Nikon has released a new 3.2 megapixel digital camera, the Coolpix 3500.

It has a 3x optical zoom lens that has a focal range of 37-111mm for a host of shooting situations.

A macro mode is available for close-up shooting and its swivel design allows picture-taking from almost any angle.

The Coolpix 3500 has a general-purpose Auto mode and 12 scene modes, including Sunset and Party, which handle settings automatically. A Quick Review feature allows viewing of the last image captured without having to scroll through menus.

The Coolpix 3500 will be available from November for £329.99.