Canon has rolled out its 100 millionth digital compact camera, the first being the PowerShot 600 which was launched in 1996.

Canon has rolled out its 100 millionth digital compact camera, the first being the PowerShot 600 which was launched in 1996.

?We are delighted to reach such a landmark number in camera production,? said Canon?s European head of Consumer Imaging Mogens Jensen.

To mark the milestone, Canon plans to launch a ?special colour variation model? in the near future.

The firm says highlights of its 106 models include the IXUS Digital, which debuted in 2000 and the Digital Ixus i which was launched in 2003. The latter ?paved the way for female orientated digital cameras,? claims Canon.