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    News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    The Japanese company's new device marries a Leica camera and Android phone.
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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    I like the idea, I'd like to try one, but equally it wouldn't make me put down my DSLR or Galaxy Note3...

    Undecided.

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    A quarter of a kilo with most of the weight at one end. I wonder what it is like to hold?
    Even if I could justify the cost (more than most SLR lenses), I wouldn't make the mistake of buying a camera without a viewfinder again.

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    Make a good Hexus prize!

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    I like it but it costs way too much for me. I wouldn't care about the weight and thickness either, I really don't get the trend with everything needing to be skinny and 240g is nothing ! The weight will just make it feel like more of a premium item... which going by the price it is !

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    I predict this will go the way of the Amazon Fire.

    It's a product that's specialized in being neither one thing nor the other, and consumers tend to see through that - especially with that kind of price tag. It's a gimmick, in my eyes.

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    Bit of googling shows that the phone has a 2,600 mAh battery, which like most smartphones, is barely adequate for normal smartphone use. Start using the camera on this device like a normal camera and you're going to run out of battery VERY quickly.

    Given that the device is fairly thick already because of the lens, why not beef up the battery to 4000+ mAh? i doubt anyone who isn't going to be bothered by the bulk of the lens is going to notice a little bit more weight, plus it'd make the device properly usable as a camera...

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    Thickness isn't an issue if the whole phone is thick, however most of the bulk is because of the camera. I'd love to try it, but I wouldn't buy it.
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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    Agree that the thickness should be used for larger battery. Unless of course the lens is manual focus in which case maybe just a small battery bulge at the lower end, leaving space for fingers around the lens?

    That sensor is bigger than the one in my dSLR

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    I'd rather get seperates.

    That will not come cheap!

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    The lens doesn't look anywhere near big enough to make use of a 1" sensor. That's the size of entry level dslr's!
    The aperture to sensor size looks weird to me since it appears to be enlarging the image.
    If it's 28mm equiv that makes sense it will give a zoom factor of 0.8x

    The whole point of big sensors is the ability to fit large zoom lenses and still have the sensitivity to get a decent photo with the reduced light levels that come from a zoom lens.

    Edit - Just noticed from the spec sheet. It can capture video at 4k resolution but only at 15fps!
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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    But 20MP? Why not put in a nice low resolution sensor (i.e. 1", but massive pixels) that can actually see in the dark

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    But 20MP? Why not put in a nice low resolution sensor (i.e. 1", but massive pixels) that can actually see in the dark
    Because people buy based on headline numbers, not capability.

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    I do wonder if most people even know that their Sony smartphone doesn't shoot 21mp photos in superior auto (if they even know it's in auto)
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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    Not enough to ditch my budget DSLR (Canon 1000D).

    My nephew tried to say his Nokia 1020 (41mp) phone was better than my 10.1mp camera, a short trip to a butterfly sanctuary with only the kit lens (18-55mm) and him with his phone soon proved him very wrong.

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    Re: News - Panasonic's CM1 cameraphone has a 1-inch image sensor

    Anyone know if it supports the following features:
    user replaceable battery
    Qi charging
    OIS

    I wonder why they did not go with a full size SD slot. MicroSD users would still be catered for using adapters. This phone would definitely interest me but I think I would prefer some more compromises on the camera side of things to bring weight down to around 180g. I think 240 is a bit much and may start pulling your trousers down.

    Thickness does not bother me at all as it allows for better grip IMO. I'm also glad they have kept the screen size at 4.7". If they release a cheaper version and maybe even a smaller screen I'll definitely go for it

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