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Canon PowerShot A2500
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Canon PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD 1/2.3" Mar 2013
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Combining ease of use, Canon quality and an attractive, slim design, the 16 Megapixel PowerShot A2500 includes Smart Auto and Help button so anyone can effortlessly shoot superb photos and HD... More
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Camera Labs endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Owner Reviews

This compact camera digital camera has an average owner rating of 82 out of 100 based on 11 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Seven Canon PowerShot A2500 owners agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Lesley Whitley said on Amazon “I like taking macro pics and have been happy with the results”. Samstephens said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Ideal for amateur photographer”. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote “The same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image qual” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A2500 and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

Several people who bought the product thought it was easy to use. Three years ago Francis Limung wrote in his Canon PowerShot A2500 review on Amazon “Fast and easy to use”. Samstephens wrote in their review of this digital camera “So easy to use with minimal settings”. Two years ago Sunshine gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and she wrote “Great little camera, easy to use”.

One Canon PowerShot A2500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Lynne Appleyard wrote three years ago “Menus seem complicated and hard to find what one wants” in her review.

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Good Size

Three Canon PowerShot A2500 owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot A2500 concluded that it was compact. Cameralabs.com wrote on expert review site Camera Labs three years ago “The Canon PowerShot A2500 is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 2.7in screen” in their Canon PowerShot A2500 review. Cameralabs.com also wrote “The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range”. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot A2500 “Canon PowerShot A2500 is the compact digital camera from the Japanese Multinational Corporation” .

One Canon PowerShot A2500 reviewer reckoned that it was easy to carry around.

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Good Product Quality

A few people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Crystal Tiger gave the product a score of 5 stars and she said “Easy to use and good quality images as you would expect from a Canon”. Two years ago Richard Evans mentioned “Photos great quality” in his review and scored the Canon PowerShot A2500 80 out of 100. Three years ago expert review site Techmagnifier.com wrote “Compared to other cameras in same price segment, A2500 offers best image quality and is quite fun to use with various effect filters.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A2500.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 19,491 expert and user reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person reckoned that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon PowerShot A2500 reviewer concluded that this digital camera had a good lens.

Good Technical Features

One Canon PowerShot A2500 reviewer thought it had good features. Expert review site Firstpost.com said three years ago “HD video recording are some of the features that are common to point-and-shoot cameras” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the Canon IXUS 145[plb_2166060_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A2500, the PowerShot A2500 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price].

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot A2500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A2500. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot A2500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A2500. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot A2500 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the PowerShot A2500 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of digital cameras of this age and type range from 2 to 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot A2500 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A2500 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon PowerShot A2500 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot A2500 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A2500 the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Short

The PowerShot A2500 is one of the shorter cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot A2500 (only 56 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The shortest digital camera of this age and spec is 16mm tall and the tallest is 750mm.

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19 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, tecnozoom.it, firstpost.com and portablegear.nl the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 68 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot A2500 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do have an image stabiliser.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot A2500 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A2500 which support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A2500 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A2500 also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Stylus SH-50[pl_1721351_price], or the Stylus SZ-16[pl_1873252_price] both from Olympus or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A2500 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The PowerShot A2500 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[pl_987590_price], and the PowerShot A4000 IS[pl_408140_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerShot A2500 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the Galaxy EK-GC100[pl_2075290_price] both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot A2500 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A2500, the PowerShot A2500 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S3600[plb_2208617_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot A2500 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A2500 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot A2500. The optical zooms of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A2500 range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A810[plb_408150_price], and the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot A2500 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A2500 is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Pentax Efina[plb_2009791_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The PowerShot A2500 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A2500. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A2500 is 32fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A2500 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot A2500 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A2500.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A2500 the maximum ISO speeds range from 3 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. The PowerShot A2500 has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A2500 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A2500. The display resolutions of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A2500 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot A2500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A2500.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A2500 the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800. With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the PowerShot A2500 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The PowerShot A2500 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A2500 is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A2500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the PowerShot A2500.

Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot A2500 has a pretty average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot A2500.

Alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the FinePix AX650[pl_1570707_price], or the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-TZ36[pl_1725803_price] (16.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-FZ60[pl_2384424_price] (16.1MP) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot A2500 has a relatively standard weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 125g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
31 January 2014

Canon has revamped one of its entry-level pocket camera, the PowerShot A2300, with the PowerShot A2500. Not much has been changed between the models, as the A2500 employs the same 16-megapixel... Read more…

1 November 2013

The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens...

Camera Labs

3 July 2013

Canon has revamped one of its entry-level pocket camera, the PowerShot A2300, with the PowerShot A2500.The Canon Powershot A2500 employs the same 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, the same DiGiC... Read more…

10 June 2013

At this price, Canon PowerShot A2500 proves to be a good deal for mid-income consumers. Compared to other cameras in same price segment, A2500 offers best image quality and is quite fun to use...

6 June 2013

At an MRP of Rs 5,995, the Canon PowerShot A2500 is priced at par with the Nikon Coolpix L28. The package includes a 4GB memory card and a carrying pouch. Given a choice between the A2500 and L28,...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 1 December 2014 by SamStephens
(Verified Purchase)

Really good camera for a novice photographer. So easy to use with minimal settings and great pictures day and night. We recently bought it for las Vegas and it caught day and night seems... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2014 by Sunshine
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera, easy to use. Took a little longer than expected to be delivered but I was notified all the way through the process, so great customer service. Thank you.

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Richard Evans
(Verified Purchase)

Very light and easy to use. Photos great quality.

Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Crystal Tiger

Great wee camera, i bought this as a gift for my 13 year old Grandson and he loves it. Easy to use and good quality images as you would expect from a Canon. Well worth the money.

Reviewed 31 July 2014 by Ahmad
(Verified Purchase)

I like it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8254b001, canon 8253b001, canon cnna2500, canon 8255b001, canon cnna2500r, canon cnna2500re, canon cnna2500red, canon mss184383h01
Barcodes 00013803216714, 00013803216844, 00013803216851, 00052778836190, 00080050427156, 00115971151870, 00132018163474, 00132018307236, 00138032167146, 00138032168440, 00138032168518, 00611101452522, 00714574598437, 00714574598475, 00767261142879, 04960999974255, 04960999976976, 08714557459847, 08714574598437, 08714574598444, 08714574598468, 08714574598475, 08714574604855, 08714574604862
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