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Sony Alpha A77 II Digital Camera

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SLR 24.3MP CMOS Sep 2014
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32 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 14,237 expert and owner reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its SLR cameras.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A77 II which do not support wi-Fi, the Sony Alpha A77 II supports wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm[plb_1815297_price], and the Nikon D5300[plb_2189436_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.3 megapixels, the Alpha A77 II has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A77 II. SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II have megapixels of between 4MP and 52MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 24.3MP cameras currently available including the D750[pl_2497138_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (51.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A77 II supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price], or the Pentax K-5 IIs[plb_1716817_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Alpha A77 II has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A77 II also have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], or the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the D750[pl_2497138_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle[pl_1947140_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the D610[pl_2024275_price], or the D5000[pl_1640596_price] both from Nikon or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 51,200, the Sony Alpha A77 II has a very high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A77 II is 20,000, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Sony digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder type is actually the best viewfinder amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

An Electronic viewfinder type is the worst viewfinder across similar types of camera.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II have display resolution (numeric)s of between 640 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 780,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have checked the display resolution (numeric) of, the Sony Alpha A77 II's display resolution (numeric) of 2,359,296 pixels is one of the highest.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Alpha A77 II has a wider light exposure correction than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony Alpha A77 II is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A77 II.

A 480 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The Alpha A77 II has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes (0.5 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A77 II the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.46" to 0.5".

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 3.5 to 38. The Alpha A77 II has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (36) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Alpha A77 II is more than most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A77 II. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A77 II has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of camera is 3888 x 2592 pixels.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Across all SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst flash exposure correction is ±1EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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79 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

79 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Alpha A77 II is a 79 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Five ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A77 II is more than most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A77 II. The ISO sensitivitys "50", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 202.5 millimeters, the Alpha A77 II has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst SLR cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II is 120mm.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Alpha A77 II is more than most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A77 II. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and type. The camera file system "Exif 2.3" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The shortest flash sync-speed of SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II is 0.00012s, the longest is 3s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.56s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.004 seconds, the Sony Alpha A77 II has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a very small ISO sensitivity (min) (only 50) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A77 II. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 110.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony Alpha A77 II does not support video capability, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A77 II.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Samsung NX100[plb_1417534_price], or the Nikon D90[plb_1836503_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A77 II does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the D3100[pl_1350595_price], or the D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle[pl_1947140_price] both from Nikon.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II, the Alpha A77 II is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II, the Alpha A77 II is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A77 II, the Alpha A77 II does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A77 II the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 60x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly small extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A77 II.

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Only Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The Alpha A77 II has a greater number of audio formats than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC, AC3, LC-AAC and MP4 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Alpha A77 II is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Sony camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A77 II. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Alpha A77 II has one of the larger closest focusing distances (0.45 meters) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.2m, the largest is 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.34m.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A77 II

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Alpha A77 II has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A77 II.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], or the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1[plb_1580158_price].

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (3.2" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a fairly typical weight (647 grams) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A77 II.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony SLT-A77[plb_1736363_price] (653g).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A77 II has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II[plb_695006_price], or the Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm[plb_1815297_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
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 Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
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 Guide Number
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Viewfinder

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony a77, sony a77i, sony a77m2, sony vgc77, sony w1855, sony a77ii, sony w1855m, sony w18135, sony slta77, sony vgc77a, sony w18135m, sony slta77v, sony vgc77am, sony w1855mm, sony slta77vk, sony slta77vm, sony ilca77m2, sony w18135mm, sony slta77vq, sony ilca77m2q, sony ilca77m2g, sony ilca77m2qg, sony ilca77m2gb, sony ilca77m2gbl, sony ilca77m2qgb, sony ilca77m2qgbl, sony alphailca77m2, sony corporation slta77, sony corporation slta77v
Barcodes 00027242284050, 00027242284067, 00027242833067, 00027242846166, 00027242879850, 00027242879867, 00616320864767, 00617689593541, 00617689595170, 00636156006490, 04056572580422, 04905524806984, 04905524807080, 04905524979237, 04905524979299, 04905524979305, 05000000556144, 05013493251915, 08029276078058

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