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.
I'v been writing a lot about the Panasonic DMC-CM1 for a few months now - about the
patience, and its
speficiations and first experiences from Germany. And now finally it appears to be possible to order the device in France at the
If you want to have a second look, its specifications are listed here (in French). At this moment, FNAC seems to be the only place where you can order the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. There still is no sign of it on Amazon in France or Germany. I made a phonecall to the German MediaMarkt this morning: the device is already "listed" in their systems, but all they could tell me is that they haven't heard of any specific delivery date from Panasonic. At this moment, they are merely guessing it will be somewhere in December that you could buy it over there.
I will be updating you here at the club as soon as I get more information from retail stores or the people over at Panasonic about the expected delivery in both countries. Again, as for now it will only be made available in France and Germany, although I have read rumours the UK could be next - so watch this space. Meanwhile, are you willing to spend almost €900 on an Android device even when it might be the most sophisticated / best smartphone camera available?
I understood the camera quality would be comparable with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (here on dpreview), which is a lot bigger and offers no smartphone functionality of course - but it does turn out to be even a bit cheaper than the Lumix DMC-CM1.
Update: I just got word from Panasonic France that you can also order in their online shop. I can't find the same possibility in the German Panasonic online shop yet. However, Panasonic Germany let me know you can buy the DMC-CM1 at " authorized retailers".
Update 2: I even found one in Osnabrück, with the help of @PanasonicDE. But I have to say it's very hard to find, even with the list of authorized retailers - it would be so much easier to have a list with the specific dealers involved (not all of the authorized dealers appear to have it in stock). Unfortunately, I can't afford to buy this one myself, so I'm still waiting for a review sample (if I had to buy every smartcam I want to review I'd be broke long ago).