February 12, 2014
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Canon Announces New 30x Compact Camera and World’s Deepest Waterproof Camera

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Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo have landing pages with pre-order links for all the Canon Powershot cameras announced today. For the Rebel T5/EOS 1200D see here.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS (available in March 2014)

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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS – black $349 – Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS – red $349 – Adorama | B&H Photo

 

Canon PowerShot D30 underwater digital camera (available in April 2014)

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Canon PowerShot D30 underwater digital camera – $329 – Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon press release:

Canon Announces a New Super-Zoom PowerShot Digital Camera and a New Waterproof PowerShot Digital Camera

The New, Super-Zoom PowerShot SX700 HS and Waterproof PowerShot D30 Digital Cameras Deliver Outstanding Performance and Versatility

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of the new super-zoom PowerShot SX700 HS and the adventure-ready, waterproof PowerShot D30 to the PowerShot line of compact digital cameras.

The stylish and pocket-sized PowerShot SX700 HS camera features an impressive 30x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-750mm zoom range), built-in Wi-Fi®, and Near Field Communication (NFC™)1 capabilities helping to ensure high-quality images can be captured and easily shared. This focal range will allow a user to be able to photograph a flower that is close but also have the zoom to capture an image of wildlife that is in the distance – all in a compact camera. The new PowerShot D30 camera is the world’s deepest waterproof camera*, allowing for shooting up to 82 feet below sea level. This ready-for-adventure camera is also shockproof and cold and heat resistant. Both cameras produce breathtaking low-light images and offer 1080p full high-definition video so moving and still images can be clearly captured in many different environments.

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Canon Powershot G1 X II and Accessories Available For Pre-Order

Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo have landing pages with pre-order links for all the Canon Powershot cameras announced today. For the Rebel T5/EOS 1200D see here.

The Canon Powershot G1 X II has been officially announced can be pre-ordered for $799: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama. Availability: April 2014.

Powershot G1 X II accessories:

  • Canon EVF-DC1 ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER for G1X Mark  II: B&H Photo
  • Canon WP-DC53 WATERPROOF CASE for G1X Mark II: B&H Photo
  • Canon LH-DC80 LENS HOOD for G1X Mark II: B&H Photo
  • Canon FA-DC58E FILTER ADAPTER for G1X Mark II: B&H Photo

First view at dpreview.

The core specs:

  • 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
  • HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Introduces the PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera Featuring Enhanced Optics, Wireless Connectivity and Creative Shooting Options for Professionals and Photo Enthusiasts

Canon’s Latest G-series Digital Camera Features a New Type of 1.5-Inch CMOS Sensor, 5x Zoom Lens, Wi-Fi® and NFC™ Capabilities, Full HD and A Three-Inch Touch Tilt LCD Screen 

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Building upon the success of the PowerShot G1 X digital camera, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled its new flagship PowerShot G1 X Mark II, a digital camera designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s professional and advanced amateur photographers.

Boasting a sensor that is 4.5x larger than a 1/1.7″ sensor found in professional level point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera can produce high-quality images with a wide dynamic range. It features a new type of 1.5-inch, 12.8 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, made by Canon, allowing for optimum performance with an ISO range of 100-12800. This sensor, combined with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, comprises the Canon HS SYSTEM resulting in faster autofocusing speeds over the PowerShot G1 X camera, allowing photographers to capture detailed, vivid images even in low-light conditions.

Featuring a newly-developed f/2.0 – f/3.9, 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent 24-120mm zoom range) with Dual Control Rings, this new camera provides customized zooming and focus-functionality similar to a DSLR camera. With this wide of an aperture, photographers have the ability to isolate their subjects by separating them from a background that is blurred. This gives more control and creative possibilities when using a PowerShot camera. The Dual Control Rings include a Step Ring to adjust various customizable settings and a Continuous Ring to make focusing adjustments during manual focus, as well as additional customizable settings for manual shooting. The new lens also features a nine-blade aperture to provide beautiful, blurred backgrounds even at full-zoom range.

“The new high-end PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera delivers incredible, professional-level shooting capabilities in a compact camera body making it the ideal second camera for DSLR shooters,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “In addition, with the introduction of advanced wireless capabilities such as NFC and enhanced low-light shooting and autofocusing, the G1 X Mark II is a well-rounded professional-level camera that allows photographers to get creative.”

Improved Operation and Performance

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera is equipped with a new type of Canon-made, 1.5-inch CMOS sensor to help achieve optimal performance from low to high ISO speeds. It has a default aspect ratio of 3:2 which is the same ratio the advanced user has come to expect when shooting with a DSLR camera. If the photographer wants to switch to a 4:3 ratio, it can be done without impacting the field of view.

The new PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera uses 31 Auto Focus (AF) points, compared to the PowerShot G1 X camera that uses nine AF points, resulting in improved autofocus capabilities allowing the user to easily compose the image and focus on a specific subject in the frame. Utilizing the bright, capacitive touch, three-inch tilt LCD on the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera helps provide flexibility in shooting by tilting 180 degrees up and 45 degrees down.

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera is also compatible with Canon’s new optional electronic viewfinder that mounts to the hot shoe. A new optional grip* will also be available for the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera. These accessories are ideal for photographers looking for the feel of a DSLR camera with the portability of a point-and-shoot camera.

Seamless Connectivity

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology, so users can share still images and videos online quickly and easily using compatible mobile devices.1 Using the Mobile Device Connect button, users can connect to a smartphone, a tablet or a Wi-Fi enabled computer. Connection to the computer is easily done using Canon iMAGE GATEWAY 2 through the cloud. For even easier connectivity, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera introduces Near Field Communication (NFC™)** – a first for Canon’s G-series cameras – so transferring photos to a compatible Android™ device can be simple and intuitive. This digital camera’s new remote shooting feature also allows the user to sync the G1 X Mark II with a smartphone or tablet and utilize the shutter, optical zoom and self-timer features from that device.

Extensive Shooting Modes

Ideal for portrait photography, the camera’s Background Defocus mode softens the background behind a subject to help users create professional-looking portraits. In addition, simply pressing the camera’s dedicated movie button allows photographers to capture 1080p Full HD video with ease. And, as commonly found in most DSLR cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera has a full range of shooting and recording modes, including 14-bit RAW + JPEG, for outstanding creative control.

Unique to Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera features Advanced Star Mode with four options to capture images of starry night skies with impeccable quality. The “Star Portrait” and “Star Nightscape” modes help capture the radiance of stars while still allowing you to capture the subject. The “Star Trails” mode captures video trails of stars to turn trails into a luminous still image, while the “Star Time Lapse Movie” mode will shoot images of star movement and then combine the images to make a film that shows the movement of the stars, creating a truly stunning video.

Availability

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital camera will be available starting in April for a retail price of $799.99.

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Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D Available For Pre-Order

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Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo have landing pages with pre-order links for all the Canon Powershot cameras announced today.

Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D has been officially announced and is available for pre-order for $549 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama. Availibility: March 2014.

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Included
  • Digic 4 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • 3″ LCD Screen
  • 100-6400 ISO
  • 9-Point Autofocus System
  • 3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

Rebel T5/EOS 1200D first impression at techradar

Canon press release:

The New, Easy-To-Use Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Provides Photographers with High Image Quality and Full HD Video Capture

Ideal for Entry-level Digital SLR Users, the New EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Helps Users Confidently Capture Outstanding Still and Video Images

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera – the latest model in the company’s popular EOS Rebel lineup. The new camera provides entry-level photographers with an affordable way to take their imaging skills to the next level. Incorporating an 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and a high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor, the EOS Rebel T5 camera delivers improved functionality with the speed and high quality needed to create impressive images – even in low light.

The new EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR camera offers users an extensive ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) to accommodate shooting situations from bright, natural outdoor lighting to dimly lit indoor settings. The camera can also automatically lock-in on moving subjects with ease using the EOS Rebel T5 camera’s nine-point AF system (including one center cross-type AF point). With help from the AI Servo AF, users can benefit from the camera’s outstanding autofocus capabilities. The new EOS Rebel T5 camera also offers a continuous shooting mode of up-to three frames per second (fps) to help photographers capture the action at children’s activities, sporting events and more. Images can then be easily viewed on the camera’s large three-inch LCD monitor.

“The EOS Rebel T5 camera is designed for entry-level DSLR photographers looking to expand their creative options and advance their photography skills,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The improved functionality of this new EOS Rebel camera will help them do just that as it intelligently guides users on how to pinpoint their perfect shot and capture high-quality images and videos worth sharing.”

Detailed, High-Quality Images

Photo enthusiasts can capture high-quality images that are true-to-life in color, sharpness and contrast with the EOS Rebel T5 camera’s 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor. Shooting is also made easy thanks to the EOS Rebel T5 camera’s Intelligent Auto mode that helps deliver expertly optimized photos and offers improved scene detection, especially useful for shooting at night.

The Canon Rebel EOS Rebel T5 camera is also compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses as well as other accessories like the new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. Ideal for close-up photography with EF Macro lenses, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II supports E-TTL wireless autoflash in conjunction with one or more Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash units.

Full HD Video Capture

The camera’s Full HD Movie mode helps make shooting high-quality 1080p movies simple. Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, the EOS Rebel T5 enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features, as well as in-camera editing.

Intuitive Design and Full Creative Control

The new EOS Rebel T5 camera offers a full creative feature set – providing a variety of effects and settings to enhance photographs and video. Whether adding contrast for a more dramatic effect or boosting exposure for additional brightness, Canon’s EOS Rebel T5 camera will guide users on how to hone their photo editing skills and view their original photographs from a new visual perspective. The camera features fun, creative filters including Toy Camera, Fisheye and Miniature Effect enabling photographers to expand their creativity.

The EOS lineup is known for its easy-to-operate, intuitive camera models that deliver high-quality images. Canon’s latest DSLR camera offers advanced imaging features such as Basic+ and Creative Auto to direct entry-level photo enthusiasts through making camera setting adjustments. The camera’s built-in Feature Guide offers short descriptions of shooting modes, setting and effects for easy operation no matter what the shooting situation. This function is designed to guide and educate first-time users on the EOS camera settings, and will also intelligently provide recommendations while shooting in certain settings.

Availability

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens is scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $549.99.

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February 12, 2014
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Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light Available for Pre-Order

 

Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo have landing pages with pre-order links for all the Canon Powershot cameras announced today. For the Rebel T5/EOS 1200D see here.

Canon’s new Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light can be pre-ordered for $549 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

  • Guide No. 34.4′ @ ISO 100
  • Twin-Tube Design
  • LED Focusing Lamps
  • E-TTL Support
  • 12 Custom Functions

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February 11, 2014
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Want Pre-Order The Canon Powershot G1 X II? You Can At Bestbuy (and Full Specs and Pictures)

Source: mirrorlessrumors.com

Bestbuy has the yet-to-be-announced Canon Powershot G1 X II already listed for pre-order for $799.

Full specs, product features and product pictures.

Specs: Details: Description:
Warranty Terms – Parts 1 year limited
Warranty Terms – Labor 1 year limited
Height 2.9 inches
Width 4.6 inches
Depth 2.6 inches
Weight 1.2 pounds
Megapixels (Effective) 12.8 (3:2 aspect ratio), 13.1 (4:3 aspect ratio) A camera’s image sensor resolution measured in millions of tiny dots (pixels). Effective megapixels — the number of megapixels actually used to capture the image — is typically slightly lower than the number of total available megapixels.
Megapixels (Total) 15.0
Image Resolution Up to 4160 x 3120 The clarity of a digital image, determined by multiplying the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high (e.g., 640 x 480).
Optical Zoom 5x This is your lens’ true zoom capability. The lens does the work by reducing or enlarging the field of view. The greater the optical zoom, the closer you can get to the subject you are shooting.
Digital Zoom 4x This is not true zoom, it is merely simulating zoom by enlarging the existing image’s pixels by cropping. The actual length of the lens does not change. Digital zooming results in reduced image quality, and should generally be avoided or turned off on your camera altogether. Optical zoom is recommended to ensure crisp, detailed photos.
Lens Features Wide-angle lens with dual control rings and 9-blade aperture
Lens Focal Length(s) 35mm equivalent 24 – 120mm The distance (in millimeters) from a camera’s image sensor to its lens, usually given in terms of the 35mm (film camera) equivalent. Cameras with optical zoom have a range of focal lengths, while cameras without optical zoom have a fixed focal length.
LCD Screen Size 3″ Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
LCD Screen Features Capacitive touch-panel LCD with tilting design
Viewfinder LCD only Provides the photographer with an approximation of what the lens is seeing. In addition to a conventional optical viewfinder, most digital cameras also provide a color LCD panel.
Image Stabilization Yes, optical Digitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.
Face Detection Yes
Burst Mode Yes Also referred to as continuous shooting, burst mode captures multiple shots in rapid succession with a single click of the shutter. This is a useful feature when shooting subjects in motion.
Panorama Mode No
Image Stitching No
Internal Memory None Memory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.
Compatible Memory Formats Secure Digital (SD)|Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)|Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Shutter Speeds 1 – 1/4000 sec.; 15 – 1/4000 sec. (in Tv mode); 60 – 1/4000 sec. (in M mode) The rate (typically measured in fractions of a second) at which a camera shutter opens and closes to capture an image. Slow shutter speeds are used for low-light conditions, while faster speeds are best for action shots.
Aperture Range f/2 – f/3.9 The range, expressed in f-stop numbers, from a camera’s largest lens opening setting to its smallest. The greater this range, the more manual control and creative license available to the photographer in regard to light and focus.
White Balance Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, underwater, custom Settings that assess and compensate for color conditions in any given lighting to ensure true-to-life color. Most digital cameras feature automatic white balance settings as well as the option to manually override such settings.
Flash Range 1.6′ – 22′ (wide); 4.6′ – 11′ (telephoto) Distance over which a flash will adequately light a subject.
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Flash settings. Common modes include Auto (camera decides when the flash is needed), Red-Eye Reduction (minimizes eye reflections) and Fill (reduces deep shadows in bright sunlight).
Focus Range 2″ – infinity (wide), 1.3′ – infinity (telephoto); Macro: 2″ – 1.6′ (wide) Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.
Movie Mode Yes Captures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100 – 12,800 Measurement of a digital camera’s light sensitivity, which is equivalent to a conventional camera’s film speed. The higher the ISO, the clearer the image in low-light conditions.
Camera Dock Not included
File Formats JPEG, RAW, MP4, DPOF
Image Storage Capacity Varies Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Imaging Sensor Type CMOS Type of element used to convert light into a digital image. The most common types are CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).
Imaging Sensor Size 1.5″ Size of the CCD or CMOS image sensor, usually measured in fractions of an inch (e.g., 1/1.8″ or 2/3″). In general, the larger the sensor, the better the picture quality.
Touchscreen Yes
Color Category Black
HD Movie Mode Yes
Smile Mode Yes
Shockproof No
Waterproof No
Coldproof No
Low-Light/High Sensitivity Yes
WiFi enabled Yes
UPC 013803240047

Product Features:

12.8-megapixel, 1.5″ CMOS sensor

Captures high-resolution images up to 4160 x 3120 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio (13.1 effective megapixels at 4:3 aspect ratio).

5x optical/4x digital/20x total zoom

Through a wide-angle lens for precise zooming and accuracy. The lens features dual control rings for customized functions similar to SLR lenses and a 9-blade aperture for beautiful, blurred backgrounds.

3″ capacitive touch-panel LCD

Makes it easy to navigate features and displays images in crisp, bright detail. The tilting design lets you achieve an ideal view of the screen from multiple angles.

High-definition movie mode

Enables one-touch recording of stunning videos in 1080p resolution via the dedicated movie button.

DIGIC 6 image processor

Combines with the CMOS sensor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM, which optimizes low-light performance.

Optical image stabilizer

Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. ISO up to 12,800 ensures images are clearly captured, even in dimly lit environments.

Scene modes

Include creative shot, portrait, star, handheld night scene, snow, fireworks, nostalgic, fish-eye effect, background defocus, super vivid and more, so you can add a variety of artistic, complementary effects to your shots.

Burst mode

Allows you to capture dynamic, fast-motion events at up to 5.2 fps. Face detection isolates subjects in-frame and optimizes conditions, letting you take high-quality pictures of friends and family members.

White balance modes

Include auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, underwater and custom, helping you achieve natural tones in a wide range of lighting conditions.

Built-in flash

With auto, on, slow synchro and off modes provides efficient illumination, so you can capture clear, properly lit images.

High-speed autofocus

Improves focusing speed, letting you quickly hone in on subjects from as close as 2″.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Enables the wireless transfer of photos and videos to compatible mobile devices, select social networking sites and Wi-Fi-enabled computers and lets you remotely operate the camera using an enabled cell phone or tablet.

Built-in NFC (near-field communication)

Allows you to pair the camera and your compatible Android device with just 1 touch.

Multicard slot

Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC memory cards (not included), so you can store plenty of photos and videos.

February 11, 2014
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Canon Powershot G1 X II Product Brochure Leaked

I am able to post 3 pages of what appears to be the Chinese Japanese product brochure for the Canon Powershot G1 X II, expected to be announced tomorrow along with other gear. The brochure leaked at Kakaku.

Powershot G1 X II

February 11, 2014
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Canon EOS Kiss X70 and Powershot G1 X II Definitive Specs Leaked

Powershot G1 X II

Canon EOS X70

Digicame-info just posted what I am pretty sure are the reals specs of the upcoming EOS Kiss X70 and Powershot G1 X II, both expected to be announced tomorrow together with other Canon gear.

Canon EOS Kiss X70 specs:

  • 18MP APS-C sensor
  • DIGIC4
  • 3 fps
  • ISO100-6400 (12800 extended)
  • Shutter: 1/4000 seconds – 30 seconds
  • Finder penta mirror. 95% field of view, 0.8 times magnification
  • LCD monitor 460,000 dot 3.0-inch
  • Video 1980 x 1080 30p. MOV format, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • five Creative Filters
  • Final image simulation
  • Adopt a rubber grip
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • LP-E10 battery
  • 129.6 x 99.7 x 77.9mm size
  • 435g Weight (body only)

Surprised that the X70 has “just” a DIGIC4? Well, with 3 fps there is no need for a faster CPU. Let’s see the G1 X II specs.

Powershot G1 X II

Canon Powershot G1 X II

Canon Powershot G1 X II specs:

  • 13.1 MP in 4/3 format, 12.8 MP in 3:2 format, CMOS sensor 1.5-inch
  • Lens 5x optical zoom of F2.0-F3.9, 24-120mm equivalent
  • DIGIC6
  • LCD monitor 3-inch touch panel. Tiltable.
  • Wi-Fi/NFC
  • Dual control ring
  • Shorter start-up time, and faster shooting time and continuous shooting
  • Creative shot
  • Multi-scene IS
  • Optional custom grip and EVF

DIGIC6 is welcome, and the other specs also look good. Unfortunately we do not know the fps of the G1 X II but it should be around 5 fps with focus locked.

[via DCI]

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