Panasonic's having another shot at the mobile market in the UK, albeit this time it's coming at it from another angle. The Lumix CM1 is a camera first and phone second.
It's similar in format to Samsung's Galaxy Zoom series, but substantially more capable inside. The Lumix CM1 has a 1-inch sensor that obliterates the hardware of all smartphones and can shoot in RAW format, plus it's paired with Android 4.4 running on a 4.7-inch 1080p touchscreen for easy photo sharing. And perhaps the odd phone call.
It's high-end Lumix style for high-end smartphone money, and with a European price tag of €899 or just over £700, it's unlikely to trouble Samsung or Apple to any degree. But we wouldn't cry too much if one was under the Christmas tree. [Techradar]