The Bank Holiday weekend saw the release of a new 7.2-million-pixel camera from Casio called the Exilim EX-S770.rnu2022 And an AP reader is pleading for help after thieves escaped with his precious Nikon camera kit as he was taking a break at the McDonalds restaurant in Kensington High Street, London on Saturday

The Bank Holiday weekend saw the release of a new 7.2-million-pixel camera from Casio called the Exilim EX-S770.

Billed as an ?ultra slim? model the EX-S770 measures 13.7mm at its thinnest point and sports a 2.8in ?wide screen? LCD monitor with a resolution of 230,000 pixels.

Included in the kit is ?data transport? software which enables data such as business documents, emails and web pages to be converted to JPEG format and transferred to the camera. ?For instance, tourist attractions and maps that users have looked up on the internet can be viewed on the camera?s LCD – eliminating the need to carry around a guidebook,? explained a spokesman for Casio UK.

Out in a choice of silver, red or blue the S770 features an f/2.7 lens which is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 38-114mm zoom.

Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery the 127g model comes with spot metering, a top shutter speed of 1/2000sec and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connectivity for downloading images. It costs £279.99.

For details call Casio on 020 8450 9131.

? Thieves escaped with a Nikon F80 camera kit from a photographer who was taking a break at the McDonalds restaurant in Kensington High Street, London on Saturday. AP reader Darren Gomes ? who had been on a photoshoot – told us that the stolen gear included a Nikon SB-50DX flashgun (serial number 2022760), MB-16 grip, Tamron 28-200mm zoom and a Sigma 15mm EX Fisheye lens. The black-bodied F80 bears the serial number 2828033. The gear ? which included six rolls of film from the shoot – was contained in a small blue and beige coloured Nikon camera bag. If you can help, please contact AP’s newsdesk on 020 7261 5099