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Panasonic Lumix CM1, a beautiful camera with Android inside

Of everything presented during this Mobile World Congress, perhaps one of the most interesting products to take into account is the Panasonic Lumix CM1, a good camera that brings Android inside.

Design and materials

One of the sections in which I most pay attention to a device is its design and the finish of its materials. The first impression is the one that really counts, and the Panasonic Lumix CM1 has certainly been a good impression.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 has a 4.7 screen on the back inches of glass that covers virtually the entire rear of the camera. While on the front we find a plastic texture that is very reminiscent of treated skin.


It obviously also has a fairly large lens for a phone, but a bit small for a camera. This and the edges of the camera are metal, very pleasant to the touch and gives solidity to the camera.

In general, we are facing a pleasant design for a camera, obviously not for a phone, but as they have wanted to focus the device the product design is very consistent.

Technical specifications

As you might suppose, The Panasonic Lumix CM1 mainly focuses on powerful specifications in the camera sectionHowever, it also has decent specifications in the mobile section.


In the camera section we have one-inch-size sensor – just like a reflex camera – 20 megapixels, Leica optics autofocus and LED flash. Capable of taking pictures of 4992 х 3744 pixels. On the other hand, a 1.1 megapixel front camera, although we will not use it a little.

Obviously such a powerful camera needs enough storage, which is why it comes standard with 16 GB of internal storage, although we can amplify by SD card up to 128GB.

Finally, tell that all this is driven by a Qualcomm MSM8974AB processor Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, in the company of 2 GB of RAM.

Embedded software


What makes the Panasonic Lumix CM1 not a conventional camera is the fact that it has Android inside as an operating system. Is about Android 4.4.2 – although it will be updated to Android 5 when it is released – but obviously, it comes with the Panasonic and Lumix customization layer to give consistency to the product.

The system is fluid, does not present errors or a noticeable slowdownHowever, it would be necessary to test it on a day-to-day basis and install a couple of applications and fill the storage memory.

The grace of the Panasonic and Lumix customization layer is that it allows us, for example, to share directly on different social networks, or to have very powerful camera applications. Definitely, it is a customization layer focused basically on photography.

Price and departure date

The starting price of Panasonic Lumix CM1 will reach 899 euros in the free market, mainly it will be sold in local businesses and specialized in photography, so do not expect to see it in operators. , well, we must bear in mind that this is a good camera, not a simple compact or a simple phone.

As for his launch date for Spain we will have to wait a couple of months, since enough stock has not yet been created to launch it internationally.

Related topics: Photography and editing on Android, Other Android