Right, because the majority of the people buying the cameras are consumers and not photographers.
ummmm....... ALL photographers are consumers, and all consumers who purchase cameras and take at least one picture are photographers.....
NO, those are just snapshooters
The real photographer is a person who actually knows what he is doing
I've seen a monkey taking pictures of tourists, was it a photographer too?
I'll just say it like this
Yes, all photographers are consumers - but, some consumers just buy cameras - that doesn't necessarily make them photographers. Yeah yeah yeah its a nebulous term. But, many trades are learned by apprenticing. Like plumbing - you learn from a plumber...again, just because I buy a wrench and replace a gasket that doesn't make me a plumber. Just because you buy a camera and snap a few shots, that doesn't make you a photographer. That's the point the original person was making. It's a dividing line between those who are serious and willing to learn and those that buy it cause its fancy - the latter cares about what the specs really mean, the former says that # is bigger than the other so it must be better.
Exactly. There are cameras for non-photographers with shooting modes like "dog", "cat", "baby", "flower", "tree", "fireworks", etc.