you only have the kit zoom, and use it just for social snapshots, would that camera not be a "p&s" based upon usage ?
More so, does it really matter ?
If I owned a RX1, would I want to fight someone if they dared call my new $2800 camera a P&S ?
Likewise, if I was in the market for one, based upon what features it had and how it would help my photography would I suddenly decline to buy it because its under the "CyberShot" lineup ?
All and all just a bit silly