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Olympus Stylus SH-2 Digital Camera

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16MP 24x BSI CMOS Mar 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
A retro vibe for a stylish look. Advanced technology for brilliant imaging, lifelike video, and wireless sharing. The Stylus SH-2 combines design, performance, and convenience in ways no other... More
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37 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Optyczne.pl who wrote that this bridge camera digital camera was excellent.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This camera received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from optyczne.pl. This puts this digital camera in the top 1% of all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is outstanding based on 13 user reviews. This bridge camera digital camera in the top 16% of all the digital cameras of this type and age when ranked by user rating.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-2 wrote that it was good quality. Leaving the Room... Mic Drop wrote “It has performed much better than my other camera on cocomparison (a Sony) The optical zoom gives a good quality picture along with the decent” in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review. Marieloua gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review on Amazon “~The Sony produces very high quality images and video.”. Marieloua also mentioned “The small sensor can't satisfy someone who is used to high quality from professional cameras”.

Nice Design

A few Olympus Stylus SH-2 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Josie82 rated this digital camera 5 stars and said “Although you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I first have to say how stylish and smart this camera looks”. Leaving the Room... Mic Drop mentioned “Compact, stylish camera” in their review of this digital camera. Mfl said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Photos are beautifully rendered in JPEG”.

A few Olympus Stylus SH-2 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was retro. Ian Terry mentioned in his review “The first impressions are of a retro styled leather camera of old”. In October last year Leaving the Room... Mic Drop scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon “The camera has a retro style housing modern technology” in their review of this digital camera.

One Olympus Stylus SH-2 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus SH-2 was neat. Whitehatter mentioned “All in a neat little aluminium and faux-leather package with a quality rear screen for setting up or reviewing your pictures”.

One Olympus Stylus SH-2 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. Suzan mentioned on Amazon “Configuring the built in Wi-Fi was no problem at all; it's a compact size that is perfect to take on your travels and the old school design is great” in her Olympus Stylus SH-2 review.

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Robust

A number of Olympus Stylus SH-2 owners considered that the product was well made. Leaving the Room... Mic Drop mentioned in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review “The camera is solid in construction and much more compact that expected”. S Finnerty said “The build quality is excellent with an alloy”. S Finnerty also said “The controls are solid and logical, sensibly located”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Josie82 wrote “You get a sturdy strap with the camera so you can tote it around with you”.

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Easy to Use

Several Olympus Stylus SH-2 owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Last year Arheddis Varkenjaab mentioned on Amazon “The heart of the camera is the control dial at the top”. In October last year Josie82 wrote on Amazon “It’s all very intuitive and easy to change the settings depending on what you’re looking to photograph” in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review. Julia Groves -Raines mentioned in her review of the Olympus Stylus SH-2 on Amazon “Absolutely great wee camera, got some brilliant holiday snaps! It's so easy to use!” and gave the Olympus Stylus SH-2 an excellent review score.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Ian Terry rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review “The controls are a menu are a mixture of screen tapping, manipulating the buttons”. In October last year Josie82 wrote on Amazon “There’s something that feels very slick about using the menus”.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was wifi compatible. Arheddis Varkenjaab rated it as excellent and wrote on Amazon “The best bit for mobile phone photogs though is the wifi” in their review. Bathory said “The wi-fi worked without problems and I found the bundled software to be adequate enough.” in their review of this digital camera. Ian Terry gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The Wi-Fi links to a free Olympus Image Share app which is very easy to install” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Size

Several customers agreed that the product was compact. S Finnerty wrote on Amazon “Was interested to see how this compact Olympus compares with a range that tends to sacrifice ultimate picture quality”. S Finnerty also wrote “The size is more toward a traditional compact cameras than the tiny IXUS cameras”.

Two people who bought the Olympus Stylus SH-2 said that it was lightweight. Bathory mentioned in their review on Amazon “It's small and lightweight so easy to carry around” and scored the product 5 stars. Mfl said on Amazon “Out of the box it feels lightweight (just under 300g), which OK in itself is a bonus for carrying around.” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-2.

One person thought it was a good body shape. Whitehatter wrote in their review “The lens sits slightly proud of the body” and rated the Olympus Stylus SH-2 as excellent.

One Olympus Stylus SH-2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good size. Leaving the Room... Mic Drop wrote on Amazon last year “The screen is a good size and works well in most lights allowing good picture preview”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus SH-2 was able to produce good images. Arheddis Varkenjaab wrote in October last year “With this you can create those amazing star trail pictures with ease” in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review. Bathory said in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review on Amazon “The image stabilisation meaning great results pretty much every time” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Ian Terry gave the product an excellent rating and he mentioned “The results are remarkable, coupled with a very effective image stabilisation that just works”.

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Mfl wrote “A good sensor, image stabilisation” in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review.

One Olympus Stylus SH-2 owner wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus SH-2 had a good picture resolution. Ian Terry mentioned on Amazon “The pictures have superb resolution and colour balance which is born out when zooming in on a PC screen or displaying on a big TV”.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Olympus Stylus SH-2 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Mfl mentioned on Amazon “The magic flash that allows nightscape shots to the excellent image stabilisation” in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review and rated it 80 out of 100. Whitehatter mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image stabilisation is a massive plus”.

Some people who purchased it wrote that it had a good zoom. Josie82 mentioned “I’ll not go into the technical specs other than to say that the zoom is very good (24xwide optical zoom)” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-2. S Finnerty mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is responsive and powerful with the 24X optical capability able to go up to 96X with the addition of the 4X Digital zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

A few people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good lens. Marieloua wrote on Amazon “The long lens caught charming candids of children”.

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Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 1,704 expert and owner reviews for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically within its bridge cameras range.

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Good Support

A few people reckoned that the Olympus Stylus SH-2 had good technical guidance. S Finnerty wrote “The instruction booklet initially looks impressive” in their review of this digital camera. S Finnerty also wrote “The full manual along with the Olympus Viewer 3 software are on the accompanying CD ROM (PC or MAC”. S Finnerty also said “The full manual is clear and well written”.

Good Technical Features

Three people agreed that this digital camera had good features. Last year Ian Terry scored this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Olympus Stylus SH-2 “It will take a while to explore all the features of this excellent camera”. Suzan said “From using my mobile phone, this has been a move up for me - I am delighted with the good quality pictures and the best features are the Nightscape mode” and gave it a very good review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Olympus Stylus SH-2 owners concluded that it had a good screen. Marieloua said in their review “At screen size they looked terrific, with the attractive luminosity that I love from Olympus cameras”.

Good Battery Life

A few Olympus Stylus SH-2 owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good battery life. Last year S Finnerty wrote on Amazon “One feature I do like is the battery is charged in the camera via a USB lead unlike Canon where it is charged externally” in their Olympus Stylus SH-2 review.

Good Flash

One Olympus Stylus SH-2 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

One Olympus Stylus SH-2 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SH-2, the Stylus SH-2 supports WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus SH-2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SH-2 also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus SH-2.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the Stylus SH-2 has an image stabiliser.

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Very Light

The Stylus SH-2 is fairly light (only 271 grams) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus SH-2. The weights of cameras that were released one year ago range from 270g to 940g.

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Very High JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus SH-2 range from 30fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 67fps. The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has one of the highest JPEG frame rates (240 frames per second) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Stylus SH-2 is more than most bridge 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 bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SH-2. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Stylus SH-2 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SH-2.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Sunny" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Stylus SH-2 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 3264 x 2448 still image resolution. In addition, this Olympus camera have a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 640 x 480.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SH-2.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-2 the maximum apertures range from 2 to 20. The Stylus SH-2 has a very small maximum aperture (20) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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380 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Stylus SH-2 is a camera that takes 380 shots shots per battery charge.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Stylus SH-2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus SH-2. The ISO speeds "125", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus Stylus SH-2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Olympus camera). 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 in fact the best supported video resolution across all bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SH-2.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Thin

The thinnest digital camera of this spec and age is 42mm deep, the thickest is 170mm, and the average depth is 99mm. The Stylus SH-2 is one of the thinner digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus SH-2 (only 42.4 millimeters) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has one of the more total megapixel counts (16.8 megapixels) amongst bridge cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 17MP.

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Very Narrow

The widths of cameras of this age and spec range from 100mm to 150mm. The Stylus SH-2 is fairly narrow (only 108.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Short

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SH-2 have heights of between 63mm and 130mm, and the average height is 86mm. At only 63.2 millimeters, the Stylus SH-2 is quite short compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SH-2.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The Stylus SH-2 has a greater number of light metering modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 does not support video recording. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SH-2 also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The Stylus SH-2 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SH-2 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Stylus SH-2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Stylus SH-2 does not have a GPS.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a BSI CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus SH-2. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Stylus SH-2 has a quite long minimum focal length (25 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SH-2. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-2 have minimum focal lengths of between 20mm and 30mm, and the average minimum focal length is 25mm.

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Very Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Stylus SH-2 has one of the biggest minimum ISO speed amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SH-2 the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 100.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2

Released Over a Year Ago

Olympus released the Stylus SH-2 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been around for 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.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus SH-2 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus SH-2.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Stylus SH-2 has a pretty standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SH-2.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-2 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Light Exposure
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
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(1)
17 August 2015

Analizuj?c parametry poszczególnych modeli, dochodzimy do wniosku, ?e najlepiej wypadaj? Panasonic oraz Sony. Reszta aparatów utrzymuje si? na tym samym poziomie technicznym.Cho? rozmiary...

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Good colour reproduction
2 year warranty
Dual axis electronic level
Good battery life
Effective 5axis image stabilisation system
Image quality at the telephoto end disappointing
Competitors offer more zoom in similar size
Noise reduces image quality
Fixed screen
No shutter, priority or aperture, priority modes

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 August 2015 by Baristaphile

Olympus Stylus SH-2 has exceeded my expectations. It is very intuitive to use. Love the styling which is like a 35m Olympus film camera I used to have. Very light, which is exactly what I need for... Read more…

Image Stabilization
Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Excessive noise
Highly Pixelated Video
Horrible Image Quality
Viewfinder
Reviewed 25 June 2015 by Marieloua | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera as a carry about handbag camera. I am a professional food photographer so have Nikon DSLRs in the studio and an Olympus Pen system at home and also use a Sony RX100II. ~The... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Julia groves -raines
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely great wee camera, got some brilliant holiday snaps! It's so easy to use!

(Verified Purchase)

I am getting consistent and regular card errors from the SH-2 on the very highest qualty SD cards availabble. I intend to return it asap. I find this very disappointing from Olympus for I am a... Read more…

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by Ian Terry

The first impressions are of a retro styled leather camera of old but the vast array of modes and options plus Wi-Fi data transfer reveal what high technology is packed inside. It?s a bit bigger... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus sh25, olympus sh25m, olympus sh25mr, olympus v107090su000
Barcodes 00050332189386, 00050332189423, 04545350039288, 04545350048563, 04545350048600

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