Jan 05 AT 4:18 PM Nick Sarafolean 8 Comments

Panasonic is bringing its Lumix CM1 camera/smartphone to the U.S.

Pansonic Lumix CM1

Panasonic has never had much success with smartphones, but shocked everyone in September when it announced the Lumix CM1, a hybrid high-end camera and smartphone. Pansonic equipped the Lumix CM1 with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor, f/2.8 Leica lens, manual control ring and mechanical shutter, allowing it to compete with the best point-and-shoots on the market. The phone portion didn’t disappoint either, with a 4.7-inch 1080p display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage plus microSD card slot, 2600mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

While the device originally seemed destined only for a European launch, Panasonic announced today at CES 2015 that it will be bringing the Lumix CM1 to the United States. The Lumix CM1 will be available this summer as an unlocked GSM device that will work with both AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks. Pricing is set at $1000, making it pricier than most phones, but about what you’d expect for a very high-end point-and-shoot.

Are you interested in purchasing the Lumix CM1?

Via: The Verge

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  • Dirty Budha

    $1000 for a high end camera, 2600 battery, and an 801 chip??

    • One_Each

      Put this lens/sensor on a new phone with a much larger battery and it would probably sell but not for $1000.

  • SGB101

    Battery is to small, so don’t expect to be using that great camera after tea.

    AND a decent point and shoot, shouldn’t add $400 dollars to the price of the phones, you can but a whole good point and shoot for $100,a grist one for $200.

    This wouldn’t of impressed me 12months ago.

    All said at a decent price, this is a nice looking device, much better looking than Samsungs camera.

    • Geah

      No you can’t…

      • SGB101

        Of course you can.

        • Geah

          You have no idea what you’re talking about. Post some examples of comparable point and shoots with quality glass attached for anything near what you stated. The closest comparison to this camera is the Sony RX100 and the cheapest you can get it new is about 400 and it’s a couple years old…

          This camera/phone is a good deal and the only people that don’t get that are spec whores (blows my phone away spec wise and it’s lightening fast…) and people who don’t have a clue about photography.

  • Geah

    Yup, I’m getting it. 100%.