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Panasonic's behemoth camera phone hits the US for $1,000

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
June 16, 2015
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Did you take one look at Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 and vow to pay whatever it took to get this smartphone/mirrorless camera hybrid in the US? You now have a chance to put your money where your mouth is. Panasonic has started selling an unlocked version of the CM1 in the US, and it'll set you back an eye-watering $1,000 -- suddenly, that 128GB Galaxy S6 seems like a bargain. There's a good reason for the giant price tag, mind you. While the phone half is no great shakes between its 4.7-inch 1080p screen, Android 4.4 KitKat and a Snapdragon 801 chip, you're also getting a big 1-inch, 20-megapixel imaging sensor with a bright, high-quality f/2.8 lens. If you already treat your smartphone as a camera that just happens to make calls, this might be your handset of choice.

Gallery: Panasonic CM1 Camera Phone Hands-on | 15 Photos

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