Sep 15 AT 9:57 AM Nick Sarafolean 6 Comments

Panasonic unveils Lumix CM1 cameraphone, complete with 1-inch sensor

Pansonic Lumix CM1

Panasonic has just unveiled its new venture into the Android world, the Lumix CM1 cameraphone. Panasonic has been gone from the smartphone market for two years following the disaster that was the Eluga line of devices, but now the Japanese company is back with an intriguing new device that pairs high-end camera specs with an Android smartphone.

The Panasonic Lumix CM1 carries with it powerful features┬álike a 1-inch sensor with a 20-megapixel resolution and an f/2.8 Leica lens. That 1-inch sensor size is a vast improvement over other phone’s sensors and is on par with cameras such as the Sony RX100. Paired with a manual control ring, mechanical shutter and 4K video capture, the camera on the Lumix CM1 easily surpasses all other smartphones.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 (2)

On the smartphone half of the hybrid, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 packs specs that would be considered respectable in a high-end Android phone. The Lumix CM1 features a 4.7-inch 1080p display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 2600mAh battery, Android 4.4 KitKat and 16GB of storage supplemented by a microSD card slot that can support cards up to 128GB. All in all, a solid list of specs that makes the Lumix CM1 even more of a temptation.

The Lumix CM1 certainly looks like more of a camera than a smartphone, and in reality, it is. For those who highly value image quality on the go, the Lumix CM1 could be a great choice. Pansonic is exclusively launching the Lumix CM1 in France and Germany for 900 Euros, or about $1,150 USD. From there, Panasonic will look at the viability of bringing it to other countries based on its success.


Via: The Verge

Source: Panasonic

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  • jmonteiro829

    They are not going to get much traction with that price-point. I like the idea but seriously?

  • Robairto Henders

    High price, but if the photo quality (especially indoors, lowlight and action shots) is significantly better, I’d definitely consider it.

  • Thomas Bruckschlegel

    Finally a Nokia Lumia 1020 successor. Can’t wait for the first reviews, esp. Camera,Video and Audio. Hopefully Panasonic keeps Android as stock as possible.

  • Nono

    They did a big mistake with battery. If it doesn’t last the whole day. What’s the point!

  • Geah

    I want this device badly. I have owned numerous m43 Pani bodies and lenses and I know this thing will take amazing photos. Having a well spec’d phone built in is just a plus. The price is not bad either for what you’re getting. The phone off contract would be 600+ and then the camera by itself would be around 400+ as well…. marrying them together in a small form factor compounds that cost.

  • rustic

    Panasonic reveals high specs camera/phone hybrid with outrageous price – nobody gives a shit.
    In 2 years Apple releases camera/phone hybrid with mild specs for outrageous price – everybody are talking about it, proclaiming it as most interesting and bold move since Apple watch, next big thing for Apple.