Panasonic Announces “Smart” Camera Lumix DMC-CM10 5.0 with Android

Panasonic has announced a new version of DMC-CM1, the hybrid smartphone/camera introduced at Photokina 2014. The new model takes the name of DMC-CM10, and comes with an aesthetic apparently nearly identical to that of the predecessor (change only the lens, almost completely black instead of black and silver). 135.4 x 21.1 x 68.0 mm size, weighing in at 204 grams. The first net difference between the two models is the absence of telephone module, eliminated in CM10. It is however present 4 g connectivity (with microSIM slot), can be used to send SMS and to Exchange data (e.g. for uploading photos on cloud services). It also supports Bluetooth and WiFi dual band.

Technical specifications do not show, however, details changes: the heart of the system consists of Android 5.0, run by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 801 2 quad-core, 3 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory for storage of pictures and video, expandable via microSD. The touch screen display has a diagonal of 4.7 “and a Full HD resolution.

The sensor would look the same as the predecessor: it’s a MOS from 1 “, with a 20.1-megapixel resolution. Image processing is entrusted to the VENUS Image processing engine, while the lens is a LEICA ELMARIT 28 mm equivalent focal DC with e F 2.8. ISO 12,800 sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 and 125 to expandable to 25,600. The autofocus system uses 23 points of focus, with face detection and various options available.

As for videos, you can resume them at Full HD resolution, up to 30 frames per second. It is theoretically also present the opportunity to record in HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution Ultra, but only up to 15 frames per second, a limit that makes it not very useful this function. In any case it is not allowed to exceed 29 minutes and 59 seconds of recording, or 4 GB for a single file. The battery lets you shoot, Ultra HD, up to 100 minutes.

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