Individuals who like to use ink cartridges to print out copies of their favourite photos may be interested in two new cameras that are to be released by Sony.

The Cyber-shot TX55 and WX30 are both 16.2 megapixel models that the company claims will be able to offer high-quality still images, as well as full HD video recording.

They also have the firm's new Clear Image Zoom technology that boosts the magnification of an image without comprising on pixel count.

Both models are designed to be as compact as possible, with the TX55 being the world's thinnest camera that has full HD video capabilities.

The WX30 is the first model in this range to include a 7.5cm LCD touch screen to make it even easier to use.

"Whether you're shooting still images or full HD video, you'll be rewarded with incredible image detail and ultra-low picture noise – even in low light conditions," the company promised.

Individuals using the 3D functionality of the camera may like to enter their best shots in the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, which will hand out prizes in this category for the first time.