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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.1MP 1x No Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Five industry awards
Good quality lens
Inferior battery life
focus-numerique.fr Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
95 Reviews + 5 Awards

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Power

Inferior Battery Life

Three people thought it did not have a good battery life.


Reviews

Five Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this camera. PhotographyBlog.com and Focus-numerique.fr both gave this Panasonic camera a "Recommended" award.

One additional expert review site said that this Panasonic camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. Photoreview.com.au gave this Panasonic digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this camera was good. This Panasonic camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and it received a "Favourite Product" award from Clubic.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 44 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Panasonic camera is 75 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this high megapixel digital camera on average 82%. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 76% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 10,048 user and expert reviews (including 551 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel digital cameras. 94% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality Lens

Four people who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 said that it had a good screen.

  • It's a device that offers better sharing and a better screen than most compacts…
    Stuff.tv/my/ March 2015
  • Battery life, speaker, screen are all fine…
  • No lens cap is an odd choice though, you definitely have to be careful not to get the screen dirty and it could get scratched easily…

Good Quality Pictures

Six customers who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-CM1 in January 2015.


Design

Robust

Two owners who bought it thought it was well made.

Superior Product Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support Full HD video.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over 27 times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera range from 0.34x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst high megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the IE126 (£27.99) (3x), or the IE826 (£33.97) (8x) both from Polaroid.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years is 39x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-CM1 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the IE126 (£27.99) (3x), or the IE826 (£33.97) (4x) both from Polaroid or the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 (£200) (4x).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

High megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 22. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Lumix DMC-CM1 of 4.7 inches is one of the largest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 4.8".

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 840,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 6,220,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-CM1 has one of the highest display resolutions (numeric) amongst high megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features bluetooth, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a pretty standard weight (203 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX500 (£269) (209g).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has an electronic compass. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an electronic compass.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of high megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 8MB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 1.2GB. At 16,000 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a quite large maximum memory card size (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other high megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The maximum memory card sizes of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera range from 1GB to 130GB.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a self-timer.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 features noise reduction. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports 11 ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-CM1 is more than most high megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Picture Quality

5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most high megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4864x3648, 3456x2592, 2432x1824, 640x480, 5472x3648, 3888x2592, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 5472x3080, 3840x2160, 2560x1440, 1920x1080, 3648x3648, 2592x2592 and 1824x1824 and 640x640. The still image resolution of all high megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels digital camera.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the EOS 6D EF (20.2MP), or the SX410 IS (£230.99) (20.5MP) both from Canon.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232807871

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