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Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB
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Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB Digital Camera

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10.1MP 5x CCD Jun 2011
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COOLPIX L23The perfect camera for anyone just starting out in photography, the COOLPIX L23 boasts a host of automatic technology for perfectly effortless shooting. Wherever you are and whatever... More
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One Industry Award

The expert at Gadgetspeak.com strongly endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

Some Nikon Coolpix L23 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 reckoned that it was easy to use. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk five years ago “This budget offering hopes its simplicity and ease of use will attract those who’ve not made the switch to digital photography”.

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use, comfortable handling”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 thought it was able to produce good images.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “It is aimed at photography begiiners and has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent”.

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Robust

A few people reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “It's a decent build” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix L23 concluded that it was good value for money. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 on Ephotozine “If you are a photography beginner or are looking to buy a present for a child then the Nikon Coolpix L23 is good value for money”.

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Five years ago expert website Cameras.co.uk gave the product a rating of 73 out of 100 and said “Although it is relatively cheap there are other digital cameras that offer better value” in their review.

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Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and said “The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a digital compact camera that costs in the region of £60-70, so it's wrong to expect the camera to do absolutely everything” in their review. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated the Nikon Coolpix L23 4 stars and wrote “Although the Coolpix L23 is not one of the smallest digital cameras it is compact enough to fit in” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix L23 reviewer thought the Nikon Coolpix L23 had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix L23 “After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen” and scored the Nikon Coolpix L23 70 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L23 review “The COOLPIX L23 has enough features to tempt, although the image quality”.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix L23 owner wrote that it was good quality.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], or the X10[pl_1150_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_1873851_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX20B[plb_1543754_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix AX550[plb_1672381_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price].

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Has One White Balance

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is a two number of batteries supported camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448 and 3584 x 2016. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.7) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of this age and type is 10 and the biggest is 160.

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20 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review website gadgetspeak.com scored this Nikon camera 67 out of 100.

Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a fairly small normal focusing range (tele) (only 0.6 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB. The smallest normal focusing range (tele) of cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 0.2m and the biggest is 3.5m.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10.1MP cameras and we think the IXUS 500 HS[pl_362181_price], and the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-LX5[plb_1047477_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the XZ-10[pl_1873249_price] (12MP), or the VH-510[pl_1941110_price] (12MP) both from Olympus or the Nikon 570[plb_2049075_price] (12MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1/2.9"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 1/2.9"". That's 20% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best optical sensor size is 4/3"" and the worst is 1/3"".

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB do not support Full HD video. The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price].

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Not 3D

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB are not waterproof. The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that were released around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the IXUS 130[pl_1644860_price], and the IXUS 230 HS[pl_1504252_price] both from Canon or the Samsung 690[plb_1280674_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB that we have checked the total megapixels of, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB's total megapixels of only 10.34 megapixels is one of the least. The total megapixelss of cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that came out more than two years ago is 4,700, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 52,000. At only 1,600, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The worst video resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras of this age and type the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB have combined zooms of between 3x and 290x. With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the smaller combined zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of this age and spec have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm. The Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Nikon released the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price], the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price], and the Canon A810[plb_408150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the 3200[pl_1729050_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a relatively average weight (170 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 170g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price].

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Average Display Diagonal

The COOLPIX L23 + 4GB has a pretty typical display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the IXUS 130[pl_1644860_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[pl_987590_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] (3" and higher rated), the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Canon Powershot S200[plb_2175840_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Digital SLR

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(1)
21 November 2011

Gadgetspeak.com

I hesitate to use ?entry level? about any camera from Nikon. The Nikon Coolpix L23 is a small digital camera and probably the nearest thing they do to ?point and shoot? however this is still a... Read more…

Easy to use, comfortable handling
5x optical zoom, low price
Poor image quality

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vma752e1, nikon vma754e1
Barcodes 00018208856091, 00018208856107, 00018208856114, 00018208856121, 00018208856138, 00018208920754, 00018208920778, 00018208920792, 00018208920815, 00018208920846, 00182088560918, 00182088561076, 00182088561144, 00182088561212, 00182088561380, 05711045307980, 05908219984737

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