Casio has announced two new zoom digital cameras in time for those summer beach perving moments (erm we mean safari holidays).

The more consumer friendly point and shoot model, dubbed the EX-H5, will pack a 24mm wide-angle lens with 10x optical zoom, mechanical image stabiliser using CCD shift technology and 12.1 effective megapixels.

Around the back the EXILIM EX-H5 also has a 6.9cm (2.7-inch) TFT colour screen and such familiar functions as Landscape, Make-up or Art Shot Mode as well as the new, improved Dynamic Photo function and numerous Best Shot scene programs. Oh, and it does HD movie recording as well.

The compact EXILIM EX-H5 digital camera is now available in silver, black and red.

Meanwhile those looking for something a bit more powerful can opt for the EX-FH25, a higher-end camera that comes with a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot 1000fps movies.