Sony Ericsson claims that its first 8.1-million-pixel camera phone will prove to be a ?real alternative to a digital camera?.

The C905 Cyber-shot sports a 2.4in ?scratch-resistant? display and is claimed to be suitable for producing prints up to A3 in size.

Features include face detection, image stabiliser and red-eye reduction. A Smart Contrast mode aims to ?balance light and colour?.

Due out later this year, it will also allow the user to ?geo-tag? their images using the device?s built-in GPS technology.

The kit will include a USB adaptor for transferring images to and from computer.

The C905 will be compatible with Memory Stick Micro storage media.

C905 Cyber-shot