Pentax has unveiled a new 10-million-pixel digital compact camera called the Optio M60, which sports a newly designed aluminium-alloy body.

Boasting a face recognition detection speed of ?0.03secs?, the M60 features a 2.5in LCD (230,000 dots) monitor and a lens designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 36-180mm zoom. The optic includes four aspherical elements.

Firepower also includes a 9-point AF system, spot metering and a claimed top ISO sensitivity of 6400.

A voice memo function is included on this 130g model, as is exposure compensation of ±2EV in 1/3EV steps.

Pentax claims that the M60 can detect up to 32 faces at the same time, for automatic focus and exposure.

UK price and availability date were yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.