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Canon 220 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Nov 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Six Industry Awards

This compact camera digital camera is one of the most awarded of all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com, M3.idg.se and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ all of whom said that this compact camera digital camera was good.

Three more expert review sites thought that this Canon camera was good. This compact camera digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and the editor of Digicam Buyer.co.uk gave it a "Best Value" award and wrote it was great for its price. This Canon digital camera also received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera.

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Average Expert Reviews

This Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 78% based on fourty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this Canon camera on average 85%.

Easy to Use

A number of Canon 220 HS owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Six years ago expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The creative modes make the camera really fun to use, as does the full HD vi”. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their Canon 220 HS review also six years ago “Point-and-shoots appeal to the casual shooter due to their compact size and ease of use” .

One customer who reviewed the Canon 220 HS reckoned that it was easy to handle. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon 220 HS was easy to use the menus. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review “With a menu that is easy to navigate” and gave the Canon 220 HS a score of 80 out of 100.

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Robust

Several Canon 220 HS owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Small Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS, with features slightly above entry level with a price to match, is a solid point-and-shoot digital camera” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a 12Mp compact that's slim, well built and easy to use” and scored it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk said “It is a well made camera and is capable of handling most photo opportunities” in their Canon 220 HS review.

One Canon 220 HS reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Six years ago expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of the Canon 220 HS “The PowerShot 300 HS delivers good images and reliable performance in a variety of shooting conditions” and scored the Canon 220 HS 80 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A number of Canon 220 HS reviewers who reviewed the Canon 220 HS agreed that it was good looking. Pcmag.com gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Canon 220 HS on PC Mag “You've got a pretty good camera on your smartphone anyway, so why do you need a second device that doesn't offer much more? Canon surely kn”. Cnet.com.au said on expert website CNET.com.au “Canon delivers with the gorgeous 220 HS” in their review. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their Canon 220 HS review “It has a stylish design” .

One customer who bought it said that it had a thick frame. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Itreviews.com mentioned on expert website IT Reviews.com “This is a very neat and effective pocket camera, particularly if you take most shots using non-manual settings”.

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Good Size

Thirteen Canon 220 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Ephotozine.com said in their Canon 220 HS review “Canon announced the 220 HS in February 2011, adding to their range of premium IXUS digital compact cameras”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The IXUS 220 HS is a really good looking, compact camera which takes pictures with excellent colour reproduction”. Photographyblog.com rated the Canon 220 HS 4 stars and said on PhotographyBlog.com six years ago “The new Canon IXUS 220 HS is a stylish compact camera that offers an ultra-wide 5x zoom, full 1080p HD movies”.

Several Canon 220 HS owners who reviewed it said that it was thin. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The £185 Canon IXUS 220 HS is slim, stylish and offers many of the same advantages as the IXUS 115 HS, which we're rather fond of.”. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a 12-megapixel compact that's slim, well built” and gave the Canon 220 HS a rating of 75 out of 100. Six years ago Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review “The 300 HS is being touted by Canon as the world's thinnest 24mm, 5x optical zoom digital camera with Optical Image S”.

Some Canon 220 HS reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Hardwarezone.com.sg scored the product 4 stars and said in their review “They probably wouldn’t like to lug around a bulky camera and a bag”.

One customer who reviewed the Canon 220 HS mentioned that it was easy to carry around. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “The key aspects of the Canon IXUS 220 HS camera are its thin frame, which makes it very easy to carry in a trouser pocket” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

One Canon 220 HS owner concluded that the product was lightweight. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a small, lightweight digital camera” .

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon 220 HS owners who bought the Canon 220 HS considered that it was able to produce good images. Pcworld.in wrote in their Canon 220 HS review “15,000 category to have Canon's proprietary HS (High Sensitivity) feature which lets you take good photographs in low li”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their Canon 220 HS review six years ago “It's an automatic camera, yet it's capable of capturing clear and vibrant images, even in low-light conditions”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “It takes good-quality pictures” in their review and scored it 4 stars.

A number of Canon 220 HS reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned “A slimline compact camera that will suit every point-and-shoot enthusiast with a hankering for decent low-light shots”.

One person concluded that the Canon 220 HS had a good image sensor.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed the Canon 220 HS considered that it was good quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Its image quality, which is clear” and scored the Canon 220 HS 4 stars. Pcadvisor.co.uk also mentioned “If you're after a good quality, slim, autom”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon 220 HS “It's very well made and it's user-friendly”.

Good Technical Features

Several Canon 220 HS owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Pcworld.in said “The IXUS 200 HS is a stylish compact digital camera with a great set of features and Canon's proprietary HS system for shooting pictures in low light” in their review of this digital camera. Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert website Camera Labs “The Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS is a gorgeous little camera that seems to strike the perfect balance between size, features and ease of use” in their review. Six years ago Cnet.co.uk said “The Canon IXUS 220 HS offers a fair selection of features and pretty good performance, wrapped up in a small, stylish stainless-steel shell”.

Good Video Capture

Four customers reckoned that it was good for video recording. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “It also has Full HD movie mode, program, scene”. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “It's also one of the smallest models to film Full HD video complete with stereo sound!The good news is that although the two microphones are quite close together (the” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Six years ago expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Understand, as well as snappy shutter response and a quick auto-focus”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this Canon digital camera was good value for money.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 19,820 owner and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

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Good Support

One Canon 220 HS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote seven years ago “If you’ re after a pocket-sized camera to keep with you that is fast and requires little manual interaction, then this camera is worth con” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon 220 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the 220 HS do not support Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon 220 HS supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 220 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 220 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 220 HS also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the 220 HS the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 220 HS that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Canon 220 HS of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon 220 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87. The Canon 220 HS has a very small maximum aperture number (21.5) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 220 HS.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon 220 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Across all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 220 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 220 HS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon 220 HS 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and type is 26mm. The Canon 220 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon 220 HS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Canon 220 HS is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon 220 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Canon 220 HS is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a similar age and type to the 220 HS is 3x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon 220 HS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 220 HS.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the Canon 220 HS has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst digital cameras of this age. The motion JPEG frame rates of cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon 220 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Five Photo Effectss

The Canon 220 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones and Vivid are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Canon 220 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the 220 HS. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the Canon 220 HS has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 220 HS have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon 220 HS is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 220 HS.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9. With a minimum aperture number of 4.3, the Canon 220 HS's minimum aperture number is one of the largest amongst comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 220 HS.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon 220 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Canon digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 220 HS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the 220 HS.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Canon 220 HS has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon 220 HS has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

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Average Megapixel

The Canon 220 HS has a fairly standard megapixel (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

The Canon 220 HS has a pretty typical weight (122 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 220 HS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Custom Colour
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

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Reviewed 15 March 2011 by J. Hicks

Just to add some perspective to my review; I've been a DSLR user for years, having used many low/medium level SLR's such as Canon 10d/20d/30d/500d/550d's, Nikon D70/D90/D300's, as well as a number... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2011 by Brotrob

******************** Original Review: My perspective: just upgraded from IXUS 60 to IXUS 220. I chose an IXUS again because I absolutely loved the build quality, functionality and small dimensions... Read more…

Reviewed 31 March 2011 by Mr. Brian O'Neill

My last 4 cameras have been canon ixus, I love their pocket size. This new one continues the tradition. The fact something this small can record full hd video with stereo sound is truly... Read more…

Reviewed 29 June 2011 by E. Schilling

I am a DSLRs user and decided I needed a proper pocket camera (i.e.: no more flimsy mobile phone cameras) for those cases where is not practical having a DSLR and still be able to get decent... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2011 by Johnofmanchester

I am 65 years old and have been an amatuer photographer most of my life - I went professional for about 5 years but the money is not that good unless you make it big and I didnt. Over my time I... Read more…

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