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Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless 10.1 Megapixels Digital Camera with Nikkor 10-30mm VR Zoom Lens, CMOS CX Sensor, 3.0" Display, USB, Black

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About Nikon V1

Nikon 1 System A breakthrough in technology and design
At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, a culmination of years of dedication to advancing digital imaging technologies. Witness outstanding system performance, high-speed dual image processors, state-of-the-art focal-plane phase detection auto focus and the fastest data transfer rates. Superior image quality, tone reproduction, advanced noise reduction, and an ability to create a whole new type of image are all delivered with the new Nikon 1.

Advanced hybrid AF puts the focus in your control
Nikon 1 V1 delivers an amazing 10fps speed in autofocus and 60fps in manual mode. Even fast moving action is rendered with amazing clarity thanks to an incredible 73 point AF array

Features to bring photography into the incredible
Work like a pro with an advanced set of features that extend creativity. Flexibility comes to your workflow allowing composition with either the electronic viewfinder or Live View LCD panel during both still and movie work. Extend your lighting range by tapping the multi-accessory port and connect the small, yet powerful Speedlight unit. Capture perfect audio for all movie needs by plugging a high quality microphone (support for Nikon's ME-1 Microphone with the AS-N1000 adapter) into that same port. There's even an optional GPS unit that records longitude, latitude and altitude.

Motion Snapshot brings the memory to life
Certain glances at life just cannot be retold with merely a single photograph. Bring to life those incredible times by injecting personal interpretation through Motion Snapshot.

Simultaneously capture Full HD (1080p) movies and photos
Work with both high resolution photos and Full HD (1080p) movies to bring even more creative expression to life. Start recording at the touch of a button. See a moment you'd like as a still? Hit the shutter. Autofocus keeps everything in focus, even when working double duty to record movies and photograph stills. Elevate production with the addition of varied frame rates in 30/60/400/1200fps.Don't be hindered by working in just one mode Nikon 1 flexibility gives you more.

Let the camera do the work with Smart Photo Selector
For times when you prefer to just be in the moment and let the camera do the work, move the dial to Smart Photo Selector. You find the best moment. Nikon 1 V1 will capture it.

Low light
An advanced innovative Nikon super high-speed AF CMOS imaging sensor, wide ISO range and option to select the best lens for the job gives you even more control over the light. Produce amazing photos in all those moody environments.

Electronic viewfinder
Accustomed to framing your images with a viewfinder? The Nikon 1 gives photographers the option to work with flexibility using either the 1,440,000 -dot (SVGA) electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the large high resol ution, 921,000-dot (VGA) LCD panel with 100 percent view.

EXPEED 3 Processor
EXPEED 3 marks the culmination of years of dedication to advancing digital imaging technologies. At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, with dual image processors, to deliver outstanding system performance, high-speed processing, state-of-the-art phase detection autofocus and the fastest data transfer rates.

Intuitive simplicity
Easy access to advanced features are hallmarks of the Nikon 1 system. From the ultra intuitive command and features buttons, easy-to-understand menu and fast lens mount

LCD monitor
Check your creativity: frame and share your creations on the large and sharp 3.0-inch LCD color display. An ultra-high resolution VGA screen featuring 921,000-dots shows every detail to precision. An anti-glare coating renders easy viewing of photos and HD movies, even outdoors

Speedlight
For instances where available light is not enough to properly illuminate subjects, or when special lighting effects are desired, usethe optional Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight. Plug this compact device into the i-TTL hot shoe. Angle the device up, down, left or right and bounce light to your creative advantage. No batteries are required to power this device.

1 NIKKOR Lenses
Compact, light, high performance optics

Express quality with the revolutionary new 1 NIKKOR lens system. Don't be limited by a single fixed focal length select from a growing selection of lenses that incorporate Nikon's vibration reduction (VR II) technology for blur-free images. Aspherical elements keep lenses compact while maintaining high quality. A silent stepping motor (STM) keeps autofocusing quiet especially during movie recording. Compactness brings portability, whether using the single focal length 10mm or the 30-110mm telephoto. 1 NIKKOR extends a heritage of precision symbolized by durability, superior image quality and optical excellence

Nikon V1 Features

  • Elevate Creativity to New Heights: Compact and highly portable, the Nikon 1 V1 goes everywhere you go. Amazing images captured with a highly responsive autofocus plus super fast shooting speed. Touch a dial and capture Full HD (1080p) movies. Snap high resolution still photos even while you record!
  • Focus Without Hesitation: Nikon 1 V1 delivers an amazing 10fps speed in autofocus and 60fps in manual mode, courtesy of a unique combination of contrast and focal plane phase detect autofocus
  • Professional Touches Extend Versatility: Extend your lighting range by tapping the multi-accessory port and connect the small, yet powerful Speedlight unit
  • Motion Snapshot Brings the Memory to Life: Bring to life those incredible times by injecting personal interpretation through Motion Snapshot. In a single click, your vision takes flight - bringing moment, motion and sound to light
  • Extend Your Creativity: Work with both high resolution photos and Full HD (1080p) movies to bring even more creative expression to life. Autofocus keeps everything in focus, even when working double duty to record movies and photograph stills
  • Only the Best Photo Returned: For times when you prefer to just be in the moment and let the camera do the work, move the dial to Smart Photo Selector. You find the best moment. Nikon 1 V1 will capture it
  • 1 NIKKOR Lenses: Express quality with the revolutionary new 1 NIKKOR lens system. Don't be limited by a single fixed focal length-select from a growing selection of lenses that incorporate Nikon's vibration reduction (VR II) technology for blur-free images
  • Low Light: An advanced innovative Nikon super high-speed AF CMOS imaging sensor, wide ISO range and option to select the best lens for the job gives you even more control over the light. Produce amazing photos in all those moody environments
  • Electronic Viewfinder: Accustomed to framing your images with a viewfinder? The Nikon 1 gives photographers the option to work with flexibility - using either the 1,440,000 dot (SVGA) electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the large high resolution, 921,000 dot (VGA) LCD panel with 100 percent view
  • EXPEED 3 Processor: At the heart of Nikon 1 is EXPEED 3, with dual image processors, to deliver outstanding system performance, high-speed processing, state-of-the-art phase detection autofocus
  • Intuitive Simplicity: Easy access to advanced features are hallmarks of the Nikon 1 system. From the ultra intuitive command and features buttons, easy-to-understand menu and fast lens mount, you'll be expressing thoughts and visions as never before
  • LCD Monitor: Frame and share your creations on the large and sharp 3.0 inch LCD color display. An ultra-high resolution VGA screen featuring 921,000 dots shows every detail to precision. An anti-glare coating renders easy viewing of photos and HD movies, even outdoors
  • Speedlight: For instances where available light is not enough to properly illuminate subjects, or when special lighting effects are desired, use the optional Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight. Plug this compact device into the i-TTL hot shoe
  • V1 Versus J1 Features: Smaller camera, 1.4 million dot high resolution EVF that automatically activates when the user raises the camera to their eye, Multi-Accessory Port for attaching options such as the new SB-N5 compact speedlight, or the GP-N100 GPS module, a stereo microphone input for professional quality audio.

Nikon V1 Specifications

Camera Type
Digital camera with interchangeable lens
Lens Mount
Nikon 1 mount
Picture Angle
Approx. 2.7x lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
Effective Pixels
10.1 million
Sensor Size
13.2mm x 8.8mm
Image Sensor Format
CX
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
Total Pixels
12 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels)
Still Images (3:2 aspect ratio): 3872 x 2592, 2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
Smart Photo Selector (3:2 aspect ratio): 3872 x 2592, 2896 x 1944, 1936 x 1296
Movie Mode (16:9 aspect ratio): 3840 x 2160 (1080/60i), 1920 x 1080 (1080/30p), 1280 x 720 (720/60p)
Motion Snapshot (16:9 aspect ratio): 3840 x 2160
File Format
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Selected Picture Control can be modified, User-customizable Settings
Storage Media
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Card Slot
1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge
Viewfinder
Color LCD viewfinder, 0.47 inches(1.2cm) TFT LCD approx 1.44m dot with diopter adjustment function
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
100% Approx.
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1 m
Lens Aperture
Electronically controlled
Eye Sensor
Camera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use
Shutter type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
Fastest Shutter Speed
Electronic Shutter: 1/16,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV
Mechanical Shutter: 1/4,000 sec. in steps of 1/3EV
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 sec. in steps of 1/3EV with either Electronic or Mechanical Shutter
Flash Sync Speed
Electronic shutter: 1/60 sec.
Mechanical shutter: 1/250 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting
Yes
Shutter Release Modes
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous
Mechanical
Electronic
Electronic [Hi]
Self-timer mode
Delayed remote
Quick Response Remote
Interval Timer Shooting
Frame Advance Rate
Electronic [Hi]: Approx. 10, 30 or 60 fps
Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual focus, S Shutter- priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster and other settings at default values)
Shooting Speed at full resolution
5 frames per second 10, 30 or 60 fps using Electronic (Hi) shutter
Self-timer
2, 5, 10 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Remote Control Modes
Delayed remote (2 sec)
Quick-response remote
Exposure Metering System
TTL metering using image sensor
Metering Method
Matrix, Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame, Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area
Exposure Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Scene Auto Selector
Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto
Shooting Modes
Still Image (3:2), Smart Photo Selector (3:2), Movie (HD 16:9), Movie Slow Motion (8:3), Motion Snapshot (16:9)
Exposure Compensation
±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO Sensitivity
100-3200
6400
Active D-Lighting
On, Off
Autofocus System
Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF), AF-assist illuminator
AF-area mode
Single-point AF: 135 focus areas, Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas, Subject tracking, Face-priority AF
Focus Lock
Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Focus Modes
Auto (AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Full-time Servo (AF-F)
Manual Focus (MF)
Flash Control
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available with optional SB-N5 flash unit
Flash Mode
Fill-flash
Slow sync
Red-eye reduction
Slow sync with red-eye reduction
Rear curtain with sync
Rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged
Accessory Shoe
Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available with optional SB-N5 flash unit
White Balance
Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie Metering
TTL metering using image sensor
Movie Metering method
Matrix
Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on select focus area
Movie File Format
MOV
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
AAC
Movie Audio recording device
Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Optional external ME-1 stereo microphone
Movie
HD: 1920 X 1080/60i
HD: 1920 X 108/30p
HD: 1280 x 720/60p
Slow-motion: 640x240/400fps
Slow-motion: 320x120/1200fps
Motion Snapshot: 1920x1080/60p (plays at 24p)
Audio file format: ACC
Movie file format: MOV
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
921,000 Dots
Monitor Type
TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
Interface
USB: Hi-speed USB
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory hot shoe used for designated accessories
Video output: NTSC/PAL
Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
GPS
Optional GP-N100 GPS unit
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Norwegian, Thai, Turkish
Daylight Savings Time Settings
Yes
World Time Setting
Yes
Battery Type
EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
350 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter, Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Operating Environment
32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C) Less than 85% humidity (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 inches / 113 x 76 x 73.5 mm
Weight
10.4 oz. (294 g)
Mfr #
27504
SKU
INK1V1BK

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4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Its size makes it easy to carry, and the quality of the pictures is impressive.

As always, the purpose of a review is to find ways to improve a product. To make the V1 perfect (for me), Nikon should do three things. First, I don't like the location of the dial mode as it changes by itself when you carry the camera. The wheel should either be smaller or moved slightly to the left. Second thing I miss: I use the eye sensor to take my pictures rather than the screen. Yet after I take the picture, I miss the picture popping on the larger screen for a quick evaluation. This i...

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As always, the purpose of a review is to find ways to improve a product. To make the V1 perfect (for me), Nikon should do three things. First, I don't like the location of the dial mode as it changes by itself when you carry the camera. The wheel should either be smaller or moved slightly to the left. Second thing I miss: I use the eye sensor to take my pictures rather than the screen. Yet after I take the picture, I miss the picture popping on the larger screen for a quick evaluation. This is not yet available as a setting. Finally, the V1 does not have a small pop-up flash, and it should. But for these three details, I love the light weight of this system and its ease to carry around.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Spot Focusing is missing

The 1V1 does not have "spot focusing". Without "spot focusing" it is impossible to shoot, for example: A bird in a tree; a background subject with foreground items. The dealer side stepped this issue even after I asked several times about "spot focus". I am EXTREMELY dissapointed and find the camera to be useless. When will Nikon address this and issue firmware to add spot focusing to the 1V1?

Reviewed by 19 customers

 
5.0

Ideal Travel Camera

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The Nikon 1 V1 is my camera body of choice when traveling. It's built-in electronic view finder and numerous other features rival the performance of a DSLR. With Nikon's release of new and optically superb, yet small, Nikkor lenses for the Nikon 1 system, I can carry two Nikon 1 camera bodies, six Nikkor lenses, and numerous accessories in one small backpack.

 
5.0

Powerful camera in a small body

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I find the more I use the V1 the more I appreciate it. The image quality is outstanding and the AF and the camera's overall speed is off the charts. This camera is so much fun my D600 and D700 are spending more time in the bag.

 
5.0

Great Camera!!!

By

I own a Nikon 1 J1 but missed a EVF. The Nikon 1 V1 EVF is great!! I have a Nikon D700 and the Nikon 1 V1 is a great duo in my bag!!!

 
5.0

High Performance Camera In A Small Package

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Got a V1 with a 10-100mm zoom several weeks ago and have been using it constantly. I have a D7000, but I was really looking for something smaller and less obtrusive to take with me everywhere I go, since I live in NYC. The V1 has all the features of a dSLR without all the dials and buttons to distract you. Images with the V1 in RAW are sharp and after some post editing, are very colorful with a "film-like" quality that I love. Changing settings on the V1 requires you to go into the menu, and I've read reviews where users criticized that feature. To tell you the truth, my experience using the menu to change shooting mode, ISO, AF, etc, has been quite easy, after initially learning the way it works. It's almost as fast to change settings as if you were using a dSLR. The ISO "range" feature is totally awesome on this camera. Light is always changing, so if you set the ISO to 100-400 or 100-800, you don't have to constantly change ISO for different situations. You have to read the light right when shooting this camera since images taken at ISO 1600 and 3200 can be noisy and need noise reduction adjustments in post editing. But I love the 10fps with the mechanical shutter. I love the design and the way it feels in the hand. It just looks really, really cool. The great thing about the V1 is its size and portability. It's awesome for street shooting and travel, as well as photojournalism. I shoot part-time freelance for a local newspaper and have taken the V1 along with my D7000. With the flash on the V1, the photos were totally useable for the newspaper.....and I don't even have any prime lenses for the V1 yet. I plan on getting the 10mm f/2.8 and 18.5mm 1.8. I also highly recommend you use one of the tiny flash units made for the V1 whenever you shoot indoors. I have the SB-N7. I love what Nikon is doing with their 1 System mirrorless cameras and I hope they continue it. I see myself using the V1 90% of the time over the bulky and heavier dSLR. You sacrifice a tiny bit of image quality but at 1/4 the weight and bulk of a dSLR/lens combo, I'll choose the lighter, less conspicuous V1 anytime.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Full featured, compact

By

A great camera, now discontinued. The 400fps video is fantastic. With the FT-1 lens adapter the AFS VR 70-300mm becomes 200-800mm equivalent. At 400fps, hand held, jitter becomes slow pan. Also has interval shutter (time-lapse). Some may not like 10 megapixels, only 5 times the size of a 1080p monitor. 10mp is plenty of crop space!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera

By

Great little camera. I have used this camera since it first came out and it is much better than a point and shoot and so much smaller and lighter than a DSLR. I have the flash and the FT 1 adapter so it will do anything that I need for it to do. Battery life is great and no batteries needed with the flash. Runs using the camera battery. I also have a adapter so that I can use Leica lens on the Nikon 1 body. Have to shoot all manual and use a hand held light meter but the images are great. With a 35mm 1.8 G series lens on the Nikon 1 you get a great portrait lens.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

If only Nikon weren't afraid of shooting itself in the dSLR foot

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It's a good point and shoot with the ability to change lenses. So who's this camera for? - people who don't want to bother with the bulk of a huge dSLR - people who feel like paying a lot for a tiny sensor that makes iphone bokeh look amazing - people who know how to take great photos regardless of what camera they use In short, if Nikon had placed an APS-C sensor in this thing from the beginning, they'd be eating the Sony NEX series and company for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love my D7000, but mirrorless cameras (Sony NEX) are fast matching image quality of DX camera bodies, lenses are just a matter of time. Many pros are beginning to switch. And if I had to choose between this tiny sensor and another competitor using APS-C, I think I'll take the APS-C of a competitor. I'm planning to replace my DX camera and lenses with a mirrorless. So far, the 1 series is not for me. IMHO, Nikon should make a bold move and allow itself to succeed (i.e. Nikon D7000, which except for a few exceptions it threw the D300s into the back seat, but hey! It became a legend) just toss power into that mirrorless and give us a real camera. Or at least correct the D600 dust issues (lol, how that get in here?) jk, I think you guys can do much better if you stop trying to play Apple. It's not a bad camera, but the competitors are being more aggressive.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Seems to be intentionally just short of perfect

By

After all the noise that followed the launch from the online community which is never satisfied with anything, we got to see what this camera could really do, and it is impressive. Responsiveness is great on all counts. The feel is nice and it is simple enough for anyone to use, yet flexible enough to tackle a wide range of subjects. It is however a flawed product, but it does not need to be. It appears Nikon decided to leave these flaws in place and I can't for the life of me understand why. Auto-preview cannot be turned off for the EVF - this would take a firmware update - yet we don't see it. Most frustrating of all is the absence of a solution for off-camera flash, and this from the company I consider to be the master of off-camera flash. An adapter to regular hot-shoe, an adapter to PC-sync port, a speedlight that is CLS-compatible. For goodness sake guys ANYTHING. Give us something to use for off-camera flash. Who makes these crazy design decisions? It's not even a design decision, it's an accessory decision. If anyone reads this, please do something.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Poor rear design causes problems

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The dial on the rear has no detent. When shooting, holding the camera can cause it to move to different positions including from picture to movie. Very annoying. I see the 1 V 2 has this dial on the top which would make it much more difficult to accidentally move. Handles well, good photos, carries well. But ending up with a movie when I want a photo..... I put a piece of tape on the dial to hold it but.... I will try to trade it in for a 1 V 2.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing shots!

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I bought this camera to travel with since i was sick of lugging my dslr everywhere with me on vacation. The build quality is great, and the picture quality is amazing. I barely take out my dslr anymore, I prefer to shoot with this camera now.

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Sam R  Is there any lag like with a point and shoot camera, or does this camera work more like a tradtional DSLR?
ROBERT M  It is amazingly fast
Sam R  Thanks Robert. Can't quite decide whether to get one of these or a D7000 as an upgrade to my D80. Sounds like the V1 has no shutter lag which would be great for a smaller camera. Thanks again.
Sam R  Is there any lag like with a point and shoot camera, or does this camera work more like a tradtional DSLR?
ROBERT M  It is amazingly fast
Sam R  Thanks Robert. Can't quite decide whether to get one of these or a D7000 as an upgrade to my D80. Sounds like the V1 has no shutter lag which would be great for a smaller camera. Thanks again.
Sam R  Is there any lag like with a point and shoot camera, or does this camera work more like a tradtional DSLR?
ROBERT M  It is amazingly fast
Sam R  Thanks Robert. Can't quite decide whether to get one of these or a D7000 as an upgrade to my D80. Sounds like the V1 has no shutter lag which would be great for a smaller camera. Thanks again.
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