Minolta has released the Dimage E203 digital camera.

The two-megapixel model has a top focal length of 16.2mm, and a 3x optical and 2x digital zoom.

It offers both manual controls and an auto-recording mode.An auto-timer is also built in. Images can be viewed on a 38mm colour TFT screen at up to 200 per cent. Automatic slide-shows are also an option.

Additionally, the camera can capture 15 seconds of digital video recorded in either 320-x-240-pixel or 160-x-120-pixel resolutions.

The £340 Dimage E203 ships with ArcSoft PhotoImpression 3.0 image-editing software.