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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

focus-numerique.fr Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning compact digital camera with good features
Compact 20.1MP 1x No Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 number 512 across all digital cameras.
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71 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
52
Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 76% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, a good screen / viewfinder and good picture quality. However they also report inferior battery life.
The Lumix DMC-CM1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Very small optical zoom
Only three aspherical lenses

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Video Reviews


Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Focus-Numerique.fr, both of which concluded that this digital camera was very good.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Photoreview.com.au who thought that this Panasonic camera was brilliant.

The editors of two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. 01net.com gave this Panasonic camera a "4 Star" award and Clubic.com gave it a "Favourite Product" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Panasonic digital camera has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on 44 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 82% based on 27 user reviews. 6 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 76% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,275 expert and owner reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 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…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners who reviewed it wrote that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report it is Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.


Features

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Lumix DMC-CM1 is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The Lumix DMC-CM1's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-CM1's optical zoom of only 1x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 19% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-CM1 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-CM1's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 of 25,600 is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Lumix DMC-CM1 of 203g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Bluetooth

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 features bluetooth. 96% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 is a three aspherical lens camera.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-CM1 is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 5472 x 3080 pixels, 3648 x 3648 pixels, 3888 x 2592 pixels plus 8 more values. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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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 four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 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.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Lumix DMC-CM1's display diagonal of 4.7" is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Lumix DMC-CM1 of only 2x is in the smallest 4% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1's maximum memory card size of 128GB is in the largest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Lumix DMC-CM1 of 6,220,000 pixels is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 features noise reduction. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-CM1 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lumix DMC-CM1's internal memory of 16GB is in the biggest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Quite Big Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all digital cameras is 0.5", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The Lumix DMC-CM1's image sensor size of 1" is in the biggest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has a touchscreen. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Lumix DMC-CM1 has an electronic compass, unlike 98% of cameras which do not have an electronic compass.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-CM1 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Very Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-CM1's maximum aperture number of 11 is very large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232807871
Considerably better user reviews
762 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
Better expert reviews
Two less aspherical lenses
Hugely bigger optical zoom
Expert reviews are a lot better
User reviews are marginally better
1.7" smaller display diagonal
A little better user reviews
Considerably better expert reviews
Bigger optical zoom
Smaller maximum aperture number

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