Rollei has unveiled two new digital compact cameras ? an eight-million-pixel model and a six-million-pixel model ? each sporting a 3x zoom and 2.5in LCD screen.

Due out next month the 8.1MP dp8300 boasts a zoom designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of 36-108mm lens.

Features on the metal-bodied newcomer include macro shooting down to 5cm, exposure compensation and a 5.1x digital zoom. The dp8300 is expected to carry a £249.99 pricetag.

Meanwhile, featuring a 6.36MP CCD imaging sensor is the Rollei dp6200 which is due in UK stores this month at a penny under £220.

The dp6200 has a lens designed to produce the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 32-96mm optic.

Both models are compatible with SD memory cards (64MB card comes with each kit) and include video and voice recording capabilities.

For details call Rollei Consumer Digital Products on 0116 253 0325.