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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The performance and size are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and zoom. There are some mixed comments about the lens.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the price and screen. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the battery and durability. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Oct, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity. There are some mixed views about the reliability and screen.

camera, usability, performance, portability, design


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-CM1 Digital Camera with 4.7-Inch LCD (Black)Panasonic DMC-CM1 Digital Camera with 4.7-Inch LCD (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher, Eugene Kim (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 (Unlocked)


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is a peerless smartphone when it comes to imaging, but photographers willing to carry two devices can find a better pocket camera for less money.

Best smartphone camera available. Runs stock Android 4.4. 1-inch image sensor with 28mm f/2.8 prime lens. Captures JPG and Raw images. Lens control ring. 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T and T-Mobile. Android Lollipop upgrade available.

Expensive. 4K video limited to 15fps. Weak LED flash. Thicker than most smartphones. Screen could be brighter. So-so call quality.

Conclusions If you're an Android fan, a photo enthusiast, and want to have the best possible smartphone camera in your pocket at all times, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is the obvious choice. While its CPU performance isn't quite up to snuff with the...

Jun, 2015

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Review


DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Panasonic Lumix CM1 review


Editor's note: Updated with US availability.

The Panasonic Lumix CM1 has a huge image sensor that helps it capture stunning photos, it shoots images in raw format, it's well-built, looks great and has the internal specs to rival most top-end smartphones.

It's far from cheap, it's running an older version of Android, it's quite bulky for everyday use and its raw format images can't be used with most Android apps.

While the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is undeniably pricey and bulky, its wealth of photography kit helps it achieve image quality that's unrivalled in the smartphone world. If you love the idea of always having a great camera to hand but don't want to be...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Smartcam Review


Online premium camera. Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 is actually more of a camera with integrated smartphone since the device looks like a compact camera just from its outsides. However, it also has plenty of mobile power with a Full HD screen, LTE, and a...

Superb camera, Swift SoC, LTE with wide frequency coverage, Expandable storage, Decent build, Good connectivity, Full HD screen

that could be a bit brighter, Temperature development, Battery life, Ultra HD videos only with 15 fps

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 has a very good camera that is rounded off well with the integrated smartphone. The Full HD screen could surely be a bit brighter but makes a good impression otherwise. High-speed LTE and other, modern transmission standards...

Apr, 2015


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is a 20 megapixel smartphone with a fixed 28mm f/2.8 Leica lens. Running Android 4.4.4 with Wi-Fi, NFC and 3G/4G connectivity, the Panasonic CM1 camera/smartphone features a large 1-inch MOS sensor and is capable of 4K video...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is a brave and largely successful attempt to bring together the best features of a smartphone and a camera into one unified device, but a few niggles, late introduction to the market and the high price-tag may consign it to...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : William Brawley (

Panasonic CM1 Review


First announced at Photokina 2014 for the French, German and then UK markets only, the Panasonic CM1 -- a rather ambitious combination of smartphone and dedicated, large-sensor compact digital camera -- is making its way to the US market later this...

Now, for me personally, I've always enjoyed the more traditional shooting experience with a camera that offers a more substantial grip, a viewfinder of some kind, the versatility of interchangeable lenses and, perhaps most importantly, as large a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Hession (

Panasonic CM1 Review: Finally, a High End Camera Inside a Smartphone


Most people are perfectly satisfied with the camera in their smartphone. But to photographers and hobbyists, even the latest iPhone doesn't come close to emulating the capability of a full-fledged camera. Panasonic's CM1 is the answer.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Greg Scoblete (

Objects of Desire: Panasonic Lumix CM1


The CM1 is an Android-based smartphone with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 28mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens.

. Like Samsung’s Galaxy Camera, the CM1 fuses an Android smartphone with some serious photography parts. How serious? How about a 1-inch, 20-megapixel CMOS sensor (the same one found in the company’s FZ1000 camera) and a huge upgrade from the tiny...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Tyler Lacoma (

Panasonic's Lumix CM1 Smart Camera Thinks It's a Phone | Gadget Review


Panasonic's Lumix CM1 Smart Camera Thinks It's a Phone

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Marco Hanna (

Panasonic Lumix CM1 Hands On


The Panasonic Lumix CM1 is one interesting product. It's a 20.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix camera with a 1-inch sensor and Venus Processing Engine, but it's also a 4.7-inch Android smartphone running a Snapdragon 801 chip, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4.4...

When the Panasonic Lumix CM1 will be launched, it will be available with full LTE support. As of this writing, there has been no carrier announcements made. But it will be sold at $1000 off contract.

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Noise reduction: Yes


Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (CIPA standard):300
Battery performance:2600
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 801 (MSM8974AB)
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Languages support:Multi
Operating system installed:Android 4.4
Photo effects:Black&White, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Backlight, Children, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade


Color of product:Black, Silver
Energy Star certified:N


Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display resolution (numeric):6220000
Touch screen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: No


Flash modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face detection, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range:0.1 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Fixed focal length:0.402
Lens structure:6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):6/5
Maximum aperture number:11
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Number of aspheric elements:3
Optical Zoom:1

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal memory:16000
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:LTE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size:1
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Sensor Type:MOS
Still image resolution(s):4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 640x480, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, 2560x1440, 1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2592x2592, 1824x1824, 640x640
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:20.9

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in memory: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Self-timer: Yes


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Video compression format:MP4
Video formats supported:MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions