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Canon Powershot A3500 IS
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Canon Powershot A3500 is Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Taking superb shots and HD movies for instant online sharing is easy with the slim, stylish 16 Megapixel PowerShot A3500 IS with Wi-Fi and Smart Auto. Intelligent IS keeps everything sharp and... More
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31 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from both PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Connectivity

A number of Canon Powershot A3500 IS owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com said “5x optical zoom lens, as well as built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “Shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi and powerful DIGIC 4 processor”.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon Powershot A3500 IS owner who bought the product mentioned that it had a good zoom. One person who reviewed the Canon Powershot A3500 IS considered that it had a good lens.

Easy to Use

One Canon Powershot A3500 IS reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Photographyblog.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Canon Powershot A3500 IS review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is an easy to use, point and shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi”.

Good Size

One person who bought it considered that it was compact. Cameralabs.com said in their review of the Canon Powershot A3500 IS on expert website Camera Labs three years ago “The PowerShot A3500 IS is one of the more compelling options in the Canon's 2013 compact range” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age 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.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Powershot A3500 IS has a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot A3500 IS do not have a GPS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a GPS currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot A3500 IS which do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung NX20[plb_2083247_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

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

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Powershot A3500 IS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Powershot A3500 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Powershot A3500 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Powershot A3500 IS is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot A3500 IS. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot A3500 IS is 6.6. The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.9) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot A3500 IS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Powershot A3500 IS. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 15 seconds, the Powershot A3500 IS has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot A3500 IS. The maximum camera shutter speeds of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS range from 0.12s to 250s.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Powershot A3500 IS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. 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 compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.0005 seconds) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest flash sync-speed of cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.0005s, the longest is 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.76s.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.8) amongst cameras of this age. The minimum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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Short

The Powershot A3500 IS is one of the shorter digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Powershot A3500 IS (only 56 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS have heights of between 16mm and 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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Very Thin

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS is one of the thinner cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS (only 19.8 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The thinnest compact camera digital camera that has been available for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS is 13mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of only 0.0005 seconds, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS's flash recharging time is one of the shortest amongst digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS. The shortest flash recharging time of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Powershot A3500 IS does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which support video recording.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS do not support Full HD video. The Powershot A3500 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot A3500 IS are not 3D compatible. The Powershot A3500 IS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at 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].

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Not Waterproof

The Powershot A3500 IS is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon Powershot A3500 IS is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and type. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS. Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot A3500 IS have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Powershot A3500 IS is a nine auto focus point camera. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 255 auto focus points.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot A3500 IS is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. The Powershot A3500 IS has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS is a two aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot A3500 IS have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the Powershot A3500 IS.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Powershot A3500 IS is 96. At 100, the Powershot A3500 IS has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot A3500 IS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the Powershot A3500 IS.

Average Screen Size

The Powershot A3500 IS has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot A3500 IS.

If this digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (16.1MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Powershot A3500 IS.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x), or the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Powershot A3500 IS has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a pretty standard weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 135g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
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
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Data Network
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Technical Details

2 Awards

Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
1 November 2013

The PowerShot A3500 IS is one of the more compelling options in the Canon's 2013 compact range. The decision to fit entry level IXUS / ELPH models with the same 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and Digic 4...

Camera Labs

26 August 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is an easy to use, point and shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi and powerful DIGIC 4 processor. It's a camera... Read more…

15 July 2013

The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS represents excellent value for money if you want a camera with Wi-Fi. Without Wi-Fi, the feature set is that of an entry-level camera, usually priced around or just...

3 July 2013

La nueva Canon PowerShot A3500 IS no solo permite enviar fotos a móviles o tablets, sino que es compatible con impresoras WiFi, como las de su serie Selphy. Además, conectándola a una red WiFi... Read more…

31 May 2013

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4 November 2013

Die Canon PowerShot A3500 IS bietet eine Auflösung von 16 Megapixeln, einen 5-fachen optischen Zoom und einen integrierten Blitz. Verwacklungen soll der optische Bildstabilisator verhindern. Zur... Read more…

5x stabilised optical zoom
Built-in Wi-fi, and GPS via a smartphone
Optical zoom works in movie mode
Eco mode extends battery life
Precio razonable
Lacklustre image quality
Poor high ISO noise performance
Complicated wi-fi operation
Lengthy shooting mode menu
No graba vdeo Full HD
14 August 2013

Die Canon PowerShot A3500 IS weckt Neugier: Für rund 110 Euro liefern die Japaner eine Automatik-Kamera mit 5fach-Zoom, 3-Zoll-Display und eingebautem WLAN. Das Ganze verpackt in einem kompakten... Read more…

4 April 2013

Il settore delle ultracompatte è ormai sempre più affollato e concorrenziale e una fotocamera deve sapersi distinguere per rappresentare un'attrattiva in questa categoria. Con la nuova A3500 IS... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers psa3500, 8165B004, psa3500i, psa3500is, psa3500isp, 8162B015AA, 8165B011AA, 8163B012AA, 8156B012AA, canon a3500, 816747R17TG, psa3500ispr, 816692R17PX, canon a3500i, canon a3500is, canon cz6h442, canon psa3500, 8714574597003, canon 8162b004, canon psa3500i, canon psa3500is, canon 8714574597003, canon 8163b012aadri007, A3500IS BK + Hama Acce
Barcodes 00013803214284, 00700175521903, 00700175522627, 00714574596945, 00799475386404, 00799475386411, 02724287503341, 04960999972572, 04960999972602, 04960999972671, 04960999972770, 04960999974163, 05052916709572, 05055189016521, 05060397080455, 08714574596907, 08714574596938, 08714574596945, 08714574597003, 08714574598765, 08714574598833, 08714574598864, 08714574598918, 08714574600789, 08714574600819

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