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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Digital Camera

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Recommended revolucaodigital.net Silver
12.1MP 5x 6.5x Sep 2011
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Three Industry Awards

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this camera was good.

This camera was given a "Silver" award by Revolucaodigital.net who thought that this digital camera was great.

Good Size

A few customers concluded that the product was compact. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 attempts to bridge the gap between a compact camera's ability to capture quality prints” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 review.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewers considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was thin.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 owners reckoned that this digital camera was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a digital compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to upload your photos to your computer wirelessly” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “There aren't many cameras which feature built-in Wi-Fi and the FX-90 also takes good pictures”. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in the same month “Chief among them is built-in Wi-Fi, which enables the wireless transfer of photos” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 concluded that it had good features. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a good range of features to separate it from the competition, such as a fast f/2.5 lens”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint five years ago “Its feature set sounds impressive.” in their review of this digital camera. Itreviews.com said on IT Reviews.com four years ago “It's packed with advanced features like touch-screen, Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Pocket-Lint.com gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and said in their review on expert website Pocket Lint five years ago “The 24mm wide-angle lens is capable for macro shots”.

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “While the touchscreen won’t see off Smartphone competitors it is great for literal hands-on autofocus”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The FX90 also offers a bright f/2.5, 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90.

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Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was well made. Four years ago Cnet.com.au wrote “While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90” but they scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 60 out of 100. Five years ago Pocket-Lint.com said in their review on Pocket Lint “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 is small, well-built and packed full of features”. Itreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “Cliff Smith Since introducing its first digital camera as long ago as 1997, Panasonic has built its Lumix brand into a market leader with a solid reputation for quality”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Panasonic is one of the better rated brands.

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Easy to Use

Some people reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was easy to use. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “A handy combinatio” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “While this kind of interface is often seen in Quick menus, grouping together four frequently used settings, we”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 owner thought this digital camera had a good interface. Photographyblog.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on PhotographyBlog.com “The Pansonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a cutting-edge compact camera that offers an almost entirely touch-screen interface and wi-fi connectivity”.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The LUMIX FX90 is targeted towards users looking for a stylish, slim and easy to use compact camera”. Four years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 has similar specs to other small, stylish compacts” in their review. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a small, thin, elegant camera that offers some interesting features” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Several customers reckoned that the product was good quality. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said “It's attractive with good build quality, though I have a few minor quibbles with its ergonomics, particularly its tiny zoom lever”.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S5100, and the Samsung WB150F which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-FX90 is 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FX90 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3D compatible digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-FX90 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FX90 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P520, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Coolpix P520, and the Coolpix P510 (£293.00) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-FX90 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FX90, the Lumix DMC-FX90 supports video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-FX90 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX90 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9400.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FX90 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX90.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9400 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this age and type is 14s. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a very long maximum camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Playback Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this digital camera. The playback modes Slide show are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FX90 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FX90 ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FX90 is 1MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. With an internal memory of 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-FX90 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX90.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-FX90 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX90. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX90 have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FX90.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The Lumix DMC-FX90 has one of the smaller minimum apertures (only 2.5) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX90 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 68 out of 100 based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Lumix DMC-FX90 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon Coolpix S9500, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FX90 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-FX90 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX90 the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.5 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FX90 is 850mAh, and the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. At only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FX90.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 120 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The shortest maximum focal length of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,800mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-FX90 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FX90 is 0.01m and the largest is 30m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FX90 that we have checked, the weight of the Lumix DMC-FX90 of 149 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FX90 range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

Released Over Four Years Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FX90.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 125 HS which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2"), the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Samsung MV900F (3.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FX90.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the IXUS 125 HS, or the PowerShot SX220 HS both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the ST96 (5x), or the WB150 (5x) both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, or the Nikon Coolpix S5100 which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P7700 (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FX90 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the IXUS 105 IS, or the PowerShot SX230 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P500 which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix P330 (£169.99) (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P7700 (12.2MP) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Video Format
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Calendar
Album Organization
Tripod Mount
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Networking Feature
Network Ready
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Date Imprinting
Special Features

3 Awards

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Recommended revolucaodigital.net Silver

Expert Reviews

(20)
1 June 2012

The latest Panasonic Lumix FX90 is a good choice indeed if you plan on buying a digital camera that has the added bonus of Wi-Fi connectivity...

23 March 2012

Even the best manufacturer can have its off-days, and the FX90 is certainly not one of Panasonic's better efforts. It's packed with advanced features like touch-screen, Wi-Fi and 3D imaging, but...

24 February 2012

If you want to capture the antics of friends and family and share the images on a social network site or an iPad , then this camera will happily do the job, thanks to its welcome Wi-Fi connectivity...

24 February 2012

The Panasonic Lumix FX90 may lack the option to shoot in raw format, but it's perfect for those who want to shoot and share web-friendly JPEGs without having to process each shot. The camera is...

7 February 2012

While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90...

The Panasonic FX90 is a highly competent, well-made camera with many strengths and a few weaknesses. It's attractive with good build quality, though I have a few minor quibbles with its...

1 February 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FX90 is a pocket sized digital camera with a touch controlled LCD screen. Another big attraction is likely to be Wi-Fi connectivity. This is one of the few digital cameras... Read more…

26 January 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a good range of features to separate it from the competition, such as a fast f/2.5 lens and built-in Wi-Fi. There aren't many cameras which feature built-in Wi-Fi...

Ephotozine

17 January 2012

The Panasonic Lumix FX90 has similar specs to other small, stylish compacts but with added Wi-Fi functions. Unfortunately, there are better alternatives out there fore both photos and video, and...

15 December 2011

In times gone by it was a simple rule of thumb that if you wanted to get a digital compact camera, you went for an optical company such as Nikon, Canon, Pentax or Olympus. As an electronics...

PhotographyBlog.com

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