Panasonic Lumix CM1 Smartphone/Camera Hybrid launched: Top specs and price

By Harshita

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.

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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.

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Panasonic Lumix CM1 hybrid costs more than iPhone 6 & Galaxy S6!

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.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 hybrid costs more than iPhone 6 & Galaxy S6!

Looks premium!

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.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 hybrid costs more than iPhone 6 & Galaxy S6!

Visual delight!

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.

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Panasonic Lumix CM1 hybrid costs more than iPhone 6 & Galaxy S6!

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.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 hybrid costs more than iPhone 6 & Galaxy S6!

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.

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