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Samsung MV800 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.15MP 5x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nine industry awards
Low price
Unacceptable noise level
655 Reviews + 9 Awards
hardwareheaven.com Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

The authors at review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Hardwareheaven.com and Hardwarezone.com.ph all said that concluded that they would endorse this Samsung camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, the editor of review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was marvellous and it received a "Gold" award from website Insidehardware.it. In addition, review website Onfoto.ru gave this camera a "Best Innovation" award and concluded it was innovative.

This medium megapixel camera received a "Performance Award" from review websites Teknokulis.com who wrote that this Samsung digital camera functioned well.

Tipa.com gave this Samsung digital camera a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

Good User Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this camera 89% on average. 400 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Samsung Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 7,330 expert and user reviews (including 1,081 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its digital cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Samsung camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

Fourty-four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine have rated this Samsung digital camera on average 68%.


Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Samsung MV800 has a carrying case. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung MV800 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The Samsung MV800 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 10 megabytes) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of this spec and age is 9.5MB, the biggest is 480MB, and the average internal memory is 66MB.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Samsung MV800 does not feature bluetooth.

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Features

Fun Features

Thirteen customers concluded that this digital camera had good features. Thestar.com.my wrote in their review of this digital camera “Packed with fun features”. Tech-Reviews.co.uk rated it 70 out of 100 and said six years ago “Range of different features, options and effects”. Ephotozine gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Too many fun software features to count”.


Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Samsung MV800 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, 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 Samsung digital camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Samsung MV800 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Samsung MV800 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Samsung MV800 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Has an HDMI

The Samsung MV800 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Samsung MV800 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung MV800 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Image Noise

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Five years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Very noisy and poor-quality images”.

In April last year Darren Jay mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The Monitor comes with built in speakers that are pretty decent (loud”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Five years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Very noisy and poor-quality images”. In April last year Darren Jay mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The Monitor comes with built in speakers that are pretty decent (loud”.


Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung MV800 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Samsung MV800 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 288,000 pixels, the Samsung MV800 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. Digital cameras that were released one year ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung MV800 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

Thirty-two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote in their Samsung MV800 review “Incredibly compact camera, small enough to fit into even the smallest of shirt pockets, making it great to take on a night out”. Five years ago Digital Versus said “Compact design”. Tech-Reviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Stylish and compact” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Eleven people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “Its slim, high-quality build is minimalist yet striking with its flip-out LCD screen”. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk six years ago “The slim MV800 has a unique adjustable touchscreen”. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Samsung MV800 is a slim and stylish 16 megapixel compact camera with a unique difference - it has a flip-out, touch-screen LCD that can be rotated through 180 degrees” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers who bought it mentioned that it was lightweight. Ms. Debbie Shirt she said on Amazon.co.uk “Very lightweight and a good size for my son's small bedroom” in her review of this digital camera. O. Hansen rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned three years ago “It's lightweight” in their review of this digital camera. Timebyte wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Lightweight, fast response to signal input”.

Four customers who bought it wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It would be inappropriate and inconvenient to take a bulky DSLR to a” yet they scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Abbey Adeb' rated it a maximum of 5 stars and she said “Enjoying good use of this screen despite heavy use by the children for gaming, school homework & whatever else”.

Three people thought the product was a good size. D.w.hattermann said “A good size monitor” but they only gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5. Three years ago Hillymountain rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Ideal size for my work”. Two years ago Greenbookal gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Very good monitor, nice size”.

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Light

With a weight of only 121 grams, the Samsung MV800's weight is one of the lightest amongst digital cameras of this type and age. The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago is 360g.

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Design

Stylish and Compact

Thirty-five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “The Samsung M 800 is a gorgeous” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “Looks incredibly stylish” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com.au also wrote “That's gorgeous” in their review.

Seven customers mentioned that it was well designed. Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned “Compacta e com design minimalista” . Ephotozine said “Compact (and beautiful) design”. What Digital Camera mentioned six years ago “Great touchscreen, intuitive interface and stylish design”.

Three customers reckoned that it was neat. Simon Leigh gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Good price and neat display”. Steve Day scored it 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “It's small, neat, adequate screen”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was smooth. Mark Humphreys mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Playing Fallout 4 the action is very smooth and very clear with loads of detail” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Romayne gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Monitor works perfectly, clear and smooth”.

One customer who bought it mentioned that it had a thin frame. Dub wrote “Slim profile, thin bezel”.

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Good Image Quality

Ninety-five customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. About.com wrote in their review of the Samsung MV800 “Above Average Build Quality”. Pocket Lint mentioned “Flip screen for self-portraits, responsive touchscreen, build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Tipa.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Up to 4.9MP photo quality”.

Very Good Build Quality

Twenty-two people who reviewed it thought it was well made. Howtospendit.ft.com said “The M 800 is also very well built” in their review of this digital camera. Howtospendit.ft.com also said “It feels solid and durable” in their review. Five years ago Digital Versus wrote in their review of the Samsung MV800 “Very good build quality”.

Eight customers thought this digital camera was strong and durable. Expert website Firstpost.com wrote “Cameras these days come with virtually every feature imaginable - there are models with GPS capabilities, ones that are waterproof, shockproof, are pocket-sized” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Nabibi said “All in all its a sturdy 27 inch monitor” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Miss Roscoe said in her review of this digital camera “If it were on something more sturdy it probably wouldn't have this problem” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was reliable. Valda Lewis said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Asus is one of my favourite reliable brands”. One owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Jo Norton mentioned on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Electrician destroyed box so had to buy a converter”.

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Straightforward Interface

Twenty-three owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Trustedreviews.com scored the Samsung MV800 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews six years ago “The Samsung MV800 is a feature-packed, pocket-friendly ultra-compact that offers a flexible flip-up screen for easy self-portraits and group shots, along with full touch-screen control”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “The Samsung MV800 is a delightful little compact camera that is both stylish and easy to use” . Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Clearly designed to be fun to use”.

Eleven people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Mrs. Gail Rowe wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Having a touch screen it really useful too, as it makes looking through the menu easy”. Two years ago Mr. James A. Carter wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Does however have a good choice of Menu to select how colors on screen appear” but he only rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Mr. S. Middleton said “Just remember to change your ps4 to "rgb full" in the ps4 settings otherwise the picture is washed out” in their review of this digital camera.

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup. Max gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “3 dead pixels out of box out of 2 million pixels, easy to set up”. The Disciple wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Sharp and easy to set up too” . Elizabeth J. Moore said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Came quickly well packaged just what I needed easy to set up and working just fine”.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. P. D. Gregory mentioned in their review of this digital camera “These monitors are just perfect for my needs, very good picture, sharp with no dead pixels on either screen (i bought 2 of these) easy to assemble and install” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Cyprico wrote in their review of this digital camera “Well packaged easy to put together, you can hang it on the wall or have free standing, crystal picture, what more can I say” . Linda scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said “Easy to assemble just twist base on, plug in vga”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Six years ago Ephotozine wrote “Straightforward interface” and rated it 80 out of 100. Five years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “The Samsung MV800 is a stylish, attractive compact with a sleek touchscreen interface and an original flip-out screen” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Tipa.com wrote “It introduces the Smartouch 3.0 interface with special effects “filters”, smart albuming” .

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera is 2x, the biggest is 5x, and the average digital zoom is 3.9x. When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Samsung MV800 of 5 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Samsung MV800 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of cameras that have been available for more than a year is 26x.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.9, the Samsung MV800 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera range from 3 to 38.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 26 millimeters, the Samsung MV800 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 24mm.

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Supports MPE 4 Video Formats

Fourteen owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung MV800 was good for video recording. Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned “Supports MPE 4 video formats” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Image and video quality are nothing special.” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100. Expert review site Techguide.com.au mentioned “The Samsung MV800 is a feature packed digital camera that takes impressive pictures and video and, with the flipout touchscreen LCD display, pictures modes”.

Digital Zoom of 5x

Four owners who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Digital zoom of 5x”. Howard wrote five years ago “It has lots of useful features and works better in zoom mode than my Canon A90” in his review of this digital camera.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned “Have a minimum focus distance of 50mm”. Last year Amazon Customer wrote “Not what I thought and the focus isn't good as I thought it would be”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “Provided with PictBridge and electronic image stabilization” .

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Touch Screen

One hundred and twenty-one people thought the product had a good screen. Four years ago Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “However, its 3-inch screen on the back means you still shouldn't chance a drop” in their review of this digital camera. Howtospendit.ft.com also said “The flip-put display designed to encourage bet” in their review. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “Unique flip-up rear LCD screen”.

Comes With Effective 16.15 Mega Pixels

One hundred and two owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Samsung MV800 review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Samsung has made video and photography across a range of modes extremely easy”. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “Image quality is average at best—actually, it’s pretty crummy in anything”. Expert review site Gadgetsmagazine.com.ph wrote “Point and Shoot, RotatingLCD Image sensorApprox. 16.15 Mega pixelCCD Image Sensor TypeLensSchneider Lens5x Optical Zoom4.7~23.5mm Focal LengthShutter SpeedProgram”.

Twenty-four owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote “Comes with effective 16.15 Mega Pixels”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Expert Reviews “A clever design and lots of fun shooting modes make it an attractive camera for social media addicts”. Expert review site Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote “Do you go with more megapixels? Features? Or how compact it is? Well” in their review of this digital camera.

Five people who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Mr. P. Miller scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Just the right size for a home pc - screen clarity is excellent”. Last year Old Banker wrote “Superb clarity on this excellent monitor”. In the same month Parvinder Nijjar gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent monitor with awesome clarity” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed the product said that it had a good image sensor. T3.com said in their review of this digital camera “It has a 16MP sensor and comes with 5x optical zoom, you'll also be able to take live panorama shots”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Samsung MV800 has a 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor with a Schneider Lens that delivers a 5x optical zoom, autofocus”.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung MV800 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768|1920 x 1080|1984 x 1488|2592 x 1944|3648 x 2736|4608 x 2592|4608 x 3072|4608 x 3456, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Samsung MV800 supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Samsung MV800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung MV800 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Samsung MV800 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Samsung MV800 features date imprinting. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Support

Good Support

Three customers who bought the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Mik wrote two years ago “This is the link for the English Manual > There response is awesome” . In the same month David Robert Gracey mentioned in his review of this digital camera “This product easy to set up and the instruction were easy to find”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Samsung MV800 supports video recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Samsung MV800 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One owner who bought the product reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. Two years ago Burning Knuckle wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Also add is led, should save alot on energy bills”. One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in terms of recycling. Dogbone mentioned “Foolishly assuming the quality would be good, I recycled the packaging too soon!”.

Good Battery Life

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Tipa.com mentioned “Good battery life”. Perrerin said four years ago “Battery life is good as is the zoom” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was quick to charge. Six years ago Mrs. Gail Rowe wrote “It takes 2 hours to charge and the battery lasts for hours” in his Samsung MV800 review and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three owners agreed that this digital camera was good in terms of connectivity. O. Hansen wrote “Great connectivity”. One owner wrote in their reviews that the product had gps.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the MV800 in April 2017.

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