Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Digital Point & Shoot Camera
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Digital Point & Shoot Camera

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About Panasonic DMC-FZ2500

Pro Video Quality

With the LUMIX FZ2500 4K evolves with the variety of practical functions video enthusiasts and professionals want:

  • Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160 / 24 fps
  • QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / up to 30 fps) video recording in MOV / MP4
  • Ultra-high bitrate Full HD video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) / 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording duration limi

Everything in the Right Place

A quick-stability grip minimizes hand fatigue while well-placed front/rear dual dials enable quick control over shutter speed and aperture. Plus, a supporting button, lever and switch layout provide intuitive, comfortable control for both photo and video shooting.

OLED Live View Finder

The OLED Live View Finder (2,360k-dot) provides exceptional visibility (10,000:1 contrast) for perfect framing in direct sunlight conditions. High 0.74X magnification (35mm camera equivalent) and a wide-viewing angle improves overall visibility.

1-inch 20.1 MP Sensor

The large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel 4K High Sensitivity MOS Sensor provides impressive details even at high ISOs (ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600), which enables impressive defocus with a shallow depth of field.

The Venus Engine

The LUMIX FZ2500 Venus Engine enables the high-quality image captures and high-speed signal processing required for 4K video recording, while sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color reproduction are dramatically improved.

20x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens

A bright LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (F/2.8-4.5) resists blurring, while its angle of view extends from 24mm wide-angle to 20X optical zoom. This lens meets Leica's stringent standards in the MTF value and in the suppression of ghosts and flaring.

Hybrid Photo / Video Lens

An internal guide-pole mechanism provides smooth, stable zooming, and dramatically suppresses image shift. A galvanometer-drive iris — used in professional video cameras— smoothly catches up with sudden changes in brightness to assure smooth, seamless iris control, even when zooming.

Ultra High Speed DFD Focusing

DFD (Depth From Defocus) instantly calculates the distance to the subject to achieve ultra-fast focus lock even at 7 fps burst shooting with AFC or 12 fps burst shooting with AFS.

The Unique Focus

Stunning macro photos can be shot with minimum focusing distance of 3cm for flowers, insects and more.
The unique Focus Stacking function enables you to adjust the focus after shooting by layering and combining multiple images in-camera. Great for macro shots.

Convenient Lens Barrel Controls

A dual-ring control system enables focusing and zooming. ND filter and three Fn lens barrel buttons offer smooth, convenient video operation. WB color temperature settings and slow and quick zoom settings can be assigned to the Fn buttons.


Built-in ND Filter

The lens barrel's quick access to ND filters which are essential for creative video shooting to maintain exposure levels with a fixed shutter speed or an open aperture in high brightness.


4K Photo

Panasonic 4K technology lets you turn video into photography with 4K PHOTO. Simply play back a 4K video sequence recorded at the blistering speed of 30fps to select your single best image for truly unmissable moments.

Live Output via HDMI

Real-time HDMI output (4:2:2/8 bit or 4:2:2/10 bit) to an external monitor is possible via an optional micro HDMI cable. A feature highly prized by professional video producers.

CINELIKE D and V Gamma

“CINELIKE D” and “CINELIKE V” video for rich, cinema-like gradation.

Optional V-Log L Upgrading

An optional Upgrade Software Key (sold separately) enables log video recording (V-Log L) with exceptional flexibility, as well as a wider dynamic range for color grading in the post-production process. It boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops, and the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table) can be used in common.

Video based GUI

Set the GUI to reflect the technical language of video for Shutter Duration/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Shutter Duration/dB.

Time Code

An SMPTE-compliant Time Code in either Rec Run or Free Run count-up method makes it easy to synchronize multiple video footage or sound sources in the post-production workflow. Drop Frame or Non-Drop Frame is also selectable in the 59.94Hz or 23.98Hz setting.

Global Video Formats

Built-in global video formats and bit rates are provided in four recording formats: AVCHD and MP4, or MP4 (LPCM) and MOV for editing ease. Bit rates up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), with no recording duration limit. System frequencies: 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (CINEMA)

Microphone & Headphone

A variety of connection terminals are available: 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jacks, and 2.5mm jack for remote control. And with the DMW-MS2 Stereo Shotgun Microphone (sold separately), you can switch these settings on the camera menu: Stereo, Lens Auto, Shotgun, Super Shotgun and Manual.

Slow / Quick Motion

The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets you record videos with slow or quick motion, such as 120 fps / 5X in 24p playback, all in Full HD. The slow/quick motion function also lets you switch between 1/2X slow and 2X quick motion in a single video while recording..

Dolly Zoom

This technique zooms only the background, without changing the subject's size. A technique often used to express feelings, such as confusion, distress or surprise.

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ2500 offers a hybrid mix if photo and 4K video capture features that make up its backbone. The FZ2500 is built around a large 1-inch 20.1 Megapixel sensor and bright 20X LEICA VARIO-ELMART F2.8-4.5 lens. 

Video professional will enjoy features like "CINELIKE D" and "CINELIKE V" for cinema-like gradation, V-Log L upgradability, time code, live HDMI output (4:2:2/8 bit or 4:2:2/10 bit), lens ND filter controls, custom video GUI, and a system frequency selectable from 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (CINEMA). Combining all that with edit worthy MP4 (LPCM) and MOV, bit rates extended up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), and no recording duration limit, and it's a video producer's dream camera. 

Traditional photo enthusiast benefit from all this 4K video prowess because Panasonic's 4K technology has changed photography for the better with new creative tools like 4K PHOTO, Focus Stacking, and Focus Stacking built-in. 

Pro Video Quality 
 With the LUMIX FZ2500 4K evolves with the variety of practical functions video enthusiasts and professionals want: 

• Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160 / 24 fps 
• QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / up to 30 fps) video recording in MOV / MP4 
• Ultra-high bitrate Full HD video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) / 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording duration limit 

Everything in the Right Place 
 A quick-stability grip minimizes hand fatigue while well-placed front/rear dual dials enable quick control over shutter speed and aperture. Plus, a supporting button, lever and switch layout provide intuitive, comfortable control for both photo and video shooting. 

0.74x Large OLED Live View Finder 
 The OLED Live View Finder (2,360k-dot) provides exceptional visibility (10,000:1 contrast) for perfect framing in direct sunlight conditions. High 0.74X magnification (35mm camera equivalent) and a wide-viewing angle improves overall visibility. 

A tilt/swivel rear touch feature-enabled monitor adds the freedom to capture unusual perspectives. Just touch to immediately set focus or release the shutter. 

Large 1-inch 20.1 MP Sensor 
 The large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel 4K High Sensitivity MOS Sensor provides impressive details even at high ISOs (ISO12800 / Extended ISO25600), which enables impressive defocus with a shallow depth of field. 

The Venus Engine 
 The LUMIX FZ2500 Venus Engine enables the high-quality image captures and high-speed signal processing required for 4K video recording, while sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color reproduction are dramatically improved. 

20x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 
 A bright LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (F/2.8-4.5) resists blurring, while its angle of view extends from 24mm wide-angle to 20X optical zoom. 

This lens meets Leica's stringent standards in the MTF value and in the suppression of ghosts and flaring. 

Hybrid Photo / Video Lens 
 An internal guide-pole mechanism provides smooth, stable zooming, and dramatically suppresses image shift. A galvanometer-drive iris - used in professional video cameras - smoothly catches up with sudden changes in brightness to assure smooth, seamless iris control, even when zooming. 

Ultra High Speed DFD Focusing 
 DFD (Depth From Defocus) instantly calculates the distance to the subject to achieve ultra-fast focus lock even at 7 fps burst shooting with AFC or 12 fps burst shooting with AFS. 

Macro Photography to 3cm 
 Stunning macro photos can be shot with minimum focusing distance of 3cm for flowers, insects and more. 

Convenient Lens Barrel Controls 
 A dual-ring control system enables focusing and zooming. ND filter and three Fn lens barrel buttons offer smooth, convenient video operation. WB color temperature settings and slow and quick zoom settings can be assigned to the Fn buttons. 

Built-in ND Filter 
 The lens barrel's quick access to ND filters which are essential for creative video shooting to maintain exposure levels with a fixed shutter speed or an open aperture in high brightness. 

Unmissable Moments With 4K Photo 
 Panasonic 4K technology lets you turn video into photography with 4K PHOTO. Simply play back a 4K video sequence recorded at the blistering speed of 30fps to select your single best image for truly unmissable moments. 

Adjust Focus After Shooting 
 The unique Focus Stacking function enables you to adjust the focus after shooting by layering and combining multiple images in-camera. Great for macro shots. 

Live Output via HDMI 
 Real-time HDMI output (4:2:2/8 bit or 4:2:2/10 bit) to an external monitor is possible via an optional micro HDMI cable. A feature highly prized by professional video producers. 

CINELIKE D and V Gamma 
 "CINELIKE D" and "CINELIKE V" video for rich, cinema-like gradation. 

Optional V-Log L Upgrading 
 An optional Upgrade Software Key (sold separately) enables log video recording (V-Log L) with exceptional flexibility, as well as a wider dynamic range for color grading in the post-production process. It boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops, and the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table) can be used in common. 

Video based GUI 
 Set the GUI to reflect the technical language of video for Shutter Duration/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Shutter Duration/dB. 

Time Code 
 An SMPTE-compliant Time Code in either Rec Run or Free Run count-up method makes it easy to synchronize multiple video footage or sound sources in the post-production workflow. Drop Frame or Non-Drop Frame is also selectable in the 59.94Hz or 23.98Hz setting. 

Global Video Formats 
 Built-in global video formats and bit rates are provided in four recording formats: AVCHD and MP4, or MP4 (LPCM) and MOV for editing ease. Bit rates up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), with no recording duration limit. 

System frequencies: 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (CINEMA) 

Microphone And Headphone Terminals 
 A variety of connection terminals are available: 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jacks, and 2.5mm jack for remote control. 

And with the DMW-MS2 Stereo Shotgun Microphone (sold separately), you can switch these settings on the camera menu: Stereo, Lens Auto, Shotgun, Super Shotgun and Manual. 

Slow / Quick Motion 
 The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets you record videos with slow or quick motion, such as 120 fps / 5X in 24p playback, all in Full HD. The slow/quick motion function also lets you switch between 1/2X slow and 2X quick motion in a single video while recording. 

Dolly Zoom 
 This technique zooms only the background, without changing the subject's size. A technique often used to express feelings, such as confusion, distress or surprise.

Panasonic DMC-FZ2500 Features

  • The ideal hybrid camera choice for the advanced 4K video enthusiast and photography enthusiast alike.
  • Large 1-inch 20.1 Megapixel sensor
  • Bright 20X LEICA VARIO-ELMART F2.8-4.5 lens
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus and internal Focus Stacking modes.
  • "CINELIKE D" and "CINELIKE V" for cinema-like gradation, time code, live HDMI output (4:2:2/8 bit or 4:2:2/10 bit), and lens ND filter controls.
  • Optional V-Log L upgradability for purchase, and an out of the box unlimited recording duration.
  • Recording formats of MP4 (LPCM) and MOV, and bit rates extended up to 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps

Specification

Panasonic DMC-FZ2500 Specifications
Sensor size
1-type High Sensitivity MOS sensor
Total pixels
20.9 megapixels
Camera effective pixels
20.1 megapixels
Color filter
Primary color filter
Aperture
F2.8 - 4.5 / 9 diaphragm blades (F2.8 - 11.0 (W), F4.5 - 11.0 (T))
Optical zoom
20x
Focal length
f = 8.8 - 176mm
(26 - 520mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3)
(24 - 480mm in 35mm equiv. in 3:2)
(25 - 500mm in 35mm equiv. in 16:9)
(31 - 620mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1)
(36 - 720mm in 35mm equiv. in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 4K PHOTO recording)
(38 - 760mm in 35mm equiv. in 1:1 4K PHOTO recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
28.1x (3:2 / 10M (M)), 40x (3:2 / 5M (S))
Intelligent Zoom
40x
Lens
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
16 elements in 11 groups
(5 aspherical lenses (8 aspherical surfaces) / 4 ED lenses / 1 UHR lens)
Changing of zoom speed
5-speed zoom
Optical image stabilizer
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S. +*
* 5-Axis compensation works in video recording except for 4K video, variable frame rate video or dolly zoom video recording.
Digital zoom
Max. 4x (When digital zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Zoom in motion picture
Yes
Built-in ND filter
1/4, 1/16, 1/64, Auto
Recording file format Still image
JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
Recording file format Motion picture
MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch)
System frequency
59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Color space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
File size (Pixels) Still Image
[4:3] 4864x3648(L) / 3456x2592(M) / 2432x1824(S)

[3:2] 5472x3648(L) / 3888x2592(M) / 2736x1824(S)

[16:9] 5472x3080(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S)

[1:1] 3648x3648(L) / 2592x2592(M) / 1824x1824(S)
File size (Pixels) Motion Picture
[4K] 3840x2160
Continuous recordable time (Motion pictu
AVCHD [FHD/60i] [FHD/50i]: Approx. 115 min (rear monitor), 105 min (LVF)
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
AVCHD [FHD/60i] [FHD/50i]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF)
Wi-Fi
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
NFC
No
QR code connection
Yes
Password-less connection
Yes (ON / OFF selectable)
Type
OLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
Type
OLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
Field of view
Approx. 100%
Field of view
Approx. 100%
Magnification
Approx. 2.18x / 0.74x (35mm camera equiv. in 4:3)
Eye point
Approx. 20 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment
-4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor
Yes
Eye sensor adjustment
High / Low
Focusing area
Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Focus mode
AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom * Each available with AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
DFD technology
Yes
Post Focus
Yes
Focus Stacking
Yes
AF mode
Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
(Full area touch is available)
AF detective range
EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp
Yes
AF lock
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Others
One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, AF Sensitivity, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter, Low Light AF, Starlight AF
Light metering mode
Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure mode
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure mode
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensiti
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 80* / 100* / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600* * Extended ISO
(Changeable to 1/3 EV step) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Auto / 125 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation
1/3 EV step 5EV ( 3EV for motion picture)
AE lock
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
White balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustment
Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting
2500 - 10000K in 100K
Shutter speed Still image
Mechanical shutter type: 1/4,000 - 60, Bulb (Max. 2 minutes)
Electronic shutter type: 1/16,000 - 1
Shutter speed Motiom Picture
59.94Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/25, 24.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
Creative Video M mode / MF mode: 1/16,000 - 1/2
Self timer
10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote control
Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
AE bracket
3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. 3 EV, single/burst
Aperture bracket
3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus bracket
1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
Burst speed (Approx.)
AFS: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frame s/sec (with Live View)
AFC: H: 7 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames /sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images
More than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
More than 80 images (when there are no RAW files)
(Depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)
4K PHOTO mode
4K Burst: 30 frames/sec
4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec
4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 seconds
(Depending on memory card size and battery power)
Exif information
Yes
Marking function
Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Loop rec function
Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Shooting distance
0.5 - 13.2m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 7.9m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Flash mode
Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off *For iA, iA+ only.
Flash output adjustment
1/3EV step 3EV
Flash synchronization
1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and ex
Yes
Wireless control
Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (Optional))
Monitor size
Free-angle 7.5cm (3.0-inch) / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle / AF coating
Pixels
Approx. 1,040k dots
Monitor adjustment
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow
Photo style
Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom / Cinelike D* / Cinelike V / V-Log L
Picture adjustment
Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Hue, Color Tone**, Filter Effect**
*Except for Monochrome mode.
**For Monochrome mode only.
Creative Control
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine* *Photo only.
Dolly zoom
Yes
Master pedestal level
31 steps
Luminance level
0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
Synchro scan
Yes
Time code
Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain operation
Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Color bars / 1kHz test tone
Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Cinelike gamma
Cinelike D / Cinelike V
V-Log L
Yes *Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(Optional) is required.
Other Functions
Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker (Still image / motion picture), Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture)
Playback function
30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Location Logging, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation
Image Protection
Single / Multi
Image Erase
Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Direct print
PictBridge compatible
Recording media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
USB
USB 2.0 Micro-B
HDMI - Monitor-through
4:2:2 8-bit / 4:2:2 10-bit (When 4:2:2 10-bit mode is selected, it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.)
Information display ON/OFF (selectable)
Automatic down-conversion (4K --> 1080p only)
HDMI - Playback
microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link, Audio: LPCM / Stereo
59.94Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
50.00Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p
24.00Hz: Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p
Audio video output
No
Remote input
2.5mm for remote
External microphone input
3.5mm for external microphone
Headphone output
3.5mm for headphone
Microphone
Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Standard / High
Speaker
Monaural
Battery
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh) (included)
Battery life (CIPA standard)
Approx. 350 images (rear monitor), 270 images (LVF)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.42 x 4.01 x 5.30" (137.6 x 101.9 x 134.7mm) excluding protrusions
Weight
Approx. 2.13 lbs (966g) Including SD card, Battery, Body
Approx. 2.02 lbs (915g) Body only

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