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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.3MP 21x Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Able to produce good images
Good looking
447 Reviews

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Samsung digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Ephotozine who concluded that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100 based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Samsung camera rated it as outstanding. 673 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 7,714 user and expert reviews (including 433 verified purchases), Samsung has good ratings for its cameras. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Samsung digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Expensive

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the product was expensive. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Optical zoom makes my expensive lens look like a waste” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Sndmind wrote “Works great user friendly has all the bells and whistles of a more expensive camera!” in their review of this digital camera. Yoperk said on expert review site Walmart.com “My daughter, who has lots of very expensive camera equipment, was really impressed with what this camera can do” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Value for Money

Fifty-four people who reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 considered that it was good value for money. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Easy to use at a very good price” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. They also said “Value Good Size Fast” in their review. And also mentioned “Great sell price”.

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the product was expensive. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Optical zoom makes my expensive lens look like a waste” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Sndmind wrote “Works great user friendly has all the bells and whistles of a more expensive camera!” in their review of this digital camera. Yoperk said on expert review site Walmart.com “My daughter, who has lots of very expensive camera equipment, was really impressed with what this camera can do” in their review of this digital camera.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Seven people who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “It needed virtually no instruction from right out of the box”. They also wrote “Onscreen instructions” in their review. Two years ago Sillywillie gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “It was easy to follow instructions”.


Design

Easy to Use

One hundred and thirty-three people who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Easy to use and great pictures” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Very easy to use” in their review. And also wrote “Ease of use by beginner”.

Sixteen owners concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Website Bestbuy.com said three years ago “Manual settings” . They also wrote “Different settings and ease of switching to them during picture taking” in their review. And also said “This camera is able to produce pictures in a variety of settings”.

Eight people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to setup. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Numerous functions which were fairly easy to set up”. Three years ago Dreamaway said “It was so easy to set up and begin using right away” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Datastar wrote on expert review site Bestbuy.com also three years ago “It was easy to setup on an Android device” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Thegolfmac1 gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “The grip design is very ergonomic and comfortable”. Learn2btechno said in their review of this digital camera “This camera has many of those same features and if you're comfortable with using those devices, then you'll love this camera”. Mr D Hambling mentioned “The camera has a comfortable feel, large display” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Looking

Twenty-seven people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good looking. Website Bestbuy.com said “Portraits come out beautiful” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Beautiful display” in their review. Coradiane gave the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “It is so easy to use and it is a beautiful designed camera”.

Eleven customers reckoned that it was well designed. Website Bestbuy.com said “Great features and stylish design” in their review of this digital camera. Bendrob wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Walmart.com “Really well designed, easy to use camera with more features than most people will ever really use”. Bryan19929 said in their review of this digital camera “Its sleek and stylish design and its resolution” .

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Strong and Durable

Ten owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Three years ago expert review site Liveatpc.com said “The GALAXY Camera 2 is built a lot sleeker despite the size increment”. Two years ago Stxphotog mentioned “This camera is awesome and excels at daytime photos and takes decent snapshots in low light with it's built in flash”. Mtngrl gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Walmart.com “The built in modes for auto adjustments are perfect for all occasions”.

Three customers concluded that this digital camera was strong and durable. Four years ago website Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The pictures come out clear and focus even if you do not have a sturdy hand”. Jemmafur wrote “The camera feels sturdy and looks nice too” in their review of this digital camera but they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Brandon5000 said “Great zoom and very durable” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Three years ago Tman64 wrote “They are reliable”. In the same month 1gaucho said “Unbelievable CAMERA has all the fixtures and very dependable”. Mr a mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The phone is very nice reliable”.

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Good Quality

Seventy people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Bestbuy.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “High quality shots”. They also said “Awesome picture quality” in their review. And also mentioned “The pictures are high quality”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240|640 x 480|768 x 512|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when this camera was released.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon Coolpix A (£577.97), the Sony RX100 III (£558), and the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£394) are also worth considering.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

Cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2.7" and 4.8". At 4.8 inches, the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony RX100 III (£558), the Olympus Stylus 1S, and the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£394) are also worth considering.

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Features Bluetooth

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 features bluetooth. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Features Album Organization

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 features album organization. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature album organization.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Olympus Stylus 1S, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£394), or the Fujifilm X10 (£469) which all of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Samsung digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3960 x 2640, 4096 x 2304, 2592 x 1944 and 1984 x 1488 and 1024 x 768.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480.

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16.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.3 megapixels camera.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sony RX100 III (£558) (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Sigma DP3 Quattro (£734.75) (29MP and higher rated).

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Cameras of this type and age have optical zooms of between 1x and 30x. The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has one of the bigger optical zooms (21 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (483 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 28mm to 720mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 23 millimeters, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of this age and spec is 21MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 8,192 megabytes, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a headphone outputs.

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Has an HDMI

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has an HDMI, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a battery charger included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Voice Recording

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Nine customers thought it was heavy and bulky. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Bulky camera” .

Triza said two years ago “Can get heavy if held for a long time like taking videos!”. Three years ago Loverofgreatcoffee wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is a little large and heavy for carrying around in your pocket”.

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Average Weight

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a relatively average weight (285 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Compact

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 was compact. Website Bestbuy.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Small and compact”. They also said “Compact Size” in their review. Three years ago expert website Techradar.com mentioned “It's a much more unusual option than the standard compact” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Nine customers thought it was heavy and bulky. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Bulky camera” . Triza said two years ago “Can get heavy if held for a long time like taking videos!”. Three years ago Loverofgreatcoffee wrote in their review of this digital camera “It is a little large and heavy for carrying around in your pocket”.

Seven owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to carry around. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Easy to carry and use”. Theo112226 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Takes good quality pictures at low light and easy to use” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Weezy wrote “Good size- easy to carry nice pictures wish it had better instructions” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Crna said on expert website Walmart.com “Liked camera great features classic design lightweight and great price even if it is refurbished would recommend to purchase if looking to buy a smart camera” in their review of this digital camera. Cloudryder scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com three years ago “So far great pictures, lightweight”. Maddiebrown94 said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bestbuy.com in the same month “Small and lightweight enough to not get in the way”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was a good size. Isparks mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “The screen is just the right size and the camera itself is a good size to carry” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Battery

394 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 is a camera that takes 394 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Samsung camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Samsung digital camera.

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Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

Across all the cameras of this age and type the flash recharging times range from 4s to 10s. At only 4 seconds, the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 has a fairly fast flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Smart TV

Loads of Connectivity Options

Four owners who bought the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Dp Review rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Loads of connectivity options”. Website Bestbuy.com said “Social media connectivity”. They also mentioned “Web connectivity” in their review.

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had email functionality. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Email photos directly from camera” in their review of this digital camera. Ratrod1 gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Easy to email them to my account without having to connect it to my computer”. Kj123 said “Love being able to email pictures right from the camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Focusing

Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.057m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.1m. When compared to other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera, the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200's closest focusing distance of 0.1 meters is one of the largest.

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Able to Produce Good Images

Three hundred and three owners who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Website Bestbuy.com said “Sharp and clear picture” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Takes really good pictures” in their review. And also mentioned “Remarkable photos”.

Eleven customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Size and resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Susie said “Great camera, has a multitude of shooting possibilities” in her review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Three years ago Alfmeister13 mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “If you are into shooting videos” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Eight customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in low light. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera. Cviews rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Walmart.com three years ago “The camera still compensated for the low light and produced a bright, clear image”. Larrycards mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “Excellent in low light situations”.

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Good for Video Recording

Thirty-one customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Video is amazing”. They also said “Easy to share pictures and videos with Android” in their review. Bendrob mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It takes really nice video in a variety of conditions also”.

Good Flash

Six customers said that it had a good flash. Larrycards said “Flash works well” in their review of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Artlove mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Flash is great! The macro mode for close ups is perfect, almost like having an additional lens”. Two years ago Pali wrote “+ have panorama option Con - do not have continuous shoots - bad camera flash position” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Zoom

Fourty-nine customers who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good zoom. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned two years ago “Zoom seems to work great”. They also said “The zoom” in their review. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.com.au said “With the shooting flexibility of a long zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners agreed that this digital camera had a good lens. Website Bestbuy.com wrote four years ago “Great pictures for a fixed lens camera” . An anonymous reviewer mentioned in her review of this digital camera “The lens are awesome” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Jjsjr wrote on expert website Walmart.com “This camera has a better lens and focus at distance” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Two customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good autofocus.

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Impressively Large, Sharp Screen

Fourty customers who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 agreed that it had a good screen. Dp Review mentioned “Impressively large, sharp screen” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago website Bestbuy.com said “Touch screen does it all”. They also mentioned “Love the touch screen” in their review.


Features

Good Features

Sixty-eight people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “You can be a beginner or a professional and appreciate the features” . They also wrote “Easy of features and great battery life” in their review. And also mentioned “Lot of features”.


Power

Improved Battery Life

Twenty-six people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Three years ago website Digitalone.com.sg wrote “Battery life has been improved significantly” in their Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 review. Website Digitaltrends.com mentioned also three years ago “Good battery life, Android adds lots of functionality” in their review of this digital camera. What Digital Camera scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Improved battery life”.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05054230628669, 08806085972087, 08806085982062, 08806085982079, 08806085982086, 08806085982093, 08806085990623, 08806085991552, 08806085998032, 08806085998063, 08806085998070, 08806086034227, 08806086045940

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