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Panasonic: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1 Will Be Available in the USA: World’s Only 1-inch Sensor Camera With an Android Operating System and Smartphone Features & Apps

    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1

The following video presents Panasonic LUMIX CM1 Connected Camera Product Overview:

The LUMIX CM1 is an Android™ platform connected camera with smartphone features and apps. Its wireless features include Bluetooth®, WiFi NFC and cellular* enabling the ultimate in camera / phone mobility. First and foremost, it’s a powerful point-and-shoot camera with outstanding optical and sensor technology that will be sure to please the demands of any photographer.

* Consult your mobile wireless carrier service plans and network compatibly prior to purchasing.
**Android Platform Apps may be subject to mobile network download and data charges, consult carrier plan for details.

Panasonic has announced that the LUMIX DMC-CM1, the world’s only 1-inch senor camera with an android operating system and unlocked GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) smartphone functionality, is now available nationwide.

  • This slim profiled 20 megapixel camera is available at and LUMIX authorized retailers.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1; top view

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1; top view

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 135.4 x 68.0 x 21.1 (Body 15.2) mm (5.33 x 2.68 x 0.83 (0.60) inch)
  • Weight
  • Approx. 204 g with UIM Card and microSD Memory Card (0.45 lb)
    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1: LUMIX Communication Camera CM1


Panasonic’s DMC-CM1 Makes Welcome Arrival to the U.S.

Newark, NJ (June 15, 2015) – Panasonic has announced that following a successful initial launch phase of the LUMIX DMC-CM1(CM1), the world’s only 1-inch sensor camera with an Android operating system and unlocked GSM smartphone functionality, it will now be available nationwide.  The CM1 will be available at and LUMIX authorized retailers.

The LUMIX DMC-CM1 is unique in that despite its stylish slim profile allowing it to fit neatly into a pocket; a 1-inch high sensitivity MOS sensor and LEICA DC lens are able to produce high quality images that even rival those of a bulky DSLR.

The 1-inch 20 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is normally only available in high spec compact cameras but because of the size, it offers outstanding low light performance with minimum noise levels – even at high ISO. The LUMIX DMC-CM1 produces crisp, highly dynamic images full of intricate details and accurately rendered soft focus. The award winning LUMIX CM1 will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat*.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 (CM1)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 (CM1)

Creative freedom at the twist of a ring
The ring on the lens barrel allows control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO and the selection of a Creative Control filter lets users enjoy camera operation similar to that of an interchangeable lens camera. Precision focusing is available with MF assist or Focus Peaking function while viewing the live image and a 4.7-inch large 6220k-dot ultra-high resolution rear monitor offers stunning high visibility during both recording and playing back images. To further enhance creative freedom, the LUMIX DMC-CM1 features RAW image recording.


4K all the way
In addition to 1920×1080 full HD video recording (30p), the LUMIX DMC-CM1 is capable of 3840 x 2160 4K video recording (15p), which is 4x higher resolution than conventional full HD. To take advantage of this 4K video recording capability, two special applications “4K Pre-Burst” and “4K Photo” can be found installed on the LUMIX DMC-CM1.

“4K Pre-Burst” lets users capture a fleeting photo opportunity such as fast-moving children or pets clearly by automatically recording approx. 45 frames right before/after the shutter release. Users can then choose the best picture to save.

The “4K PhotoCapture” allows cropping a still picture out of the recorded 4K video which has the same high resolution as an 8-megapixel still taken in the traditional way.

Instant sharing made quicker with LTE technology

Panasonic has pioneered integrating Wi-Fi into its cameras to meet the needs of users who are eager to share their photos and videos with friends and family, anytime, anywhere and the camera’s high speed LTE (Long Term Evolution) capability makes this faster than ever before.

The LUMIX CM1 will be available for $999.99.

* Can be upgraded to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, giving users access to many new features including notification control, battery management and extra security.

To learn more about Panasonic’s line of LUMIX Digital Cameras and other consumer electronic products please visit and  You can also follow Panasonic on Twitter (@PanasonicUSA) and Facebook.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at

You can pre-order/buy the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 at B&H.