Amateur photographers looking to capture high-quality images may be interested in a new camera being offered by ink supplies maker Kodak.

The latest version of the Easyshare Touch M5370 features a 16-megapixel still camera as well as HD video recording and produces results that are easy to edit, organise and share due to the large touchscreen.

Vice-president of marketing for digital capture and accessories at Kodak Phil Scott explained how the gadget has a new, compact design and many extra features compared with previous models.

"These options allow consumers to effortlessly tap the screen to take a picture or add in effects like background blur and spot colour easily from the touchscreen," he stated.

Features include a share button that enables users to upload their snaps directly to sites such as Facebook when the device is connected to a PC, while Kodak's Smart Capture allows the camera to automatically choose the best settings for a shot.

Kodak is not the only company promising new technology to make taking photos easier, as recently, Canon introduced a new model in its PowerShot range, the SX150 IS, which has several ways to help casual users produce professional-looking images.