This post is the first part of a series with somewhat of a "monster comparison", including the results I captured with seven devices in several scenes - bright and dark. With dozens of shots, I hardly know where to start and there is something else that has been holding me back as well.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
After buying the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 I directly registered it of course, so now and again Panasonic will send me some information. Some time ago i filled out a survey for them, for which they offered an official lens cover and a 64GB micro-SD card as a token of their appreciation. But that was not the only present: the survey clearly suggests there is a new Lumix Smartcam is in the making. Below you'll find the most interesting questions from the survey.
I recently expressed my interest in "mobile black and white" photography. I know it has been possible on the 808 PureView, I learned it was even possible before (N9/Lumia 800), but for some reason in the almost three years I'm working with the device I never considered actually using the b/w option. That changed. This week I went to the beautiful old city of Utrecht and captured a few hundred shots with both the 808 PureView and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 - in full colour and black and white.
Since we are mobile photographers amongst each other here, and smartphone photography has come quite close to professional standards, I have a question for you. Do you prefer shooting in full colour, or black and white? And if you do like a black and white result, do you work with your full colour shot, or shoot black and white right away?
Today is a cold and grey day in the Netherlands: too dull for photography, I thought. My smartcam friend Massis Sirapian advised me to shoot in b/w, and although I did try to get a few nice monochrome shots from my Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, I still don't have much of an "eye" for that kind of photography. Nevertheless, I feel confident you'll find some interesting shots in this post, all captured with the Lumix DMC-CM1.