BenQ, has announced the release of an 8 megapixel compact digital camera in an attempt to prove that 7 megapixels just isn't enough.

The new model, called the P860, will come with a 6x optical zoom and 7 modes and 12 scene modes that give users control over their photos.

Offering users four shooting modes (P/Av/Tv/M), the company is hoping that those who want manual control over their cameras without settling for a Digital SLR will take a shine to its new model.

“Many users tell us that they would like to have more control over their photo taking”, commented Conway Lee, General Manager of BenQ Digital Media Business Group. “The P860 gives powerful automatic functions as well as provides a depth of manual options to yield great photos.”

The P860 also features integrated built-in technologies to minimise image blur, including Shake-Free optical image stabilisation, as well as offering a high light sensitivity, up to ISO 1000.

Unfortunately it doesn't look like the camera is coming to the UK at the moment. The BenQ P860 will be initially available in Italy, Spain, Russian, and China at the end of the month.