Kodak has today taken the wraps off a new 7.1-million-pixel digital camera called the EasyShare P712 which is in shops this month priced a penny under £350.

The EasyShare P712 sports an f/2.8 Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 36-432mm lens.

Features include a 2.5in LCD screen and optical image stabilisation which is intended to enable better shots in low light.

Kodak claims the camera has the best ?click-to-capture? rate in its class, at 0.07sec.

Also on board is a three-shot in-camera panorama stitching function and 32MB of internal memory. The debutante is compatible with SD and MMC memory cards.

Boasting a close focusing distance of 10cm and a top shutter speed of 1/1000sec the camera also includes JPEG, TIFF and RAW image capture formats.

Exposure compensation of ±2EV is possible in 1/3EV steps. Also featured is autobracketing and white balance compensation.

Shooting modes include shutter and aperture priority and manual, while picture options includes snow, beach, flower, sunset and text.

An optional hotshoe P20 flash will be available priced £99.99.

For details call Kodak on 01442 261122.

? Movie star Bruce Willis is reportedly suing a paparazzi photographer who accused the actor of attacking him outside a Los Angeles restaurant last week.

Photographer Anthony Goodrich alleges that Willis shoved him, pushing his camera into his face, causing injury to his nose and teeth outside the restuarant on 13 June, according to BBC News.

Willis? lawyer reportedly said that the actor merely ?put his hand up in front of his face to shield his eyes from the blinding flash of the cameras?.

Willis is understood to be seeking more than £1/2m in damages for defamation of character after Goodrich apparently made comments about the incident on the internet.