Hands-On With Panasonic's New CM1 "Smart Camera"

You've seen phone/camera mashups before, but never like this.


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Panasonic just announced what has turned out to be one of the biggest products on day one here at Photokina 2014: the new CM1 "smart camera." The world's first smartphone with a 1-inch sensor, it runs Android 4.4 and is equipped with a 10.2mm f/2.8 Leica-branded lens.

We had a chance to get some hands-on time with the new camera/phone hybrid at Panasonic's booth, and made sure to snap some shots for your viewing pleasure.

You can get the full rundown on this developing story here.

CM1 Handheld

The CM1 is not too large considering they squeezed a one-inch sensor into it.

Photo Screen

The camera screen offers touch screen, fully manual controls.

CM1 Lens

The CM1 sports a 10.2mm f/2.8 Leica lens.

CM1 Lens From Side

The lens pops out slightly while in camera mode and retracts while not.

Media and Headphone Hookups

Side of the CM1 with USB and headphone jack.

CM1 Shutter and Camera Mode Buttons

The top right includes the shutter release and camera switch.

CM1 Volume and Power

Here are the volume and power button, which are located on the top end of the camera.

CM1 Menu Screen

Here are the settings in the camera menu. Note they already have an english translation.

Lumix Brand Logo

Lumix logo on the upper left.

App Screen

The CM1 runs Android 4.4 so all those apps are available.

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