John McCormack

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Oct 3, 2001
About me:

Cameras Used - Past & Present
Sony HX80
Panasonic FZ300
Fujifilm XQ2
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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thomas2279f: perfect now and b700 has raw and 4k which is good...

Nice specs., but DPR has the price wrong in the specs. listing. It should be $499, not $399.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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Lee Jay: 24-200 is what I'm looking for, in the most compact body available.

Panasonic TZ/ZS100 has an EVF (albeit small), post focus, and a longer zoom.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:19 UTC

Availability. DPR says May. B&H says March 15th.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Thanks for the review and the frank comments, which we don't often get from DPR. Your images look better than the earlier set.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 19:48 UTC as 61st comment

DPR needs to update the price for the X70, which apparently was incorrectly reported at the introduction as US$799. It's actually $699. Most online retailers (except Amazon) are reflecting this lower price.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 01:58 UTC as 8th comment
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Photoman: No GPS?


Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:54 UTC

Someone asked about GPS capability. No GPS. Full Specs. here:

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 18th comment

Good news. Now if Olympus will only put some money into R&D for fabled Olympus Trip digital we've been waiting for...

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 19:11 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies

Thanks, DPR; a great first look preview. For what the FZ300/330 offers I don't think the initial price is out of line at all. This should be a killer birding camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted (41 comments in total)
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OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?

Ummm, don't forget the Canon SX50 HS. It's still current, has RAW and sells for @$350. US. Not weather sealed though.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 00:50 UTC
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John McCormack: Be aware that there is little support for the firmware in the 1s. Olympus updated the the Stylus 1 firmware last year for the US market and changed the headers in the file output such that some software (ACDSee are you listening?) cannot read the newer RAW ORF files. Bummer. Otherwise the camera is great.

Yes, the cameras are basically the same, but the 1s ORF files have a different header that makes them unreadable in some software programs. I believe ACR has been updated to read the 1s files, but ACDSee is still working on an update to allow their software to open and edit the new ORF 1s files.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
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justmeMN: $700 for a 1/1.7 sensor sounds like a tough sell.

300mm-equivalent is short compared to other zooms. The upside is that it may have better optics than more extreme super zooms.

You can buy a refurbished Stylus 1 from Olympus directly for @US $420. when they have them. I did and can't tell it from new.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 21:34 UTC

Be aware that there is little support for the firmware in the 1s. Olympus updated the the Stylus 1 firmware last year for the US market and changed the headers in the file output such that some software (ACDSee are you listening?) cannot read the newer RAW ORF files. Bummer. Otherwise the camera is great.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 10:25 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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Mal69: Disappointed to see the P610 still not featuring RAW.

NOT disappointed that Nikon added an eye sensor. "Built-in electronic viewfinder: Switch shooting styles smoothly, as an eye sensor automatically switches from display shooting to the electronic viewfinder when your eye gets close to the viewfinder."

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 14:46 UTC
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Suntan: I would be interested to see just how well I could shoot, hand held, with a 750mm equivalent P&S pocket camera.


No viewfinder on the 9900. Might as well look at the Panasonic ZS50/FZ71 which does.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 15:39 UTC
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Lapkonium: The only soft product by Microsoft that ACTUALLY WORX GOOWD

Hmmm? ICE 2 runs fine on my 6 yr. old Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit PC.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact (60 comments in total)

A nice camera with excellent AF - similar to the phase detection on my F900 EXR, which has the 1/2" sensor. I like the new black and chrome option body. Sign me up.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 7th comment

Just be aware that the update will reset the camera to default settings and you will lose your Custom Settings also.

Does anyone have a link to the Stylus 1s manual? I find some of the new settings difficult to set up.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 00:44 UTC as 20th comment
On article Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan (94 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.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:16 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (477 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:

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
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