Panasonic plans to launch a wireless digital camera which will allow photographers to upload their photos directly to the internet using T-Mobile operated Wi-Fi hotspots.

The service will allow users to upload their pictures directly from their camera to Picasa Web Albums, a Google-operated online photo-sharing service.

Family and friends will be able to access the photographs, via a website link sent by email, according to Panasonic which adds the service will be free for the first 12 months.

At the time of writing it was not clear whether the service will be available in the UK where T-Mobile operates Wi-Fi hotspots at high-street outlets such as Starbucks.

The plans were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.