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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.1MP 1x MOS Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Five industry awards
No optical image stabilisation
High price
95 Reviews + 5 Awards
focus-numerique.fr Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

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Price

High Price

Six owners mentioned that the product was not good value for money. Two years ago Ausdroid.net mentioned “Expensive price”. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “It's far from cheap”. Wired.co.uk mentioned “It's certainly not cheap”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not expensive. Two years ago Wired.co.uk mentioned “4K video shooting not perfect, expensive” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com said “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” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review.

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Power

Let Down by Battery Life, Needs a Lens Cover

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Ausdroid.net said “Let down by battery life, needs a lens cover”. Bhphotovideo.com said “Mediocre battery life”. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “In addition to questionable things like battery life, th”.


Reviews

Five Industry Awards

Review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Focus-numerique.fr both recommend this Panasonic camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The author at websites Photoreview.com.au thought that this high megapixel digital camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two more expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was good. 01net.com gave this camera a "4 Star" award and Clubic.com gave it a "Favourite Product" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this high megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 75%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Panasonic camera rated it as 82 out of 100. 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 8,853 user and expert reviews (including 520 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 94% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Smart TV

4G LTE Connectivity On ATT and T-Mobile

Two people considered that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “4G LTE connectivity on ATT and T-Mobile” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. Eas said on Bhphotovideo.com “It is the perfect interim solution to combining a lens and optics of exceptional quality with connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had gps. Ausdroid.net said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review “GPS, AndroidBetriebssystem”. One person concluded that the product had email functionality. Eas mentioned “Store images to Google Drive effortlessly or email them”.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-CM1.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon EOS 60Da, or the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-CM1 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over sixteen times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. This 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. The best video resolution of all digital cameras of this spec and age is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers concluded that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is a brave and largely successful attempt to bring together the best features of a smartphone” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review. Jlatx said on Bhphotovideo.com “The phone features work fine” and scored it 6 stars.


Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the optical zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 810x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-CM1 has a very small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22. The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 4.7 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has one of the largest display diagonals amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 460 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 820,000 pixels. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera that we have assessed, the display resolution (numeric) of the Lumix DMC-CM1 of 6,220,000 pixels is one of the highest.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung NX300, or the Sony DSC-WX200 which has better reviews.

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Features Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features bluetooth, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera which do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which has better reviews.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Support

Full Manual Control

Ten people wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. What Digital Camera wrote “Manual shooting and Raw capture” in their review of this digital camera. Jaime V. wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 “1) Great, fully manual RAW photography” . Charlie H gave the product a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Full manual mode is possible with many pre-set modes” in his review of this digital camera.


Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

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

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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

At 16,000 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-CM1 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of this type and age is 8MB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed, the maximum memory card size of the Lumix DMC-CM1 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest. The smallest maximum memory card size of digital cameras of this spec and age is 1GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 80GB.

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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 age and spec.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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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 the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this digital 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 digital cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The 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 cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eleven ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivities "125", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Battery

Very Long Battery Recharge Time

Across all the cameras of this age and type the battery recharge times range from 1.8h to 2.5h, and the average battery recharge time is 2.2h. When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera that we have assessed the battery recharge time of, the Lumix DMC-CM1's battery recharge time of 2.5 hours is one of the longest.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 203 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DSC-RX100 (213g and higher rated), or the ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm (210g and higher rated) both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 (£219) (214g and higher rated).

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Interface Compact Expert

Eight customers considered that it was compact. Ausdroid.net mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 “Compact size as a camera phone”. Ausdroid.net also wrote “Interface compact expert” in their review. Notebookcheck.net wrote “Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 is actually sooner a camera with integrated smartphone since the device looks like a compact camera just from its outsides”.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Either the image quality was not up to par or the end-product became too bulky”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 “It's on the bulky side”. Expert website Stuff.tv scored it 7 stars and said “It's an excellent camera squeezed into a chunky, acceptably powerful body”.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Two years ago Cnet.com scored it 7 stars and wrote on expert website CNET.com “Its metal and leather-effect rubber body houses a huge 1-inch sensor that deli” in their review of this digital camera.

One person said in their reviews that the product was tight. Expert website Ausdroid.net said “I don't wear tight jeans! I loved the bright, accurate photos it could capture simply by flicking the camera on switch” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who bought the product thought it was thin. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Thin For A Great Ps Cam” in their review of this digital camera.

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No Optical Image Stabilisation

Seven people who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Could benefit from optical image stabilisation”. Stuff.tv said “No optical image stabilisation” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. Ephotozine wrote “Optical image stabilisation would be nice” .

Six people who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good zoom. Techradar mentioned “No zoom lens”. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “The "zoom" is a joke”. Dpexpert.com.au also mentioned “What Panasonic call the optical zoom is simply a cropping of the image” in their review.

Five owners who bought the product thought it did not have a good lens. Digital Versus mentioned “Lens sticks out”. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Needs A Lens Protector”.

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Video is Shaky

Eight people who reviewed the product thought it was not good for video recording. Ausdroid.net wrote “4K video is only 15fps” in their review of this digital camera. Ausdroid.net also wrote “Video is shaky” in their review. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned “4K video only recorded at 15fps” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review.

LED Flash

Two owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 did not have a good flash. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag two years ago “Weak LED flash”.

Nice Display

Twelve customers said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Stuff.tv wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 “Has a better screen than most cameras” . Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “The hybrid phonecamera controls work really well once mastered, particularly the lensconcentric ring to which functions are assigned on the touch screen” but even so they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Two years ago Wired.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “HD screen, highperformance processor, expandable memory”.

Capteur Photo

Thirty-two customers who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Ausdroid.net wrote “Capteur photo” although they gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars. Ausdroid.net also mentioned “Photos are bright and colour accurate” in their review. Pc Mag mentioned two years ago “1-inch image sensor with 28mm 2.8 prime lens” .

Twelve owners who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago Techradar said “Large 20, megapixel 1, inch sensor” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 however despite that they scored it 1 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Large 1in sensor captures, good detail” yet they scored the product 1 stars. Also two years ago What Digital Camera mentioned “1in sensor is classleading” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine mentioned two years ago “10fps continuous shooting” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review. Shyn mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Using as an everyday camera for instant shooting, phone function is just a plus” and rated it 7 stars. Redcolours wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “This is simply for on-the-go shooting, with the intent of sharing immediately online” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review.

Two owners who bought this digital camera thought it had a good ISO range. Ausdroid.net mentioned two years ago “Qualit d'image (hauts ISO” however they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Shyn mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Very great usable RAW file, Low Noise in High ISO very sharp one of the Greatest camera for mobile phone” and scored the product 7 stars.

Two people who purchased it thought it was good in low light. Two years ago Jaime V. he wrote “I really wish it could go as wide as f/1.8 to get great low-light photos”. Rk said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The low light performance is great.”.

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Design

Lens Control Ring

Seven customers agreed that the product was easy to use. Ephotozine wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review “Control ring around lens” however despite that they scored it 1 stars. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Lens control ring” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera “Full manual control”.

One owner who reviewed it said that it had a good interface. One owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Great Camera Settings” .

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Slimline Design

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Ausdroid.net wrote “Design et ergonomie”. Techradar mentioned “Slimline design” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only scored it 18.2 out of 100.

Three owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com said in the same month “Beautiful Look” nonetheless they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned two years ago “It's an OK phone and a pretty good camera Panasonic has made a strange product here” in their review of this digital camera. Jlatx mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is pretty typical for a digital camera menu”.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat. Two years ago Thor gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “All settings that I would find on my other Panasonic camera can be found in the menus which are intuitive and well organized” in their review of this digital camera.

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It's Wellbuilt, Looks Great

Five people thought it was well made. Ausdroid.net wrote “Classic camera design and build” but despite that they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Cnet.com wrote “It's wellbuilt, looks great” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com said “Great built quality” but in spite of that they gave this digital camera a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress.

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JPEG Mage Quality is Good

Eighteen owners agreed that it was good quality. Dpexpert.com.au said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 review “JPEG mage quality is good” however despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Digital Versus wrote “A real camera on a smartphone picture quality better than any other smartphone”. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Sleek all metal body, android 6.0, regular updates in line with stock android” in their review of this digital camera.

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