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Panasonic Launches The World’s Slimmest* Communication Camera LUMIX DMC-CM1 With 1-inch High sensitivity MOS Sensor and LEICA DC Lens for High Quality Photo Complying with AndroidTM v4.4 and High-Speed LTE

Apr 30, 2015

Panasonic is introducing a new communication camera LUMIX DMC-CM1 featuring high picture quality that even rivals to DSLRs at the 2014 Photokina (to be held in Cologne, Germany during 16-21th of September, 2014). The stylish profile of the camera is stunningly slim enough to fit in a pocket.

Situations surrounding imaging market isdramatically changing and the largest-ever number of people are posting photo/video to a variety of cloud services and enjoying visual communication.

Panasonic is a pioneer of integrating Wi-Fi communication function in digital still camera to meet the needs of cloud-computing era. By further strengthening the mobile communication function with high speed LTE (Long Term Evolution), Panasonic is now newly proposing a “communication camera” –that enables anyone to post and share the high quality photo/video anywhere anytime.

The LUMIX DMC-CM1 adopts 1-inch large 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for high-precision, high resolution image. The light receiving area of each pixel is outstandingly large, which enables high sensitivity image recording while achieving wide dynamic range. Even a beautiful bokeh can be produced thanks to the large sensor for more artistic expression in photography.

In addition, the F2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 28mm (35mm camera equiv.) fixed focal length high resolution lens is equipped. It also suppressesdistortion, ghosting and flaring effectively. The adoption of multi-blade aperture diaphragm realizes high descriptiveness in combination with the large sensor. Comprising of 6 elements in 5 groups, the lens unit with retractable structure helps downsizing of the camera especially in depth even it incorporates 1-inch large sensor.

On the other hand, manual operation is well-supported on DMC-CM1. Notably, the control ring on the lens barrel allows controls over aperture, shutter speed, selection of Creative Control filter lets uses enjoy camera operation as they do with the interchangeable lens to inspire the creativity. Precision focusing is available with MF assist or Focus Peaking function while viewing the live image.For the rear monitor, 4.7-inch large 6220k-dot ultra high resolution display with 473 dpi is adopted to offer stunningly high visibility in both recording and playing back images. To further enhance the creative freedom, the DMC-CM1 complies with RAW image recording.

In addition to 1920x1080 full HD video recording (30p), the DMC-CM1 is capable of3840 x 2160 4K video recording (15p), which features 4x higher resolution than conventional full HD. To take advantage of this 4K video recording capability, special application “4K Pre-Burst” and “4K PhotoCapture” are newly developed and installed on DMC-CM1. The “4K Pre-Burst” lets users capture the fleeting photo opportunity of such as fast-moving children or pets clearly. By automatically recording approx. 45 frames right before/after the shutter release, users can choose the best picture to save. On the other hand, the “4K PhotoCapture” allows cropping a still picture out of the recorded 4K video. With these applications, users can easily save the picture of spur-of-the moment in 8-megapixel equivalent high resolution.

Users can view, and retouch the imageries on the 4.7-inch large, 6,220K-dot/473 dpi full HD rear monitor after shooting. At the same time, the image data is automatically saved on GoogleDriveTM, which free users from worries about the data capacity of therecording media. The high speed LTE communication and Swipe and Share function make it possible to upload the image data to the designated social mediaservice with a single flick even in outdoors or in transit.For more comprehensive image browsing, the application "CoolirisTM"* is also integrated.

Complying with AndroidTM v4.4(KitKat). Update of AndroidTM5.0 is avaialble for the LUMIX DMC-CM1, and is going to be released in May, 2015. Users can install a variety of application to the DMC-CM1. The DMC-CM1 is SIM(Subscriber Identity Module) lock-free to accept any UIM (User Identity Module).

•AndroidTMand Google DriveTM, are registered trademarks of Google Inc.

•ELMARIT is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

•LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

Suggested Retail Price: HK$8,490

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