Updated Panasonic CM1 review and gallery (final part and conclusion)

November 28, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

So for the past few days I’ve been using the CM1 as my main phone and have forced myself to get used to Android. I have to say that the charms are starting to grow on me, the frustrations from earlier have thawed and I’m starting to have a lot more fun with it. I still don’t think it’s as good a smartphone as the iPhone and the camera isn’t as cleverly implemented in some ways – but let’s revisit the main review and put some more user experiences down on the page.


Panasonic CM1 review part 2 – the camera

November 26, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Although I found the CM1 mediocre as a 900 Euro smartphone compared to other high end smartphones like the OnePlus One and iPhone 6 Plus, I’ll approach the CM1 purely as a compact camera that you can make calls on. This review has the focus on image quality and camera features. How does it perform?


Photography: Shooting under moonlight with the Sony A7S

November 21, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Here’s a short behind the scenes video: As part of a new Photography section of EOSHD I’m going to be taking a closer look at some of the best cameras and lenses for stills. The Sony A7S makes new creative possibilities a reality with its incredible sensitivity to light. Shooting a personal project with my sister Zara Reid to showcase her floristry work, the boat was dressed and floated on the lake to create images inspired by the 1888 John William Waterhouse painting Lady of Shalott, in turn based on the beautiful 19th century poem of the same name by Sir Alfred


New Panasonic CM1 smartphone shoots 4K video with Leica lens

September 15, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

UPDATE, the original article refers to 4K video – turns out it is only 15fps so more like a continuous stills burst mode than a video mode The iPhone 6 Plus hasn’t even been released yet, but as of today it has been made obsolete for photos and video by the Panasonic CM1. This is quite simply a new benchmark for the camera phone, with an overall camera spec that beats every other smartphone on the market. The Android powered CM1 delivers 4K video and 20MP stills with full manual control from a large 1″ sensor, sporting a Leica DC Elmarit 10mm F2.8


Steve Jobs’ camera won’t turn on

September 14, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

[youtube][/youtube] Let’s hope the Apple mirrorless camera has more luck!! 😉 It’s only a matter of time before Apple reinvent photography. Steve Jobs is much missed!


Market for DSLRs shrinking dramatically and why Canon / Nikon are to blame

September 4, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Data from CIPA, via Personal-View For years on EOSHD I’ve said that if Canon and Nikon don’t innovate with their DSLRs and transition to high end mirrorless technology they risk jeopardising their business. This advice has been met with an arrogance built on a decade of increasing sales. Now in an era of falling shipments both companies have blamed smartphones and the world economy. For me this is unacceptable, it’s all about the product. Sales are down because the products aren’t good enough. Sales are down every month this year compared to last. The peak months in each year are normally

Fuji X Pro 1

Fuji X-Pro 1 first look

March 12, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Canon have been on the record to say that the only rival they fear is Fuji (because of their expertise in sensors). Canon want to fear them and I want to like them. If only the GH2 was this good looking. Unfortunately I am having quite a hard time liking my X-Pro 1 when she is sitting side by side with the superb Sony NEX 7. Does it offer enough over the Sony NEX 7 to justify the price tag?