John McCormack

John McCormack

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Oct 3, 2001
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Cameras Used
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Olympus Stylus 1
Canon D10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Canon Powershot SX50 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
Canon G15
Panasonic TS-20
Canon S100
Panasonic FZ150
Nikon S9100
Olympus XZ-1
Canon S95
Canon SD4500 IS
Olympus E-PL1
Sony HX5V (returned)
Canon Rebel Xsi/450D
Panasonic FZ35
Panasonic ZS3
Panasonic LX3
Panasonic FZ28
Panasonic FZ18
Canon Rebel Xt
Canon S80
Canon S30
FujiFilm F31fd
Canon G3
Yashica T4
Konica Lexio 70
Canon Classic 120
Leica Minilux
Canonet QL III
Olympus Stylus Epic
Olympus XA
Ricoh GR-1
Contax T3
Yashica Electro 35
Kodak Brownie
Nikon One Touch
Leica Z2X
Pentax Spotmatic
Canon EOS Elan 7e
Canon EOS Elan IIe
Minolta Hi Matic

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On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)

Hoping against hope that the firmware updates in the 1s will be available to the original Stylus 1 - a great camera! 99% of shooters don't need 1" sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:16 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: This camera is a clone of the XZ-1/XZ-2 and the MX-1, as they use exactly the same lens and very similar sensor type. Evidently an OEM supplies the optics and the focusing mechanism, while the brand name makes the outer casing and add their own, tweaked, firmware (possibly the electronics, too, but the similarities are scarily similar).

The two that stand out, is the X30, with built-in viewfinder, and the MX-1 with none (not even a external, mechanical/optical, option, as the X10 has)! They are also the two heaviest, by the way:

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=fujifilm_x30&products=fujifilm_x10&products=fujifilm_x20&products=oly_xz1&products=oly_xz2&products=pentax_mx1&sortDir=ascending

re: "But why does Fuji bother with cameras with so small sensors?!"
Because not everyone needs a huge sensor and the 2/3rds sensor is quite good for 99% of the buyers. I would surmise that most X30 users rarely even make a print.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)

Is there a 'silent' mode on the G7X? Also, is there an electronic level on the LCD?
edit: Yes, I found that there is a level function. It can be seen in this PR video at 2:03: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV6VRDlfVBQ&app=desktop

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 00:50 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)

Several forum members have asked whether the G7X has an electronic level. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 170th comment
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (77 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Can't see the video yet, but given the specs I expect the Photokina model is tethered to the power cord, or they are swapping out batteries every half hour?

No video problems here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 22:58 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (77 comments in total)
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gunkan: The price will be the key point for this camera. I don't think it can surpass the IQ of the RX100 Mark III sony sensor, but canon always compete in price.

The 100mm 2.8 in 1" and that size it's just impressive, but i won't trade it for 24mm IQ. To me, the 24mm to 35mm focals are far more important.

Launch price is US$ 699. Seems about right for what it offers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (51 comments in total)
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daft: Does it have the Sony Sensor? Or is it a new 1" Sensor from Canon?

According to the DPReview first impressions they think it is the Sony sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:09 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (51 comments in total)
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phazelag: Did you see the battery life? Number of shots?

And its not smaller than the Sonys?

Other than Menu familiarity what advantage does it have on the Sony?

I was interested in this, but now I its a non starter.

210 shots is a lot of images - for me. You must be a spray and pray kind of guy, eh? :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor article (51 comments in total)
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Ian SS: What happened to the hot shoe? This is a G camera, I am disappointed.

This is NOT a G camera. It's a new series for 1" sensors. The trade-off is a larger sensor without 4K and OVF or EVF - for now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (32 comments in total)
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Photos Of Our Planet: I was somewhat interested in this camera. But the 1/2000 minimum shutter speed is just too much. Since I live in Arizona I constantly would have to stop down (which reduces sharpness via diffraction) even at base ISO to not over expose. 1/4000 is a minimum these days. I don't want to carry a silly ND filter. That should be in camera or have higher shutter speeds at this point. Especially for $549.

Oops. Sorry, I thought you were talking about the G7X, which does have a 3 stop ND filter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:59 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (32 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: No specs...

Ever heard of Canon USA? :)
It's all here:
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx60_hs

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (32 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Need specs...like how fast is that lens on the SX60?

Google is your friend. Go to Canon USA:
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx60_hs

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:03 UTC

Bigger iPhones? But, didn't Tim Cook two years ago tell us that the 4" iPhone was the "perfect size for one handed use?" Still, the camera looks a bit better, but the deals on the 5s will make it very attractive to first-time users.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:26 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)

- Glad to see that "Silent Mode" is carried over to the X30.

- Can someone explain the advantage of the "Classic Chrome" film look? The samples I've seen on the Fujifilm site don't look all that unique or different - not the Kodachrome look we had back in the day.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)

It's a nice evolution of the X20. Price is right and feature set is very good. But, I think DPR summed it up well on the last page as follows:
"...it can't keep up with the RX100 II and G1 X II in terms of image quality."

Now, on to the rumored LX8, please.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:32 UTC as 88th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

No built-in ND filter! Even the LX-7 has one. A pity...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 272nd comment | 4 replies

I found a Sony camera last fall while on a trip to New Jersey. Examining the images turned up the initials on a youngster's soccer jersey. I Googled the initials, which turned out to belong to a club in another state which had a website and Facebook page. I emailed the coaches on the website. They knew the player and owner who contacted me the same day. I sent him the camera.

The owner said he'd lain awake nights trying to remember where he'd lost the camera. It had at least 100 images on it THAT HAD NEVER BEEN COPIED TO A COMPUTER!

I was just paying someone back for the camera bag that was returned to me when I left it - full of lenses - on a busy sidewalk at a cruise terminal in Florida.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 01:39 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for putting up the GM1 comparison so quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:18 UTC as 13th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)

Does the camera have a "silent" mode, i.e., the ability to turn off all sounds and flash, say in a museum or theater.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 01:19 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)

Are there filter threads on the lens barrel?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
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