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Canon PowerShot N2 Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CMOS Jan 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The trendy PowerShot N2 is designed for users to take perfectly framed selfie shots. Its compact form and rounded edges make it comfortable to hold in almost any angle, and its new 180-degree tilt... More
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Canon Powershot N2 review
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30 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

PowerShot N2 owners on average rated this digital camera 76%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Laurie said on Amazon in October “This diminutive Canon Powershot N2 comes through with fine images” in her review of this digital camera and gave the Canon PowerShot N2 a score of 5 stars. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Makes it a little bit easier to capture a photo using the shutter ring.” in their review but they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N2 looks good and produces decent images.” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good ISO range. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review “Decent performance at higher ISOs” but even so they only gave it a score of 68 out of 100.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 19,491 expert and owner reviews, Canon has good reviews for its cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Nice Design

Three Canon PowerShot N2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The PowerSHot N2 retains the same distinctive square style and 8x optically stabilised zoom le” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “Canon has announced a successor to the elegantly designed N” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who bought it considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Powershot N2 is just as seductive as its predecessor thanks to an original design and improved yet still unconventional handling” .

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Good Quality Lens

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot N2 thought it had a good lens. Gadgetspeak.com said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review “Sharp lens”. One customer thought this digital camera had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon Powershot N2 features an 8x optical zoom lens, tilting touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi and updates the Powershot N, with a 16.1 megapixel sensor” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2 and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Builtin WiFi and NFC” but even so they gave the product a rating of 68 out of 100.

Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N2 was compact. In October Rm mentioned on Amazon “Excellent compact camera” and scored it 5 stars. Gadgetspeak.com wrote “Compact size” in their Canon PowerShot N2 review.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who bought the Canon PowerShot N2 reckoned that it was lightweight. In October this year Laurie wrote on Amazon “The Canon picture-quality is still there such that I am very pleased with the results from this lightweight camera of the Powershot-range” in her Canon PowerShot N2 review.

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Good Battery Life

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Rm wrote “Battery could be better” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon PowerShot N2 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has very good quality with barely any pixelation”. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned last year “Good image quality” however they rated it 68 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot N2 owner who purchased the product thought it was easy to handle. One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. This year Rm mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use and good large screen; great zoom” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

Good Technical Features

One Canon PowerShot N2 owner who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Photographyblog.com scored the Canon PowerShot N2 4 stars and mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Canon is back with a second generation that boasts improved specs and more features”.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good flash. Gadgetspeak.com said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review “Bright LED flash”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot N2 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot N2 which do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot N2 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N2 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot N2 which do not have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot N2 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], and the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_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 spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot N2 have minimum apertures of between 1.7 and 3.9. At only 3, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The PowerShot N2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot N2 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum aperture of the PowerShot N2 of 9 is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras of this age and type. The average maximum aperture of cameras of this age and type is 6.6, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 16.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot N2 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot N2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot N2 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot N2. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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AMOLED Display

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a better display than most cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has an AMOLED display, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a TFT display. AMOLED are a type of OLED displays and have the same attributes as OLED displays and are far superior to LED TFT displays. The worst display of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot N2 is TFT and the best is Super AMOLED.

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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 compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot N2 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Narrow

The average width of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot N2 is 100mm, and the widths range from 54mm to 140mm. With a width of only 80.9 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot N2 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this camera has an average expert rating of 64 out of 100. Camera experts don't rate this Canon camera very highly.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot N2 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot N2 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support video recording.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support video recording including the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot N2 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N2, the PowerShot N2 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution of 4:3: 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year is 13s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 1 second, the PowerShot N2 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The PowerShot N2 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been available for more than a year. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N2 take between 150 and 399 shots per battery charge, including the Canon PowerShot N2 which takes 200 shots per battery charge.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Canon PowerShot N2 has one of the smaller combined zoom (only 32 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest combined zoom of cameras of this type and age is 12x, the biggest is 120x, and the average combined zoom is 55x.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot N2 the maximum battery lives range from 2.6h to 5h. The PowerShot N2 has a quite short maximum battery life (only 3 hours) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot N2 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot N2. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot N2 have minimum focal lengths of between 3.1mm and 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot N2

Released Over a Year Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the PowerShot N2 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100[plb_2992956_price] (20.1MP and cheaper) or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (18.2MP and higher rated), or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] (18.2MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot N2 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (120x and higher rated), or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] (120x and higher rated) both from Sony or the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100[plb_2992956_price] (11x and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot N2 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N2.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] (20x), the Lumix DMC-TZ58[pl_2793592_price] (20x), or the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] (30x) all from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 201 grams, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N2.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.8 inches, the PowerShot N2 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot N2.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-TZ58[pl_2793592_price] (3" and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] (3" and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot N2 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
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
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(14)
12 October 2015

So while the PowerShot range is still considered to be more advanced than the IXUS this is as small in volume as most IXUS offerings.However even someone using a lot of cameras will need to think... Read more…

Good image quality
Decent performance at higher ISOs
Unique design
Builtin WiFi and NFC
Tilting touch screen
The zoom control and shutter release won't be to everyone's liking
Expensive
Poor battery life
Small, but bright LED flash
Doesn't like to focus on macro subjects
22 April 2015

Back in 2013 we were rather underwhelmed with the original PowerShot N, but Canon is back with a second generation that boasts improved specs and more features. The PowerSHot N2 retains the same... Read more…

22 April 2015

The Canon Powershot N2 looks good and produces decent images, but it's quite expensive. You can spend much less and get more zoom and Wi-Fi, such as the Canon IXUS 265 HS . Canon have sacrificed...

17 March 2015

The Powershot N2 is just as seductive as its predecessor thanks to an original design and improved yet still unconventional handling. Little by little, and with the help of some new additions,...

13 March 2015

The Canon PowerShot N2 improves upon its predecessor, but this pocket camera is still held back by a design that makes it downright awkward to use...

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 7 November 2015 by Leovnn
Leovnn would recommend the Canon PowerShot N2

Very easy and funny to use. Great selfie and designed...

Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Nice Body Color
Small Compact
Lag Shutter Delay
Poor Wifi And Nfc Impleme
Poor Wifinfc Implementat
(Verified Purchase)

Yes, the shutter/zoom operation is different, being operated by the front body rings, but that suits me especially when I have gloves on and it's a cold day here in the hills of the Pennines ! And... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by PinkFloyd
(Verified Purchase)

I love to travel and captured the best moment on the way but for my I do not carry much stuff around with me because I love to just take a cross body bag out so I was looking for something that... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I have only just begun using the Canon Powershot N2, it has very good quality with barely any pixelation. It also has good audio when listening back to a video, however I am yet to try it outside... Read more…

Reviewed 1 January 2016 by RM
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent compact camera: easy to use and good large screen; great zoom. Battery could be better.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9547B001, canon 9770b001, canon 9547b001
Barcodes 00013803244915, 00013803244922, 00400091560238, 04549292017427, 04549292017465

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