Panasonic LUMIX CM1 is an Android smartphone with 1-inch sensor camera (video)

Panasonic is releasing an Android smartphone (yes, smartphone) with a 1-inch image sensor, 20MPX camera. That 1-inch sensor is equivalent to some high-end Micro Four Thirds and prosumer cameras. It is packed into a small body that runs on Android KitKat (Android 4.4).

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If you compare it in the market, I think only one smartphone can match it. It is the Samsung GALAXY K Zoom. However, it may not a fair comparison because this Lumix CM1 has a 1-inch sensor while the GALAXY K Zoom has only a consumer standard size image sensor (just 1/2.3″ sensor).

Here is the intro video.

Looking further into the specs (in German), I could not see a zoom factor. Hopefully I am wrong. If it has just digital zoom and no optical zoom, I guess it has lost my interest already.

Technical Specs

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DIMENSIONS: 135.4 x 68.0 x 21,1mm ( flat portion without lens is 15.2mm )
WEIGHT: 204g
DISPLAY: 4.7 inch , full- HD ( 1,920 x 1,080 ) with touch screen

CAMERA FUNCTION

SENSOR: 1 ​​inch, 20 megapixel MOS sensor
LENS: F2.8 / 28mm Leica Elmarit DC
APERTURE: F2.8 – F11
MANUAL EXPOSURE: A / S / M
VIDEO RECORDING: 4K ( UHD ) with 15fps, 1,920 x 1,080 with 3ofps
CAMERA PROCESSOR: Venus Engine

SMARTPHONE FUNCTION

OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 4.4 ( Kit Kat )
PROCESSOR: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974AB
COMMUNICATION: LTE ( Cat4 ) / 3G ( HSPA + ) / GSM
MORE: WiFi , Bluetooth , NFC , GPS
MEMORY: INTERNAL MEMORY: 16GB ROM / 2GB RAM, MEMORY EXPANSION: microSD, up to 128GB
BATTERY: Li – Ion Battery ( 3.8V , 2600mAh , 9.9Wh )

Not sure if it will be available in Singapore or not. According to Stuff, it will be available in France and German and may be available in other markets depending on the success of the two markets.

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Click Here to Panasonic LUMIX CM1 website (in German)

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