It has become common in the technology world that every next smartphone in the market come equipped with tremendous camera features. Several tech companies have been appeared in this race to offer the option of great photography through a smartphone. We can call it a very handy and impressive way to bring a camera device in a mobile phone to solve all the purpose of camera photography.
In the foray of camera centric smartphone devices like Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, a popular Japanese tech giant, Panasonic has folded up the sleeve from its camera phone and labeled with Lumix DMC-CM1. It’s really hard to classify this new invention of Panasonic. Either it is a smartphone or a camera. Wait, it’s a hybrid, the combination of both, smartphone and camera. The device was showcased at Photokina in Cologne.
Well, begin with the device which is telling everything about itself when take a look on the gadget. What’s the finest part in the Lumix DMC-CM1 which makes this an exemplary model with all premium features is camera section. The perk of being a camera phone is its nature of minifying the camera use whenever there is a need of clicking astonishingly perfect images. Its 1-inch 20MP MOS sensor is the largest imaging sensor on a smartphone. Not a single smartphone has appeared yet with this eccentric sensor. The same has been seen on Sony's RX100 or Nikon's 1 series camera but hard to find in any conventional smartphone.
The Leica lens can be seen on the device to holding the sensor very perfectly and gives an outstanding experience by offering 28mm focal length and enhances the speed between F1.7 to F2.8. The best specification of camera, you will be never seeing before in any camera centric smartphone. The 20MP clarity blesses the users with a sumptuous camera experience when capturing 4K images through Lumix DMC-CM1 with digital zoom. The zoom range is 24-75mm, meant for wide-ranging photography.
The Lumix CM1 camera-phone comes incorporated with Live View Finder that can give around 1.39x / 0.7x magnification. The handset is also offering 4K video recording along with a new photo capturing concept, 4K Photo. Grabbing any single frame from the video that should be 3840x2160 8-megapixel equivalent, you can easily capture the still image of that frame. Everything can be managed manually even it is about the shutter speed, Focus, aperture or the ISO. There is also a barrel at the front to cover the lens.
Lumix DMC-CM1 camera-phone is an Android based device which runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.It has 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM which is fast enough to offer speedy performance along with smooth execution. Featuring a 4.7-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, it comes loaded with 4G LTE network and supports microSD card for 128GB expandable storage with 16GB of inbuilt storage.
The CM1 gives a look of smartphone from the front but looks like a camera from the rear panel. It is expected that it will be reaching in the market of France and Germany this December which would be priced at EUR 899.