Pentax has announced the launch of limited edition versions of its K-m entry level DSLR that sees the camera getting a snow-white makeover.

The camera is available to purchase as part of two unique kit combinations – the K-m White kit, which includes the 18-55mm lens, and the K-m White twin lens kit, which includes the 50-200mm lens as well.

Each kit includes the K-m digital SLR camera body in a brilliant white finish with lens to match. Only 100 K-m Whites will come to the UK market.

Features-wise, the cameras are the same as normal models claiming to offer simplified, user-friendly operation, in an easy-to-manoeuvre compact, lightweight body. The camera also has a 10.2-megapixel CCD image sensor.

The K-m features a newly designed control system, which positions most of the buttons and levers on the camera's grip side, and gets an upgraded version of Pentax's Auto Picture mode, which automatically detects the type of subject or scene, and sets the proper shooting mode for the photographer.

There's shake-reduction, a "comprehensive" dust removal system, shooting at 3.5 frames per second, a five-point wide-area AF system and sensitivity between ISO 100 and ISO 3200.

The PENTAX K-m features a 2.7-inch colour LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots on its back panel as well as a penta-mirror prism and it runs off four AA-size lithium batteries claiming to record approximately 1650 images.

Prices are £449.99 for Pentax K-m White kit and £549.99 for the Pentax K-m White twin lens kit.