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Nikon Coolpix S9700 Digital Camera

£282.13
Compact Camera 16MP 30x Nov 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Six industry awards
Reasonably priced
The Nikon Coolpix 9700 is a 30x compact zoom that captures nice photos
139 Reviews + 6 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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The Nikon Coolpix 9700 is a 30x Compact Zoom That Captures Nice Photos

Fourty-three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned on CNET.com “The Nikon Coolpix 9700 is a 30x compact zoom that captures nice photos”. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Zoom 30x dans un botier trs compact, qualit d'image (photo et vido), performances globales, tendue des modes de prises de vue incluant les modes manuels”. Three years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “With its 30x and similar compact form-factor” in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review nonetheless they gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100.

Three people considered that the product was heavy and bulky. Deembee gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Little bit chunkier than I expected”. Brian wrote in his review of this digital camera “Also the camera feels quite bulky” nonetheless he only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Kra 203 wrote in their review of this digital camera “A little more bulky than the S9500 which was ideal”.

Two owners who purchased the product thought it was thin. Expert website Businesstoday.intoday.in said “The Nikon S9700 has got a slim body design”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was a good body shape. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote three years ago “The camera is off to a strong start thanks to a stylish body and an impressive list of features including Wi-Fi, GPS”. The Bookworm wrote on Amazon “I have always owned Nikon camera's since they came with a metal body and film” in their review of this digital camera although they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Two customers who bought it thought it was easy to carry around. Mr. L. A. Remon wrote on Amazon “I took this on holiday this year as its very easy to carry, looking at the photos on return just as good as the DSLR” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago James Craig gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Easy to carry and plenty of features” in his review of this digital camera.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Twelve customers reckoned that the product was good value for money. Steve he said on Amazon two years ago “Brilliant Quality Camera with an amazing Lens at a bargain price”. Paul Zabludow mentioned “Great value, superb quality Nikon” in his review of this digital camera. Last year Esther G said on Amazon “At this price this wasn't good enough” although she scored it 3 stars out of 5.

Three customers wrote that the product was expensive. Ev gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Then, what sort of weirdo puts an expensive piece of kit in their hand bag or pocket with no case” in their review of this digital camera. David gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote on Amazon “It's difficult so far to escape motion blur and it's quite expensive”. K. Chessell wrote in their review of this digital camera “Frankly rather expensive”.

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Nikon camera has received six awards from experts in digital cameras.

The editors of review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Digitaltrends.com and Camera Labs all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites both liked this Nikon camera. This medium megapixel camera received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website PC Mag.

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Average Expert Reviews

Twenty-one experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews have rated this Nikon camera on average 74 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this Nikon digital camera rated this camera 86 out of 100 on average. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lots of great features, high image quality in tricky conditions” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Brenton Miller wrote on Amazon two years ago “Perfect condition and cool camera with amazing features!” in his review of this digital camera. M. Aust mentioned “So what I was searching for was a camera that had all the great features of the Sony”.


Design

And it Has a Full Assortment of Shooting Modes from Basic Automatic to More Creative Options Including Full Manual Control

Twenty people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Cnet.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9700 on CNET.com three years ago “And it has a full assortment of shooting modes from basic automatic to more creative options including full manual control”. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned also three years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is – simply put – a joy to use” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Pcmag.com said in the same month “The 16-megapixel compact packs a 30x zoom lens, full manual control options, integrated Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Menus agrables utiliser”. In the same month Northern Snapper scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Superb lowlight settings”. Susman wrote on Amazon “The navigation menu has a range of settings and functions for casual users”.

One person who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Michelle Kitchen said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Awesome product produces good quality pictures and very simple to set up and use in all sorts of situations! Great!” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. Richard Everitt said three years ago “The 30x zoom may sound appealing; but; trying to hold the camera steady enough to capture what you think you are pointing at is more by good luck than judgement” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Image Quality Through ISO 800

Thirty-four customers thought it was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good image quality through ISO 800” and scored it 80 out of 100. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “The Nikon Coolpix S9700 puts big zoom power and nice photo quality (snugly) in your pocket” and scored the product 70 out of 100. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “We prefer the quality of the images we took with the Cano” .

Robust

Nine customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. Robin Perks wrote “Excellent build quality, light and easily fits in your pocket” in his review of this digital camera. Susman said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This particular model has built in Wi-Fi, so the user is able to transfer images to your iOS or Android phone using the Wireless Mobile Utility app” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Steve mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Its well made, controls are plentiful, anti-shake is great”.

Four owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9700 said that it was strong and durable. The Bookworm said “Still feels sturdy”. David mentioned on Amazon “Feels sturdy, made of the right materials”. J. Davison mentioned on Amazon “Frankly disappointing.I use a Nikon SLR which is a magnificent, robust piece of equipment” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was sealed. Alan Dean said on Amazon “Opening the Sony package it was sealed with their secure sticker”.

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Goodlooking Images

Eleven customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Digitaltrends.com mentioned three years ago “Goodlooking images” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S9700 is the top of the range digital compact camera from the Style series” in their review of this digital camera. Robin Perks mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Reference manual needs to be downloaded as the quick-start manual that comes with it is pretty basic”.

Two people thought it was well designed. Digital Versus mentioned “Nicely designed userfriendly menus” in their review of this digital camera. One customer who purchased this digital camera said that it was neat. Nigel Fortnam mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Great neat camera, so much so that my brother has nicked it !”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Ipaduser mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The the motor for the zoom lens is jammed making an awful noise”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S9700 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Support

Good Support

Six people mentioned that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Ephotozine three years ago “A 3inch screen, high speed shooting, full HD video, manual controls, built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned “This 16 Megapixel camera also offers 1080p video, full manual control”. David mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “I only shoot in manual mode; it's easy to adjust the aperture”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix S9700.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper camera such as the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (£319.99).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon P510 (£293.00) which has better reviews; or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony NEX-3NL (£293.90).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S9700 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon P510 (£293.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix S9700 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a tripod mountable.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228.00) or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (£319.99).

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix S9700 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four owners who bought it considered that it had a good battery life. Tim Williams mentioned two years ago “As a result the battery drains quickly” in his review of this digital camera. Virginia Plain mentioned “I have to leave the camera switched on until the battery wears itself out (luckily, this doesn't take too long!) then re-charge the battery” .


Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. The Coolpix S9700 has one of the bigger optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 30x optical zoom cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (£319.99) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 700 millimeters, the Coolpix S9700 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 18mm to 1,500mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of 3.7, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S9700 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony NEX-3NL (£293.90).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S9700 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 220MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB. At 329 megabytes, the Coolpix S9700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Coolpix S9700 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S9700 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S9700 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon Coolpix S9700 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S9700 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S9700 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Mauvais Verrouillage Du Flash

Fourteen owners who bought it thought it did not have a good flash. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Popup flash doesn't lock closed securely” . Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com three years ago “The 9700's flash is poorly located, as are the stereo mics” in their review of this digital camera. Nothingwired.com said “Mauvais verrouillage du flash” in their review of this digital camera.

Zoom 30x

Fourty-eight people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Pc Mag mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review on PC Mag “30x zoom range”. Two years ago Camera Labs gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “30x optical stabilised zoom”. Nothingwired.com wrote “Zoom 30x nh gn Cht lng video tt Hiu sut nhanh Nhiu ch chp t t ng c bn n sng to” .

Eight customers agreed that this digital camera had a good lens. Three years ago Paul D Bryden he wrote “What's good?Picture quality - a good lens - pretty good even at 30x”. Virginia Plain wrote “The lens extended fully and made a horrendous noise - like the noise of a piece of card attached to the moving spokes of a bicycle wheel” in her review of this digital camera. Virginia Plain also said “The lens fully extends as soon as the camera is switched on” in her review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Chris gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on Amazon “Sharp auto focus and brilliant picture quality”. Three years ago Mr. Richard Everitt said on Amazon “Power up time is quite good so is the auto focus.” however he only gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100.

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “While we think the SX700 has a better image stabilization system, both cameras take good photos” in their review of this digital camera. Susman wrote “The Image stabilisation is pretty good, so when zooming right in on your subjects - shaky hands shouldn't cause any real camera blur” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Goede Video Stabilisatie

Nine people who reviewed the product considered that it was good for video recording. Imaging Resource.com wrote two years ago “Goede video stabilisatie”. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Wide range of movie modes” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. David wrote on Amazon “1080p video recording is easy to start up”.

3in 921k Dot OLED Screen

Five owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen. Two years ago Camera Labs mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S9700 review “3in 921k dot OLED screen”. Camera Labs also wrote “Builtin Wifi and GPS with map display” in their review. Dab gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “We bought this camera to replace our old digital camera as this has a bigger display and a much longer zoom on it” in their review of this digital camera.

Goodlooking Images

Fifty-one customers agreed that it was able to produce good images. Pc Mag mentioned “In-camera image filters” in their review of this digital camera. R. Turnbull said three years ago “The quality of my photos are stunning” in their review of this digital camera. Smarty Pants mentioned on Amazon “The camera produces clear crisp images while zooming in the distance”.

Three customers considered that the Nikon Coolpix S9700 had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on CNET.com “It has very good shooting performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people agreed that it was good in low light. Princess wrote “It takes excellent photos, especially in low light”. Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. David wrote on Amazon “It has a CMOS sensor; the type used in DSLRs.- A whopping 30x zoom” in his review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100.

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. M. Aust gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon three years ago “It was a good decision!I have been playing with it in various situations and mostly I am delighted with the clarity and sharpness of the images” in their review of this digital camera.

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Smart TV

Builtin GPS

Thirteen customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it had gps. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Builtin GPS” . Imaging Resource.com mentioned two years ago “Mogelijkheid voor GPS”. Imaging Resource.com also wrote “Impressive zoom, detailed images, color reproduction, inbuilt GPS and WiFi, manual controls” in their review.

One customer wrote that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “However it also adds NFC connectivity for quick and easy pairing”.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208879465, 00018208940233, 00018208940271, 00018208940318, 05054230628522, 05054230628546, 05054230949252, 08033737553411, 08033737553848, 08033737553855

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