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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 Digital Camera

18.1MP 30x MOS Feb 2014
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28 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Panasonic digital camera has an average expert rating of 78% based on five expert reviews from sites including computerbild.de, Chip.de, CNET.de and digitalkamera.de.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 4,645 expert and owner reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other brands.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 owner said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Freeman Lynn wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 on Amazon “Great zoom lens by Leica which delivers very detailed images at 750mm equivalence”.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 owner who purchased it thought it had a good zoom.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 which do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The optical zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

There are a number of alternative 30x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (50x and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this compact camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a quite high megapixel (18.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

There are a number of other 18.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price].

If this Panasonic camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Powershot ELPH 150 IS[plb_2321377_price] (20MP).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], and the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been available for more than two years. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Panasonic camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4000 x 3000, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 4896 x 3264, 4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 4896 x 2752, 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 1840, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3664 x 3664, 2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 4. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type that we have assessed, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Lumix DMC-TZ61 of 720 millimeters is one of the longest. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent", "Manual" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Fairly Big Extra/Smart Zoom

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have extra/Smart zooms of between 1.3x and 96x. With an extra/Smart zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the bigger extra/Smart zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the bigger battery capacitys (1,250 milliampere * hour) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 830mAh.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (8) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

Across all the cameras of this type and age the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP. With a total megapixels of 18.9 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 450,000 pixels. At 920,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions 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 resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-TZ61 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 is a camera that takes 300 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 are not 3D. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TZ61 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is one of the heavier compact cameras that were released more than two years ago (214 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The digital zooms of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 range from 1x to 810x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price].

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TZ61. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB. With an internal memory of only 12 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera also have a resolution at capture speed of 1280x720@25fps and 640x480@25fps. Across all compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61 the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TZ61.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a MOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ36[pl_1725803_price], the DMC-LF1[pl_1727132_price], and the DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price] all from Panasonic is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Panasonic camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] (CMOS), or the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (CMOS) both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(7)
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Umfangreiche Ausstattung, exzellente WiFiFunktionen, kompakte Abmessungen
Klassenbliche Bildqualitt (im ReisezoomSegment)
30fachZoomobjektiv mit enorm groem Brennweitenbereich 24 bis 720mm nach KB)
Mit 24mm sehr brauchbarer Weitwinkelbereich
Sehr kompaktes Kameragehuse (bezogen auf 30x Zoom und den hohen Funktionsumfang
Kein Ladegert im Lieferumfang, kleiner Bildsensor
Display nicht klappbar
Sichtbarer Schrfeabfall an den Bildrndern und am Teleende
Der elektronische Sucher ist nur schwach aufgelst 201.000 Subpixel)
Keine Ladeschale mitgeliefert (Akku muss in der Kamera geladen werden)
12 December 2014

Kompaktkameras sind Kameras mit festem Objektiv und vor allem wegen ihrer Mobilität und dem günstigen Preis beliebt. COMPUTER BILD hat 25 Modelle getestet.Es muss nicht immer die teure... Read more…

19 September 2014

Die DMC-TZ61 überzeugt als kompakte Reisekamera mit exzellenter Ausstattung und vielen Hightech-Funktionen. Zu den Highlights zählen Wi-Fi, GPS und das intuitive Bedienkonzept. Gemessen am...

18 July 2014

Die TZ41 ist eine beliebte Reisekamera. Mit ihrem kompakten Gehäuse und dem großen Zoombereich ist sie ideal für jede Situation. Mit der TZ61 legt Panasonic beim Nachfolgemodell noch einen... Read more…

13 June 2014

Mit ihrem hochauflösenden Display, den Tasten sowie Einstellräder und der sehr guten Bildqualität bei Videos überzeugt die Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61 in der Praxis. Wie die Laborwerte ausfallen,...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Freeman lynn

A really good camera on several fronts. Great zoom lens by Leica which delivers very detailed images at 750mm equivalence. Lots of features to do with usability such as, manual focussing, aperture... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Freeman Lynn | 2 Comments

A really good camera on several fronts. Great zoom lens by Leica which delivers very detailed images at 750mm equivalence. Lots of features to do with usability such as, manual focussing, aperture... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmctz61, panasonic dmctz61e, panasonic dmctz61eg, panasonic dmctz61egk
Barcodes 05025232775385, 05025232775392

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