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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?





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



HTC M8_EYE coming next month – the same M8 with a better camera

HTC M8_EYE seems to be a regular M8 device with a 13MP camera that will be available sometime next month. It seems that the new device dropped the Ultrapixel cameras and is adopting a 13 MP Duo Camera instead.

The duo camera setup is supposed to use the familiar 4 MP image sensor used in the M7, and it seems to have larger pixels in detriment of a better resolution.

If the rumors are true, the device will also sport the Sense 6 UI and an Android 4.4.4 when it is released. There are few other details known so far and no other tweaks and tinkerings are known about the new EYE device.

It does seem that the device will only be available for the Chinese and Indian market.

Source: AndroidPolice


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Nikon COOLPIX S810C – a new digital camera running on Android

Nikon COOLPIX S810C is a brand new camera device that may pass as a sort of a tablet as well! Just because you can’t make calls with it doesn’t mean it’s not a useful phoneish device! This Android powered camera is one of the few new gadgets that can make your days better. It runs on Android 4.2.2 and can take the obvious pictures, play music or post tweets for example.

On the niche market, smartphones are trying to take over the usual picture taking tasks and emphasize their super cameras, but on the long run, smartphones just can’t beat dedicated digital cameras. This little monster has a 16 MP BSI CMOS sensor that can range ISO settings up to 3200. The 12x optical zoom is able to cover up to 25mm wide angle shots and can give good 300mm telephoto angle images.

As is the case with many digital cameras of the new generation, Nikon COOLPIX S810C has a companion app that can be used for transferring photos and videos to smartphones or tablets, or can be used for sharing on various social networks.

Thanks to the new Wi Fi connection, the device can connect to different services and dedicated sites, mostly because of the various Android apps found on the Google store. The camera can become a little smartphone on its own, except for the fact that it cannot make or receive phone calls. Nikon COOLPIX has built-in GPS that helps in geotagging photos and in finding your way home.

The device has a 3.7-inch VGA display – not a very good one – that can help you check your emails, browse the web or Android it out with various apps. A very interesting app made for this camera is the ability to make 400 character long comments on taken photos that can be uploaded online or seen in a Twitter-esque note.

This little digital shooter is available in white and black, and it will begin selling sometimes during May. It has a price tag of $349.95, which is not much, but not little. Most mobile photographers will be interested in this little potent device that runs on Android.

Photo source: Nikon