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Fujifilm FinePix JX500
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Fujifilm FinePix JX500 Digital Camera

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14MP 5x CCD Dec 2012
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Fujifilm FinePix JX500 OverviewAffordable yet feature-packed, the new FinePix JX500 is the perfect companion for anyone who wants a camera to go. With 14MP and high-quality Fujinon 5x optical zoom... More
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31 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site thought that this Fujifilm digital camera was outstanding and gave it one of their highest awards. This digital camera received a "Gold" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website buy-n-shoot.com scored this compact camera digital camera 90 out of 100. If all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this Fujifilm camera is in the top 1%.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this compact camera digital camera rated it as 75%.

Good Size

A few Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was compact. It Crowd wrote “I chose Fuji because I've had Fuji compact cameras in the past” nonetheless they scored this digital camera 3 stars. Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned in their review “The Fujifilm Finepix JX500 is an entry level compact camera option that will fit easily into your pocket for convenience”.

Some people who bought the product reckoned that it was a good size.

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Good Quality Pictures

Two people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. In October last year Anytimefrances scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “The pictures are excellent” in their review. Jan mentioned in his review “This is by far the best, love the purple colour, good zoom and very quick when taking pic's one after the other, easy to work” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person thought it was good in low light. It Crowd wrote “Response, very effective in-lens image stabilisation, better in low light, much better panorama function” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Two Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was easy to use. Kezland said in their review on Amazon “The function and ease of use make this a good camera for everyday use.”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

A few Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners agreed that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 had good features. Anytimefrances gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “The pcitures are a good size and it has loads of features”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewers who bought the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Coupling a 2.7” LCD screen with a generous 26-130mm zoom lens the JX500 offers a vast ran”.

One customer concluded that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Battery Life

Some Fujifilm FinePix JX500 owners said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Bigfish wrote in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 “Good product easy to use clear screen ideal size to carry in pocket when on holiday good battery life”. Jan wrote “Very quick when taking pic's one after the other, easy to work and love the plug in battery charger, just plug in to camera” in his review.

Good Video Capture

One person wrote that it was good for video recording.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 3,935 expert and user reviews, Fujifilm has good ratings for its digital cameras. Fujifilm also has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

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Good Product Quality

One person thought the product was good quality. Mrs J Hardy said on Amazon “Panoramic facility amazing!Picture quality superb”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Fujifilm FinePix JX500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 was noisy. Amazon Customer said in their review “Smaller resolution gives a photo that is just noise”.

CCD Sensor Type

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price], the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price], or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at including the Coolpix P310[pl_2119209_price], or the Coolpix P520[pl_2085254_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sigma DP3 Merrill[plb_1904405_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the FinePix JX500 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst cameras of this age.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (20x), the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x), or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (54x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 also support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the Powershot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1426159_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix JX500, the FinePix JX500 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot SX260 HS[pl_1565812_price] both from Canon.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix JX500 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot SX260 HS[pl_1565812_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price].

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix JX500. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this digital camera.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix JX500 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. 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 3200 are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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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 frequently found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix JX500 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

Cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 have widths of between 22mm and 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. At only 94 millimeters, the FinePix JX500 is quite narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix JX500.

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Light

The lightest digital camera of this age and spec is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The FinePix JX500 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 (only 97 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-WX60[plb_1621814_price] (108g).

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 does not support Full HD video, 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 FinePix JX500 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 range from 1" to 4.8". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the FinePix JX500 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1426159_price], the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the ST200F[pl_1682904_price] (3" and higher rated), or the NX20[pl_2083247_price] (3" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix JX500, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix JX500, the FinePix JX500 is 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-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price].

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Not Waterproof

The FinePix JX500 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix JX500 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix JX500 have optical zooms of between 2x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the FinePix JX500 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1426159_price], and the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] (7.1x), or the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Forced on", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

At only 96 percent, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix JX500. The narrowest field of view of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 96% and the widest is 100%.

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Only 170 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which takes 170 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix JX500. The shooting mode "Program" is also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 8 gigabytes, the FinePix JX500 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum memory card size of cameras of this age and type is 30GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 130 millimeters, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shortest maximum focal length of cameras of this age and spec is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The FinePix JX500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix JX500. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix JX500 is 10 and the biggest is 800. At 100, the FinePix JX500 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix JX500.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1.3, the largest is 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. The Fujifilm FinePix JX500 has a quite large minimum aperture (3.5) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix JX500

Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix JX500 over four years ago.

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 compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14 megapixels, the FinePix JX500 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] (14.1MP and higher rated).

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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
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
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
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
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
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Interface
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(1)
14 June 2012

As a 'first' digital camera or just a cheap, small stills and video capture device that you can take wherever you go the Fujifilm JX500 may fit the bill perfetly. And with a street price of around...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Anytimefrances
(Verified Purchase)

I was thrilled with this camera. It is not expensive and does such a lot of things and it is light and tiny and interacts well with the computer. The pcitures are a good size and it has loads of... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2015 by Des Spencer
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a present -very good.

(Verified Purchase)

It arrived very promptly & I was pleased as it's exactly the same model as the one I had that had recently got damaged. It did have a little mark on the screen, which does not affect it working in... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Amazon Customer

After having a problem with the camera we found out Megadeals.uk had sent us a cheaper model which looked identical to the one we thought we bought. Having contacted Fuji about a problem with the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2013 by Dave C
(Verified Purchase)

My wife uses this all the time & she loves it, she is no David Bailey & I cant imagine he would want one but for the money it has some nice features & takes good snaps.

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Product Identifiers

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