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Pro Highly portable
Point and shoots are among the most compact cameras available.
Con Image quality ceiling is below that of other types of enthusiast cameras
Within a price range of about $1000 USD best point and shoot cameras can sometimes come close to DSLRs and mirrorless cameras in terms of image quality, but they don't offer anything comparable beyond that price point.
Con Can't change the lens
You are stuck with whatever comes with the camera.
Con Some P&S cameras lack a viewfinder making them difficult to use in bright light
A good number of P&S cameras forgo a viewfinder altogether so the only way to compose a shot is by using the LCD monitor on the back of the camera which can be difficult to use in bright light.