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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

$329.95
Compact Camera 16.1MP 30x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
Poor Battery life
Does not have a good flash
338 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This Canon digital camera has received ten awards from expert review sites.

This Canon camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Vido.com.ua and Chip.com.my all of whom said that this compact camera was good.

Three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was good. This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and it received a Digitaltrends.com "Editor's Choice" award. This compact camera also received a "Gold" award from website What Digital Camera who said it was superb.

The experts at three other expert review sites all wrote that this Canon digital camera was good. Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "Good Buy" award from Optyczne.pl.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 81%.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 86 out of 100. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 390 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Quiet

Thirteen customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Walmart.com wrote “Very quiet, fans don't even spin up until it gets "hot” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS. Walmart.com also said “Truly is cool and quiet” in their review. Walmart.com also wrote “FX 9570 with AIO cooler two Noctua fans in pushpull configuration - Super fast, low temps an silent operation” in their review.

Ten people who reviewed the product agreed that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote three years ago “Controls noise through ISO 800” in their review of this digital camera. Chip.com.my wrote “Good image noise control”. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “You'd think that with 3 fans, that would also make it pretty loud.” .

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Good Image Noise Control

Ten people who reviewed the product agreed that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote three years ago “Controls noise through ISO 800” in their review of this digital camera. Chip.com.my wrote “Good image noise control”. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “You'd think that with 3 fans, that would also make it pretty loud.” .

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX700 HS in April 2017.


Smart TV

GPS Tagging Via Smartphone (no Builtin GPS

Four people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it did not have gps. Three years ago Digital Versus wrote “GPS tagging via smartphone (no builtin GPS”. Rogerio Dias mentioned “I miss the GPS of my SX260” but despite that they gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was not good in terms of connectivity. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Tricky Wireless connectivity” but despite that they still gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Support

Fi NFC Manual Control

Fourteen customers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS concluded that it had good technical guidance. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Relatively easy to make manual adjustments” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Camera Labs said “Manual focus with peaking”. Harry's Mum mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Perhaps I need to read the 300 + page manual again?Really goodquality + amazing Zoom! Highly recommend”.


Features

Host of Features and Modes

Twenty customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features. Three years ago Techmagnifier.com wrote “Host of features and modes” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com “The SX700 has for new features a 30x f3.2-6.9 25-750mm lens”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine three years ago “Overall, this camera provides decent quality images and a range of features that will appeal to both advanced photographers”.


Design

Good Looking

Twenty people reckoned that it was good looking. Walmart.com said in their review of this digital camera “It's beautiful”. Walmart.com also mentioned “Runs with G Skill 4 8GB sticks at 1600 beautifully” in their review. Techmagnifier.com wrote “This trendy little camera allows” in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Digital Versus gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Excellent design and handling”. Walmart.com said “Extremely QUIET Beautiful design that truly uses the cooler to 100 of it's capability to efficiently”. Walmart.com also said “Reference design board, 2x 8pin connectors” in their review.

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Walmart.com said “Neat red LED line that matches my overall color scheme” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Jim wrote two years ago “Really neat camera in a small” in his review of this digital camera. Three years ago Evelyn wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It fits neatly into my handbag” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three people considered that it was smooth. Walmart.com said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Smooth as butter gameplay” . The Geezer wrote on Amazon “They both have the digic 6 sensor which for me makes both cameras standout from the competition, its so fast and smooth in operation it's a pleasure handling the cameras”.

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Fi NFC Manual Control

Fourty-six people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago Techradar.com/au/ wrote “30x optical zoom WiFi NFC Manual control”. Pocket Lint wrote “Point and shoot ease or full manual control, closeup macro mode, good image stabilisation, decent image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Digital Versus said “Speedy response times, "Creative Shot" mode is fun to use, "Zoom Framing Assist" function is very useful” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Fifteen owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Walmart.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review “It is on par with the big boys, even has lower power requirements when maxing out the over clocking settings”. Walmart.com also wrote “All necessary overclocking settings available ( 5 6600 4.5GHz” in their review. Walmart.com also said “Which is actually the entire BIOS, there are tons of settings that don't have any explanation” in their review.

Six people thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Walmart.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned two years ago “You can use up to 5 video cards if you have the space, or use pci-e expansion cables and have something to hold them in (i”. Three years ago Hondo3 said in their review of this digital camera “That's exactly the feeling I have after getting comfortable with this camera”. Cameron mentioned on Walmart.com “It has a comfortable rubber hand grip” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Walmart.com wrote “Using MSI afterburner to set up a custom fan speed curve this thing never gets over 45C at load with fan speed at about 60”. Timothy R. Tozer wrote three years ago “This is by far the best - only complaint is that the iPhone connection us a real pain to set up each time - better to remove the chip” in his review of this digital camera. M. Pathan wrote on Amazon “You can upload pics via wifi which isnt too difficult to set up” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to handle.

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Great Build Quality

Sixty customers mentioned that this digital camera was good quality. Digitaltrends.com mentioned three years ago “Terrific image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Good overall image quality”. Digital Versus scored the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Great build quality”.

Great Build Quality

Eighteen owners who reviewed the product thought it was well made. Walmart.com wrote “It's a good solid design with excellent heat sinks”. Walmart.com also wrote “The board itself is built like a brick poop house, especially when compared to the "flagship" ASUS board I had” in their review. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A solid all-rounder.”.

Seven customers thought this digital camera was strong and durable. Techmagnifier.com wrote three years ago “Compact and sturdy” in their review of this digital camera. Walmart.com said “Very sturdy, very durable” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Techgoondu.com mentioned “Compact cameras are having a tough time these days with a slew of digital SLRs, mirrorless shooters”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “If you're after a reliable camera to take on your travels” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Wdm mentioned “The leaves that make up the lens cover broke and would not clear from in front of the lens”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people thought it had a good screen. George Soros said “Bright, large and high quality LCD screen”. Three years ago The Dunelmian said “From that image could still enlarge it further on the camera screen with sufficient clarity to see the red eyes”. Mike Renshaw mentioned on Amazon “The screen is excellent - it's 3 inches”.

One person reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Michael Black wrote on Amazon “Miss a view finder when out in bright light” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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30x Zoom

Sixty-seven people who bought the product considered that it had a good zoom. Pc Mag gave the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on PC Mag “30x zoom range”. Three years ago Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Stable shots even on maximum zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Also three years ago Digitaltrends.com wrote “Quality 30x zoom lens”.

Thirteen owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “A super-fast autofocus and great picture quality”. Ebporte mentioned “The camera is almost always able to take pictures and videos that are in focus and very sharp when using it outside during the day” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Bud mentioned “Indoors wide range of focus, good color, everything just like being there!” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Five customers concluded that the product had a good image stabiliser. Camera Labs said “Excellent stabilisation”. Chris Hoare wrote “I took and the video stabilisation is markedly better - even at the extreme 30x end of the zoom”.

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Sharp lens” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a 30x lens and a lot of features.”. Uncle Barbar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The lens is excellent in decent light conditions”.

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1080 60 Video

Twenty-three people who bought it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com said “Very good videos” in their Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Walmart.com wrote “You can use 3 video cards in crossfire or sli” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Walmart.com also wrote “I've used both an ati and nvidia video card on this board under windows with no problems” in their review.

2.5fps Image Capture

One hundred and twelve customers thought the product was able to produce good images. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “2.5fps image capture” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Good picture quality”. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “And excellent shooting performance and daylight photo and video quality” and scored it 70 out of 100.

Twelve customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com three years ago “The Canon PowerShot S 700 HS has fun and useful shooting options”. Chip.com.my said in their review of this digital camera also three years ago “Plenty of shooting options”. Two years ago Ebporte gave the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “I took this camera on a trip to Europe and used it to make HD videos and high resolution still shots”.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good ISO range. Chris Hoare mentioned three years ago “The drop in ISO ability is most noticeable when you are out with friends; I took my SX700 to a retirement party in a restaurant; less than perfect lighting”. The Geezer scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I noted that the sx700 often chose a higher iso, sometimes by a full stop while keeping shutter speed”.

Three owners reckoned that it was good in low light. Hillclimber said on Walmart.com two years ago “The SX700 has me completely sold! Low light, blinding bright light, distance shots”. M. A. Pearson wrote “Low light pictures are so good that it is capable of capturing stars in the sky” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Amatuer Guy wrote “For a "point and shoot" style camera this has some very good low light capabilities” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners reckoned that the product was able to produce clear pictures. John M Brooks wrote “Excellent clarity for our happy snapping” in his review of this digital camera. One person thought this digital camera had a good image sensor. The Geezer wrote on Amazon “Still ended up with cleaner images with more resolution thanks to the extra zoom and the better sensor”.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

Three people who reviewed it thought it did not have a good flash. Walmart.com wrote “You'll still need to flash your graphics card in order to enable quick-boot or secure-boot” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS however they still rated the product 80 out of 100. Three years ago George Soros wrote “Images taken at high ISO are noisy though.-Pop-up flash” in his review of this digital camera however despite that he rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Pearl mentioned on Amazon “The flash on this camera is not very harsh” but she scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1m. At only 0.01 meters, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Weight & Dimensions

Big Size

Fifty-three owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. Cameralabs.com mentioned “Canon SX700 HS review The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is a compact super-zoom camera with an impressive 30x optical range” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Pcmag.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($349.99)┬áis a compact camera that packs a 30x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. Cameralabs.com also said “Announced in February 2014 it's Canon's flagship compact super-zoom offering not just the longest range in this form factor.” in their review.

Sixteen customers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Hari mentioned “I just wish the charger kit wasn't so chunky; almost 1/2 the size of the camera itself” and scored it 80 out of 100. George Soros mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “On my recent trip to Rome I took around 1k photographs with this little chap, having bulky and heavy 5DII+24-70 f2.8 in my back-pack with counter stopped at 100”. George Soros also wrote “Stabilisation works excellent, steady shot at 1/20 sec whilst heavy zooming (it won't of course freeze motion, just your handshake” in his review.

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Three years ago expert review site Chip.com.my said “Canon has definitely created a handy compact digital camera which is easy to carry while packing tons of features for the user” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was a big size. Walmart.com said “So I customize my case with over-sized fans and water cool the CPU” and scored it 80 out of 100. One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was thick. Two years ago Walmart.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “PCB is thicker than others I've used”.

One customer who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was a good body shape.

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Very Light

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the weights range from 180g to 1.1kg, and the average weight is 420g. With a weight of only 245 grams, the PowerShot SX700 HS is quite light compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The PowerShot SX700 HS has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX700 HS has a carrying case, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The PowerShot SX700 HS features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The optical zooms of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 30x.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 75mm and 750mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 260mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX700 HS of 750 millimeters is one of the longest amongst comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot SX700 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.2) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were released more than a year ago have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 4.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX700 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX90V ($428) (120x and cheaper).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X30 ($498.99) which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($428) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X70 ($639).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera, the PowerShot SX700 HS does not feature bluetooth.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX700 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X30 ($498.99) which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($428) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X30 ($498.99) which has better reviews.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One person mentioned that the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS was good in terms of power usage. Walmart.com mentioned two years ago “Easy tuner, power saving modes, works with lots of amd processors from the older semprons to the newer fx chips” and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

Poor Battery Life

Ten owners who purchased it thought it did not have a good battery life. Camera Labs mentioned “Poor Battery life” although they still gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago Rabbit mentioned “The Canon SX 700 does all that, except the battery life is terrible”. Jedslabs said in their review of this digital camera “And to be honest the SX700 is just appalling for battery life” and rated it 3 stars out of 5.

One owner who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS reckoned that it was not quick to charge. Fireblade wrote on Amazon in April last year “You have to take the battery out to charge it in a bulky charger” although they scored it 80 out of 100.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot SX700 HS supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240|640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

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