Fujifilm has also announced the launch of the FinePix F470 Zoom - a pocket-sized, silver compact camera.

The camera comes with 16MB of internal memory, a 3x optical zoom lens, a sensor delivering 6 megapixels and a 2.5 inch LCD screen.

User can choose up to ten automatic scene settings including a "Sunset mode" to emphasis vivid colours, a "Beach and Snow mode" for minimising glare in bright situations, and a "Party mode" for indoor settings, allowing images to retain the natural ambience of the scene in low-light conditions.

The FinePix F470 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in late March 2006. Pricing and stockists will be announced nearer the time.

Fujifilm also launched the FinePix A400 Zoom and FinePix A500 Zoom digital cameras aimed at the budget market.

The two models will feature 4.1 and 5.1 megapixel Super CCD HR sensors, a 3x optical and 1.8 inch LCD screen.

Both new models feature 12MB of internal memory and use standard AA batteries.

The FinePix A400 and A500 Zoom will be available from UK retailers in March 2006.