EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic OZ To Launch Android Smartphone With Big Camera Sensor

Written by David Richards     05/02/2015 | 07:59 | Category: INDUSTRY

Panasonic Australia is set to move into the Android smartphone market with a Lumix branded device that comes with a 1 inch or 2.54 centimetre sensor that can shoot 4K video.

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic OZ To Launch Android Smartphone With Big Camera Sensor

According to Richard Tassone General Manager of Consumer at Panasonic the Lumix DMC-CM1 will go on sale shortly aimed at camera enthusiasts that want a high quality camera built into their smartphone.

The Lumix device has a 20MP sensor alongside your typical Android smartphone internals. On top of capturing high-resolution stills, the CM1 can also record 4K-video.

It's equipped with a 28mm equivalent f/2.8 Leica Elmarit lens and coupled with the larger sensor, it allows a user to capture "excellent detail" said Tassone who believes that the device will carry a lot of appeal for pro and semi pro photographers.

The Lumix CM1 has manual controls including a ring around the lens and a ready to shoot switch.

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm 2.3Ghz processor running Android 4.4 KitKat phone also features a 4.7-inch 1080p LCD, plus 2GB of RAM.

The device comes with 16GB of internal storage that can be further bolstered with a microSD card up to 128GB in size.

Notably, the 20-megapixel sensor is of the 1-inch MOS-type, this is similar to the sensor size of the Sony RX10.

The Lumix DMC-CM1 also has built a Venus engine that is also built into Panasonic's Lumix cameras, it also comes with a 2600mAh battery.

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