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Nikon 1 V3
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Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended ua.gecid.com Recommended
MILC 18.4MP 10x Mar 2014
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36 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" from both PhotographyBlog.com and Ua.gecid.com, both of which thought that this MILC digital camera was good.

The reviewer at Ephotozine decided that this Nikon digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar this camera has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is 89 out of 100 based on 28 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon 1 V3 owners thought it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Ephotozine.com said “The camera, with its unique sensor technology allows extremely fast continuous shooting, at up to 60fps at full res” in their Nikon 1 V3 review. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 on PhotographyBlog.com in the same month “Boasting continuous shooting speeds of 20fps with continuous autofocus”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Theres no denying that some aspects of the Nikon 1 V3 are impressive, particularly the super-fast AF and burst shooting speeds”.

Several Nikon 1 V3 owners who reviewed the Nikon 1 V3 mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago expert review site Reviewed.com said “A useful tool for sports photographers.” in their review and scored it 4 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Nikon 1 V3 considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “With a new 18.4Mp sensor and impressive performance specs, does the Nikon 1 V3 justify its €949 price tag to be the mirrorless h”.

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Good Size

A number of Nikon 1 V3 owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon 1 V3 on expert website Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 V3 is a compact mirrorless camera, with a new compact 10-30mm power zoom lens, making it more easily placed in jacket pockets” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Nikon 1 V3 is a compact system camera featuring a new 18.4-megapixel “CX” format sensor with no low-pass filter” in their review of the Nikon 1 V3. Two years ago Techradar.com wrote in their review on Techradar “The Nikon V range of compact system cameras was generally intended to be aimed at those looking for something a little more serious”.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon MILC cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “The Nikon V3 is a great camera to use” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon 1 V3 reviewer mentioned that the product had a good autofocus. One Nikon 1 V3 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Nice Design

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was a good design. Dp Review wrote “Sleek design”.

Good Flash

One customer said that this digital camera had a good flash. Two years ago Dp Review said in their Nikon 1 V3 review “Builtin flash”.

Robust

One Nikon 1 V3 reviewer said that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “LCD is tough to see in bright sunlight”.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Two years ago expert website Digitalcameraworld.com said in their review of this digital camera “A slew of cool, new features.”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Dp Review mentioned in their Nikon 1 V3 review on DP Review “Very good image quality”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon 1 V3 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to look at including the Lumix DMC-GM5 ($469.95), or the Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95) both from Panasonic or the Sony NEX-5 ($610.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 1 V3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the 1 V3.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GM5 ($469.95), or the Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95) both from Panasonic or the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($561.94).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 1 V3 supports Full HD video. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 1 V3 also support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider including the Lumix DMC-GM5 ($469.95), or the Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95) both from Panasonic or the Sony NEX-5 ($610.99) which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon 1 AW1 ($199.95), or the Samsung NX2000 ($714.29) which has better reviews; or the Nikon 1 S1 ($188.88) which is cheaper.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 1 V3. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this camera.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 1 V3 the JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps. The Nikon 1 V3 has a quite high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V3.

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Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this Nikon camera. The flash modes Fill-in, Red-eye reduction and Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the 1 V3. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this type and age. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Neutral" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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171 Auto Focus Points

171 auto focus points

The Nikon 1 V3 is a 171 auto focus point digital camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of audio formats than most MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixel, the Nikon 1 V3 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 1 V3 the display resolutions range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The ISO speeds "160", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Four Aspheric Elements

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 1 V3 have between one and four aspheric elements, including the Nikon 1 V3 which has four aspheric elements.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on MILC cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V3.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Nikon 1 V3 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the 1 V3. The auto focus "Face detection" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Fast Shutter Interval

The average shutter interval of digital cameras of this type and age is 1.3s. The Nikon 1 V3 has a fairly fast shutter interval (only 0.004 seconds) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 1 V3.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person said in their reviews that the Nikon 1 V3 did not have good technical guidance. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Awkward manual focusing”.

Poor Exposure Control

One person wrote in their reviews that it did not have good exposure controls. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Noncustomizable command dials (can't set direct exposure compensation control”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 1 V3, the Nikon 1 V3 does not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Sony NEX-5 ($610.99), the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($561.94), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($924.99) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon 1 V3 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 1 V3 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95), the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($561.94), or the Samsung NX2000 ($714.29).

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon 1 V3 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the 1 V3 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon 1 AW1 ($199.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 1 V3, the Nikon 1 V3 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon 1 V3 does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Eight Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 1 V3 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Lens priority", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Nikon 1 V3 has one of the shorter maximum battery lives (only 1.25 hours) amongst MILC cameras of this age. The maximum battery lives of MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 1 V3 range from 1.2h to 110h.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most frequently found flash exposure correction on MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 1280×720@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Nikon 1 V3 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a 1280×720@60fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280×720@30fps and 1280×720@60fps and 1920x1080@60fps. Digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 1 V3 resolution and capture speeds range from 1920x1080@25fps to 1920x1080@60fps.

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Only 310 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon 1 V3 is a digital camera that takes 310 shots shots per battery charge.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 30 seconds, the Nikon 1 V3 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst MILC cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the 1 V3 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.25s and 240s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 1 V3

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nikon released the 1 V3.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Nikon 1 V3 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 1 V3.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon 1 S1 ($188.88), or the Fujifilm X-E2 ($681.59) which is cheaper; or the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($561.94) which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon 1 V3 has a relatively average megapixel count (18.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 1 V3.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 V3 has a pretty standard weight (282 grams) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the 1 V3.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95) (265g and higher rated), or the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($561.94) (279g and higher rated) or the Fujifilm X-E2 ($681.59) (300g and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
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
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

3 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended ua.gecid.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(41)
9 June 2015

Priced at Rs.43,950, the Nikon 1 V3 comes with a 10-30mm lens and an 8GB memory card. The performance of the camera is not exceptional but the speed at which it can shoot pictures will leave you...

27 November 2014

In the past, we?ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup...

Very good image quality
Plenty of dials and buttons
New control and FN buttonssettings wheels
Memorycard slot on the side
WiFi and remote shutter release
No builtin EVF
No exposure preview
Electronic zoom
Awkward manual focusing
No builtin viewfinder
30 September 2014

While the the Nikon 1 V3 with the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm PD-ZOOM lens gives you control dials for managing the aperture and shutter values, they aren't enough to make us deviate from the perception...

29 September 2014

A useful tool for sports photographers, but for everyone else... A camera can have all the tilt screens, pop-up flashes, and function buttons you can fit on it. But all that really matters is...

29 September 2014

One of the big features of the Nikon V3 is speed. Thanks to the new sensor and processor combo, the V3 offers up some seriously impressive specs with regards to continuous shooting speed. Nikon... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Mano
Mano would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

I recently purchased the Nikon 1 V-3 camera and I would like to share my impressions of it in case someone is considering it. My view on some features will be very personal. What I like and... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2015 by BRSac
BRSac would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

I was a Nikon 1 fan within the first hour of using a J1. I operate the camera with my right hand and cradle the lens barrel in my left hand, just as I have always done with SLR cameras. I really... Read more…

Reviewed 11 May 2014 by Don
Don would recommend the Nikon 1 V3 (Verified Purchase)

From photobloggers' initial reviews, I was expecting to be disappointed in the V3. I'm not. I've taken the camera on three shoots, so far, and the results have been far better than I'd hoped,... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Randy
Randy would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

I purchased this camera as a supplemental travel camera to my D700 so I could leave its heavy lenses at home yet get outstanding results. I have a Panasonic DMC-ZS20 which I wanted to replace so I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by Briarcliff Baron
Briarcliff Baron would recommend the Nikon 1 V3

This is a follow up to my previous review. Again, this camera EXCELS with daylight high-action situations. The kit lens was fine, but I wanted more reach, and wanted one lens that I could pretty... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vp784280
Barcodes 00018208276950, 00018208938513, 00018208938551, 00018208997770, 00182089385138, 00845251087024, 08033737553558, 08033737553565

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