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Toshiba Camileo Clip
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Toshiba Camileo Clip Camcorder

5MP 85g CMOS Aug 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The new splashproof CAMILEO CLIP Full HD mini camcorder is prepared to weather rough outdoor conditions: clip it to your jacket and record the action from your point of view. At only 85g and not... More
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31 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this video camera rated it as 70%.

Reasonably Priced

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Jwebb wrote in their review “This is good value for the money”. Mr. M. A. Reed wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “As far as videocameras go, this is a model that produces affordable, good quality results.”. Wayne Lake gave the product a score of 4 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder four years ago “Excellent value for money”.

Some Toshiba Camileo Clip owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “All in all an absolute bargain” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Mfl mentioned “Is it really worth it?The Camileo feels cheap, looks cheap”.

One Toshiba Camileo Clip owner thought it was cheap. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “It’s great for children or to use in places you don’t want to wield your expensive smartphone” .

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Easy to Use

Several people agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned “This has to be one of the simplest electronic devices to use ! 👍 I bought this nifty little video camera pre-owned” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo Clip and rated it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Its ease of use is good compared with my flip ultra”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Out, which is handy”.

One Toshiba Camileo Clip owner who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Toshiba Camileo Clip “It's light, easy to hold and the buttons are well positioned” .

One Toshiba Camileo Clip reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Gratuitousviolets said “If you've got a little experience with computers then this should be easy to set up even without needing to refer to the instructions” in their review.

One customer who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo Clip considered that it was easy to use the menus. Mgreviews wrote on Amazon “Once you find your way around the options changing the setting's is also simple”.

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Good Product Quality

Seven Toshiba Camileo Clip owners wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba Camileo Clip was good quality. Four years ago Amazon Customer said in their Toshiba Camileo Clip review “So much better in picture quality than the Toshiba camileo b10, which I bought same time, same price, also from amazon”. Gratuitousviolets rated the Toshiba Camileo Clip as excellent and wrote in their review of the Toshiba Camileo Clip on Amazon “Can't believe something so small has such an incredible picture quality either (even on the stills, as usually on a camcorder”. Gratuitousviolets also said “The video quality will be perfect”.

Good Technical Features

Some people thought it had good features. Mgreviews said “The video camera element has some great features, one being the slow motion function” in their Toshiba Camileo Clip review and rated this camcorder 80 out of 100. Mgreviews also wrote “The camera has some good features as well”. Mgreviews also wrote “Now for the summary, overall a good camcorder with some nice features”.

Nice Design

A number of customers concluded that this camcorder was good looking. Gratuitousviolets wrote in their review of the Toshiba Camileo Clip on Amazon “Picks up colours and action beautifully” and scored the product 5 stars. Mfl said on Amazon “About as stylish as a potato with carrot buttons” in their Toshiba Camileo Clip review.

One customer who bought it considered that it was a good design. Mgreviews wrote “The design is OK” in their review.

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Robust

A few customers said in their reviews that the Toshiba Camileo Clip was strong and durable. Kristian Nielsen said in her Toshiba Camileo Clip review on Amazon “It is a handy, sturdy and very easy operated product”. Mfl said on Amazon five years ago “It has a sturdy clip on the front, hence the name” but even so they only rated it 40 out of 100. Mfl also mentioned “The snowboarders, mountain bikers and rugged climbers may be tempted”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who reviewed it said that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer rated it 4 stars and mentioned “The device has a small screen to view and preview images”. Mfl said in their review of the Toshiba Camileo Clip on Amazon “It has a miniscule screen” but they only scored it 2 stars.

Good Support

One customer thought the product had good technical guidance. Mr. C. Friskney mentioned in their Toshiba Camileo Clip review “The picture jumps all over the place, even using stabilisation, its unwatchable! Even using the best stabilisation software doesnt help - the frames are blurred” yet they gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Camileo Clip which are not Full HD, the Toshiba Camileo Clip is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price], and the Camileo P20[pl_2251043_price] both from Toshiba or the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo Clip, the Camileo Clip has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Olympus LS-20M[plb_1691558_price], or the Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Toshiba Camileo Clip has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Camileo Clip also have an HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_2109552_price], and the Samsung F90BN[plb_1538898_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Camileo Clip supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. Most video cameras of this type and age support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This Toshiba camcorder also supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

When compared to other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo Clip that we have checked the effective megapixels (image) of, the Camileo Clip's effective megapixels (image) of 16 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo Clip is 1.3MP, the highest is 16MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 7MP.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Toshiba Camileo Clip is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Sepia" and "Skin tones" are also found on this Toshiba video camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Camileo Clip supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this Toshiba camcorder support a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1944.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

The worst supported still image resolution across similar types of camcorder is 640 x 480.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of exposure modes found on the Toshiba Camileo Clip is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This video camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Camileo Clip.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Camileo Clip, the Toshiba Camileo Clip has a built-in display.

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider include the HDR-PJ50E[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p|480p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Very Long Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to the Camileo Clip the battery life (CIPA standard)s range from 260 shots to 1,600 shots, and the average battery life (CIPA standard) is 540 shots. The battery life (CIPA standard) of the Camileo Clip of 1,600 shot is one of the longest amongst comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Camileo Clip is more than most medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Camileo Clip. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Toshiba video camera.

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Light

The weights of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Camileo Clip range from 76g to 3.3kg. The Toshiba Camileo Clip is one of the lightest medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 85 grams) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, tecnozoom.it and diskidee.nl this Toshiba video camera has an overall expert rating of 65%.

Unexceptional Brand

Medium total megapixels video cameras built by Toshiba have unexceptional ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just medium total megapixels video cameras) and found that Toshiba also has unexceptional ratings across its entire range.

Poor Battery Life

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba Camileo Clip did not have a good battery life. W. Moore mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Poor focus using the camera and poor battery life - tried to return” . W. Moore also mentioned “This is no replacement as most photo's blur unless you have the steadiest of hand and the battery life is poor, needing a constant recharge, even when not used”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Toshiba Camileo Clip owner who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo Clip considered that it was not heavy and bulky.

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Camileo Clip range from 1.5" to 4". When compared to other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Camileo Clip that we have checked, the Camileo Clip's display diagonal of only 1.5 inches is one of the smallest.

If you want a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the CAM150BU/37[pl_1394755_price] (2"), or the CAM101BL/00[pl_1396276_price] (2") both from Philips or the Vivitar DVR785[plb_2069430_price] (2") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the Camileo Clip do not have an interchangeable lens. The Camileo Clip is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Flash Memory

At only 0.125 gigabytes, the Camileo Clip has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest flash memory of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Camileo Clip is 0.12GB, the biggest is 160GB, and the average flash memory is 24GB.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to the Camileo Clip the internal storage capacitys range from 0.016GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 33GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 0.125 gigabytes, the Camileo Clip has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo Clip are not 3D. The Toshiba Camileo Clip is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Toshiba Camileo Clip does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo Clip also do not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Camileo Clip does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the PJ200E[pl_363159_price], the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Camileo Clip is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and type are also not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price], the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price], or the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The lowest video capturing speed of camcorders of this age and type is 30fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 40fps. With a video capturing speed of only 30 frames per second, the Toshiba Camileo Clip has one of the lower video capturing speeds amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The Camileo Clip has a greater number of included cables than most comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on camcorders of a similar type and age to the Camileo Clip.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Camileo Clip

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the Camileo Clip over four years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Toshiba Camileo Clip has a relatively typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo Clip.

Alternative 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price], or the JVC GZ-GX1[plb_1286357_price].

If this camcorder maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Camileo X150[plb_1474876_price] (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Toshiba Camileo Clip has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Camileo P25[pl_1479221_price] (16x and higher rated), or the Camileo P20[pl_2251043_price] (16x and higher rated) both from Toshiba or the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price] (16x and higher rated).

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Average Video Recording Time

At 1.5 hours, the Camileo Clip has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo Clip.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.5h video recording time camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders with a longer video recording time that might be worth looking at include the F90BN[pl_1538898_price] (1.6h), or the HMX-QF30[pl_1535885_price] (1.67h) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
Webcam Capability
Camera Playback
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Hand Strap
Cables Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Auto Focus
Minimum Processor
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Auto Exposure

Expert Reviews

(3)
3 November 2012

Not the best image quality, but it?s great for children or to use in places you don?t want to wield your expensive smartphone...

Design
Dimensioni
Full hd
Peso
Sensore BSI
Colore
11 June 2012

De Camileo Clip is ui­ter­aard geen ver­van­ger voor een vol­waar­di­ge cam­cor­der, maar omdat hij zo klein en licht is kun je hem altijd en overal bij je hebben om gelijk wat vast te...

18 December 2011

La nuovissima Toshiba Camileo CLIP è una mini videocamera unica nel suo genere che associa alla perfezione caratteristiche rugged a portabilità e versatilità, senza perdere di vista l'obiettivo...

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 15 December 2014 by Graham Kemp
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this item when I had a nasty b***h call the police on me and my german sheppard now I take it out on all dog walks stops idiots making up stories , now have two.

Reviewed 28 October 2014 by Music Fan
(Verified Purchase)

The picture didnt reflect the product, that is very different from what I expected to receive. This is what arrived (...).

Reviewed 1 February 2014 by Jwebb
(Verified Purchase)

I am so excited this little camcorder came so quickly. I have always wanted a camcorder but they have always been out of my price range. This is good value for the money. The colour is a pinky /... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2014 by Amazon Customer

This has to be one of the simplest electronic devices to use ! 👍 I bought this nifty little video camera pre-owned and pretty pink !! Still, undeterred I charged it up, popped in an SD... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2014 by Sabina Helen Merrett
(Verified Purchase)

Because it really is an o.k little camera for little money, did not like the way you delete films or photo's a lot to do, would I recommend it yes I would recommend this little camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba pa3997u1c1, toshiba pa3997u1c1w, toshiba pa3997u1c1b
Barcodes 00022265180143, 00022265180150, 04026203930483, 04026203932265, 04026203956384, 04026203964761

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