Panasonic's hybrid device called Lumix DMC-CM1, which was announced at the CES this year, can now be pre-booked in the US. This charming device is essentially a blend of a smartphone and a traditional camera, which somewhat functions like Samsung's previously launched Zoom hybrids.
Panasonic's Lumix DMC CM1 is essentially a successor of the Lumix 101P which was the company's first to combine the features of a traditional camera and an Android smartphone. However, this time the company has priced the newbie at a whopping $1000 which translated to approximately Rs. 64,160. At this price, the phone costs more than Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 and Apple's flagship iPhone 6 (64GB). Here we take a look at the specs of the phone that comes for such a high price.
First thing first
Starting with its key features, it flaunts a one-inch, 20MP imaging sensor that comes with a high-quality, adjustable aperture of f/2.8 lens and is capable of recording 4K video as well as capture images in RAW format.
The Panasonic CM1 looks quite premium with a retro-styled camera design, however seems quite thick for a smartphone. It adorns a leather style material on the rear where the camera lens protrudes out.
The Lumix CM1 smartphone/camera hybrid flaunts a 4.7-inch FHD display accommodating 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, with a pixel density of 469PPI.
Quad-core processing power!
The hybrid device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz, which is not really very attractive for a device priced so high. The processor is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 128GB on microSD card.
Bite a Kitkat
The device comes with Android 4.4 KitKat, which is dated considering that most of the new devices offer the Lollipop version out of the box.