It’s not just an ordinary digicam but a camera smartphone known as Lumix CM1 by Panasonic. It’s fitted with a 1-inch image sensor making it more useful in shooting 4K videos as well as images in high resolution with its 20-megapixel sensor. Because it’s a smartphone with an f/2.8 Leica DC Elmarit lens, it is also referred to as a “connected camera”. And despite the lens being fixated, it is also capable of 28mm zoom that is usually done by apertures of up to f/11.
It has a retro-futuristic design in austere chrome and its back sports a cracked-leather style look augmenting the camera’s simplicity and portability. It packs full HD touchscreen at 4.7-inch, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB through microSD, a 2,600mAh battery and Android 4.4 (Kitkat) for its platform.
A slider switch offers users the choice of using the device between a “smartphone” or a “camera”. Point-and-shoot cameras nowadays are overwhelmed by high-end smartphones offering higher megapixels and Panasonic’s new ware is expected to turn the tide back, at least slowly for now. For the rest of its specs, the Lumix CM1 weighs at 204g with a size measuring 135.4×68 x 21.1mm. Connectivity options include GPS, WiFi, NFC and 4G LTE or 3G. Price and availability is unknown for now.