We know that digital cameras can get expensive, but Dabs in the UK is selling HP's latest digital camera due to be launched next month - the HP Photosmart M22 - for a cool million excluding VAT.

According to the blurb “This tough but good looking all-metal camera combines ease-of-use and weather-resistance with a range of HP Real Life technologies first seen on HP's award-winning R-series cameras.”

If you can't however manage the total cost of the £1,174,998.82 price tag, the company will even allow you to spread the costs over 36 or 48 months.

That privilege for a camera that will let you “Just point and shoot for great results wherever you go” will cost you £503.83 shy of £45,000 a month but will increase your total cost to £1,601,862 and change. Spread it over 48 months and you'll be asking the bank manager for over £1.7million, and all for a 5 megapixel camera.

According to HP, the HP Photosmart M22 Digital Camera will be available from April 2005 at a recommended UK street price of £99.99, however they do warn that actual prices may vary.