Panasonic introduced its new smartphone camera at the trade show in Cologne, Germany.
This phone is more than a camera. The Android-based device has a Leica lens and a 1-inch sensor, a 20-megapixel sensor usually found only in Panasonic cameras.
This 1-inch sensor will help you take great photos in low light and make ultra-high-definition (UHD) videos.
The company says that later this year, the Lumix DMC-CM1 will go on sale in Germany and France. Its price can be up to nine hundred euros.
The CM1 is being seen as a rival to Samsung’s Galaxy Zoom. It also has a large lens attached to it.
The metal ring that houses the lens and the aperture and shutter settings make the CM1 21 millimeters thick, thicker than any contemporary smartphone.
Its touch screen is 11.9 cm. It has a special switch, when you press it, it immediately starts working as a camera.
Mike Lowe, on device review website Pocket-lint, wrote: “It was a fun experiment that impressed more than I expected.”