Lumix Wi-Fi: Panasonic unveils prototype that lets you control your camera with a smartphone 0

The bond between the digital camera and the smartphone is getting really closer. That’s what Panasonic is aiming for with their new Lumix Wi-Fi prototype, which was showcased at the recent CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Just like the new Nikon D4, which uses the Nikon WT-5 wireless transmitter, the Wi-Fi Lumix allows you to operate its settings and view live images through your mobile phone.

When you look at the camera, it looks like the usual Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot, except it has a built-in Wi-Fi screen sharing capabilities.

The guys at predicts that Panasonic is going to announced a production model of the Panasonic Lumix Wi-Fi at the upcoming MWC 2012 in February.

With this new development, Panasonic is getting closer in releasing their first smartphone device. Yes folks, they are going to join the lucrative mobile industry with, as yet, unnamed smartphone.

Now, that’s something photographers around the world can look forward to.