News: you can order the Panasonic Lumix DCM-CM1 in France (updated)

I just noticed it's possible to order the Panasonic DMC-CM1 at the French entertainment retail chain FNAC. It will cost you €899,90 and expected delivery will be somewhere between 4 and 12 days. The Panasonic will only be available in France and Germany, there is still no sign of any pre-order possibiliy in Germany however.

Comparison: the new Nexus 6 - first shots

Yesterday, I was at a congress in Utrecht and I only had very limited time with the Nexus 6, but nevertheless I think I got some interesting results from it. In this post you´ll see several shots I captured with the Nexus 6 and a scene I captured to compare it with the LG G3, Nokia Lumia 830, 930 and 1520, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Sony Xperia Z3 - yes, you read that right :-)

News: to be discontinued next year, try Lumia Cinemagraph (beta)

It all makes sense now that the Nokia brand will be erased from every device and service - but that doesn't make it any more practicle. As of 12 January 2015, Microsoft will be discontinuing the website for sharing cinemagraphs online. Here's the complete message I just received.

Rumour: Lumia Denim and Lumia Camera 5 ready to roll out

This is somewhere between news and a rumour, but I've been pointed towards some positive vibes over at NokiaPowerUser today, where their sources claim "Lumia Denim update and Lumia Camera 5 (version 5.0) are ready to roll-out for some specific device-region combinations. While we don’t have exact details of the devices and regions it will roll-out first, our sources speculate Lumia 830 andLumia 930 may get it first followed by Lumia 1520."

A bird's eye view on Amsterdam

In this post you will get a bird's eye view on the west part of Amsterdam - captured with the Nokia 808 PureView, the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - on a very clear day from the top of the Kalvertoren, a place you'll simply have to visit when you are in town and want a fantastic panoramic view - I posted about this place  much earlier.

Colourful twilight shots at the Hilversum Museum of Sound and Vision

In this post, you'll see two scenes captured in the evening twilight at the Museum of Sound and Vision in Hilversum. You'll see the results coming from the Nokia Lumia 1020, Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3 and the Honor 6 (by Huawei). Why these and not several other smartphones I could have used? Since these were the ones I had in my inside pocket. I've been doing quite a lot of tests with the Nokia Lumia 830 and 930 lately, and I'm trying to wait for Lumia Denim before continuing testing those, since Microsoft is promising considerable improvements in Lumia Camera.