The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 poses a few interesting questions. Like: isn't this a very good compact camera that offers smartphone functionality? Or: am I really going to spend this much money on my next smartphone? And last but not least: am I actually any good at photography at all?
In this post you'll see a few comparison shots in low light in a quiet street in the old center of Amsterdam, captured with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 930. I've been using quite a few settings to get the best result from all cameras, and from all shots I captured I selected the best.
What's keeping Microsoft rolling out Lumia Denim? Even stranger: the Lumia 830 launched on Denim, but still offers nothing but "Nokia Camera Classic" - the old Nokia Camera, although updated. We've seen Lumia Camera already demonstrated during the launch of the Lumia 830, it was the reason for me to buy one ASAP - but it didn't have Lumia Camera and it still doesn't.
This is the first part of my review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 with some comparison shots with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (and 1520). What you will see here is mostly limited to daylight photography. I will touch on low light photography, using the flash, burst video and video in future reviews. This review is long enough as it is and moreover it takes time to master the camera and get the results I think are worth sharing since they do the device justice.
November 10, I posted a contest: to Join the club and win the epic, sealed (!) Nokia 808 PureView + official black Nokia cover. There were over 90 reactions - many people really eager to win the Nokia 808 PureView and the official Nokia cover. Contest closed December 1st and it took me a while to judge all the shots. And the winner is...
Not long ago, I started a series of posts about smartphone camera user interfaces (with Sony's Xperia Z3).The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 proves to offer the most extensive and elaborate one ever on a smartphone. In this post you'll find over 50 (!) screenshots of what you may expect to find in its menu.
Every once in a while I drive my old car through the car wash. And every once in a while I have a new phone with me. This time, I filmed it with one of the last devices with the proud Nokia brand on it, the Lumia 830. It's a fantastic way to check the colour quality, autofocus and of course the sound quality of the device.
No, I generally don't write about rumours and this time it even looks like I'm the only one not believing a thing I read about the "leaked Lumia 1030". Nevertheless, every major website on the planet is writing about it, and you might wonder what's keeping me. Here it is.