While both of them are fixed-lens cameras, the LX100 takes the shape of a typical compact, but the CM1 is something we haven't seen yet: a smartphone with a real compact camera lens that shoots 4K video. Panasonic also showed off a 35-100mm f/4-5.6 lens, and a compact interchangeable lens micro 4/3 camera, the GM5

First up, here is the CM1, which is one of the more interesting products to come out of the show (via cinema5D):

The specs:

  • 1-inch 20 Megapixel sensor
  • Leica DC Elmarit 10mm f/2.8 (28mm equivalent)
  • 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 CPU
  • 4K Video and Photos
  • Full Manual Control during Videos/Photos
  • 4.7-inch 1080p Display
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Android 4.4 OS
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Availability: Launching in France and Germany first to test the market
  • Price: About $1,165 (900 Euros)

We've seen some other camera/phone/Android combinations before, but this is the first one that combines 4K video, high-resolution stills, and a real lens. The huge selling point of something like this is that it's more portable than a compact camera, but should have much better quality than your average smartphone due to its lens. You probably won't be shooting any movies on it, but it's looking like it might be an extremely solid camera to have accessible in your pocket at any time.

Here is the other 4K camera announced from Panasonic, the LX100:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

And some footage:

  • 16.8MP 4/3" Multi-Aspect MOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-75 mm) f/1.7-2.8 Lens
  • 3840 x 2160: 30 fps, 24 fps
  • 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
  • 1280 x 720: 30 fps
  • 640 x 480: 30 fps
  • 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2,764k-Dot EVF
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Rear LCD Screen
  • 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
  • Manual Control Rings and Dials
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • External Flash Included
  • Availability: November 2014
  • Price: $900 with Built-in lens

And here's the final video from Panasonic showing off the LX100:

Panasonic also showed off the GM5, another compact, but while this one is "limited" to 1080p 60fps, it has an interchangeable mount to go along with its Micro 4/3 sensor:

Panasonic GM5 Front without Lens

The specs:

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS Micro 4/3 Sensor
  • LUMIX G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • ISO 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 25p, 24p
  • 1280 x 720 30p, 25p
  • 640 x 480 30p, 25p
  • 1,166k-Dot Viewfinder
  • Contrast AF & Focus Peaking
  • Continuous 5.8 fps at 16 MP
  • External Flash Hotshoe
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Highly Compact Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Price: $900 with 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

And finally, the 35-100mm f/4-5.6 Micro 4/3 lens, which will retail for $400:

Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/4-5.6