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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


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Panasonic’s LUMIX Smart Camera DSC-M1 is a camera-smartphone hybrid

Panasonic is following on Samsung’s steps and launches its own super-camera ready to mount on a phone. We are talking about the LUMIX Smart Camera DSC-M1, a little point and shoot camera that compresses an entire Android phone on its back.


Lumix DSC-M1



The smartphone face of the camera is a high-end device with a 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 GB of RAM, a 4.7” 1080p display and a stock version of KitKat. It appears that the camera sensor is one of the best around, with its 1” length and 20 MPs. It is found behind the Leica F/2.8 28 mm lens with a manual focusing ring.

The device has physical buttons that allow users to engage with the camera app and make it resemble a full-on camera. The device presents manual controls for aperture, exposure, aperture and ISO 4K video shooting in full DSLR style.


Lumix Smart Camera phone is a bit thick for its overall appearance at 21 mm, even if it is a little small for a camera, by comparison. It also has a microSD slot and is powered by a 2600 mAh battery and its only weak point could be the one intended to be its most powerful one: the lens doesn’t move so users will not be able to zoom in or out on their subjects.

LUMIX DSC-CM1 has a nice metal and faux leather body and it will go on sale starting November in Germany and France. It appears the device will be sold for around $1164 (900 euro). The device will propagate on the European market, but AndroidPolice thinks it will never reach the US market.

Source: Panasonic 


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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1leaked – a little resistant monster

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 was leaked in photos and in tech details and it looks like a little indestructible monster – but is it really? It has a 7 inch display that can be abused in many many ways. It will probably cost around $1299 -$2100 USD, as Slashgear says, and it includes Windows 8.1 with Bing 64- bit and other security apps.

The 7 inch display has a 1280 x 800 p resolution and it responds to touching with gloves on and has a good sun ray refraction rate. The screen is protected by a strong reinforced glass resistant to cracks and it can be used with a stylus pen as well.

The device weighs around 1.2 lbs. and, for its titanic body, it is only 0.71 mm thick. Panasonic says the device resists falls from up to 5 feet and shocks, being resistant to vibrations, extreme temperatures and high altitudes or humidity. It has a sealed fanless construction.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 will be available in different tech constructions including an Intel Celeron N2807 processor running at 2.16 GHz or an Intel i5 Haswell for users who need lots and lots of power. The device will have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC, up to 256 GB available.

The tablet has a replaceable battery with an 8 hour autonomy according to MobileMark tests, a 5 MP sensor with LED and auto-focus and a 720p front selfie camera. The tablet has a 3-year warranty and presents US-based customer support.

Source: BusinessWire