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Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi Digital Camera

16MP 5x CMOS Oct 2014
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Achieves High Image Quality Even When Shooting Underwater, Night Scenes, And Landscape Inside the compact body of the WG-30 are a five-times optical zoom lens with an approx. 28mm wide-angle... More
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32 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 70 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, WG-30 Wi-Fi owners rated this digital camera 74%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people thought this digital camera was able to produce good images. Ayjay wrote “One thing; I've found that using the 2 second timer really helpful, to make sure my hands are steady, before the picture is taken” in their Ricoh WG-30 review and rated the Ricoh WG-30 as very good. Raquel Rita mentioned on Amazon “Has a good image quality” in her review but despite that she only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Ricoh WG-30 owner said that the product had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer said “Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well” in their review.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Knightknight mentioned in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 on Amazon two years ago “DThe camera is packed full of options such as HDR and low light mode which works great”.

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Robust

Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Ayjay said “The other shooting modes [including the underwater mode] are easy to select - I'm no David Bailey.” in their Ricoh WG-30 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Ayjay also mentioned “Plus the shape and texture of the outer casing is easy to get a good grip on - even under water! Fortunately the Pentax WG-3 is very easy to use”. Stephen Spiers mentioned in the same month “After a bit of practice the underwater mode games amazing picture results even in slightly murky” in his review of this digital camera.

A few people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera last year “Solid, robust camera, wifi needs work”. Knightknight wrote in their review of the Ricoh WG-30 on Amazon “Is very well built”. Photographyblog.com said “HDR mode built in”.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was reliable. Raquel Rita mentioned on Amazon in January last year “The waterproof feature seems to be reliable.” nonetheless she rated it 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

Two people agreed that the Ricoh WG-30 was easy to use. One customer who bought the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Ayjay wrote on Amazon “I've not encountered any problems navigating the settings and shooting with the WG-3” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

One customer considered that the Ricoh WG-30 had a good lens. Two years ago David Speedy said “Dropped it many times and its lens protection is excellent” however despite that he only rated it 40 out of 100. One person said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Raquel Rita said in her review “The focus is fast” .

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

Some Ricoh WG-30 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Stephen Spiers wrote in his Ricoh WG-30 review “I got some great movies of shoals of fish”.

Good Product Quality

A few people who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Solid construction with great picture quality” in their review. Finian rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “It takes good quality photos and video”. Mrs. L. Crawford mentioned in their review “Excellent quality”.

Good Connectivity

Several Ricoh WG-30 reviewers who reviewed the Ricoh WG-30 concluded that it was wifi compatible. Two years ago Knightknight mentioned on Amazon “The wifi is great and works really well”.

Good Technical Features

A few Ricoh WG-30 owners reckoned that it had good features. Jon Pearson wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “Yes it has been great, all good features, fantastic pictures”. Photographyblog.com wrote “Has a number of other interesting features”.

Good Support

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Stephen Spiers gave the Ricoh WG-30 an excellent review score and he mentioned in his review “No problem with the waterproofing (I followed instructions very carefully”.

Good Size

One Ricoh WG-30 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good structurally.

Ricoh Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

On average Ricoh waterproof cameras have good reviews as do all cameras produced by Ricoh.

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Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it thought it was quick to charge.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], and the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price] is also worth considering.

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Waterproof

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also are waterproof.

There are a number of other waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], or the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price], the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830[plb_1721140_price], and the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Ricoh camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The closest focusing distances of cameras of this age and type range from 0.01m to 0.7m.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi have motion JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 49fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a greater number of photo effects than most waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Ricoh digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1464, 2048 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the WG-30 Wi-Fi is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this Ricoh digital camera. The flash modess Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Ricoh digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi 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 supported by cameras of this age and spec. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi is a digital camera that takes 300 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of this age and spec.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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TFT Display

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a TFT display which is better than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi the display ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a greater number of power sources than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this digital camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £28.92

The price of the WG-30 Wi-Fi has increased by £28.92 in the last 17 days.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The WG-30 Wi-Fi does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi which have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], or the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the WG-30 Wi-Fi does not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], or the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The WG-30 Wi-Fi does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], or the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The WG-30 Wi-Fi is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi do not support wi-Fi. The WG-30 Wi-Fi is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price], or the Olympus Stylus TG-3[plb_2354846_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The WG-30 Wi-Fi is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a greater number of camera file systems than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Ricoh camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "PRINT Image Matching III" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.03s, the longest is 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 9.6s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. This Ricoh digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (125) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 130.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this waterproof camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|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.

If the memory card type of this waterproof camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830[plb_1721140_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic DMC-FT5[plb_1943538_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 7.2 times zoom factor, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 7.2x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the WG-3[pl_1993993_price], or the WG-3[pl_2680803_price] both from Pentax or the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price].

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Stylus Tough TG-830[pl_1721140_price], or the Stylus Tough TG-850[pl_2167574_price] both from Olympus or the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Stylus Tough TG-830[pl_1721140_price], or the Stylus Tough TG-850[pl_2167574_price] both from Olympus or the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 172 grams, the WG-30 Wi-Fi has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Ricoh WG-30 Wi-Fi has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the WG-30 Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XP150[plb_1678754_price].

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Pentax WG-3[plb_2680803_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Freezeproof
Crash Proof
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(2)
4 November 2015

The Ricoh WG-30 Wi-fi is a ?tough? camera, which is waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof and crushproof. It features a 16 million pixel, back-illuminated 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, and has a number... Read more…

Waterproof to 12m
Shock and dropproof
Impressive macro mode
6 LEDs for macro shooting
HDR mode built in
Doesn't feature a panoramic mode
Optical zoom not available during video recording
Red LED light flashes every time you take a photo
Tripod socket position
Noise in images
27 February 2015

Ricoh satser stort på små undervandskameraer, og WG-30W er navnet på et nyt robust kamera i flokken. Det tåler slag og stød og har indbygget wi-fi, hvilket er et særsyn i genren.WG-30W... Read more…

Rugged and durable
Easy to hold and carry
Great for handheld macro and extreme macro photos
Dedicated mounting accessories available
Reliable wireless functionality
Very poor LCD screen
Mediocre image quality
No mechanical image stabilization
No optical zoom while recording videos
Overpriced

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Solid construction with great picture quality. Wifi interface not the greatest however remote shooting performs well. Would benefit from having a share to cloud option.

Reviewed 20 March 2016 by KS
(Verified Purchase)

Didn't try this in the outdoors as the screen & photo resolution were so poor I returned it after some trial shots.

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Dai
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good,early days yet but very ok.

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Cotswold Willie
(Verified Purchase)

A robust camera that meets everything and more of anything demanded of it. Inevitably it is capable of much more than I can master. Managing the details can be a bit of a puzzle.

Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Saphi78
(Verified Purchase)

So much fun. The macro is awesome on this...

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