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Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

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12.1MP 8x CMOS 4x Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The new PowerShot N opens up a new dimension of photographic expression, helping you express your personal style and flair with powerful innovative Canon technologies. The PowerShot N features an... More
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Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this Canon digital camera. This compact camera digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Dgl.ru, confirming their endorsement and it received a Parentesis.com "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this digital camera is 71 out of 100.

Good Size

Some Canon PowerShot N reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N was compact. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera “Canon has brought fresh thinking to compact camera design with the introduction of the Canon Powershot N” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Canon Powershot N is one of Canon's most unique compact cameras to date, with a tilting touch screen, Wi-Fi connectivity” in their Canon PowerShot N review. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot N is quite unlike any other compact camera on the market” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N.

One Canon PowerShot N reviewer thought this digital camera was thick. Expert website Smh.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “It is quite thick at 29mm a” .

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a squeeze to fit in. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk four years ago “An 8x zoom are a lot to squeeze into a camera around 80 x 60 mm in size”.

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Nice Design

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned in their review four years ago “The adorable Canon PowerShot N is an experimental, allegedly chic camera, distinguished by an off-the-wall form factor that summarily ignores all the wisdom of camera design” . Reviewed.com also said “Supposedly the PowerShot N is a fashion-forward, chic design intended to turn heads.”. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “This is a beautifully made, cute camera that takes” .

Three Canon PowerShot N owners who bought the Canon PowerShot N concluded that it was a good design. Expert review site Digitalartsonline.co.uk wrote in their review “Beneath the clean design of this diminutive” . One customer thought it was neat. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot N review “The Canon PowerShot N packs a neat Creative Shot mode.” .

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Good Connectivity

Some people agreed that the Canon PowerShot N was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N features an 8x optical zoom lens, tilting touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi” in their review. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot N four years ago “A minimalist interface and onboard Wi-Fi into a sleek pocket snapper with an original design”. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their Canon PowerShot N review in the same month “It is interesting - the N is built around a tilting touch-screen, comes with built-in Wi-Fi and is as small as”.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the superior brands.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot N review on Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N looks good and produces decent images.”.

One customer thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Four years ago expert review site Lesterchan.net said in their review “It uses micro SD memory card, has a 12.1 megapixels CMOS sensor featuring a DIGIC 5 image processor”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon PowerShot N reviewers who purchased it thought it was good quality. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned four years ago “The compact square metal body is available in black or white”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Canon PowerShot N review “Excellent image quality.” but in spite of that they gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon PowerShot N owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good lens. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote in their Canon PowerShot N review four years ago “DateJune 13, 2013 (1) Read later This 12-megapixel camera with a stabilised 28-224mm lens is clearly intended to go head to head with smartphone cameras” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N had a good screen.

Easy to Use

One person said that it had a good experience. T3.com said “Its symmetical square shape means that it's designed to be used either left- or right-handed with exactly the same experience for the oft-ignored southpaws as for the righties” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N.

One Canon PowerShot N owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Whatsyourtech.ca said four years ago “Highly portable, always connected, versatile and made more fun to use by thousands of apps, smart”.

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Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that this digital camera had good features. Expert review site Photographybay.com wrote four years ago “While it offers common features found in modern point” in their review.

Robust

One Canon PowerShot N reviewer wrote that it was well made.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot N supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot N do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot N has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot N.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot N is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot N is more than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly High Magnification

With a magnification of 10 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N has a fairly high magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot N. The average magnification of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot N is 6.5x.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of cameras of this age and spec is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x. At 10 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N has a quite high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot N has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 360 and 640 x 424 and 480 x 480. The still image resolution of all cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot N ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot N is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings Rotating are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot N supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot N is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The PowerShot N has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (461,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 15 seconds, the PowerShot N has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras of this age and spec have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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280 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the PowerShot N which takes 280 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot N has a better display than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot N does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot N.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support video capability. The PowerShot N is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot N range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot N has one of the lower megapixels amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the 310 HS[pl_651755_price], and the S110[pl_1462073_price] both from Canon or the Nikon P500[plb_1066460_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price] (12.2MP) both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot N does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price].

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Not 3D

The Canon PowerShot N is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N, the PowerShot N does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price], or the S110[pl_1462073_price] both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot N is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot N is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot N is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot N.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.8 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot N has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot N. Comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot N is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot N.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot N has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot N

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot N over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot N.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], and the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot N has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price] (10x), or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (10x) both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot N has a fairly average weight (174 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot N has a relatively standard display diagonal (2.8 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.8" screen cameras currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (3"), or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot N has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] (CCD), or the 150[pl_2176458_price] (CCD) both from Canon or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

2 Awards

dgl.ru Recommended parentesis.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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27 December 2013

"I've got another confession to make..." sang an impassioned Dave Grohl on the Foo Fighter's 'Best of You' - as do we dear reader. When we first clapped eyes on Canon's PowerShot N it divided... Read more…

25 November 2013

Priced at SGD$399 for a Made In Japan camera is pretty reasonable, but I am not convinced about the selling points of this camera which is the Wi-Fi capability, Creative Shot mode and the flip...

Quality: about average.Why you'd buy it: glam cam!Why you wouldn't: fiddly for experienced photographers.The N is available in white or black.I found some aspects of the N quite irritating: for...

21 September 2013

Before Japan cornered the market in cute, it was the world leader in unusual, interesting gadgetry. In the 1980s, you could find amazing, novel devices that couldn't be obtained in the west. Some... Read more…

30 July 2013

The will fit in your pocket ? just about any pocket, in fact. But so will an . So why would you capture your next Facebook posting with the PowerShot N instead? That?s the US$300 question. And... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by Bzdude

Bought this about 6 months ago as a camera that can fit in a pocket that can communicate with my phone easily with a zoom lens. Once you get past how the camera operates (Takes a few pics ) you... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8231b020
Barcodes 00013803216066, 00013803216073, 00138032160666, 00138032160734, 00714574598390, 04960999976358, 08714574598352, 08714574598390

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