Panasonic Lumix CM1


Photokina, the world’s largest photography/camera trade show, hosted in Cologne, Germany runs until September 21. Camera makers use the event to show off their new upcoming cameras. While a ton of new cameras have been announced, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is one camera that’s everybody can’t stop talking about.

Joining Sony and Nikon’s 1-inch cameras, the Lumix CM1 is a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor type camera stuffed into not a svelte camera body, but a smartphone. Panasonic’s not the first to graft a camera onto a smartphone (hi Samsung Smart Camera!), but it’s the first company to do so with such a “big” image sensor.

The Lumix CM1 measures 21mm thick, weighs 204 grams and has an f/2.8 Leica lens with a manual control ring, and an actual shutter button (just like on a camera!). Inside, it’s all smartphone guts: 4.7-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 128GB), and 2600 mAh battery.

It’ll be powered by Android 4.4 KitKat for the OS with an additional camera UI for advanced shooters. The camera also shoots 4K resolution video.

The Panasonic Lumix CM1 will be available this November in France and Germany for about €900, which is about $1,165.

Price: €900 ($1,165)
Source: Panasonic



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