Pentax has confirmed the upcoming launch of the X90, a new digital compact camera sporting a ?26-676mm? (35mm viewing angle) equivalent optical zoom lens.

The X90 – due out at the end of next month priced £329.99 – also incorporates an Intelligent Zoom function, claimed to boost the focal length to ?4225mm?.

Features on board the 12.1-million-pixel model also include CCD-shift type Shake Reduction, a 2.7in LCD monitor, 1cm Macro mode and an electronic viewfinder (200,000 dot resolution).

The X90 is also capable of delivering HD (1,280,720 pixel) videos, according to Pentax.

Controls include aperture and shutter priority.

Pentax X90