Panasonic Lumix Phone

October 1, 2010 | Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones | 10 Comments | |
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Ever wanted to make phone calls from your Panasonic Lumix camera? You’ll soon be able to, as Panasonic Japan are running an online teaser advert for a new Lumix branded smartphone, which will make its official bow at the CEATEC Japan show next week. The as yet un-named Panasonic Lumix Phone will sport a 13.2 megapixel sensor, 3.3 inch LCD screen, weight 146g and measure 116x52x17.7mm, feature the new Mobile VenusEngine processing engine and use micro SDHC cards. No word yet from outside Japan on global availability or otherwise.

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#1 Mark

"Ever wanted to make phone calls from your Panasonic Lumix camera?"
Just as I didn't want video on my DSLR.
Neither did I want to access Facebook and Twitter from my XBOX360.
Nor did I want BBC iPlayer on my PS3.
But who cares what *I* want.
If *they* can do it, then *they* will do it. Just because it can be done. Not because anybody wants it.

3:15 pm - Friday, October 1, 2010


Yeah baby! Go Panny! Leave them all in the dust!

7:47 pm - Friday, October 1, 2010

#3 Schazan

Mark.... I agree with you buddy, this is a totally not needed, a pointless idea, like 'heyyy, do you want to make calls from your headphones' it isn't needed, we all have mobile phones so what is the point of a camera that can call people!! retarded.. Just for the sake of it, like you said.

9:54 am - Monday, October 4, 2010

#4 Cynical

Hmm...I think this will mark the end of people attaching any credence to the Lumix name. Then again, that point was arguably reached with the release of the FZ100... :)

5:17 pm - Monday, October 4, 2010

#5 Oralee

I'm still waiting for the camera/electrical razor combo.

10:11 am - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

#6 RS

for me it is good to have device can avoid me from caring two or 3 devices in same time specially when i am in trip or watching game in stadium or ,,,, many ppl will like it what I mean not good approach that if we don’t like so we don’t want ,,,

12:30 pm - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

#7 jezza

mark and co... so what if *you* dont want or need the new technology things. *You* are not the only customer and *you* are definitely not the one to decide what *they* put into technology.

Get your head out of *your* bum and realise that no one really cares what *you* do or do not want... And *you* are absolutely not one to say that no one wants the tech just because *you* do not.

As i see it there are seemingly pointless technologies but then what one person hates another person is proabably thankful for, and its all the tech path so get over it...


8:57 pm - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

#8 elea

mark - I want a decent camera on a phone so I don't have to carry or buy a camera and a phone, and carry 2 devices with me all the time. I would absolutely go for this device. But I get your point, technologies can go overboard with features. In this case, I absolutely would get this.

9:21 am - Thursday, October 7, 2010

#9 Bob

I also agree with Mark. I recently bought a very good point&shoot; which came with movie function. It burns me up to have paid for it and I will never use it. Panasonic makes good cameras. Leave it there.

4:28 pm - Thursday, October 14, 2010

#10 John

Gosh, what a great idea.

It's really inconvenient lugging multiple devices around.

I'd love to have a decent camera with me all the time - the camera you have with you is the one you'll use. I'd like it to be a little better than a low-end P&S.. flexibility, RAW etc

The Nokia N8 is about the best compromise at this point.

I've lost several opportunities to get a decent pic emailed off; the gap in getting the pics off the cam and onto a pc is just so inconvenient, too many steps.

6:15 am - Monday, December 6, 2010