Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 with high-end specs and 1-inch camera sensor officially announced
Panasonic started off with its smartphone business for quite sometime, but its Eluga branded devices did not shine as they were expected to. Understanding the massive competition that exists in the smartphone market, the vendor has introduced an Android powered camera dubbed Lumix Smart Camera CM1 at the Photokina 2014.
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, the Panasonic offering runs on unskinned version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system and it boasts of some very decent hardware aspects. Undoubtedly, its protruding 1-inch camera sensor is its main attraction as it is extremely huge for a smartphone.
The Lumix Smart Camera CM1 features a 20MP sensor with f/2.8 28mm Leica DC lens and it has the ability to record 4K videos at 15 fps and Full HD 1080p videos at 30 fps. Interestingly, this high-end camera does not add on to the dimensions of the device as the Lumix CM1 stands at 21.1mm thick and weighs in at 204 grams.
The Lumix Smart Camera CM1 boasts of a 4.7 inch Full HD display and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor aided by 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage capacity that can be expanded using a microSD card. Other goodies include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, 4G LTE support and a 2,600 mAh battery.
Panasonic will release this Android camera device in November in France and Germany for unbelievably €899 (around Rs. 70,000 or $1153). The firm has not revealed any word regarding the rollout of this device to the other markets and we will have to wait to see if it will make its way elsewhere.