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Panasonic LUMIX Communication Camera CM1

Details
DMC-CM1
Features
  • Shoot creatively with legendary Leica Lens optics and control ring
  • Capture images in low light with pro-size 1-in. 20MP MOS sensor
  • Never miss the shot with 15fps 4K Video to 4K Photo play, select, pause and save
  • Connect via Bluetooth®, WiFi, NFC and cellular* for the ultimate in mobility
  • Android™ 4.4 KitKat®/Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 2.3GHz (Quad-Core)/LTE **
  • Easily view, shoot and retouch images with 4.7-in. Full-HD LCD

*The DMC-CM1 is an unlocked GSM device. Consult your mobile wireless carrier service plans and network compatibly prior to purchasing.

**Android Platform Apps may be subject to mobile network download and data charges, consult carrier plan for details. Android 5.0 available as of June 2015.

Features

LUMIX Connected Camera Technology

The LUMIX CM1 is an Android platform connected camera with smartphone features and apps. Its wireless features include Bluetooth®, WiFi NFC and cellular* enabling the ultimate in camera / phone mobility. First and foremost, it's a powerful point-and-shoot camera with outstanding optical and sensor technology that will be sure to please the demands of any photographer.

* Consult your mobile wireless carrier service plans and network compatibly prior to purchasing.
**Android Platform Apps may be subject to mobile network download and data charges, consult carrier plan for details.

Leica DC Elmarit 1:2,8 Lens

The CM1 features a unique 28mm lens designed by Leica, one of the world's premier optics manufacturers. Unlike smartphone camera lenses, the Leica DC Elmarit Lens automatically compensates for and corrects common image distortions such as vignettes, flaring, ghosting and chromatic inconsistencies while increasing resolution and edge-to-edge sharpness.

Full Manual Control

The CM1 is designed to help you explore and unlock your creative potential. The lens-mounted manual control ring gives you quick access to key functions such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Further fine tune your images with the 3D level gauge, histogram, auto focus, manual focus assist and focus peaking.

Large, 1-inch Camera Sensor

The 1-inch 20-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor is larger than what's found on a smartphone, and rivals that of professional-grade compact cameras. The larger sensor delivers outstanding low-light performance with minimum noise levels—even at high ISO—giving you crisp, dynamic images rich in intricate detail and accurately-rendered soft focus.

RAW format: just like a negative

The CM1 captures pictures in both and RAW formats. RAW takes image data directly from the camera sensor, offering you a greater flexibility in terms of editing and post-production.

Catch the Perfect Moment

4K Pre-Burst
With 4K Pre-Burst, the CM1 captures 1.5 seconds of 4K footage with a single press of the shutter button, taking a total of 45 images. Scroll through them and select the one that best captures the moment.

4K PhotoCapture
Never miss a shot with 4K PhotoCapture. Shoot action scenes using 4K video and then choose the photo that best captures the scene. The CM1 lets you review footage, frame by frame, and then extract it as an 11.7" x 16.5" inch photo. Pictures are crisp, with minimal blur—even in low light conditions.

Enjoy rich detail with
4K video

The CM1 not only records in 1080p Full HD video, but stunning 4K as well, for an even more intense viewing experience. The 3840 x 2160 (8.3 pixel) native resolution is four times greater than Full HD, delivering unprecedented image clarity with dazzling detail.

Venus Engine

The Venus Engine features advanced image processing to achieve picture quality far beyond the standard found in most smartphones. Combined with a finely-tuned, high-performance sensor, the Venus Engine uses a combination of noise reduction systems such as Multi Process NR, Random Filter and Aperture Filter to capture color and detail in a natural yet precise manner.

Android 4.4 KitKat®*

Access your favorite Android apps via Google Play. With Internet access, you can store your photos online or share them on your favorite social media anytime and from anywhere.

* Android 5.0 will be available in May 2015.

Share Your Images

Now you can quickly and easily upload your images to social networks or back them up to the cloud. With the "swipe and share" function, you can directly upload your pictures by simply dragging them over icons on your screen.

Photo Search App

The Photo Search app uses Google Maps and Panoramio data to alert you to nearby photo-op points of interest.

Awards

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SpecificationsExpand All

  • DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
  • OUT CAMERA
    • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • LENS
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • FOCUS
    • Focusing Area
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • Focus
    • AF Metering
    • SHUTTER
    • Shutter Type
    • Shutter Speed
    • Self Timer
    • RECORDING SYSTEM
    • File Format
    • Image Quality
    • Recording Media
    • Color Space
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Recording Mode
    • Photo Style
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Filter (Creative Control) (Still Image)
    • Scene Guide (Still Image)
    • Continuous Shooting Mode (Approx.)
    • Motion Picture Recording (*4)
    • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • WHITE BALANCE
    • White Balance
    • FLASH
    • Flash (Included)
    • OTHERS
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • Level Gauge
  • IN CAMERA
    • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Picture Size
    • File Format
  • FEATURES
    • OS
    • CPU
    • Storage & Memory
    • SIM Size
    • Sensors
  • WIRELESS
    • Baseband Supported Band
    • NFC
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth
    • GPS
  • DISPLAY
    • Type
    • Size
    • Multi touch
  • INTERFACE
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • microUSB
    • Headphone Output
  • LANGUAGE
    • OSD Language
  • POWER
    • Battery
    • Battery Life (Approx.)
    • Battery Charging Time (Approx.)
  • ACCESSORIES
    • Standard Accessories
  • NOTES
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    • UPC
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Reviews

DMC-CM1 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from panasonic quality shines panasonic re making superior products in terms of quality
Date published: 2015-08-29
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Support

Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
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FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


    Require further assistance?

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  • How long should my battery last?
    CIPA figures which range from 300-400 photos (depending on the camera model). CIPA measurement methods use a very controlled method to measure battery life. The procedure takes a specific number of shots at a fixed interval, with a fixed ratio of flash photos. While this method provides a standardized measurement that can be used to compare two cameras, it's far from how the camera is actually used. Life expectancy can be affected by any of the following: If the flash is used, the total number of photos can decrease by 30-40% If the camera has GPS, you can expect up to a 50% reduction in battery life. If the customer has no immediate need for GPS disable the feature in the camera's menu options. While the battery saver feature will turn the LCD panel off after a preset time (and place the camera into sleep mode) the camera still draws some power from the battery. We suggestion, turn the camera after each shot. At social gatherings, try and minimize passing the camera around the table to have others look at the photos. The LCD panel consumes ~30% of the total power.

    Require further assistance?

    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
  • What size SD Card can I use in my camera?
    Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can only use Standard SD Cards (2GB Max).  Models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 can only use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards (32GB Max).  Cameras manufactured 2010 and later are also compatible to the SDXC memory card format. While your camera?s owner?s manual may state a maximum size, that size was the largest that was available when your camera was manufactured. Any currently available SDXC card, which will eventually increase to maximum of 2 TB is compatible. As the maximum size increases, to 2 TB, we do not anticipate any need for firmware updates. 

    Require further assistance?

    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
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