panasonic introduces android smartphone with 1-inch sensor + leica lens
panasonic introduces android smartphone with 1-inch sensor + leica lens
sep 16, 2014

panasonic introduces android smartphone with 1-inch sensor + leica lens

panasonic introduces android smartphone with 1-inch sensor and leica lens
all images courtesy of panasonic




for their 175th photography anniversary, panasonic premiered the lumix CM1 smart camera at an event during photokina. presented as an all-in-one smartphone, it combines leica optics with the world’s largest image sensor ever in a phone, a mechanical shutter, and a manual control ring. the device has the capabilities to handle 4k video recordings and captures photos in raw format thanks to its 2.3 ghz quad-core processor. images are viewed through a 4.7-inch full HD display and is also powered by an android operating system. at a resolution of 20 megapixels and an integrated wide-angle 28mm leica elmarit DC lens with aperture of f / 2.8, it ensures quick response times for photo shoots and is optimized to meet the needs of any professional photographer or amateur shooter.



video courtesy of panasonic deutschland


the device come with 2GB of RAM and 16gb of built-in, with a microSD card slot allowing up to 128gb of extra storage 


the device weighs 204 grams and measures 21mm in thickness

its 1-inch-high sensitivity sensor enables users to capture immaculate images in low light conditions

  • Smartphones are multi-purpose devices, but individual uses vary.

    I never use my phone as a music player, but am continually frustrated by the poor cameras in the phones; Having the phone always in my pocket means i reach for a snapshot more than I ever did with even my digicam, so this would definitely hit the sweet spot.

    Bruce says:
  • probably a great camera yes, but where is the phone?

    dojn says:

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