Ah, I get it! It's meant as in"Alpha predator". I've never hear the term "alpha dog". I guess it's an Americanism. I was thinking more in terms of, "My car is a dog to start on cold mornings"...
Why do you call it a "dog"? In Aussie slang it implies the camera is no good. Is that what you mean?
Who buys point and shoot cameras when phones are just as good? They should have put their design resources into real cameras.
Another update for cameras I don't own :/
$800m for more of the cloud thing? Go figure!