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Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # CAPSE530B Mfr # 6160B001
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Product Highlights
  • 10.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 12x Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Lens
  • 3.2" High Res PureColor Touch Screen LCD
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 6 Different Image Stabilization Modes
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Face ID Optimizes Faces You Choose
  • Full 1080p HD Video with Stereo Sound
  • Smart AUTO Covers 58 Shooting Situations
  • Thin, Clean Profile and Modern Design

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black) is a fashionably slender and compact digital camera, measuring only 0.8" thick, but all business on the inside. Functional and intuitive design surround the Canon HS System; the perfect pairing between a high-sensitivity 10.1MP CMOS sensor and the speedy DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The sensor and the image processor together deliver amazing low-light performance. The 28mm wide angle lens with 12x optical zoom is further aided by a sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer which automatically chooses from six different modes to give you the best image stabilization for whatever shooting situation you're facing.

An improved Smart AUTO feature further assists by selecting proper camera settings based on a wide range of 58 predefined shooting situations. A Face ID function also helps to capture the perfect exposure and focus for portraiture using a series of pre-registered faces. Smooth Skin and Soft Focus scene modes continue to develop portraiture by helping to diminish blemishes and adding a smoothing glow to your subjects.

In addition to still image performance, full HD 1080p video is supported along with stereo sound, a dedicated movie button, and playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly share your images and video through Canon iMAGE GATEWAY on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube or to a PC. Upload virtually anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch device with the free Canon CameraWindow app, and even share images between Wi-Fi enabled PowerShot cameras.
Slim design with 28mm Wide-Angle lens, 12x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer delivers stunning images and allows you to capture more in your frame.
Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional low-light performance.
Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
A 3.2-inch wide touch panel Pure Color System LCD offers easy and intuitive operation, and Touch Shutter makes shooting easy and interactive.
Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and the new FACE ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.8 Megapixel
Effective: 10.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Max Resolution 10MP: 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens EFL: 4-48 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-336 mm)
Aperture: f/3.4 (W) - 5.6 (T) to f/16
Zoom Optical: 12x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 3.28' (1 m) - Infinity
Auto: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - 19.69" (50 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-3200
Shutter 15 - 1/4000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 6.1 fps
Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 8.2' (0.49 - 2.50 m)
Telephoto: 3.28 - 4.92' (1 - 1.5 m)
Memory
Memory Card Type microSD
microSDHC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.2" LCD Wide Touchscreen (461,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Power
Battery NB-9L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter CA-DC10 (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.4 x 2.1 x 0.8" / 8.6 x 5.4 x 2.0 cm
Weight 5.01 oz / 142 g Camera only
Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black)
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC10
  • NB-9L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.5V)
  • CB-2LB Battery Charger for NB-9L Battery
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • Solution Disk 115 (J/E)
  • Solution Disk 115 (J/E) (JEFIGSCRK)
  • Getting Started (E/S)
  • Wireless LAN Guide (E/S)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CanonPowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White)
     
    4.1

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (37)
    • Good image quality (36)
    • Easy to use (35)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (29)
    • Large clear LCD (28)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (12)
    • No viewfinder (9)
    • Lag / shutter delay (5)
    • No image stabilization (4)
    • Poor image quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (33)
    • Travel (31)
    • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Low light (18)
    • Video (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    that's the most useful camera for me

    I have few Canon cameras, 7D is big not so convenient in carrying with you all the time. Ixus 65 is very good, but can't compare with this one. it's very good for...Read complete review

    I have few Canon cameras, 7D is big not so convenient in carrying with you all the time. Ixus 65 is very good, but can't compare with this one. it's very good for video as well. the only short coming is the battery is too smaller and won't last as long as the Ixus 65. when you sell this products if can provide one spare battery, then I don't need to worry running short of battery.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Thankfully it was on sale

    Practically every camera I own is a Canon, and I had high hopes for this model. My purpose was to have something compact that took pretty darn good photos, at least better than...Read complete review

    Practically every camera I own is a Canon, and I had high hopes for this model. My purpose was to have something compact that took pretty darn good photos, at least better than a smart phone.

    Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Although lightweight and easy to carry, the touch screen is difficult to use, and navigation takes much longer than what I am used to. I have to tap several times to get to the right menu item. I find the older versions much more user friendly with the dials and push buttons.

    I have tried to connect thorugh Wi-Fi on two different servers in my home with no success, so that part of the package is useless to me.

    Photo quality is marginal, especially indoors. This was probably the most disappointing aspect of this camera. I shoot with both point-and-shoot Canons and DSLR Canons, and I will likely fall back to my older models for various reasons. I was about to get one for my husband, but when I ran into these issues, I cancelled by order. I would have sent this back item had it not been so drastically reduced in price.

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    5.0

    Great little camera

    By ze do berg

    from Boston

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

      Amazing photos ang video quality.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      ok, but

      By noname

      from Connecticut

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Micro Sd Memory
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

        This camera is no smaller than my old Elph that got lost or stolen however this one only takes Micro SD memory and has a smaller battery. I see no reason to switch from SD to Micro SD cards. It's not like they made the camera any smaller. Battery life is not great. I wish they retained the prior standard memory and battery.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just the camera I have been looking for

        By Dale

        from Crestwood, KY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

        I use the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 when I don't want to carry a heavy DSLR. It is lightweight and takes sharp photos. This is the second one of these cameras I have bought. So far, I've found no down-side.

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        • No

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        4.0

        i would buy this product again

        By hud

        from ny

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

        its a really cool camra it has tonz of cool features 4 example change 1 color 2 another or puting around a background and im really satisfied
        with the wifi its really usefull as i took a bunch of pic. with my friends yet they left there camra at home so i just sent it 2 them and i didnt even have 2 first download it onto my comp.it even took under 1 min.
        The only bad thing about it is the badderie is very low so i reccomenmd u buy 2 badderies
        overrall its a great camra

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        • No

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        4.0

        The Search is over best cam for price

        By Robshow

        from Rosemount MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Menu Layout
        • Short Battery Life
        • Wifi Setup Complicated

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Nice Camera For Teen
        • Travel

        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

        Camera takes Good pictures for a point and shoot. I will shoot a bit more with it and update if possible. Wifi setup was difficult at best there are far to many steps to take and far to many failure points. However I will say that once setup it works pretty good. (battery will suffer because of this) however if you do intense uploading from camera you can just leave it plugged in when not in use. Regardless of some of the cons I listed as well as others reviews. This camera is by far one of the best in its class.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        The Fantastic Black Box

        By Juan Roberts

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

          Easy to use, Great DOF, perfect size, perfect price, nice selection of software.

          My only issue is that the gloss suface reveals hand oils instantly. I am constantly wiping the cam down to remove fingerprints and smudges.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice camera

          By Stephen

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

            I bought it a month ago.The price is very reasonable and it is quite handy to use. I would definitely recommend it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Camera

            By MS

            from SI

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

              This is a great camera for taking pictures from afar. It's crisp, lite, and useful.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Thaiguy

              from New Jersey

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                It is small, compact, and easy to use. For the price, you're getting a good deal.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Amazing compact zoom camera

                By Laura

                from Los Angeles CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  Camera really compact and solid, great photos and great zoom

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  great product!

                  By abe

                  from ny,ny

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer
                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                  I bought this camera for my both of my daughters.
                  They love them!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By Deb

                  from Ny

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                  Awesome camera!! Cool effects. Would died buy.

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                  4.0

                  great little camera

                  By cm314

                  from philly, pa

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  I just got this camera as an upgrade to my old point-and-shoot and like it very much. It's compact and does well with low light. No complaints!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very nice

                  By Doc

                  from Lubbock, Tx

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Poor Image Stabilization

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                  The camera is used for typical everyday photos. We love the size and light weight of the camera, and the "non-slip" surface which we didn't know it had. Its a little difficult to learn to use, but mainly because its more advanced than other cameras we have had. first time Canon user and we hope its not the last. Some pictures aren't in good focus.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera for the money

                  By b and h fan

                  from ny

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  Great camera.

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                  2.0

                  Thankfully it was on sale

                  By PMR

                  from US

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Poor Image Quality
                  • Poor Image Stabilization
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Snapshots

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                  Practically every camera I own is a Canon, and I had high hopes for this model. My purpose was to have something compact that took pretty darn good photos, at least better than a smart phone.

                  Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Although lightweight and easy to carry, the touch screen is difficult to use, and navigation takes much longer than what I am used to. I have to tap several times to get to the right menu item. I find the older versions much more user friendly with the dials and push buttons.

                  I have tried to connect thorugh Wi-Fi on two different servers in my home with no success, so that part of the package is useless to me.

                  Photo quality is marginal, especially indoors. This was probably the most disappointing aspect of this camera. I shoot with both point-and-shoot Canons and DSLR Canons, and I will likely fall back to my older models for various reasons. I was about to get one for my husband, but when I ran into these issues, I cancelled by order. I would have sent this back item had it not been so drastically reduced in price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Really Good Camera

                  By Mailman

                  from Downey, California

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                    I've only had this little jewel for two weeks. It feels really good in your hands and takes very nice photographs. I read some negative opinions in other reviews; though, respectfully, I think they were written by inexperienced people. The touch screen seems fine too. I haven't tried the wifi option yet. The video is also excellent. The shutter response is good, as is the auto focus. Once the wrist strap is attached you can hold the camera in the palm of your hand, very convenient and good for candid shots of your children. The price I paid at B&H was really inexpensive.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    dissapointed

                    By schak attack

                    from chicago il.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • size

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • No Viewfinder
                    • Overall Quality
                    • Poor Flash
                    • Poor Image Quality
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    pix quality fair, not good.
                    WFI setup terrible.
                    Low light quality awful.
                    touch screen slow and lacking.
                    worst Cannon product I ever had

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                    5.0

                    Good product fast shipping

                    By wing

                    from 48183

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • Limited Zoom
                    • No Viewfinder
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                    canon made good camera.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Small but good

                    By Jbe

                    from New York

                    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                    Really small camera but very good at what it's supposed to do.

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