Fujfilm has today bolstered it?s A-series of digital compacts with the announcement of the A850, an 8-million-pixel model boasting a 3x optical zoom.

Due to hit UK stores in July the A850 includes Picture Stabilisation, a 2.5in LCD monitor and 14 scene modes.

Aimed at beginners it is powered by two AA batteries and includes a 30 frame-per-second movie mode.

Fujifilm says it is timing the A850?s UK launch to coincide with the ?summer?s key selling season?.

A UK price has yet to be announced.

Earlier today Fuji unveiled the FinePix Z200fd

Fujifilm FinePix A850