Like most phones producers, Panasonic has also shown off its camera-focused smartphone at CES 2015. It’s called the Panasonic Lumix CM1, which was official announced last September and landing on select markets last month. Good point is the Lumix CM1 coming to North America as soon as this summer. People who living in the United States will able to get it for expected price tag of $1000 unlocked. It’s previously arriving in European market.
The handset is perfectly for those who want always having a good camera on their pocket. In case, their DSLR camera might leave on the home. So, you can still snap photo with better quality whenever you leave the house. Panasonic Lumix CM1 is basically Android smartphone combined with a high-end camera. It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Camera but the new one comes with the iconic Lumix design and a manual control ring that feels more like a camera.
On photography department, this Panasonic cameraphone features a 28mm Leica DC f/2.8 lens, a 20 megapixel with 1-inch image MOS sensor. This phone has a range of the settings of its point-and-shoot line including tweak ISO, exposure, aperture, white balance and among other thing. It’s also able to shoot video in 4K @ 15 fps and has a 4K burst mode.
In term of smartphone, the Lumix CM1 brings a 4.7-inch 1080p display and 4G LTE support. Inside, there are a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. It also comes packed with only 16GB of storage, but users can further expand internal memory up to 128GB via microSD card slot. Alongside a 2,600mAh battery, the phone runs stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Other features of Panasonic LUMIX Smart Camera DSC-CM1 are Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.