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Canon PowerShot N2
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Canon PowerShot N2 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 8x CMOS Sep 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Canon Powershot N2 review
Test du Canon Powershot N2 : l?appareil à selfie

32 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

PowerShot N2 owners on average rated this digital camera 76 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Laurie said on Amazon in October “This diminutive Canon Powershot N2 comes through with fine images” in her review of this digital camera and gave the Canon PowerShot N2 a score of 5 stars. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Makes it a little bit easier to capture a photo using the shutter ring.” in their review but they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N2 looks good and produces decent images.” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good ISO range. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review “Decent performance at higher ISOs” but even so they only gave it a score of 68 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Three Canon PowerShot N2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The PowerSHot N2 retains the same distinctive square style and 8x optically stabilised zoom le” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “Canon has announced a successor to the elegantly designed N” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who bought it considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Powershot N2 is just as seductive as its predecessor thanks to an original design and improved yet still unconventional handling” .

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good ratings compared to other brands.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot N2 thought it had a good lens. Gadgetspeak.com said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review “Sharp lens”. One customer thought this digital camera had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon Powershot N2 features an 8x optical zoom lens, tilting touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi and updates the Powershot N, with a 16.1 megapixel sensor” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2 and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Builtin WiFi and NFC” but even so they gave the product a rating of 68 out of 100.

Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N2 was compact. In October Rm mentioned on Amazon “Excellent compact camera” and scored it 5 stars. Gadgetspeak.com wrote “Compact size” in their Canon PowerShot N2 review.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who bought the Canon PowerShot N2 reckoned that it was lightweight. In October this year Laurie wrote on Amazon “The Canon picture-quality is still there such that I am very pleased with the results from this lightweight camera of the Powershot-range” in her Canon PowerShot N2 review.

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Good Battery Life

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Rm wrote “Battery could be better” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon PowerShot N2 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has very good quality with barely any pixelation”. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned last year “Good image quality” however they rated it 68 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot N2 owner who purchased the product thought it was easy to handle. One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. This year Rm mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use and good large screen; great zoom” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

Good Technical Features

One Canon PowerShot N2 owner who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Photographyblog.com scored the Canon PowerShot N2 4 stars and mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Canon is back with a second generation that boasts improved specs and more features”.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good flash. Gadgetspeak.com said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review “Bright LED flash”.

Supports Full HD Video

The Canon PowerShot N2 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2 which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price], and the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot N2 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N2 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price], or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot N2 which do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price], or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2, the PowerShot N2 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider including the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price], or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 3, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot N2 is 1.7 and the largest is 3.9.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has One Photo Effect

The PowerShot N2 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot N2.

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Features Three Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

At 9, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The biggest maximum aperture of cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N2 is 2.7, the smallest is 17, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot N2 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N2.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot N2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot N2 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N2. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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AMOLED Display

The Canon PowerShot N2 has an AMOLED display which is better than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most cameras of this type and age have a TFT display. AMOLED are a type of OLED displays and have the same attributes as OLED displays and are far superior to LED TFT displays. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot N2 displays range from TFT (worst) to Super AMOLED (best).

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot N2 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The widths of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2 range from 54mm to 140mm. With a width of only 80.9 millimeters, the PowerShot N2 is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot N2 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this digital camera has an average expert rating of 64%. Digital camera experts are not sure about this camera.

A Bit Expensive

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was not cheap. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “It's quite expensive” yet they still gave this digital camera a score of 70 out of 100.

Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot N2 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N2 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year do not support video recording. The PowerShot N2 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video recording including the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price], or the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price].

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Not Cheap

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar spec and age. The cheapeast camera of a similar age and spec that we found costs £25 and the most expensive costs £277.

Not Waterproof

The PowerShot N2 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N2 are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot N2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 4:3: 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 60s. At only 1 second, the PowerShot N2 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N2.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot N2 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than a year ago take between 185 and 399 shots per battery charge.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The PowerShot N2 has a fairly short maximum battery life (only 3 hours) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Cameras that were released one year ago have maximum battery lives of between 2.6h and 5h, and the average maximum battery life is 3.9h.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago the minimum focal lengths range from 3.1mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm. At 28 millimeters, the PowerShot N2 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot N2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Canon digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the PowerShot N2 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (18.2MP), or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] (18.2MP) both from Sony or the Praktica Luxmedia Z250[plb_3496599_price] (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (120x and higher rated), or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] (120x and higher rated) both from Sony or the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100[plb_2992956_price] (11x and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N2 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-TZ58[pl_2793592_price] (20x), the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] (20x), or the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] (30x) all from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a fairly average weight (201 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot N2.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.8 inches, the Canon PowerShot N2 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] (3" and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] (3" and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot N2 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price], or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] both from Sony or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this Canon digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Praktica Luxmedia Z250[plb_3496599_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Included Battery Charger
Included Wrist Strap

Expert Reviews

(14)
12 October 2015

So while the PowerShot range is still considered to be more advanced than the IXUS this is as small in volume as most IXUS offerings.However even someone using a lot of cameras will need to think... Read more…

Good image quality
Decent performance at higher ISOs
Unique design
Builtin WiFi and NFC
Tilting touch screen
The zoom control and shutter release won't be to everyone's liking
Expensive
Poor battery life
Small, but bright LED flash
Doesn't like to focus on macro subjects
22 April 2015

Back in 2013 we were rather underwhelmed with the original PowerShot N, but Canon is back with a second generation that boasts improved specs and more features. The PowerSHot N2 retains the same... Read more…

22 April 2015

The Canon Powershot N2 looks good and produces decent images, but it's quite expensive. You can spend much less and get more zoom and Wi-Fi, such as the Canon IXUS 265 HS . Canon have sacrificed...

17 March 2015

The Powershot N2 is just as seductive as its predecessor thanks to an original design and improved yet still unconventional handling. Little by little, and with the help of some new additions,...

13 March 2015

The Canon PowerShot N2 improves upon its predecessor, but this pocket camera is still held back by a design that makes it downright awkward to use...

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 7 November 2015 by Leovnn
Leovnn would recommend the Canon PowerShot N2

Very easy and funny to use. Great selfie and designed...

Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Nice Body Color
Small Compact
Lag Shutter Delay
Poor Wifi And Nfc Impleme
Poor Wifinfc Implementat
(Verified Purchase)

Yes, the shutter/zoom operation is different, being operated by the front body rings, but that suits me especially when I have gloves on and it's a cold day here in the hills of the Pennines ! And... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by PinkFloyd
(Verified Purchase)

I love to travel and captured the best moment on the way but for my I do not carry much stuff around with me because I love to just take a cross body bag out so I was looking for something that... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I have only just begun using the Canon Powershot N2, it has very good quality with barely any pixelation. It also has good audio when listening back to a video, however I am yet to try it outside... Read more…

Reviewed 1 January 2016 by RM
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent compact camera: easy to use and good large screen; great zoom. Battery could be better.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 9547B001, canon 9547b001
Barcodes 00013803244915, 00400091560238, 04549292017465

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