A 3.1-megapixel digital camera has been released by Pentax.

The Optio 330GS has all the features of its predecessor, the Optio 230, but a new one is 3D mode, allowing 3D photographs to be taken and viewed through a 3D viewer. It also offers seven picture-mode settings, including Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Self-portrait, Soft, Surf and Snow and Sunset.

The digital camera has a 3x optical zoom and 1.5 digital zoom lense.

The Optio 330GS has six-segment metering, while Pentax's 12-bit colour system ensures pictures are “more accurate”, says the manufacturer.

Custom optics especially designed for high-resolution digital imaging is also included. The Optio 330GS is priced at £299.