The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1

The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1

A few weeks ago Panasonic released the Lumix Smart Camera CM1 in France and Germany and is expanding to the UK.  I was lucky enough to find my way to one.    This is being positioned as a Smart Camera or a Compact Camera with Smartphone Technology.   It is a full Android phone that Panasonic managed to squeeze in a 1-inch 20MP sensor.    It has a Leica branded 10.2mm f2.8 lens. This camera is absolutely fantastic.  I am always taking pictures and it is awesome to be able to so easy to slide the 'on' slider for the camera and snap a shot.  I almost always have my phone in my hand so it is natural to use as my point and shoot camera.   The 10.2mm lens is a 28mm equivalent which is what I typically use for street photography.   You can use the wheel around the lens to control aperture and shutter speed.

Lumix DMC CM1
Lumix DMC CM1
Lumix DMC CM1
Lumix DMC CM1

The interface is fantastic for a smart phone.  It looks just like what you would expect in an advanced point and shoot camera.    I have been shooting with this for the past few weeks so let's see how this performs.    Most of the images only have some contrast and clarity adjustments in Lightroom.

Lumix
Lumix

This was a night shot leaving my office late one evening...

Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills
Roppongi
Roppongi

Clowns and Cigarettes...

Toritsu Daigaku
Toritsu Daigaku

My daily commute...

Toritsu Daigaku Station
Toritsu Daigaku Station
Toritsu Daigaku Station
Toritsu Daigaku Station
Roppongi
Roppongi
Roppongi
Roppongi
Fukushima
Fukushima

My NHK Crew on my recent ShootFukushima Project...

Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima

I need to shoot more reflections...

Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima
Fukushima
Apple Store Ginza
Apple Store Ginza

I just love the range I can get at night...

Jiyugaka
Jiyugaka
Haneda Airport
Haneda Airport

Beautiful Pebble Beach...

Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Roy's at Pebble Beach
Roy's at Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach

San Francisco...

San Francisco
San Francisco

Landing in Seoul...

Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea

And my favorite city in the world - Tokyo!

Tokyo
Tokyo

I also tried the back camera with Press Conference Selfie in Seoul...

Dave Powell
Dave Powell

If I didn't have this camera this is what I would be asking for this Christmas...

Lunch in the Clouds

Lunch in the Clouds

Goshikinuma Lake

Goshikinuma Lake

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