Panasonic Lumix CM1, a Camera turned out to be Smartphone with high-end Specs
There are several camera phones out there and many of them offer high-resolution image sensors. However, smartphone cameras still lack some of professional camera features but Panasonic has something new to fill the gap. The company has introduced its new addition to its portfolio but this time it is a marriage of an Android phone and Panasonic Lumix Cm1 camera that offers some unique features that you find on high-end cameras. Panasonic believes that the best camera is the one you carry with you and Panasonic Lumix CM1 is the result.
Panasonic Lumix CM1 everything you expect on a premium camera at same time it offers smartphone capability keeping you hooked to the internet and sharing everything you capture with your friends and family.
The camera phone features 20 MP 1 inch sensor that the company claims first on a smartphone. The camera comes with f/2.8 Leica DC lens, a mechanical shutter, and a control ring which lets you control settings without having to touch the phone screen.
The camera features the exact image sensor you find on Sony’s RX100, so it is not a cheap device. The Sony device will set you back $500 and that is without phone functionality.
In the phone department as well, the Lumix CM1 keeps its head high. The device is powered by a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. The Lumix CM1 Android device also has a 4.7 inch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 16GB of storage, and a microSDXC card reader. For connectivity, the device offers LTE (Cat.4, up to 150Mbps in paper), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, and powering all these features is a 2,600 mAh battery. Android 4.4 KitKat is the operating system running on camera phone.
Despite all the features, the Panasonic has managed to keep it thin and compact. As I mentioned above, it can’t be bought cheap, the company has priced Lumix CM1 at €899 (that’s around $1,163 and release date is set to November in France.