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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 Digital Camera

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Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Mar 2012
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32 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this Panasonic camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Panasonic digital camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Good Size

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owners who bought this digital camera said that it was compact. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix FX80 is an ultra compact camera from Panasonic” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Techmagnifier.com rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote also four years ago “Compact and light in weight, LUMIX FX80 is suitable to carry in pocket or handbag” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review.

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reviewers who bought it thought it was thin. Cnet.co.uk said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is very thin” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. Cnet.co.uk also said “Light and slim”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 had good features. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Features a bright f/2.5 5x optical zoom lens, 12.1 megapixel Hi-speed CCD sensor, 3 inch touch screen” in their review and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 a rating of 70 out of 100. Expert review site Techradar.com said four years ago “The 12 megapixel camera features a very slim body, optical image stabilisati” in their review but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. In the same month Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 “The Panasonic Lumix FX80 offers a host of photographic features in a compact camera body”.

Nice Design

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owners who purchased it thought it was good looking. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review “The Panasonic Lumix FX80 is a stylish ultra compact camera with a wide range of features including full HD video with stereo sound” and scored the product 70 out of 100. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “A Stylish Touch Digital Camera”. Techmagnifier.com also wrote “Panasonic LUMIX FX80 Digital Camera Review tells us that it is a brilliant touch style camera, which features a host of photographic features”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owner who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “It's a neat little package that bursts with nice features such as t” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “Full HD video recording with stereo sound” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “A 12 megapixel sensor with high speed shooting and a good 3 inch touch screen”.

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Good Quality Lens

Three customers concluded that it had a good lens. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “With a 24mm wide lens, Full HD video with stereo sound, touchscreen shooting”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The FX80 also offers a bright f/2.5, 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen”.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Panasonic is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owners agreed that the product was easy to use. Four years ago Techradar.com mentioned in their review on expert website Techradar “As a simple to use camera with a wide angle lens, Full HD video”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good interface. Four years ago Photographyblog.com wrote “The Pansonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is a cutting-edge compact camera with an almost entirely touch-screen interface”.

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Good Product Quality

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reviewer said that it was good quality.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 had a good screen.

CCD Sensor Type

This 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.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 1" and the largest is 4.8". The Lumix DMC-FX80 has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst cameras of this age.

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3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FX80 are not 3D compatible.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD| SDHC| SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to 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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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FX80 which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-FX80 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80 also have a built-in flash.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Panasonic camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FX80 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 across all digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-FX80 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-FX80 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 digital camera). 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). Across all digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Panasonic digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Face tracking are also featured on this camera.

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Light

The average weight of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g. The Lumix DMC-FX80 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 114 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX80. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80 have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6. The Lumix DMC-FX80 has a fairly small minimum aperture (only 2.5) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Short

The Lumix DMC-FX80 is one of the shorter similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX80 (only 56 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average height of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 61mm, and the heights range from 10mm to 750mm.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 19.4 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FX80 is fairly thin compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FX80. The average depth of cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX80 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80, the Lumix DMC-FX80 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-FX80 does not have a GPS. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FX80 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst optical sensor size is 1/2.5"" and the best is 2/3"".

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FX80 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-FX80 is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FX80. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Sl" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Lumix DMC-FX80 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age. The JPEG frame rates of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of digital cameras of this spec and age is 16MP. The Lumix DMC-FX80 has a quite few total megapixel count (only 12.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FX80.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-FX80 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX80. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Lumix DMC-FX80 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 4,500, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FX80 has one of the smaller extra / smart zooms (only 9.8 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FX80 have extra / smart zooms of between 1.3x and 96x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-FX80 has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 120 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FX80. The average maximum focal length of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 250mm.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FX80 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FX80 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Lumix DMC-FX80 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the Lumix DMC-FX80 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and spec is 10 and the biggest is 1,600.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average closest focusing distance of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX80 is 0.27m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FX80 over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FX80 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX80.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
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
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Album Organization
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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5 October 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is a fun little camera that will appeal to the tech savvy and anyone looking for a camera to replicate the vintage effect that's so popular at the moment. It's a neat...

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4 August 2012

Panasonic LUMIX FX80 Digital Camera Review tells us that it is a brilliant touch style camera, which features a host of photographic features. Compact and light in weight, LUMIX FX80 is suitable...

The strongest contender to Canon's revered IXUS line, Panasonic's FX range has seen its latest incarnations squeeze in touchscreen functionality and a multitude of pre- and post-capture options... Read more…

6 July 2012

A good choice for beginners and less confident users, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 takes care of the technical side of photography while you concentrate on finding good subjects and framing them....

29 May 2012

The Panasonic Lumix FX80 is a stylish ultra compact camera with a wide range of features including full HD video with stereo sound, a bright f/2.5 5x optical zoom lens, a 12 megapixel sensor with...

29 May 2012

As a simple to use camera with a wide angle lens, Full HD video and a large touchscreen, the Panasonic Lumix FX80 ticks many boxes. However, less than perfect image quality makes the camera...

The Panasonic Lumix FX80 offers a host of photographic features in a compact camera body but is designed to be easy enough for those who are used to camera phones to use. With a 24mm wide lens,...

17 May 2012

Een 12 megapixelsensor, 5x optische zoom en een aantal creatieve filters . De Panasonic DMC-FX80 houdt het vooral eenvoudig. En dat is helemaal niet erg. ?De camera heeft alles om je mee te... Read more…

24 May 2012

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12 April 2012

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