Canon EOS 7D vs Samsung NX30

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Canon EOS 7D
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Hugely smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 7D is 38 maximum aperture, but the Samsung NX30 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 bigger).
12.00 flash guide numbers Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has 12.00 flash guide numbers, however the Samsung NX30 only has 11.00 flash guide numbers.
60% wider field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a field of view of 160%, however the Samsung NX30 is only a 100% field of view digital camera (60% narrower).
0.04x higher magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 0.96x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Four hundred and fourty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 7D takes 800.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are better
The Canon EOS 7D has an average expert review score of 90% based on 32 reviews, whereas the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 83% (based on 84 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Canon EOS 7D has an average user review score of 96% based on 774 reviews, whereas the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 88% (based on 19 reviews).
12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a megapixel of 20.3MP, but the Canon EOS 7D is only an 18MP digital camera (2.3MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

13% more total megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a total megapixels of 21.6MP, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 19MP digital camera (2.6MP less).
18.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 smaller than the Canon EOS 7D (3.5).
Two hundred and twenty-eight more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Samsung NX30 is 247.00, but the Canon EOS 7D only has 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
Vastly higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a motion JPEG frame rate of 60fps, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 29.97fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30.03fps lower).
Touchscreen Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen, whereas the Canon EOS 7D does not have a touchscreen.
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (117,000 pixels lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 375g digital camera. That's 445g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D (375g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$642 cheaper
The Samsung NX30 is $642.23 cheaper than the Canon EOS 7D.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Eight more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards, but the Canon EOS 7D has 8 awards.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a megapixel of 18MP, but the Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera (2.3MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

14% less total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a total megapixels of 19MP, however the Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MP digital camera (2.6MP more).
85% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Samsung NX30 (3.5).
Two hundred and twenty-eight less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon EOS 7D is 19.00, but the Samsung NX30 only has 247.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
12,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 higher).
30.03fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a motion JPEG frame rate of 29.97fps, however the Samsung NX30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30.03fps higher).
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Canon EOS 7D does not have a touchscreen, however the Samsung NX30 has a touchscreen.
13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, however the Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (117,000 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is an 820g digital camera. That's 445g heavier than the Samsung NX30 (375g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$642 more expensive
The Canon EOS 7D is more expensive than the Samsung NX30 by $642.23.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 retailers sells the Canon EOS 7D, but 5 shops sell the Samsung NX30. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Canon EOS 7D is older than the Samsung NX30 by 22 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D has received 8 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
7 Reasons Against
Six times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Samsung NX30 is only 5.6 maximum aperture, but the Canon EOS 7D is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 smaller).
Only 11.00 flash guide numbers Edit
The Samsung NX30 has 11.00 flash guide numbers, however the Canon EOS 7D only has 12.00 flash guide numbers.
60% narrower field of view Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a field of view of 100%, however the Canon EOS 7D is a 160% field of view digital camera (60% wider).
0.04x lower magnification Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 0.96x lens magnification ratio digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Four hundred and fourty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Samsung NX30 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon EOS 7D only takes 800.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Samsung NX30 is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 90% (based on 32 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 96% (based on 774 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
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dv.com: Excellence Award
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
maclife.com: Awesome Award
Magnus.de: Test Winner
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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16 Awards
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alphr.com: Recommended
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Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
18MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.3 x 14.9 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
19MP 21.6MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
38
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
55mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
17 - 55 18 - 55
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
19/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Samsung NX
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Samsung NX
Number of Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm 58mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.35m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19 247
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number
12m
BEST
11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
29.97fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
160%
BEST
100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
1x
BEST
0.96x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
Photo Effects
 Positive film
 Calm
 Vivid
 Positive film
 Calm
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
100ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 LIT
 POR
 HUN
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 LIT
 POR
 HUN
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 375g
BEST
Height
110.7mm 95.5mm
Depth
73.5mm 127mm
Width
148.2mm 41.7mm
Lens Weight
645g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
110.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
83.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 BP1410
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
800 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 40 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel i5, AMD Phenom II x4
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc. SP1,Mac OS X v10.4-10.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.5 - 3.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1 - 8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Formats
 AAC+
 AAC+
Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support Unknown - Click to provide data
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