Casio has updated its EX-Z500 digital camera with the EX-Z600, a model that looks virtually identical bar the addition of an extra megapixel.

However, Casio has packed the new camera with a host of features including the fact that the new model comes with a large 2.7-inch Super Bright LCD that is approximately three times brighter than the previous EX-Z500 model and an improved battery that promises even longer battery life, 50% more in fact per charge.

The EX-Z600 includes the latest version of the EXILIM Engine alongside its 6-megapixel sensor, and features the Anti Shake DSP, which along with the Auto Macro and Quick Shutter functions, considerably reduces the incidence of blurred photos due to moving subjects or shaking hands.

New to the EX-Z600 is the Rapid Flash function, which enables three consecutive high speed flash photos in only 1 second. Like the EX-Z500, the EX-Z600 includes Revive Shot, used to take still images from old album photos for long term preservation and enjoyment. The EX-Z600 is equipped with a BESTSHOT Button, allowing convenient one-touch access to this popular feature that offers 32 different scene selections, including Anti Shake and Revive Shot, for hassle-free photos every time.

The EX-Z600 embodies CASIO's continuing commitment to offer digital camera users cutting-edge technology and convenient user-friendly functionality in a small, stylishly designed package. Providing the freedom to take high quality pictures and movies anywhere, anytime, the new EX-Z600 makes taking memories as easy and fun as making them.

The EX-Z600 will be available in the UK from March 2006 in silver, black and blue from all good digital camera retailers.