Full UK and Ireland Availability Announced for Panasonic CM1
Panasonic UK today announced that following a successful initial launch phase of its Android-based, raw-capable Lumix CM1 camera phone (read review), it will now be widely available nationwide from mid-April. The Panasonic CM1 is unique in that despite its slim profile, it packs a 1"-type 20-megapixel sensor and a Leica branded 28mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens with a physical iris diaphragm. The smartphone/camera hybrid will be available from CameraWorld, Dixons Travel, Harrods, Jessops, London Camera Exchange, Park Cameras, Warehouse Express and Wilkinson Cameras. Furthermore, Panasonic has revealed that the DMC-CM1’s current Android 4.4 KitKat operating system will be upgradeable to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS in May, giving users access to many new features including notification control, battery management and extra security.
Panasonic Press Release
Full UK and Ireland Availability for Panasonic LUMIX CM1 - The World’s* only 1-inch Sensor Camera with Android OS and Smartphone Functionality
Panasonic has announced today that following a successful initial launch phase of the LUMIX DMC-CM1, the world’s only 1-inch sensor camera with an Android operating system & smartphone functionality, it will now be widely available nationwide from Mid-April 2015.
Retailers that have so far signed up to stock the CM1 include:
- Park Cameras
- Wilkinson Cameras
- London Camera Exchange
- Warehouse Express
- Dixons Travel
The award winning LUMIX CM1 will be exclusively available with very limited quantities for sale at The Photography 2015 21st-24th March from London Camera Exchange and Cameraworld.
Furthermore the LUMIX DMC-CM1’s current Android 4.4 KitKat operating system will be upgradeable to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system in May, giving users access to many new features including notification control, battery management and extra security.
The LUMIX DMC-CM1 is unique in that despite its stylish slim profile allowing it to fit neatly into a pocket; a 1-inch high sensitivity MOS sensor and LEICA DC lens are able to produce high quality images that even rival those of a bulky DSLR.
The 1-inch 20 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is usually only available in high spec compact cameras but because of the size, it offers outstanding low light performance with minimum noise levels – even at high ISO. The LUMIX DMC-CM1 produces crisp, highly dynamic images full of intricate details and accurately rendered soft focus.
Creative freedom at the twist of a ring
The ring on the lens barrel allows control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO and the selection of a Creative Control filter lets users enjoy camera operation similar to that of an interchangeable lens camera.Precision focusing is available with MF assist or Focus Peaking function while viewing the live image and a 4.7-inch large 6220k-dot ultra-high resolution rear monitor offers stunning high visibility during both recording and playing back images. To further enhance creative freedom, the LUMIX DMC-CM1 features RAW image recording.
4K all the way
In addition to 1920x1080 full HD video recording (30p), the LUMIX DMC-CM1 is capable of 3840 x 2160 4K video recording (15p), which is 4x higher resolution than conventional full HD. To take advantage of this 4K video recording capability, two special applications “4K Pre-Burst” and “4K Photo” can be found installed on the LUMIX DMC-CM1.
“4K Pre-Burst” lets users capture a fleeting photo opportunity such as fast-moving children or pets clearly by automatically recording approx. 45 frames right before/after the shutter release. Users can then choose the best picture to save.
The “4K PhotoCapture” allows cropping a still picture out of the recorded 4K video which has the same high resolution as an 8-megapixel still taken in the traditional way.
Instant sharing made quicker with LTE technology
Panasonic has pioneered integrating Wi-Fi into its cameras to meet the needs of users who are eager to share their photos and videos with friends and family, anytime, anywhere and the camera’s high speed LTE (Long Term Evolution) capability makes this faster than ever before.
* as of date of release
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.74 trillion yen (57.74 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/