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Panasonic Lumix CM10 – the camera that lets you send SMS messages

Are you a fan of everything Android? Then this next product may be just the thing you need! Panasonic Lumix CM10 is the newest camera/phone working on an Android operating system version. But it does not make calls. So it’s more of a smart camera maybe? No one coined that term yet, right?

 

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This device has a 28mm F/2.8 Leica DC lens with 1-inch CMOS image sensor and a manual focus ring. It takes photos at 20MP and it can capture videos at up to 4K resolution. The rest of the spec list is not very bright, but you don’t exactly look at the processor and RAM when you buy a camera-like device do you?

 

Panasonic Lumix CM10 specs:

 

  • Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16 GB storage plus microSD slot
  • 2,600 mAh battery
  • 4.7-inch 1080p display
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE (data and SMS only)
  • Android 5.0.

 

The camera itself weighs around 203g and it is 15.2mm thick. The device will be available for purchase starting February 25th in Japan and there is no international launch date set for it at the moment. Another piece of not-so-good news is the price. Panasonic Lumix CM10 will cost around $850. Pretty pricey, indeed!

 

Source: Liliputing via AndroidPolice

 

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Light L16 – unique Android camera with 16 different lenses!

How do you feel about Android-powered cameras? They are not totally new on the market, since Samsung has already released one or two of these devices on the noche market, to limited success however. The new camera from Light has hopes of being different. Light L16 is a powerful little camera that packs 16 different lenses that will work together to give you the perfect shot!

 

Light L16 camera

 

 

This point and click camera uses five of the lenses with a focal length of 70mm, five are at 35mm and the remaining six run at 150mm. This puts the device at a changeable optical zoom between 32mm – 150mm.

 

Why is Light L16 special?

 

The camera uses more lenses to capture a photo at different focal lengths and then the Android software will fuse the pictures together to form an image of up to 52MP. The multiple focal lengths also let users alter image depth of field. It can also capture video at 4K.

 

Light L16 has a 5-inch touchscreen that can be used as a control device when you edit photos. The only physical button you have to deal with is the shutter. The device also supports WiFi, meaning you will be able to use your photos and share them immediately after taking them. The physical body of the device is similar in shape and form to that of a Nexus 6 (159.3mm long, 83mm wide, 20mm thick).

 

Light L16

 

 

The Android-powered Light L16 camera costs $1,699 regularly, but you can find it in certain deals if you scower the Internet hard enough. If you pre-order, you should know that the device will start shipping next summer, so there’s a lot of time to wait for it ( especially since you have to pay some of the sum upfront, which you may not like at all). That being said, Light L16 is an interesting and, dare I say, unique device, and not because of the Android software, but because of of its large touchscreen and 16 different lenses it uses.

 

Most possible customers may be put off by the price though. Many smartphone cameras are beginning to act as full-fledged main camera for consumers and photography aficionados will surely go the DSLR route. People who like unique pieces of hardware however may give this little jewel a try. Let us know in the comments below if you would buy such a point-and-click camera soon!

 

Source: Phonedog, Light