When most photographers make the switch from point and shoot cameras to advanced DSLR cameras, they're probably looking to take advantage of the extensive set of manual control features that the DSLR camera offers.
They're likely looking to escape from the point-and-shoot world of basic, automatic cameras.
However, you don't always have to operate your DSLR camera in manual control mode. The DSLR camera has a variety of automatic control modes, just like a point-and-shoot camera. Click the link to read some tips to learn how to use your DSLR's automatic modes to the fullest.