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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 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. Views about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the connectivity and battery. Opinions are divided on the price.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 Views about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the battery and durability. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

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


Aug, 2017

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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 Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity, and reviews about the reliability and screen are mixed.

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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)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Angela Nicholson Matthew Hanson (

Panasonic CM1 review


Panasonic says the CM1 is a camera with a phone, not a phone with a camera – and we can see why

Large 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor ; Full manual control ; Android 4.4 and 2GB memory

No zoom lens ; Tricky to hold securely ; Expensive

The Panasonic CM1 is impressive, even judged solely as a camera. Who wouldn't want a high-end compact with a 1-inch sensor that will go in a shirt pocket? On top of that, it's a decent Android smartphone too.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix CM1 review: Is it a camera, is it a phone? It's a bit of both - Pocket-lint


When we first heard the rumour that Panasonic was going back into the phone business we didn't think it could be true. But, sure enough, at Photokina 2014

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (

Panasonic Lumix CM1 review


Is it a phone? A camera? It's both – but is it greater than the sum of its parts?

Has a better camera than most smartphones ; Has a better screen than most cameras

Very expensive ; No optical image stabilisation ; Chunky and heavy for a phone

A jack of all trades and a master of none, this intriguing hybrid is a valiant attempt - but not quite the do-it-all device we want

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jon Devo (

Panasonic CM1


Could this be the best phone camera?

Class-leading images ; Handy manual controls ; Shoots RAW

No OIS ; Very expensive ; Feels a little cheap in parts

There’s also a flick switch on the side – or the top plate if we’re looking at the CM1 as a camera – that takes you instantly to the camera app. Plenty of phones offer quick ways to get to the camera, but with the Panasonic CM1 there’s a pleasing...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

Panasonic Lumix CM1 review


When is a phone not a phone? When it's a camera of course! Panasonic's Lumix camera range has a new addition in the shape of the CM1 Android smartphone , which has all the tools of a quality camera grafted onto a high-end phone.

Great camera, HD screen, high-performance processor, expandable memory

Bulky and heavy, 4K video shooting not perfect, expensive

The Panasonic Lumix CM1 is a perfectly decent mid-range camera with high-end smartphone functionality included. It's on the bulky side, it's certainly not cheap, and it's very much aimed at a niche audience. If you really only want to carry one device,...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Phone Review


Reviewed: The Panasonic Lumix CM1 Smart Phone, a serious compact camera in a smartphone.

10fps continuous shooting ; 1inch sensor ; Leica f/2.8 lens ; MicroSD slot ; Dedicated shutter release button ; Control ring around lens ; 4.7inch touch-screen

4K video only recorded at 15fps ; Chunky / larger than most smartphones ; Optical image stabilisation would be nice ; LED flash ; High price

The Panasonic Lumix CM1 is very difficult to compare to other smartphones, and is even difficult to compare with other smartphone / camera crossovers such as the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, as the CM1 has such a large sensor (and no optical zoom). The price...

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: 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

Product Specifications


Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes


Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (CIPA standard):300
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 (satellite): Yes
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


Colour of product:Black, Silver


Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display resolution (numeric):6220000
Touchscreen: 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:1.02
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 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): Yes
Self-timer: Yes


Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8