The Minox DCC 14.0 boasts a 14-million-pixel imaging sensor, 2in LCD screen, SD memory card storage and a detachable optical viewfinder.

The camera, which has gone on sale in the UK priced £169, is compatible with an optional flash, plus wideangle and teleconverters.

Its 7.44mm lens is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 45mm* optic.

‘A chrome-plated brass lens cap, with original classic look of the 1950s, is a stylish feature that also protects the lens,’ claims the firm.

The Minox DCC 14.0 comes in a satin-lined wooden box.

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* Minox’s UK office has told AP that the official specification gives an incorrect lens focal length of ’41mm’. This is due to be amended by Minox HQ later today, 25 March.