Panasonic has revealed their latest smart camera. It’s the Lumix CM10, a point-and-shoot camera sporting a 1-inch CMOS sensor that’s good for shooting 20 megapixel photos and 4K video. It also runs Android (5.0 Lollipop, to be exact), which isn’t a new concept but we’re always happy to see these things find a home in the market.
Inside the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD slot for expansion. The display you’ll be using clocks in at 4.7 inches and has 1080p resolution. While Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi AC are standard inclusions for a smart camera, this puppy also has 3G and 4G radios so you can stay connected when you’re not able to connect to other data sources.
None of it is cheap, either, at a whopping $850. That’s quite steep, but that’s the price of having a nice camera that can also take advantage of the internet and a smart operating system to do whatever you need to do with your photos while you’re on the go.
Unfortunately that’s all we know about the device. Launch details are scarce, though we know Japan is one of the first markets that’ll enjoy it. If it’s anything like Panasonic’s previous smart camera we should be seeing it spread to other regions in due time, but we’ll have to wait for official details to be sure.