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Canon PowerShot A810
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Canon PowerShot A810 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The 16 Megapixel PowerShot A810 offers Canon know-how, Smart Auto and Digital IS mode for great results every time - just point and shoot. HD movies and creative modes add to the fun. - 16.0... More
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Review: Canon Powershot A810 16MP Camera
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28 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this Canon camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement and Optyczne.pl concluded that it was exceptional and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this Canon camera rated this camera 85% on average.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon PowerShot A810 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. L K Eaton mentioned on Amazon “Took nice clear photographs and this camera does all of those things” in their Canon PowerShot A810 review and scored the product 4 stars. Mr. Ian R. Jones mentioned in his Canon PowerShot A810 review on Amazon “The A810 produces some good pictures.”. Three years ago Walrus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I wanted it for long exposure photos (taking pictures in caves) - works great as a slip-in-your-pocket camera”.

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner said that it had a good image sensor. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot A810 “The A810 features a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 28-140mm, DIGIC IV image processing engine” .

One customer who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution.

One customer mentioned that it was good in low light. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Picture quality is good and low light performance is also good - colours are natural with no visible grain or artefacts”.

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Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Abe said “ECO-Friendly practical feature” in his review of the Canon PowerShot A810 yet he gave it a score of 3 stars. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “On off the best easy to use”. Carl Chivers mentioned “More features than i'd expect in a very easy to use and accessible menu system”.

One Canon PowerShot A810 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. One Canon PowerShot A810 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Mrs. S. Peeling scored the Canon PowerShot A810 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to hold”.

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned “The handling is generally good”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Canon PowerShot A810 owners mentioned that it was good quality. Carl Chivers mentioned on Amazon “Quite impressive quality pictures especially for the price” in his Canon PowerShot A810 review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Mrs. S. Peeling said “My other comments are by comparison with the best quality cameras”. Mrs. S. Peeling also said “I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

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Good Size

Several customers who purchased the product agreed that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The A810 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera”. Three years ago Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon PowerShot A810 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good screen. Mrs. S. Peeling gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The screen is bright enough to use in strong sunlight”. Hubofgadgets.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot A810 review “Clear LCD display”.

Robust

One customer who bought the Canon PowerShot A810 considered that it was well made. Hubofgadgets.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned three years ago “Build is a bit cheap”. One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch.

Good Flash

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Two years ago Claire Hayward wrote on Amazon “Everything is in working order, perfect flash” in her review of the Canon PowerShot A810.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon PowerShot A810 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot A810 three years ago “Digital IS image stabilization” .

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Danny K. scored it very highly and he mentioned “Personally i'm very happy - does what it should, white balance works well in artificial lighting, noise i fully acceptable, while size”.

Good Video Capture

Some Canon PowerShot A810 owners who bought the Canon PowerShot A810 thought it was good for video recording. Hubofgadgets.com wrote in their review “It is still a good camera, which offers stunning images and decent video recording as compared to”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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 this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] 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 compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A810, the PowerShot A810 supports video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot A810 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A810.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A810, the PowerShot A810 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The PowerShot A810 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A810. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Two Supported Batteries

The PowerShot A810 is a two supported battery camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot A810 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 and 1600 are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 6.9, the PowerShot A810 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A810 have maximum apertures of between 2 and 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot A810 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A810 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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

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

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The PowerShot A810 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and spec. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the PowerShot A810 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot A810. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A810 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and parentesis.com this camera has an average expert rating of 65%.

Poor Design

One person reckoned that the product was not a good design. Hubofgadgets.com wrote “Not so attractive design” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A810.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A810 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the PowerShot A810 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A810 are not 3D compatible. The Canon PowerShot A810 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider 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 cameras of this type and age, the Canon PowerShot A810 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are not waterproof. The PowerShot A810 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot A810 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A810. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A810 the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A810 has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot A810 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A810.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot A810 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the PowerShot A810 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A810. The minimum focal lengths of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A810 range from 2.6mm to 290mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A810

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the PowerShot A810.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the PowerShot A810 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A810.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] (16.1MP), or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A810 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], and the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A810 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A810.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S100[plb_50845_price], or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price].

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Average Screen Size

The PowerShot A810 has a fairly standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8"), the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), or the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot A810 has a relatively typical weight (123 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A810.

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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
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
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
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
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
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
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
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Other Features
Interface
Operating System
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(13)

Summing up the Canon PowerShot A810 Review, you can conclude that at such a low price, A810 is a good buy for you. No doubt, there are some limitations, but it is still a good camera, which offers...

Appealing look
Available with Zoom scroll button
Clear LCD display
Decent picture quality
Digital IS image stabilization
Lowlight performance
Short battery life
720p footage looks bit grainy
Does not include image stabilization
Not so good in lowlight conditions
25 January 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras. Priced at £79.99 / $99.99, the A810 features a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with a... Read more…

16 July 2012

The A810 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook. Detail isn't good...

11 June 2012

At such a low price, A810 is still not so bad. And if you go through the overall Canon PowerShot A810 Review, you can easily judge that it is a good camera, which offers you with good pictures and...

29 January 2013

Je?li ocenialiby?my wy??cznie kwesti? wyposa?enia aparatu, to w kontek?cie bardzo niskiej ceny Canon A810 to ?wietny model. Do tego jest ?atwy w obs?udze, ca?kiem ergonomiczny i wygodny w...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 January 2013 by Darren Dean

I feel the last 2 reviews have been a bit harsh one because of the powering of the camera (cameras at this level and price seldom have recharging facility within the camera) and the second because... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2013 by Walrus
(Verified Purchase)

Does exactly what I wanted. Video isn't great (keep the camera still for best results) but I wanted it for long exposure photos (taking pictures in caves) - works great as a slip-in-your-pocket... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2013 by Will
(Verified Purchase)

I have used this camera for a few days and the quality of some of the pictures I have taken have been really good, I really recommend it...

Reviewed 5 March 2013 by Sparrow

This is a good camera but the battery compartment door is hard to open, at least on mine. Sometimes it opens ok but most times you have to use all your force, and on a few occasions I had to put... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Mrs. S. Peeling

My 5* rating takes into account the very modest price, but my other comments are by comparison with the best quality cameras. I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke. It is a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6179b001aa, 6180b001aa, 6181b001aa, canon 6180b001
Barcodes 00013803146721, 00013803146738, 00013803146745, 00138031467384, 00714574580371, 04960999843520, 08714574578828, 08714574580302, 08714574580371, 08714574580401
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